Ok… I just took a most vulnerable step and created a GoFundMe for the upcoming tour, CD, Merchandise. I can honestly say that this is scaring the crap out of me. Why? Because I’m afraid I will be laughed at, ridiculed… all of the other things that go along with putting yourself out there. But after selling everything that I have for pennies on the dollar I’m still coming up short.
I recently did an interview for the new Kill Ritual tour and the last question let me talk about the expenses of being a musician. I wrote this…
“Support local music! Buy CDs! Buy shirts! Go to concerts! We are not self-sustaining entities with money falling out of our pockets. I think a big misconception of being in a band, of being a musician, is that someday we’ll grow up and get a REAL job. I’ve HAD a real job. I did what I was told by society to do and I was fucking miserable. Seriously… if you’re an accountant and you love accounting… then by all means, follow your passion. But, if you hate it and you do it until your dying day… are you going to say, “I wish I would have (fill in the blank)” or are you going to say, “Fuck! That was one hell of a ride!” (Mic drop)”
I meant what I said in all sincerity. I don’t want to go to my grave saying “I wish I would have followed my dreams.”
If you would like to donate to this GoFundMe I would greatly appreciate it.