The Indiegogo portion of the Ray Condo-a-gogo campaign is done, but you can still order a book, tshirt, animation cel, and/or exhibition print here.I’m working on the book design starting Monday, November 4..
My goal is to have the book launch on May 16, 2014, which would have been Ray’s 64th birthday, and falls just 10 years after the anniversary of his death.
If you are interested in knowing more about the book project, please read this excellent article on the CBC website, written by Teona Baetu.
I’m going to declare the campaign a success, even though it fell short of my full financial goal. The ultimate purpose of the book is to provide another vehicle to keep Ray Condo’s name visible and draw attention to his music and his art. To that degree, the campaign was an overwhelming success all things considered.
1) Media coverage: One CBC feature news story, 2 radio interviews (CIUT, IndieCan…which is carried on Sirius), 2 radio show spotlights (WhatWave, BluzFM).
2) Social media; 600 fans in the Ray Condo’s Rock and Roll Party group, 78 funders in the Indiegogo campaign, and a featured position on the Indiegogo main page.
3) The inspiration…even though the campaign falls short of the goal, it was wonderful to see how many friends and total strangers were supportive of the objective.
Thanks to everyone who contributed, shared the links, wrote notes of encouragement…and who generally believed in me and my integrity to complete the project.
The indiegogo campaign to support the book Ray Condo’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party! has been launched, and the first contributions are coming in. Perks include: The book, exhibition prints from I wish that it had been a dream, Gayle Hurmuses tribute photo show about Ray Condo and animation cels from Barroom Crazy, each signed and with certificates of authenticity, a limited edition t-shirt, a ‘Zelig edition‘, a photo-shoot, a certificate of appreciation, a special Ray Condo postage stamp, and more coming in!
This page exists to maintain the legend of the late great Ray Condo, a Canadian Country-Swing/Rockabilly musician, who earned a fan base throughout the world.
The first projects are:
An IndieGoGo campaign to make a photo-memoir book about Ray Condo and to celebrate his legacy.
A star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2014, the 10th anniversary of his passing. You can help by nominating Ray here.
Meanwhile, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support!
Gayle Hurmuses – August 11, 2013