Here’s the summary of what happened in the last couple of days. Preview: I received an email from Brent!
But first of all I eventually switched the setting for the blog to English. Sorry for the German stuff. I thought it would do the (Rob F.) Switching automatically if you access from the US. Kinda thought it would be like 2014 or something. Whatever.
Facts and figures: 16 people voted for the 1 Dollar thingy so far! 486 visitors to the blog in general.
Then: Famous user Family Jules (mentioned in several episodes by Brent and/or Rob) wrote a comment promoting his Retro Relapse Podcast (http://theretrorelapsepodcast.podomatic.com) which I had not yet had time to listen to but which seems to be VGM oriented and thus worth a try. Check it out. Perhaps it can appease the urge for the real thing.
I just listened to episode 147 “Golf Games” again and was reminded that (besides the fact that LMH is jam) the guys sometimes mention a user Nick who apparently helped Brent to find information about the tracks. Who is this Nick? Does he know about this rescue mission? Can he help us? Whoever has the inside scoop, please speak up.
What about the other users who made it into the LMH hall of fame? Sentimental? Gabe? Ed? These are just some of the names that came to mind. Please don’t be sad if I didn’t mention you, special user. Speak up instead and support the cause.
So finally: Brent’s mail. I had asked about three main points:
Funding, Merchandise and how we can support non-LMH projects.
He basically answered as follows (I don’t want to copy paste what he wrote since this was a private conversation):
The pay-per-episode thing is not going to work since the main issue is (as we already know) time, not money. So we may cease activities in that direction. This also means that I am going to quit the current survey about the 1 Dollar funding and replace it with something else. He as well (as was already pointed out by user pendaflux) mentioned the donate-button on the LMH site and said that they would still be glad to accept donations.
About the merchandise, Brent said that it’s fine with them “if one of the users wants to design shirts or whatever”. He explained that a possible solution would be one of the users dealing with the selling and shipping and donating surplus income (if any) to the LMH.
Finally he mentioned his comedy album “Mostly Live” which can be purchased from his website or via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mostly-live/id826453489). I don’t have it yet but totally gonna buy it asap.
There we go fellow users. No obstacles for “Mission Merchandise”. As far as I understood it, we can design stuff ourselves, sell it and thereby make money to donate to the LMH. I’m still not sure about using the trademark LMH-logo, though.
That’s it for today. Stay tuned!