Heart on Fire: Ivan Julian Fund

$20,778 of $20k goal

Raised by 301 people in 12 months
Sharyl Holtzman
on behalf of Ivan Julian
 NEW YORK, NY
Photo: Sandro Miller 

Heart on Fire:  The Ivan Julian Fund 

"Each night as stars shine bright, another heart burns in the light"  – by Ivan Julian

Almost immediately after writing and recording new material - two things Ivan Julian - a forefather of the punk rock movement in NYC - loves most, he was diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis looks optimistic, but Ivan has been unable to work for several months and when he'll be able to return is indefinite while he undergoes treatment and the aftermath.  This is a direct impact on his income. Working musicians know that the music world is a month to month gamble at best, without benefits like disability or paid sick leave. Ivan is facing substantial out of pocket medical costs and the challenge of meeting the essential cost of living.

The response to the announcement of Ivan Julian's diagnosis was immediate. Plowboy Records and Ivan's pals in the iconoclast-packed The Fauntleroys launched the effort by turning that new material into the Ivan Julian Benefit Singles; more of Ivan's friends wanted to know how they could help, and the answer is a soon to be announced May concert at City Winery New York,  stacked with the history of those punk rock roots .

To support Ivan through the long-haul, we have combined these efforts and the donation requests to make this new home, The Ivan Julian Fund. 

About that musical resume of Ivan's...it reads like a history book book on punk and post punk rock & roll:

A founding member of punk rock architects, Richard       Hell & The Voidoids

Solo records with his two bands The Outsets and The       Lovelies in the early 80s

Sessions and touring with Shriekback

Plays on Clash hit “The Call Up”…

…and he is the Ivan of “Ivan Meets G.I. Joe” on Sandinista!

Lead guitarist for Mathew Sweet garnering two gold         records during his stay

Co-owner of recording studio, NY HED, where he's engineered, produced numerous records, including the last three by The Fleshtones.

Recorded enthusiastically acclaimed solo album “The Naked Flame” with Spanish rock band Capsula.

Teaches sound recording and mixing at The New York Film Academy.

The new achievement we would like to add to Ivan's resume: CANCER SURVIVOR!  Help a beloved and deserving music icon be around to make another record.

Ivan wants you to know how much this outpouring has meant to him and how he has faced the challenges of insurance and medical in this country. With the help of his talented son Austin, he made a video message to all of you. “It makes all those days on the road in the van worth it.”

Message From Ivan

To buy the newly written Ivan Julian singles for The Fauntleroys:

The Fauntleroys-Plowboy Records Benefit Singles for Ivan Julian
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Update 22
Posted by Sharyl Holtzman
3 months ago
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To the amazing people here who have contributed so thoughtfully and so generously, written notes, shared stories and inspiration. We want you to know how much this means to Ivan and his family. The cancer road has been long and winding; and you have helped with the devastating effects of the illness, the treatment and medical/cost of living.

We hope you saw this wonderful story on Ivan done by Michelle Dean for Billboard, it was in their annual Philanthropy issue:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7556938/ivan-julian-crowdfunding-cancer-punk-legend

Something we would also like you to know is that in these challenging times, the hard work the senior editor, Rebecca Milzoff, the writer and team put into this article - it was over a month in the making - was inspired.

Last, the all-artist signed guitar is now available on the Heart on Fire eBay store; along with all-artist signed posters from both concert nights, custom tees (only 30 left!) and 2 photos each by Godlis and Bob Gruen. If you have ideas about punk collectors who might love to have these items, we welcome your suggestions, you can message us here or at heartonfirenyc1@gmail.com

Heart on Fire store: http://www.ebay.com/usr/hearonfir-0

With gratitude in our hearts, we are wishing you and the people you love an abundance of joy, health and peace this holiday season.

#Team Ivan

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Update 21
Posted by Sharyl Holtzman
4 months ago
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Thank you for your support and spreading the word! Ivan made the news once more, this tine in Newsweek, after he played his first live show in 1.5 years, sharing a bill with good friend Ian Hunter.

http://www.newsweek.com/punk-guitarist-ivan-julian-back-beating-cancer-515048

The store is up on eBay - signed guitar and posters from the epic Heart on Fire concerts, collector photos from photography icons like Roberta Bayley, Godlis, Bob Gruen; and memorabilia from Ivan's collection. Great for collectors, a holiday gift, tax deductible and all proceeds to Ivan's fund to help the mountain of bills.

If you receive this it means you have done so much already! Sharing the links is a wonderful support too, maybe you know punk-loving collectors who would love to have some cool items.

Thank you for your love and generosity.
#TeamIvan

Heart on Fire Store - eBay
http://www.ebay.com/usr/hearonfir-0

How This Punk Beat Cancer /Billboard
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7556938/ivan-julian-crowdfunding-cancer-punk-legend
All-Artist Signed guitar, posters & Tee
Memorabilia from Ivan's collection
Photos: Bob Gruen Godlis Roberta Bayley
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Update 20
Posted by Sharyl Holtzman
4 months ago
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Thank you for your continued support as we saw the fund grow when the amazing story on Ivan came out this week in Billboard Magazine. In depth about Ivan's journey, his life as a musician, the cancer battle; and the need for musicians - and many others in our country - having to 'crowdfund for their lives'. We remain eternally grateful; link to the article below if you missed it.

And, the mini auction is up on eBay - signed guitar and posters from the epic Heart on Fire concerts, collector photos from photography icons like Roberta Bayley, Godlis, Bob Gruen; and memorabilia from Ivan's collection. Great for collectors, a holiday gift, tax deductible and all proceeds to Ivan's fund to help the mountain of bills.

If you receive this it means you have done so much already! Sharing the links is a wonderful support too, maybe you know punk-loving collectors who would love to have some cool items.

Thank you for your love and generosity.
#TeamIvan

Heart on Fire Auction - eBay
http://www.ebay.com/usr/hearonfir-0


How This Punk Beat Cancer
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7556938/ivan-julian-crowdfunding-cancer-punk-legend

Ivan in Billboard Magazine
The Voidoids by Robert Bayley, signed
Voidoids Tour Itin-Ivan's collection
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Update 19
Posted by Sharyl Holtzman
4 months ago
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Hello supporters of Ivan Julian. It has been a journey, the road to kicking cancer, and we are happy to share that currently Ivan's is in remission. Recovery is long and painful, from the cancer and the radiation. Ivan has been unable to work for the last year and half, so know that all your support, every dollar! made a difference.

You've heard about an auction of items we collected during the historic Heart on Fire concerts last May, and it has arrived. We have a guitar signed by all the artists from both shows, posters from the individual shows; photos donated by legends Godlis, Roberta Bayley and Bob Gruen; and memorabilia from Ivan's personal collection of his Voidoids days as well from his current work on album "Naked Flame". We want to spread the word to people out there who might not have been able to come to the shows, who might not know Ivan's status. We can't say enough that sharing a link really means something. And, you can buy a t-shirt, in time for pre-holiday shopping too.

We also are excited to share that Billboard Magazine has spent some quality time with Ivan in the last few weeks and a story about him will come out tomorrow that's we'll share wit you too. We're hoping to help Ivan get to the next steps, up and over and the mountain of medical bills until he can return to work.

The updates on the auction will start tomorrow; thank you for being you and all you have done.

#TeamIvan
Ian Hunter, Night One Heart on Fire
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Alyssa Gutierrez
3 months ago

i am so glad he is well. my best wishes go to you.

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$20,778 of $20k goal

Raised by 301 people in 12 months
Created March 6, 2016
Sharyl Holtzman  
on behalf of Ivan Julian
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$100
William Lee Self
5 hours ago

I am so glad to hear you are in remission Ivan! Back in 1978 the Voidoids played Bard College and I had the honor of chauffeuring you guys around which led to you extending an invitation to watch the mighty Voidoids rehearse in Manhattan an incredible mentoring experience whose generosity I will never forget... warmest regards and best wishes for continued health...

CM
$50
Collette Miree
9 days ago

Be well my cousin. Your family is praying for you. We love you to the moon and back!!!

JC
$10
Jean Caffeine
3 months ago
$20
Mat Kühnreich
3 months ago

Thank you

$1,000
Anonymous
3 months ago
$20
Anonymous
3 months ago
$500
Legs McNeil
3 months ago

Merry Christmas!

$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$25
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3 months ago
$20
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4 months ago
Alyssa Gutierrez
3 months ago

i am so glad he is well. my best wishes go to you.

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