My name is Robert. Seven years ago, while I was living in Nashville, I went in to the studio to record my first album. I even composed a symphony of violas, violins, and cello on three of those songs and hired members of The Nashville Orchestra to play them. I was feeling on top of the world…then I got a call about my dad. Lymphoma. I moved back home and six months later he was gone.
Upon relocating to Los Angeles, I’ve tried countless times to get it done, but some thing about life kept getting in the way. A commercial truck hit me the first time, an ulcer took me out of the second and third, the fourth the sound engineer and I just didn’t vibe. Then a few months back, there was a jazz band playing at my gym. Which is strange to begin with, but add in the fact that it’s a climbing gym with oddly shaped walls, good sound isn’t easy. They sounded great. I spoke to the engineer, we hit it off. Next thing you know I’m in the same studio where Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Cold War Kids recorded before me.
I put down my last bit of moolah and we were able to finish those three songs with the symphonies. And now they are beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
But they still need to be mixed and mastered: which will end up being $750.
Here’s the problem. Out here, I do postmates and lyft to get by. A few nights ago I couldn’t sleep due to immense itching. I looked everywhere to find the culprit, but found nothing. Then the same the next night. After 72hrs without a minute of sleep, we finally figured out that my roommate’s cat had fleas. I was able to finally sleep like a baby last night, but I missed two entire days of work and my studio is booked for the 16th. On top of that, that’s the only day available for the next month. With one of the songs being about my mother’s passing (she died of cancer when I was a kid), my goal was to get it finished before her birthday (June 28th).
I’m asking for $300 to get this done without any more delay.
These three songs are all about overcoming death. With your support, I can finally do what I’ve longed to do with this: help those who are experiencing it. Happy to send you the finished product too!
Thank your for your consideration,