It Away, Give It Away,
Give It Away Now...
August, 2005, I lost, by way of theft, all my performance equipment,
minus my Taylor guitar (thank God) to the tune of $11,000. Many
hundreds of hours of blood, sweat and tears went into the assembly
of that rig, and I lost a lot more than money when it was stolen.
And because I didn't read the VERY tiny print in my State Farm
renter's insurance policy, I found out after paying for insurance
for years and years that professional music equipment ISN'T covered.
At ALL. Sucks to be me, right? (Dumb-ass...)
then, I've given a lot of thought to what I'm really trying to
do in this business. After singing my song "Born
Into Money" enough times to finally hear what
I was saying, I decided that it didn't make any sense to charge
people just for hearing my music...
So from here out, the music is FREE.
Which means you can download all music made by either me or my
without being charged.
only thing that won't be free is a hard copy of my debut CD, "Vice
Verses", which is still available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/scottish.
The reason is that I paid $3500 for the last big batch of those,
and I can't afford to give any of them away. But after they're
gone (I've only got a few left), you'll be able to download the
whole CD (minus album art) online.
closing the online music store on my MySpace
page, and as soon as I can get it all hooked up, you'll be able
to come to either of our websites and download everything for
still have to pay for the websites, the music equipment, the recording
equipment, the many 9-volt batteries, the guitar strings (which
are $12 a set, due to my crazy tunings), the blank CDs (for handing
out demos at shows), the CD labels, the printer ink for the CD
labels, etc., etc., etc.... AND spending half my life doing all
the BS that ISN'T music, so that this can all be possible.
in return for all this free stuff, I'm asking for your help.
"Buy Now" button below
and feel really good about yourself!
(Donations are made in $10 increments, but you can choose to offer
more than one $10 donation on the Paypal page, if you desire.)
you want my production-quality CD called
"Vice Verses", there are
only a few left. You can just click
the link below, and buy it there, assuming they're not all gone.
But after they're gone, you'll only be able to get CD's at shows,
and they won't be all fancy like that - they'll just be CD's in
sleeves, no album art.
Who the hell looks at that crap anyway? Save a tree.
so much for your continued support, and I hope to continue be
able to play music that matters,
more and more over time....