Last year was my first trip to Chicago. I had a fantastic opportunity to visit Electrical Audio, a fantastic studio in the Chicago area run by the legendary Steve Albini. I was truly blown away how the studio opened their arms to us and granted us full access to the area to work on project over the course of two days there. Steve was incredibly generous with his time and space. I can’t thank him enough.
Today I received a email from Tim Midgett (you may know him from Silkworm, but now of Bottomless Pit) where he told me he as trying to put a campaign together to pay off the remaining mortgage payment of Electrical Audio’s space. He thought it would be a kind gesture to ask all the people that have recorded there (incredible recordings at absolutely great rates) or all the people that have taken part of the forum there over the years. I wanted to chip in to say thanks for letting us use the space.. for nothing. It’s the least I can do.
As far as I know Steve Albini is in the dark with this, and if we can hit the target goal of $230,000, that would be a very impressive gift to the man and the studio. Tim did some simple math, and is only asking for $115 minimum pledges. We only need 2000 pledges at this minimum amount to make it work. Pledges are not charged until the target is reached.
If you’re interested and can help… please make a pledge at the point.
Here is campaign information: http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/campaign-0-472
Here is a thread at Electrical Audio Form talking about it: http://www.electrical.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=52040