Greetings fellow travelers!
Yes, there are more reviews coming. I’ve been a bit slow on that front of late as
I have been putting much of my spare time into fundraising for the American
Cancer Society’s Relay for Life! I have
about 60 or so reviews in the can, most of them handwritten; all just waiting
for me to find time to type them out.
But right now Wildy’s World is engaged in an exciting
project! We reached out over the past
couple of months to the artists we’ve worked with over the past several years, and
many have been gracious enough to offer their time and talent for song auctions
on eBay (seller ID wildysworld). The
idea is simple: The highest bidder from
the auction gets to fill out a short survey telling the artist what they would
like their song to be about. The artist
then takes that information and interprets it how they will. The winner will then receive a recording of
the song via email.
The recording is expected to be a demo – clean but not
necessarily the finished product you might hear on an album. Some artists are going further than this
based on the time and resources available to them.
Even some of the artists who do not have time to engage in
the songwriting project are contributing.
One artist is donating a cover song – winner gets to pick the song, any
song, and the artist will interpret it.
Still others have donated or promised to donate signed items, rare CDs,
artwork, etc. I’ve even added a few
signed items I’ve personally received over the past four or so years to the
As of this morning there are seven auctions live on eBay,
and I would highly encourage you to check them out! All proceeds will be donated to the American
Cancer Society through my Relay For Life Team, the Cave Crashers. And even if you don’t want to participate in
the auction, but want to make a donation on my behalf, you can do so through my
personal Relay for Life page here.
Here are the auctions currently live. All are for original songs written by the
Mac (NYC) - Ends today
Mueller (Buddy Holly of Winter Dance Party) – End 6/9/12
Russell (Canada) – Ends 6/10/12
Hawk (Hamilton, VA) – Ends 6/11/12
Spanish Channel (Brooklyn) – Ends 6/12/12
You At The Show (Manchester, UK) – Ends 6/13/12
Blisterz (Albany, NY) – Ends 6/14/12
The following auctions are forthcoming, with the start date
listed. All auctions are for original
songs to be written, unless otherwise specified.
Jodi Shaw (6/9/12)
Zak Smith Band (6/11/12)
The Amplifires (6/13/12)
The Modern Airline (6/14/12)
Randy Stern (6/15/12)
Joshua Jesty (6/16/12)
Deborah Crooks (6/17/12)
Mar Harmon of Music With Mar (6/18/12)
Jerry Falzone (6/19/12)
Brian Pounds (6/20/12)
Styx – Signed Electric Guitar (6/21/12)
The Energy Commission (6/22/12)
Jeneen Terrana (6/23/12)
Halie Loren – Cover song (6/24/12)
John Byrne (6/26/12)
Ron Hawkins of Lowest Of The Low – An original oil painting of Bjork (6/27/12)
Joel Dobbins (6/28/12)
Trout Fishing In America – Signed T-Shirts (6/29/12)
Amanda Belardinelli (6/30/12)
These Curious Thoughts (7/1/12)
Crown Point Band (7/2/12)
Steve Haggard (7/3/12)
Kaitlin McGaw (7/4/12)
Shane Lamb (7/5/12)
Amos Lee – Signed, rare CD (7/6/12)
James Scott Fant – 7/7/12
Beth Whitney – 7/8/12
Pat Flanakin – 7/9/12
Brother Joscephus – 7/16/12
Phoebe Legére – 7/18/12
As you can tell, we still have some dates to fill between
7/10 and 7/17/12. If you would like to
participate in an auction, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have some items to be scheduled,
including signed items from Val Emmich, Kristoffer Ragnstam, Lee Alexander
(promised), Marian Call (promised), John Mueller and Stars Go Dim.
Bid early, bid often, and tell everyone you know. Once again, all proceeds will go the American
Cancer Society, so it’s all for a good cause!