Last time I checked in, was right after the East Bay Express article about Project: Courage and Consequence. Our grassroots funded LP/Digital Download record with the same title as Karl Rove‘s book, set to come out the week before.
The attention from Calitics was well timed and much appreciated.
however, we still need your help!
For one thing, if you live in the bay area, you can attend the record release show at the Elbo Room on wednesday:
Also, we are now to the FUN PART, where we get to mess with Karl Rove big time.
More under the cut:
Dear Internet User and Karl Rove Hater,
By now we figure you’ve either bought the album, are not going to ever buy
the album or are waiting for payday to buy the album so this isn’t a push
for record sales or downloads. It’s also not a push for you to attend the
vinyl release show at the Elbo Room on March 3rd – we know you’ll be there
if you can make it. No, this is a letter asking for help in the real mission
of this project. We hope that you can take a small amount of time out of
your day to seed the name and website of this compilation on as many places
as possible around the internet.
You see, the real mission of this project is to fill up search results for
Karl Rove’s book Courage and Consequence with our vinyl compilation of songs
of the same name. Maybe even confuse a few right-wingers to buy it out of
curiosity or their lack of reading comprehension. Since the mp3s are free to
download, we are offering something as well.
I guess in some way you could say that every band, project, art show, etc
needs promotion like this in this internet age and you’d be right – but this
time our fish is big and evil and his book is an insult and he needs to be
fried. It may not seem like much but we sincerely hope it works. It also depends on you and people like you.
Here are some very easy things you can do. If you want to. If you’re still
reading this. Oh please, please keep reading this. I worked so hard on it.
Do you frequent a forum? Please use the appropriate area in your forum to
post information about the compilation (an example is provided below) and
links. Do you have a Reddit, Digg, Tumblr, Stumblr, Total Fark, Something
Awful, Last.fm, Google Buzz, Notcot, Wonkette, TPM, Freep (you sick puppy), or
De.li.cious account? It would help quite a bit if you could post and/or rate
our website link in these different areas. (links for some provided below).
There’s no reason you can’t sign up for these accounts just to rate these
links, either. It takes very little time and you do not generally have to
put in any personal info. Ask your fellow web 2.0 buddies to up rate, thumbs
up and like as well. They like you, they’ll do it. If there are other sites
you frequent around the web that allow open posts to promote a project or
share interesting stories – please feel free to do so. Don’t ask for permission, just do it!
Do you like the YouTubes? Below is a list of links to fake videos of each
of the compilations songs. Please log in and rate these videos Awesome! and
even favorite them if you like. Google runs youtube now and they weight
their video results by views and by rating so please! it only takes a moment
to do this, and when this inevitably hits the radar of the right wingers, we all know the comments will be a battleground anyway.
If you’re some sort of weirdo and do not like the songs, rate
them Awesome! anyway. Don’t worry, the internet police won’t know.
Hey, I bet you have a blog. Do us a favor and make an open post containing
some or all of the information below. I’m sure your readers will be thrilled
at the content you are providing them.
Facebook. Yeah, yeah, we’ve already done a lot on facebook – it helped us
receive at least 50% of the funding (and music and ideas) for this project.
Frankly, we are a little worried about FB fatigue and are therefore
reluctant to keep posting on OUR pages about it. But you! You hardly ever
post anything – why not do us a solid and make a post linking to the main
web page. In fact, if you’re an infrequent Facebook user, it would help a
lot. If you’re worried about conservative family members or friends getting
offended well…that’s just a bonus.
Are you an e-mail forwarder? I’m sorry. I really am. BUT, in this instance
it might help us. Forward away. Hell, forward this email as is and maybe
more people will join in the fight to push Karl Rove’s book Courage and
Consequence to the 2nd page of Google results. A person can dream, can’t
Final request. Let us know what you’ve done! Send me an email or message
with a link to your post or forward so that I may add your efforts to the
list and keep them going. Especially let us know for sites that allow
ratings and I’ll add those links to this email and the website.
Thank you and screw Karl Rove’s book.
http://www.karlrovebook.net – Official site
http://karlrove.bandcamp.com/ – Bandcamp page / sales
http://cdbaby.com/cd/krove – cdbaby
http://seismicwave.net/project… – root of official site
http://twitter.com/bookkarlrove – Project Twitter
http://www.electrical.com/phpB… – Electrical Audio Forum Discussion
http://courageandconsequence.b… – Courage and Consequence Blog
http://www.kickstarter.com/pro… – Fundraiser site (successful)
http://www.last.fm/music/Death… Last Fm
Songs on last.fm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… pitch video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Mike Malloy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Heavenly States – A Man For Our Times
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Rival Dickens – Forget the Naughts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… HaveSpecialPower – A Rove By Any Other Name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Lambs of Abortion – New American Century
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… We’re Gonna Fight The Eskimos Next – Don’t Praise the Machine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Cartographer – The Biggest Asshole In The World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Death Dream – Karl Rove Let’s Get Dirty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Generalissimo – Swarm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Cold Lake – Courage and Consequence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Hurry Up Shotgun – Car Bomb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… The United Sons of Toil – Invention VS Innovation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… Victory and Associates – Lies, and the Lying Liars That Sell Them
http://www.theheavenlystates.com The Heavenly States
http://www.rivaldickens.com/ Rival Dickens, Rick from http://posterchildren.com/ Poster Children
http://www.myspace.com/thelagsf Have Special Power
http://www.lambsofabortion.com/ Lambs of Abortion
http://www.myspace.com/weregon… We’re Gonna Fight the Eskimos Next
http://www.myspace.com/deathdr… Death Dream
http://www.myspace.com/coldcol… Cold Lake
http://hurryupshotgun.com/ Hurry Up Shotgun
http://www.unitedsonsoftoil.com/ United Sons of Toil
http://www.victoryandassociate… Victory and Associates