Hello! Casey Rae, proprietor, here.
If you wondered why things have been kind of slow ’round these parts, well, let’s just say I took a few on the chin over the last couple of years, and am slowly putting the pieces back together. The good news is, things are looking better than ever, and I have big plans to keep this site pithy and active!
Longtime readers know that there’s an “audio wing” of The Contrarian Media empire, called Lux Eterna Records. What you might not be aware of is that LE suffered a major loss in the form of a studio break-in. Last winter, thieves struck just as I was getting ready to relocate the studio. They made off with pretty much what they could carry: several nice microphones, our main production computer and sundry. (Luckily, my guitars and speakers are still with me.)
It really took the wind out of my creative sails. It also meant that I had to cancel the slate of Lux Eterna releases that were on deck, which made me feel worse, because I was letting down other artists. Rebuilding also posed a major financial challenge, as the theft went down precisely when I was digging out of some other monetary holes (fairly shallow ones, but still).
After some real soul-searching, I decided to do the crowdfunding thing. I’ve given to a plenty of campaigns myself, but never created one, because I’m a bit old fashioned. I like knowing that people are supporting the art directly; that’s why me and the team offer complete packages with the incentives already baked in the cake. But financially, I really can’t see any way to get back in the game.
And that’s why I’m asking you to support my Indiegogo campaign to get Lux Eterna Records and Sounds of the Baskervilles studios back on their feet.
There are all kinds of fun incentives and experiences to make it worth your while. I’ve been so honored enjoy all the support you’ve shown us over the years—from reading and sharing stuff on this site to buying our records to duking it out in the comments to stalking us elsewhere online. So I’m asking you to chip in this once to help us keep going. Any little bit counts! 20 bucks, 200 bucks… whatever. (The goal is only $5,000, so each contribution makes a difference.)
As Ozzy used to say in a haze of cocaine and booze (and still does, actually), WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!