No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and put on hold much of the preserving and digitizing we’ve been trying to get done since the beginning of this year. We may not be able to keep up our regular posts – the concerts, night-time music, or special programs. Which is really terrible, since we’re coming up on a Presidential election this year and I have every political convention going back to 1932 that I would like to share – most of those conventions haven’t been heard and I haven’t posted the majority of them over the years. Lots of history will go on the back-burner until I can find other sources of funding – or maybe turn part of Past Daily into a subscription-only site. I really don’t want to do that, because I think access to useful information and history should be free, without strings. But your contributions help pay for all the many hours of work required to preserve and post these historic items. All the research that goes into these posts takes hours, even the photos we use take a lot of time researching, digging out and scanning. And like the recordings, some of those photos are pretty old and deteriorated and need great care taken to make sure they don’t get destroyed by accident. It all takes a lot of time and energy. And the money that goes into the preservation, the equipment (a lot of it obsolete and hard to find) and the hours it takes to bring these to you is intense. We just ask for help to help keep everything running and to be part of making all this history and pop culture available to everyone. It’s not really a lot to ask – especially if I’m asking everyone who is reading this post right now – I’m not talking about a small, select group of people who can bankroll things – no; I’m talking about regular people who are curious and want to help – see the importance of preserving and making available to everyone – one place where you can have access to everything you’re curious about. All in one place where it gets to be heard and enjoyed. And so we’re making a sincere appeal; asking for your help – asking for your tax deductible contributions to help keep history alive and relevant, help keep culture and music vital and part of our lives. We’re just asking you to chip in what you can – and be part of that solution.
There’s not much time left – so please click on the link in the box below or click on the Fractured Atlas logo to the right of this page, and make your contribution in whatever amount you’re comfortable with – and tell your friends. We need your support – we can’t do it without you.
Till next time,