Non-vegan ladies and gentlemen, go into your refrigerators and gather some eggs; my face may require some yolk-smearing in the very near future.
About a month ago, I wrote about director/producer Jeff Broadway’s launching of a Kickstarter campaign to fund Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records), a documentary about the innovative Los Angeles-based hip-hop label. At the time, the campaign had raised about $11,000 in six days, so I naturally assumed that it would easily reach its $35,000 goal at some point in the remaining 39 days. Well, now, with less than 10 days left, the campaign is still an unhealthy (though not insurmountable) $13,000 short, and the documentary will unquestionably be scrapped, or at least delayed for an indefinite period of time, if the difference isn’t made up. I’ll also have to question, on my part, the existence of supernatural jinxing powers, but that’s a separate issue.
The individuals behind Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton are undoubtedly aware that time is running out, which is why they’ve released news of a phat incentive to keep the money flowing: dedicated Stones Throw partner and legendary DJ/producer Madlib will be writing and recording the original score for the film. His original work will appear alongside Stones Throw material, both new and old, on the original soundtrack, set to be released with the film as a part of a 2-disc DVD/CD Collector’s Edition Box Set. You’ll receive the package automatically if you pledge $50 to the project’s Kickstarter campaign.
Meanwhile, if you don’t pledge $50, you’re basically increasing the documentary’s chances of never coming to full fruition. Do you really want that on your conscience?
• Stones Throw: http://www.stonesthrow.com