I feel like I’m Ira Glass browbeating you to donate to my podcast.

by Molly Lewis on February 17, 2011, no comments

Okay, so here’s the skinny:

I’ve been contacted by the organizers of a gig that I’m not sure if I’m at liberty to talk about yet because their invite wasn’t 100% certain and I don’t want to get too excited too fast. Things I can tell you:

  1. It’s in Massachusetts.
  2. It’s next week.
  3. I can say without hesitation that it would be the highlight of my year.
  4. It, unfortunately, is not PAX East. I’ll be at SXSW at the time of PAX East. Yay and boo at the same time.

In order for this gig to happen (if it happens, and you’ll know if I get greenlit, and I will announce in big red letters what the specifics are), I need to scrape together a lot of money in order to pay the airfare to Massachusetts from Seattle. Because I would have to fly out on a Monday, it’s supposed to be rather expensive—somewhere close to $1,000 round trip.

I have the green light! All systems go!

I am [still] willing to dole out creative output in exchange for your investment in these flights. Specifically, I’m able to offer either a signed copy of my CD, a custom tablet doodle of anything you like, or a cover song.
Any cover song. I’ll learn it and I’ll do it in a single take with a single microphone. I hope you will be merciful in your selection.

Think of it as buying stock in this once-in-a-lifetime gig. You don’t want to miss it, and neither do I.

I’ve made a Google Docs form with everything you need to know and tell me. I went with a Google Doc form instead of PayPal because I won’t charge your PayPal until your requested stuff is complete and ready to send, and PayPal didn’t have mechanisms for me to do that.

If you want to just drop coins in the jar without receiving anything in exchange (and if you do, I love you), the donation link is still active.

Please help me to help you! I promise it should be a great gig and I’ll spill more details as soon as I’m able. OH MAN THIS IS REALLY EXCITING.