From Oxford To Houston...Posted on February 28, 2010
There are very exciting times ahead if you're a fan of my music or my message. Lots of news this week. Firstly, I need your help. Secondly, the pre-sale for my 3rd album is this coming month. Sun March 21st at Noon EST! Only 500 copies will be sold and they will be numbered and extremely personalized! My tour schedule is updated, and we have 2 live videos for you on my channel: "Oxford" live in MS, and a comical parody in Houston, TX! Plus there's your chance to vote for Team Jack or Team Edward at the end!
I NEED YOUR HELP
I really do not like asking for help, and I only do it when it is absolutely necessary and an album, or a tour, or my continuation in music, depends upon it. Also, I'm not a big fan of money, so writing stuff like this makes me a little queasy. I have relied upon sporadic donations and generous tips from my wonderful fans, to keep spreading these messages of peace and love. And you have never, ever let me down. You are amazing. Now it is a time when I need your help, once again.
Once or twice a year I really, genuinely need some support to keep me going. And right now, I really, really need your help. I would not ask you if I didn't absolutely have to. It's not your job to keep me going in music, but I know a lot of you pride yourself on supporting it not only through listening and buying CDs, but also sending me a little something to keep me going forward and making this music. It is for a very good cause and of course I make absolutely zero profit from this - nor have I ever. I play for free, and all I need is enough to keep going. :)
Based on the donations and sales from the last tour, I've made it through the winter, and I'm close to finishing the new album. However, my last $5,000 was spent on arranging the manufacturing costs for the new album, and I am down to virtually nothing. In order to be able to eat, and get my car ship-shape for the upcoming tour, now would be a wonderful time for any of you that would like to help out... to help out. I haven't asked you all to help since the incident in New York City when you all donated more than the $900 cash to more than make up for what happened to me there.
Spreading messages of peace and love and playing for free is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't quite get you by. You - my fans and friends - are what get me by. I hope you know I wouldn't ask if I didn't need to. If you would like to help out, whether it is just $1, $10, or a larger amount - the more, the better, but every cent helps - please PayPal however much you can afford to my official Fox Elipsus PayPal address which is: ELIPSUS@GMAIL.COM - alternatively, you can purchase the CDs at http://www.elipsus.net - or you can e-mail me to email@example.com and ask me about sending a donation by mail :)
If every person reading this was able to send me $1 towards the tour... I would have enough to last the entire tour - food, gas, and other expenses. If every person reading this sent me $10 towards the tour - I could stay in a cheap motel every night for the entire 9 month tour, and never sleep in my car, not a single time. So it really, really helps :) And thank you very much in advance.
If you can't help, please don't feel bad at all. I completely understand :) And if you would like to help in other ways (in addition to, or instead of, a donation), then this next part is for you...
HELPING IN OTHER WAYS
I am about to induct up to 15 new members into my rejuvinated promotional team. All of the promo stuff we do is easy and online, and you'll make lots of friends. More importantly, you can be a part of spreading my musical messages of peace and love around the world. Whether you have 5 minutes a week, or 5 hours a day, we would love to have you on board - even if just to see what it's about - and I think you'd love being part of it, too. We are a little family with a great cause :)
To join, or ask about, the promo team: e-mail ELIPSUS@GMAIL.COM
Remember: if you can afford even a $1 donation, PayPal it to:ELIPSUS@GMAIL.COM
Or e-mail me there to find out how you can send it in other ways.
THE RELEASE OF MY 3RD STUDIO ALBUM
If you're a fan of Fox Elipsus music, and of having something that very few people in the world have, you'll want to have a spare $10 handy on Sunday March 21st....
That's right: on Sunday March 21st, 2010, the first day of Spring, you will be able to pre-order my 3rd studio album, from http://www.elipsus.net or http://www.myspace.com/foxelipsus beginning at exactly Noon (EST), 9am (Pacific), or 5pm (GMT). ONLY 500 COPIES WILL BE SOLD. Each copy sold will be signed, personalized, and numbered from #1 to #500. The CD itself will not be mailed until late April, so there will be a one month wait from the time you pre-order until the time you receive the disc. As soon as the 500th copy is sold, you will no longer be able to buy the pre-sale personalized edition, and the CD will not be on sale again until the official release. So it will be a mad scramble, but that is fun! There is no limit on how many copies 1 person can buy. Circle your calendars!
2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Several of the tour dates have changed. Every show is free! So please come and see me play! The updated schedule is available on all of my official websites, or on my facebook fan page, here:
The tour begins in April and ends in December. Remember every show is free!
BRAND NEW LIVE VIDEOS
Two new live performance music videos now available on my channel!
The first is my now-infamous live performance of "Do They Know It's Xmas?" which will be featured on the forthcoming third Fox Elipsus album. This was recorded live in Houston, TX on the Momentum tour in late 2009. As you can hear: Houston is one of the loudest crowds you will find anywhere! Essentially, if you like, this can be taken as a live video of the first single from my new album, if you can call a 2-minute parody from the 80's a "single". You'll be able to see this song performed at any of my free shows in 2010, but only upon request.
Do They Know It's Xmas (live in Houston 2009): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFz6VWRJYSA
The second is a live version of a popular song on my "Momentum" CD. This was performed live in Jackson, Mississippi towards the end of my 2009 tour. It is a song about my brother, and is very personal to me. It is called "Oxford". If you like this song, please pick up the "Momentum" CD for $10 at http://www.elipsus.net
Oxford (live in Jackson, MS, 2009): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrHt8ofneRs
TEAM JACK OR TEAM EDWARD?
There are two alternate videos for "Unrequited" which is my most popular single from "Momentum". One stars Leonardo "Jack" DiCaprio, and the other features Robert "Edward" Pattinson.
TEAM JACK VERSION: http://tinyurl.com/UnrJack
TEAM EDWARD VERSION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQqq2eKNARg
Please vote for which version should be the official video for the song! Are you on Team Jack or Team Edward? E-mail ELIPSUS@GMAIL.COM to vote, or vote on http://www.facebook.com/foxelipsus
The pre-sale countdown begins!!!
Another new music video!!!
Insight into some of the tracks on the new double CD!!!
With love always
Congratulations to Canada, and commiserations to USA. Well played both teams.
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