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i care suites

If indeed we are the sum total of all our life’s experiences, my tally began in January of 1953. All my experiences have brought me to this point in time. To this moment. To these 2 words. 

 

I care...

 

The tunes on this page are part of a caring intention. 65% of the $$$ generated by these suites is intended to be a form of assistance. If you are here by invitation, then your scheduled 3 day event & the cause it represents will be the beneficiaries. When there is no other cause being promoted, my default cause is BITS (Blues In The Schools).

I was involved with BITS for over 2 decades & wanted to create a kind of perpetual care package. Initially I was only thinking of BITS as the benefactor. Then I realized, if my music could benefit BITS, it could be used to help anyone. I want to help as many as will receive it. Use my sum total of life’s experiences to create music that reflects the life I have lived & have others benefit in a tangible way beyond the aural experience. To help them to help others. My hope is that you will use these suites to raise funds for whatever cause you want.

So many around the planet are struggling in ways we can only imagine. Lots of effort is being expended to assist in whatever way possible. For me, that involves the guitar. I seem to draw from a bottomless well as I sit & just let the music flow out. To offer it in this manner is not nearly as lofty as it sounds. 

 

“Give a man a fish & you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish & you feed him for a lifetime.”

Remember when you were in school & there was a fund drive? You were given candy bars (or some other commodity) to take home & sell to your family & neighbors. After the drive was over, the school received a percentage of the profits after the initial costs were covered. Usually this ends up being a profit margin of 50-60% (sell $1000 worth of candy bars to net $500-600 in profit). There is the acquiring, storing, selling & distributing to be considered, so a lot of legwork & labor is involved for this type of fund raiser to accomplish the end result. In order for this to pan out in a substantial way, you need a bunch of people going person to person to sell the candy bars.

Sticking with the candy bar analogy, once the candy is gone, all that remains is an empty wrapper. Nothing left to be enjoyed after consuming the candy. Not so with music, which can be listened to for a lifetime.

Here's how this could work in real life scenarios.

Scenario 1:

 

For this, you, or someone you know, will need access to a digital storefront. Once your storefront is in place, just add any of the suites from this page to your site. Invite your support base to acquire the music from you. You can say whatever you want & the page design for your storefront is up to you. All $$$ generated are yours to manage. You or your cause are responsible for taxes & any $$$ your site requires for bandwidth usage or download fees. You can sell my music for as long as you want & keep all the $$$ generated after taxes & other associated costs. In this scenario, beyond the initial cost of the suites, there are no other strings attached. I do not intend to keep track or follow up in any manner.

Scenario 2:

If using your own digital storefront is not feasible, send me an email regarding your charity, cause or situation. We will pick a 3 day period to focus on. Once the dates are set, you can promote them to your support network. I will monitor the sales of these suites for those 3 days. Once the dates are past, I will send your cause 65% of what comes in from these particular suites. Again, you are responsible for any taxes accrued for the $$$ you receive. The remaining 35% is for my taxes & costs or fees charged by my site's provider.

In summation, if you use my site as the focal point, it can only be for a few days at a time in order to help as many folk as possible. But using your own digital storefront would enable you to sell the suites for as long as you want & keep all the $$$ generated after taxes & other associated costs.

Hoping to be on board our starship Earth for quite a while longer. But we are in seemingly uncertain times. No guarantees. So to quote one of my favorite musical poets, “I’ve got my own life to live. I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Yeah. Sing on brother. Play on drummer.”

Below are links to different ways to use my music to generate $$$. One is aimed at helping established charities. Another is geared towards causes. Any cause. Your needs or someone else's. Whatever you want to apply the $$$ toward is completely up to you. One is a way for venues to gain extra $$$. And one is for musicians & artists to present to their support base. These are just possible ways to word some emails or texts.

i care suites

Check out the promo tunes from "i care suite 1" & "i care suite 2". Some art from "my wall", minus the faux brick wall, is below the media players. The full suites & collection are in the SHOP. They  are also paired with the last 2 vids of "the view from nothing" series, as part of the multi-media item, "i care suites". For now hit play, scroll down & center the view. Pics change every 10 seconds.

i care suite 1

It is a good idea to turn the volume halfway down.

i care suite 2

Remember to turn the volume halfway down.

The last 2 vids of "the view from nothing" series.

Remember to turn the volume halfway down.

v15 sunshine's ballet

v15 sunshine's ballet
v15 sunshine's ballet

v15 sunshine's ballet

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