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Need Some Guitar Gear & Software...

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Greetings from Seattle, LairCronies!  I've been making heavy use of my instruments, music and photo-editing software; and a few things need to be replaced, updated or upgraded--and here I am, in rather tight economic straits!  My guitar's gig bag and hard case both need replacing (just normal wear and tear, mind you; they haven't taken any intentional abuse); plus, I have some photo, music and video-editing software that require paid updating and/or upgrading.  You see, my main goal is to make sure my own songs get heard as widely as possible; so I've been making song videos for Youtube, as well as slideshow videos with music added.  And my current software is rather seriously out of date, especially the photo-editing and music-scoring varieties. 

So many people have been so encouraging of all my efforts that I want to keep going with both live performances and recorded songs in video format.  Plus, I'm learning to make more complex music videos by trial and error, that I want to share with friends, family, fellow musicians and the world at large!  Hence, my undying gratitude goes out to all who have and will support my creative efforts, as well as to all who create the resources I have and need to make my music-sharing possible--and fun!
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Good evening, everybody; hope you're having a terrific spring so far! The weather in Seattle is getting better all the time; so it's time to head out and do some more busking (after I kick the mild head cold, at least)! However, I'm still shopping about for a new hard guitar case, and audio recorder with associated software, so the campaign is still on.

What I'd like to do is make more live-action song videos in addition to the slideshow videos I now have up on Youtube. I'm working on one hybrid slideshow/live-action video now for the song "Sebastian" (also known as the Oscar Wilde Memorial song). I also plan to create new business cards, and a new press kit/EPK, in the interests of being a musician that people have actually heard of, in and outside Seattle! Anyway, thanks so much again to all those who have donated; and all who are curious, supportive, encouraging, and sharing of my song clips, videos and whatnot...

By the way, my Youtube Channel is here (new subscribers always welcome!): https://www.youtube.com/user/LairMistress
Journey Tale: a Modern Acoustic Lament
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Good evening, everybody! Sorry I haven't posted in a while; had some health issues to deal with recently. But the campaign is still going on; and I'm in the market for a good portable audio recorder and accompanying software! I'm currently working on a new music video and a new slideshow video of a visit to a Hawaiian volcano (!!) a few years ago; I'm also composing some new instrumental music to go with the latter. I'll soon be renewing my Pike Market busker's permit; and you'll also be seeing me busking at the U-District Street Fair and the Northwest Folklife Festival, both just a few weekends away. Yep, Seattle's summer music festival season is just about to kick off! Hence, I'll be needing to upgrade some of my instrumental gear, along with portable recording and editing equipment, very soon!

Also, check out my home video (just posted) of a song parody that I wrote a few years back about western Washington's own Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore...
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Good evening, everyone! The campaign here is indeed making headway, though a few donations have been made outside of this forum. They are always appreciated, of course, however they occur! And I am making progress in purchasing new gear for the guitar, including hard case, gig bag, and humidifier (I need those last items for both the guitar and violin cases).

Much of my goal amount in this campaign, however, involves my quest to find a good-quality portable audio recorder plus microphones (which can run into several hundred dollars), as well as updates to my software programs for music-scoring, music- and video-editing; and memberships in online platforms that help musicians submit work for gig opportunities and income-generating music downloads. My principle goal here is simply to get my original music heard as widely as humanly possible, both online and off; so many thanks and much appreciation goes out to all who have helped and would like to offer help toward this goal!

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018: Good evening, LairCronies! Many thanks to all who have donated, and expressed interest and encouragement for this campaign! I'm heading out very shortly to begin purchasing the essential guitar gear; but I'll still keep the campaign page up a while longer. I'd also like to acknowledge the recent passing of legendary Irish uillean piper Liam O'Flynn, one of the greatest and most sought-after proponent of the Irish bagpipes of the last half-century, at least. Alas that I never got to see him in person. May he travel on in Peace and Joy; ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam (may his soul be at the right hand of God).

In any case, feel free to share the link to this page as widely as possible, even if you're unable to donate to this campaign. And please send it good thoughts, positive energy, prayers, meditations, etc. I feel that some serious creative seeds are being planted here; thanks again for all the support, curiosity, encouragement and sharing! And Happy St. Patrick's Day upcoming... :)
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