Wouldn’t you though?
5th Jan 2014
A cool beanie for a cool cause. Local supergroup The Mars Patrol are inching ever closer to making the big time, and have come up with a great way to employ a big name producer to mix the next 5 tracks of their album so that they can release it early next year.
Basically they’re self-funding the album by raffling off drum lessons (£40), Skype piano lessons (which I’d recommend – Matt, the keyboard player, is superlovely and teaches my kids), this rather natty beanie (£12) , sit-ins on rehearsals (£75) and even dinner out with the band (a slightly steep £400 – what are they serving, lobster?!). The band is 75% of the way to reaching their target but need to make the last 25% in a buttock clenching 5 days. Nothing like going down to the wire.
Naturally, you’ll only think about donating if a) you like their music and b) you admire their entrepreneurism (which I do). I’m all for a local success story too – the drummer lives in Bucks and Matt in Oxfordshire ra-ra-ra – so I’ve have just purchased the beanie for my oldest son who seems to have decided overnight that revealing your hair to the outside world is for losers.