About this blog

This is my blog on the arts scene of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle communities. I'll focus on visual arts and the 2ndFriday Artwalk and other visual art events but that doesn't mean I won't chat about music, literary events, film or anything else in the local creative world. Please email with ideas, links, comments or brickbats. [I have comment moderation on so if you don't see your comment right away that means that I haven't had a chance to approve it yet. Sorry, but the spammers.....]

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good news, bad news (but the good kicks ass on the bad)

Old Ceremony, one of my favorite bands, wanted to tour Europe but one little old thing got in the way. Cash. Moola, Greenbacks. Coinage. Dough. Bread. Scratch. Mazuma. They needed not one but $4,999 smackers to be exact.

So they went to Kickstarter and setup their own little piggy bank.  What exactly is Kickstarter you say? Ask and I deliver:
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

We believe that:

• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.

Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
How'd it go?  Before I even found out and had a chance to donate they had not $4,999 but $10,336 from 96 backers!  Now that is what friends are for.  As a bonus for reading this far here's a video of the boys doing the appropriately titled "Papers in Order".

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