Mikhail Julian N Kijauskas was the person behind the DIY record label Mount Seldom Records (https://mountseldomrecords.bandcamp.com/ )in which he dedicated his time, money, and passion to making sure smaller independent musicians got the support they deserve. More than that, he is a friend to many of us, who was always more than willing to lend an ear and sympathize with the problems we face in life.
Over the past couple of years, he built an amazing community of people who supported each other's creative endeavours through thick and thin. With that, we thought it would only be fitting if we honored his achievements in the form of a memorial compilation.
There's this wonderful verse on Worms in Dirt's track, Tape Karma, that I think a lot of people in our community will resonate with regardless of how well they knew him:
"I wish you knew just how much power
you held in your belief.
The gift you gave to all of us,
it will carry on,
in one way or another
it will move along"
This album is a testament to Mikhail's impact on the music community.
Mik, your undying love for music brought people together to make something amazing, and it will continue on in your spirit now you accessed to some great beyond, where the clouds ring around the mountain.
Rest in power <3
You can download the album here:
Big thank you to Zach Bridier for helping us with tapes, and Ariana Joan Ziur for the art.
---IF YOU'D LIKE TO PURCHASE A PHYSICAL COPY, PLEASE READ THIS *ENTIRE SECTION*!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!---
We will also be releasing this on cassette tapes with the following prices
U.S.: $9 ($6 base price, $3 shipping)
Canada: $13 ($6 base price, $7 shipping)
Overseas: $17 ($6 base price, $11 shipping)
If you would like to pre-order one, follow these instructions:
1. Click: Donate Now
2. Enter the appropriate amount based on the pricing above. You can pay more if you'd like.
3. Fill out this form https://forms.gle/62ykRhRdfT1tTeHk6
If you run into issues, use the contact button on the page and shoot me a message
---PRE-ORDERS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2019---
---WE WILL ONLY START DELIVERING TAPES IN MID-OCTOBER---
We are donating half the proceeds to Second Chance to Play, and the other half to White Bird Clinic.
Second Chance to Play is a diverse community of musicians, people recovering from addiction, and their allies who work together to provide supportive, inspiring, and empowering opportunities for continued recovery, personal growth, and expression through music. They also provide guitars to rehabilitation houses and people who are recovering from addiction. Here is their page if you'd like to know more: https://www.facebook.com/secondchancetoplay/
White Bird Clinic is a collective environment organized to enable people to gain control of their social, emotional, and physical well-being through direct service, education, and community. They serve marginalized communities in Eugene, OR through a range of programs, such as CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets). For more information about them, you can visit their website on https://whitebirdclinic.org/
Feel free to contact us with any questions/concerns.
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