My current crowdfunding campaign (http://www.gofundme.com/2131qk) has not received one thin penny. Part of it is my fault, and part of it is because my campaign in and of itself is just not as sexy and interesting as others are. I have not let that dissuade me, though. I intend to keep going with my current campaign until I finally get the response that I want. Failing that, here are some crowdfunding projects that I may work on in the future. Tell me what you think of these.
PROJECT 01: Self-publish “Saint Graziano the Good”, my first novel or any other book that may come along.
PROJECT 02: Penile enlargement surgery. (Hey, if people are raising money for breast implants…)
PROJECT 03: A trip to wherever is the best place to get an assessment and potentially a diagnosis for Asperger’s syndrome. (Because getting top quality resources in the San Francisco Bay Area is a pain in the ass.)
PROJECT 04: Passport renewal. (If only for peace of mind.)
PROJECT 05: A weekend in San Francisco for the LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration. Last year I had the worst time there, largely because I was alone, and unless I can get the funds to make it a success (I really don’t want to sleep over at my cousins’ place again, even though they’re nice people), I am not planning on going.
PROJECT 06: New glasses. (My current health insurance does not cover dental or vision care.)
Why not an invention or something for charity? I’m sorry, but I don’t have the technical wizardry to create a new invention, and I’m not sure that it’s wise for someone living with retired parents and on food stamps to raise money for the needy, since technically I am part of “the needy”.
And I bet that somewhere at HLN headquarters in Atlanta, the Champagne is flowing.
There are two things that bug me about Pride events: the overwhelming financial support of booze companies, and getting straight acts who may not really give a shit about the LGBT community to perform, while LGBT acts who work harder than they do (and with relatively little to no resources) aren’t given similar opportunities.
Tammie Brown IS back in town!
France on Tuesday became the world’s 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage. Parliament voted 331 to 225 to approve the marriage bill, which also allows same-sex couples to adopt children, despite months of protests by anti-gay marriage activists. More protests are expected in reaction to the bill’s passage, but supporters of the move are jubilant.
Great day for LGBTQ community in France!
This is a great day for France. But it comes with the painful fact that even in a civilized country like France (especially since without France there is no civilization), there are some fucking assholes. I wonder if the protesters against gay marriage are really against it, or they’re just pissed off about Francois Hollande’s policies (political and economical) and see protesting gay marriage as a way to stick it to him. Either way, it’s ridiculous.
You’re probably familiar with one of Cher’s earliest hits, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”. But did you know that for her 1987 eponymous album, which came during her commercial peak as an actress, she gave that song a rock-and-roll makeover?
I didn’t know this until a few days ago. I remember watching Cher’s Farewell Tour special on NBC ten years ago, and she performed the rock version of “Bang Bang” (my favorite performance from that special). I thought that it was a version composed for live performances. I didn’t know that this version existed outside of her concert repertoire.
Cher’s musical career has had its peaks and valleys, but I consider the 1987 version of “Bang Bang” among her highlights as a singer. I love the orchestration, the tension, the build-up, and Cher’s vocals. Cher doesn’t get the credit she deserves for her voice or even her music in general. When you hear her sing, you know that it’s Cher and no one else. And her catalog of songs is so diverse and versatile. I much prefer the 1987 “Bang Bang” to the original.
As if Boston hasn’t already been through enough, someone got shot and killed at MIT earlier tonight. The Boston Marathon bombing, and now this. It’s times like this that I wish Jessica Fletcher would swoop down from Cabot Cove, ME and solve everything.
(I mean no disrespect with this post. It’s terrible what’s happened in the greater Boston area this past week.)
They say that I should have a writing platform if I want to have a writing career. So, here it is:
MY REGULAR BLOG - http://mralexsarmiento.blogspot.com
MY TUMBLR BLOG - http://alexsarmiento.tumblr.com
MY POETRY BLOG - http://alexisawriter.wordpress.com
MY NOVEL-WRITING BLOG - http://saintgrazianothegood.wordpress.com