Help A Needy Family, Get ALL My Tunz

$130 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 59 months
Once upon a time, I was a budding CIO for a small biotech company. Ultimately, however, the position proved to be a bad marriage of business partners and I came home every day feeling toxic. I decided to change this. I got out of it, and researching career changes, I felt that trucking would be a good fit for me.

Little Did I Know that the first year of trucking equates to making a McDonald's fry cook salary. The companies advertise big numbers, but I'm not coming close to making what they promise in their flashy marketing literature. But now I'm stuck in a 1-year contract that I can't afford to pay off.

The result of all this is simple: we've not been able to keep up on bills, so I've been advised to file bankruptcy - losing our house and car in the process and relocating my family elsewhere. While I am an Over The Road truck driver, due to some intense family emergencies that I am unwilling to divulge for deeply personal reasons, I am unable to return to my truck, so I'm not making any money until these situations are resolved.

I'm trying to raise enough money to pay attorney fees for our case, keep the lights on at home, and repair an ancient Geo Metro for roadworthiness. Once some of these things start falling into place, I can return to work and get things going again for our family.


For every donation of $30 or more, I offer my entire available collection of Novachild recordings composed over the past fifteen years, including a great deal of unreleased material. This represents, for me, an unfathomable amount of time writing, recording, engineering and learning. From the earliest (dare I call them) primitive, experimental recordings in a derelict bungalow using cheap stereo speakers and headphones.... to the most recent recordings that I've not even 'album-ified' produced in the Fractal Factory Studio (and FFS Mobile - my truck), you'll get everything that managed to survive the great multiple hard drive crash of 2011.

Songs are available in multiple formats, including lossless formats for the fidelity geeks out there.

Everyone will receive undying gratitude from my beautiful family and I.

And if you don't want the music, just give the download code I provide you to someone who may appreciate it.

Lastly, if you're as broke as I am, I totally get it. Since you're reading this now, I'm certain you'd like to help, so please share this campaign on your Facebook status for others to see. Eventually I hope to reach enough kind souls to meet my goal.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Best Regards,
Bruce Rich
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I've finished the "Back Catalog." For a donation of $30, you'll get 70 novachild songs, many unreleased. You can pass the gift to someone else, also, if not interested.
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The music collection (the 'gift' for your donation) is nearing completion. I've given it the rather minimalistic title "Back Catalog," and it features 70 tracks, some of them previously unreleased and others never released to the net in digital format (meaning there are probably 50 or so CDs floating around the globe).

I've included my very first two albums, "Micro Cosm" and the NEVER released or performed "NoEmptySpaces." Both of these albums feature Novachild in its most primitive, experimental shade. I produced these albums years before I had a home studio, decent hardware, and an ear for mixing, but in my opinion a certain shadow of what would come later makes a bold appearance, including signature melodies, complex layers, and unique arrangements.

I hope you enjoy this treat. It represents nearly fifteen years of evolution and creative engineering, and offering this collection is my way of saying thank you for supporting me in this endeavor to pick up the pieces and work towards a happier place for my family.

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Keep in mind that it's going to take me a long time to upload all of these files, so it may be awhile before I get the download links out for those of you donating $30 or more.
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Special thanks to my friend Terri for suggesting this site.
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$130 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 2 people in 59 months
Created November 9, 2013
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steve zuniga
59 months ago

Good luck and will share.

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