Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Burning Wood Needs Your Help
The first week of September marks the third anniversary of Burning Wood.
Thank you all! I think it's come a long way.
The daily readership has grown, though it has its lulls. I'm still surprised by what does and does not get you all going, though I can always count on the mention of Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones to get the crowd fired up.
Also celebrating its three year anniversary, is my membership to the website that hosts all the music files that I upload for your listening pleasure. Now there are plenty of sites who offer their hosting and storage services for free, but along with that free service comes more complications: time consuming downloads with passwords and wait times, limits, less space for me (and you), and more annoying pop-ups for massage therapy and Zoloft. I have listened to many of you who are still afraid to download music, or who simply can't be bothered with the inconveniences of the free sites. By paying for space, your tunes, including the CD length "Weekend Mixes" are one click away.
So it is with great humility that I ask this, if you'd like all the music that is posted- the "Weekend Mixes," the rare live concerts, unreleased tracks by your favorite artists, old rare vinyl, etc.--to continue, free of charge with no loop holes (except this one), and you feel like showing your appreciation, click on the Burning Wood Fund Donation button and show your support.
The donation button, by the way, is all the way down the page, on the right.
Three years of this and I am still not comfortable pitching for donations. But after to talking to some friends about this, they made me feel a little better about asking. I just can't afford it. NO amount is too small, not even nothing. I mean that.
Thank you again for all your support.