So the feedback I received since I announced this project has been epic to say the least. First, getting the support from Howard in and of itself makes me want to get this thing going regardless of whether the Kickstarter raises the funds. (Although without that it is almost impossible). Second, the support is coming from people whom I have never met which makes it even more apparent that this project is worth doing to more than just me.
That said I want to make something very clear…
This project is for Valentine’s and the people who love the joint. I want people to shoot me ideas and be a part of the storytelling. Every person who has ever stepped foot through the door has a story to tell. I, for one, knocked over a PBR during a set and lapped the beer off the stage.
I’ve had several bands get at me about being on the soundtrack – a nice mix of noise – ranging from jam to metal to punk to acoustic.
I also have plans on donating a heap of the proceeds (if there are any) to children’s music programs because let’s face it… Where the hell would any of us be without music?
As it stands right now we’ve got $175 in the first 24 hours which means we need to raise about $226 a day for the next 28 days. This seems possible. And I very much hope it becomes a reality.
This Friday I will be doing some preliminary shooting in order to put together a teaser. So if anyone wants to say a few brief words for that I will be at Valentine’s around 5:00 p.m. shooting some exterior shots and chatting with Howard about the project. I’m hoping this will show people how serious I am about getting this documentary out of my head and on “film.” (It’s all digital I know…).
Again, please, tell anyone who might give a half a fuck. I can’t thank you all enough for the early support but don’t let it stop here (it can’t or the project is fucked).
We will always have our memories (until we develop brain diseases from decades of partying). But this will ensure that we will always have a window into our favorite beer joint once the bulldozers turn it into a parking lot.