First, let me say that I feel a little awkward sharing this upcoming post after the tragic events in Dallas last night. The Ghost’s heart goes out to the family and friends of the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. My heart is still heavy, as I’m sure yours is too. In times like these, what is needed is love. And in The Ghost’s book, music = love. That’s a pretty simple equation that even the most math phobic of you should be able to appreciate. So on that note, I resume with a post I’ve been planning since yesterday afternoon.
I’ve long wanted to release Ghost of Blind Lemon compilations through Bandcamp. I’m setting up steps as we speak to be able to turn such compilations into a reality. I’ve already posted tweets and FB messages about the idea, and have already received a lot of interest in the idea. Let me give a more full explanation of the idea.
I plan to do a quarterly series of compilations called Return of the Lucky Thirteen. Some of you may recall my Lucky Thirteen playlists back in the Blogspot days. Well, the idea is that I will create compilations featuring thirteen tracks by artists from the metroplex area, as well as the rest of Texas. These compilations will sell for $10, or $1 a track.
I am asking for artists to donate these tracks. The money will be used to help The Ghost in various endeavors around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. Such endeavors include, but are not limited to, helping produce GOBL showcases and lineup, helping with funding for GOBL related podcasts, helping to publicize GOBL events, helping pay artists better at GOBL events, and anything else The Ghost feels will help the local music community.
If you’re interested in donating your tracks to The Ghost, please Talk to the Ghost and let The Ghost know what tracks you’d like to donate. They can be previously released tracks, unreleased tracks, live songs, remixes, alternate versions… you get the idea. The best thirteen tracks will be part of the compilation.
I thank you in advance for your support. It means a lot to this Ghost.