Internat'l Punk Tome Research Fund

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My name is James Greene, Jr. and, for better or worse, I write. My first  book, "This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of The Misfits," was published in 2013. Now I'm working on my second book and I'd like your help.

This new book is going to explore the development of punk rock outside the U.K. & U.S. We're very familiar with the narrative that includes Iggy, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, and the Clash, but punk bled across borders all over the world and it's time to tell the stories of the genre's vibrant mutations in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia.

The good news is Rowman & Littlefield Publishing has already committed to releasing this near 400 page tome come Fall of 2017. This thing is happening! The not-so-good news is I need some lettuce to conduct proper research so I can make the book as amazing as possible. Rowman & Littlefield is an academic publisher and as such did not give me a big Oprah-style advance to write this volume (all my payment comes via sales royalties much later).

I can get plenty accomplished where I am right now but certain documents, certain records, even certain people can only be accessed if I fly to other continents. I must also cover the costs of translators and photo licensing.

The breakdown, roughly:

$3k - airfare to Europe, Asia, & South America
$600 - hotel fees
$700 - translators
$700 - photo licensing

I've been engrossed in all kinds of international punk for years and I'm thrilled to have an opportunity to write a book about so many exciting artists and their art. Any amount you can contribute, even a dollar, will be deeply appreciated. No matter what total I wind up with here the book is coming out, I can't wait for you to read it, hopefully this drive will help create exactly what I envision.

Check out the rewards tiers below and thanks for your consideration. Shalom.
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A few weeks ago a family member approached me with a private donation that got me to Japan for six days. What an eye-opening experience. I gathered loads of material and connections for the book and the whole excursion was just invaluable. The food was all great too!

I'm enormously grateful for this family member, who didn't feel comfortable having their name on this page. Of course, if you look at the side bar of donators, you'll see plenty of aliases and/or phony monikers. No, that is not the real "Tex" Cobb, nor is that the real James Bond (ICYMI: James Bond is a fictional being). You can put anything as your display name---I'll still receive the correct info privately after you donate.

So if you're on the fence about contributing because you fear putting your name out there / in there / on top, just use a fake. I'll still receive your proper contact info, none of which is listed at any point publicly on the page.

Thanks again for your consideration and support. Every single globule means the world.
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My trip to Oslo was enormously productive and helpful, my deepest thanks once again to all who have donated so far! You are helping turn this dream into reality!
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Thanks to your generosity I will be flying to Oslo in a few weeks to explore the Scandinavian front. I am excited and grateful. Shalom, friends. Keep passing this around and the book'll really be a home run!
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Raised by 29 people in 35 months
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Created April 20, 2016
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Melissa Cerise
30 months ago

Instagram-worthy pics of punx and street food, please. Oh, and clever captions. Music is tertiary. Love, Melissa & Henry

Ryan Switzer
30 months ago

Spend the money foolishly -- and can u possible send my 2nd Copy to Steven Peter Bond? -- Safe Travels!

31 months ago
32 months ago
Bond... James Bond
33 months ago

Hope this donation leaves stains (in your jeans).

Carlo Kallen
34 months ago

Excited waiting for a copy of this work

Megan Stepe
34 months ago

I couldn't be the first on this train but I am, nonetheless, on board baby!

Leisy Castro
34 months ago

Good luck! Can't wait to hear about the trips.

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