How to make an unemployed music fan’s day.

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Being unemployed during the holidays sucks. Well, it sucks all the time, but it especially sucks during the holidays. It’s horrible to receive presents and be unable to reciprocate.

This is one reason (of many) that I completely love singer/song-writer Marian Call. She writes in her blog that she noticed a lot of people want to buy her latest album, but simply can’t afford it because of a shit financial and economic situation. (I’ll admit that I was one of them.) So rather than sit on her hands, she’s developed a novel little plan.

Instead of just giving her music away for free or withholding it like a jerk, she started a special scholarship fund. If you have money, you can donate. If you don’t have money, you can apply to receive a copy of Something Fierce. For free. But Marian still gets paid.

It’s brilliant! And kind-hearted and empathetic and awesome. Would it be too forward of me to ask to be her to marry me?

I received Something Fierce as a gift a few weeks ago, or I would have totally taken advantage of this. So if you have a job, want to make someone’s day, and support independent musicians, this would be an awesome place to start. If you’re financially insecure – like yours truly – you can apply to receive a copy of Something Fierce.  You can listen to the double album in its entirety here.

And thank you, Marian Call, for being so completely amazing. You’ve created a fan for life.

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