THIS IS TO ALL MY MUSICIAN AND ARTIST FRIENDS:
There has been an incident in the Brony Fandom, sending a resounding shockwave of love and support from all over the world to the family involved.
Recently, a kid in North Carolina by the name of Michael Morones, age 11, was SEVERELY bullied by his peers after coming out as a Brony (a person who watches the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - usually outside of the expected demographic), to the point of suicide by hanging.
He was found in the act and diverted, but not before suffering what could be serious brain damage, and is currently in a comatose state.
I am taking the initiative, not to slander those responsible for the mental breakdown of this child with hatred, but to spread Love and Tolerance (which many in the fandom accept as their motto). So I have a proposal.
My PayPal is linked to my BandCamp, and I will be attempting to link it to my DeviantART as well. What I have in mind right now is this:
I wish to start a collaborative Album on BandCamp, be the material Instrumental, Vocal, Acoustic, Electronic, Dubstep, French House, Rap, Trap, Metal (if you can make it work), or what have you. The Only requirement is that it somehow pertain to the EMOTION and MEANING of "Love and Tolerate" (Also preferably SFW - the kid's 11). I will see if it's possible to have multiple admins of an account, but if not, we can each upload our own music to our own accounts, with you sending me copies to put on a separate account specifically for this Charity. I believe the best way to go for this project would be to price everything $1.00/Name Your Price (American), probably not Free, as people tend to sway toward free downloads no matter what. The ENTIRETY of proceeds made from the collaborative album will go DIRECTLY toward helping the Morones family through their donation pool.
As for DeviantART, it would be really really awesome for any and ALL of my friends with accounts to message me if they've got one (if you've been considering at all, now would be a great time), and we can discuss setting up the selling of prints, WITH THE EXPECTATION of all proceeds received from the pieces intended for this Charity to go DIRECTLY and FULLY to the Morones family's donation pool. Once again, the theme of the artwork should be "Love and Tolerate," and let that shine through.
FOR BOTH THE MUSICIANS AND THE ARTISTS, IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE/ANYTHING WITH A LOT OF FOLLOWERS, GET THE WORD OUT THERE!
Even if you're not an artist, e.g. any of my adult friends who like a lot of my posts, you should share the heck out of this, as I've noticed that the older the user is, the more serious about posting they/their friends are.
IF ANYONE WANTS TO SET UP SKYPE, YOU CAN MESSAGE ME IN PRIVATE FOR MY USERNAME.
I also plan to Vlog my doings, and possibly Stream on YouTube, as I now have the ability through my "Partnership." If anyone is well-known in the Oklahoma Film Industry, and would REALLY like to help us get this off the road, I'll be in town until February 3rd, and will try to make time for interviews if you'll have me (just a tentative idea).
So yeah, Share the crap out of this, guys~
Some information on the situation can be found here:
And if you want more, a Google search for "Michael Morones brony" should come up with info.