Friday, January 27, 2012

Give Dangerously

I have a love/hate relationship with Kickstarter. On the one hand, it's an amazing tool that helps independent artists and creators fund projects with the help of fans, and connecting real fans with innovative and independently-minded acts is something I am all about. On the other, everybody's got one, and it can be a little difficult to hear the call of the truly inspired above all the noise.

Unless you're talking about my boy Marc with a C.

Forgoing the hipster haircuts and impromptu dance numbers that seem all the rage in current Kickstarter information vids, Marc instead went the classic route; he captioned a telenovela.

Fuck yeah, he did!

You got all that, right?

The long and short of it is Marc needs some extra cash to have a painstakingly remastered version of his 2007 opus Normal Bias pressed on vinyl, which any music geek will tell you is the way music was meant to be heard. To that end he is asking for a hand-up, not a hand-out… Wait, no.

Okay, he is asking for a handout, but the payoff is actually pretty sweet. A donation of just 5 bones gets you early access to the digital version of this newly polished album, and bigger spenders can score everything from ultra-rare concert DVDs and personalized CDs to Normal Bias test pressings and his old recording rig. For realsies.

I think you'll agree that it's a more than fair deal. So, if you've got a couple of bucks lying around, why not toss some scratch at your favorite lo-fi popper's favorite lo-fi popper?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Universal Acclaim

Stevie D is many things. He is the son of a preacher-man. He is an Illbot. He is a friend to the elderly and infirmed. He is a loving husband (to Brandy.) He is a devoted father (to Big Perm and Samson.) He is a Words With Friends hustler. He is my country-brother-from-another-mother. But most importantly he is, along with Beefy and Adam WarRock, one of the "Best Damn Fuckin' Rappers in the Universe."

And here is the proof.