Saturday, June 28, 2008

going for it!

I was completely overwhelmed and moved by the response to my posting about unreleased motW... thank you to everyone.. wow! I went and asked the other motW guys if they'd be interested in participating in this too and the response was very positive.. so we're going to try this donation thing out and see if it can work! If the money comes in soon, i would ideally like to record in winter '08-'09.

The paypal address is

here's the button:

Here are the details:

•See my notes about average costs in the comments of the below posting.

•We'll record and release as many songs as we can with the funding we receive, up to a full-length album's worth. Any amount received over that will go towards actually having physical copies printed up, whether on vinyl or CD will depend on the funding as well.

•The release will be 100% FREE to the public, funded by the public. This project is completely pro bono and not-for-profit. In the event of hard copy production, the hard copies will be FREE, to the extent that they can continue to be funded by the project. (shipping, for example, might need to be an additional charge later).

• All the donors will be credited, maybe as executive producers or something similar, in the release.

•If we don't receive enough to do even one song, all the money will be refunded to the donors via paypal.

•The project will get rolling as soon as the funding comes in.. if it looks like we won't make enough, I'll set a deadline until refunds start happening... probably somewhere around October or November 2008.

•All the material will be from 1999-2000 either as full songs that were never recorded, or fragments from the same era that we will develop into full songs now. The main purpose being to preserve the original idea from the relevant state of mind.

•All rights to the recordings and music will be retained by the artist.

Good luck to all of us... Special thanks to Chris Elmore for helping push this idea forward..!


Davida said...

Wow! This is kind of crazy! I didn't even think of getting past members involved. Who all is interested? I sure hope Greg is.

I hope this works!

I'm glad you're going for it Toby!

Toby Driver said...

yeah. wow, the internet can be powerful/crazy for sure. so far i've heard positives from greg, josh, sam, and terran...

fixedmachine said...

I'll donate as much as I can, and I'll tell my friends to do the same :) I hope that we'll be able to do it!

Seth Beiler said...

I cannot describe how excited I am for this. :)

Anonymous said...

sorry about the anonymity... I've forgotten my login name on google blogspot. But this is incredible. I will be donating shortly (waiting until I get a bit more money first so I can donate more).

Richard said...

Hi Toby,

I'm incredibly poor at the moment, but when I have some money I will definitely be putting some money towards this. I'm a massive fan of all your projects, past and present and as a musician you never cease to inspire me.

Paul C. said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Look what happens when my internet dies!

The best thing ever....I will seriously save up for this.

Best news i have gotten all week.

This makes me want to get a motW tatoo on my brain.