WWJD

Today I got an email from Davey Morrison (yes – the Davey Morrison) about a new Kickstarter page for his new short film WWJD based on a play of the same name. I have written a song for this film, and Ian Fowles will be playing on it, so it’s doubly worth supporting! Here’s Davey’s message:

Hi, friends!

I wanted to let you know (if you didn’t already) about the feature film I’m directing this summer. It’s called WWJD–it’s based on a play by Anna Lewis, which I helped produce earlier this year at New Play Project. The story follows four college students over 24 hours when Jesus shows up at their apartment and does the dishes. It’s a wonderful script–a warm, thoughtful, funny, and moving examination of the question, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” (If you’re interested in reading the script, it’s available for free online here.) Audiences loved the play, and we’ve been working over the past nine months adapting the script and putting together an amazing crew so we can turn it into a film.

We’ll be shooting WWJD on a very limited budget, but we still need to raise quite a bit of money. Tonight we’re launching a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. We’ve set a goal to raise $5,000 in 60 days–if we make the goal, we get to keep the money, but if we don’t, none of our donors are charged for their pledge, and we get nothing. We also have rewards for donations at every level–including finished copies of the film. The Kickstarter page provides more information about the project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1528368836/wwjd-feature-film?ref=recently_launched

We’re incredibly grateful for whatever support you’re able to give (even a dollar or two makes a difference!), and please help us by spreading the word and sharing the Kickstarter link through Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail.

Thank you so much!

Much Love,
Davey

WWJD

Fictionist and the Rolling Stone Experience

Editor’s note:  to vote for Fictionist in the contest, please click HERE!

As you may have recently heard or witnessed, Fictionist has reached the Elite Eight of a contest that will put an unsigned band on the cover of Rolling Stone for the first time in the iconic rock magazine’s history. Whether they move on to the next round will be determined by you, the music listener.

As part of their efforts to garner more votes, Fictionist has launched their own contest, which allows voters to win prizes including  autographed memorabilia, CDs, and a trip to Bonaroo Music Festival. Additionally, they have been playing shows and telling fans to get out and vote. We were able to catch up with the guys after a recent show in Provo and ask them about their experience thus far. What follows is an account of Aaron’s door-knocking, Robbie’s hair care tips, and Brandon’s foray into the legal field. Continue reading “Fictionist and the Rolling Stone Experience”

Fictionist and the Rolling Stone Experience

Cove Reber now producing at his studio

I just got an email from an official rep of Cove Reber about his new studio:

Cove is looking for bands to produce. His philosophy is to aid other artists in getting their music out there. he feels as if his experience in the major label music scene left a bad taste in his mouth, and wants to help others experience a more favorable reaction, by helping them create the vision they have for their record.

If you want to get some info about Cove Reber producing your record, you can contact The Spot Music, at 877-496-5169. You’ll be directed to the booking manager, who will answer any questions you have, and handle all the details. You’re also welcome to email The Spot Music @ :  info@thespotmusic.com. However we would prefer you call, and inquire.

Thank You

The Spot Music

This is a great opportunity for all of us, because Cove Reber, who has seen a lot of the ups and downs of the music industry, is willing to extend a helping hand to musicians who want to work with him at his studio. If you’re interested, call the number and find out if it’s right for you.

Cove Reber now producing at his studio

Fictionist Signs

First of all, we hope everyone’s enjoying General Conference weekend.  Glad you could fit in a little Linescratchers time between sessions.

In addition to creating sheer volume of votes to place Fictionist in the Rolling Stone Cover, one of the goals of the contest is to come up with the most creative ways of getting the word out.  To that end, and in honor of General Conference this weekend, we put our thinking caps on to come up with some signs that enterprising Fictionist Fans could display this weekend while marching  down South Temple.

Longtime readers will note that we here at Linescratchers love David Archuleta, and still can’t believe he lost to David Cook.

Obey the sign. Vote for Fictionist at http://www.fictionist.com/rollingstone/ZWO.

Fictionist Signs

Please help Linescratchers AND Fictionist!

Here’s your chance to help Linescratchers and one of our featured artists, Fictionist.

Fictionist has advanced in the Rolling Stone cover contest, and they’re having their own contest to help get them votes.  The winner of the Fictionist contest (the person or people who generate the most votes) will win $1000 and two tickets to Bonnaroo.  Linescratchers has asked the boys’ permission and is allowed to enter.

What can Linescratchers do with the winnings?  We could possibly…

  • Help pay for the web hosting for our site
  • Put on an awesome concert
  • Have a sweet awards ceremony with awards for the 2011 Linescratchers Awards
  • Something else
  • And we could still do something with the tickets, we’re open to ideas from you guys

That’s why we’re asking YOU to help Linescratchers generate votes, and those votes will help one of our very own featured artists get on the cover of Rolling Stone AND play at Bonnaroo. This is a win-win-win situation.

So, if you want to help us out by voting CLICK HERE and follow the instructions!

And if you want to help us out even more, copy and paste the following link on your Facebook, Twitter, or in an email to your friends:

http://www.fictionist.com/rollingstone/ZWO

Please help Linescratchers AND Fictionist!

“Teach Me How To Jimmer” official video

Young Sim sent this to me two days ago and put it up on YouTube yesterday.  Within a day it’s gotten tens of thousands of views.  I give you “Teach Me How To Jimmer” by the Feel Good Music Coalition, featuring Quinn, Kai, Kalin, Definit and Young Sim, and edited by Nic Goodfellow.

“Teach Me How To Jimmer” official video

Fictionist wins popular poll at Independent Music Awards

Fictionist has won a fan favorites poll at the 9th Independent Music Awards for their song “Invisible Hand.”  You can see the press release HERE.  I also see that Vienna Teng is on the list.  She’s not LDS, but one time I saw her backstage at one of her concerts (I was there to see my friend Brian Webb who opened for her).  I had some cranberry juice.  She told me that she also likes cranberry juice.

Great story huh.  No, there’s no more of it.

Fictionist wins popular poll at Independent Music Awards

Gladys Knight and David Archuleta to perform July 4th show in D.C.

Both Gladys Knight and David Archuleta are scheduled to perform at the annual “A Capitol Fourth” show in Washington, D.C. on July 4th.  A Capitol Fourth will be celebrating its 30th year of July 4th shows.  It will be shown on PBS at 8:00 p.m. that night.  David and Gladys are both devout members of the LDS Church, and seeing them both performing the same show will be quite a treat for Church members.  Especially Church members whose favorite 4th of July activity is sitting at home and watching PBS.

Now if we could only get Anthony Mather up there…

…we would really have an odd LDS combination.

Gladys Knight and David Archuleta to perform July 4th show in D.C.