"Who took my pen.....?"
I don't often publicise things on this blog in direct posts, but today is different.
One of the joys of being a freelance writer, editor, tutor, web page opinion-offerer and anything else I can get away with claiming to be is that I often get to work with and for some very talented and creative people. People who are braver than I am; setting up their own businesses, inspiring others, making a dream happen on their terms.
Wolfram and I met a year ago to discuss doing some serious work - his day job and mine. This all occurred without a hitch and he went on with life his life and I mine.
What I'm finding now is that clients come back, but not always for the same kind of work. This time, Wolf had a personal project he needed some of my freelance tomfoolery for an album he wrote himself and partly recorded with the help of Frank Zappa band members Ike Willis, Arthur Barrow, Tommy Mars and Ed Mann.
After all, why not track down these legendary dudes to help add some extra oomph to your first album? Wolf travelled from Geneva to California sparing no expense as he lived, drove and wrote in a rented camper van before, during and after their recording sessions.
He's made the first mix of the album which is a funky mixture of rock, jazz, spoken word, humour and very melodic riffs. I was lucky enough to hear it a few weeks ago and contribute to some of the lyrics and help set up the project page. Let's just say that the songs touch on issues such as overuse of corporate crapulence (buzzwords) and the story of a man and his family doing whatever they can to cope with today's world. Funny and touching and a damn good listen at the same time.
Wolf is now on Indiegogo seeking helping with final funding to return to the US for a second recording session that will complete the album and make it available via digital download and in CD form. From as little as $5 you can be part of a unique album that features brand new music and deservedly revered musicians.
Otherwise, if you know anyone who admires Frank Zappa's musicians or likes the idea of supporting a man with a dream that deserves to come true, please forward them this link - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-new-cd-with-frank-zappa-s-band-members-be-part-of-it/x/2247128
I'm really thrilled to be involved!