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Fundraiser Through 10/13! (!!!!!)

So this Saturday 10/13 is the big day.  The Keep On Stomping chapbooks are ready, the “Keep On Stomping Prints” are ready, the temporary seller’s permit arranged.

Wimbot creator Cinder and I are setting up shop at Sacramento’s Rio Midtown Jam, a street festival at the corner of 17th and J streets from 4-8 pm, signing prints and books.  Cinder is even going to makes some 3D Wimbots, suitable for dashboards and desktops.

All of my profit from both book and print sales is going to my son’s high school’s band program.  If you want to know why music matters look no further than a high school band room.

Those kids amaze me, not just with their talent but with their true love of music.

But what about you?  You’re too far away to come out and support us, and yet you’re the kind of person who appreciates music, education,  and philanthropy.   How can you pitch in?  Well, how about this.  From today through 10/13:

  • All proceeds from sales of the paperback and eBook editions of Keep On Stomping: A Why It Matters Chapbook will go straight to the boy’s school.  Don’t be shy, buy in bulk.  I’m sure everyone you know will enjoy reading about my embarrassing childhood.
  • All of my proceeds from the “Keep On Stomping” print also will go to my boy’s school.  Until signing day you can pick up your own signed, numbered piece of fine art for $45.  I’ll even eat the shipping costs.  Email me at jostaffordjr@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Look, I know it isn’t  Race For The Cure, but it’s what I can do.  Also, you don’t have to wear pink or carry a sign that reads  “I Heart Boobies” while reading Why It Matters. Usually.

So come on people, throw the kids a couple of bucks.  Just skip a Starbucks or two and you can own a book and help a school.

And if you are in the Sacramento area I’d like to ask you a couple of favors:

  • Come out and visit us
  • Please forward this and help me get the word out.  Seriously, hype the hell out of it.  Let’s make Rio Midtown Jam the Second Saturday event this month.

That’s it for trying to pick your pocket.  Thanks for helping out, and be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for some cool music!

Click here for the event’s official Facebook page

***BONUS TRACK***

Here’s a cut from the absolutely coolest high school band ever, and a lot of their magic was made possible via donations.  See?  Your couple of bucks really can make a difference.  Also, how many damned Girl Scout cookies can you eat?  Spread the love a little.

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  1. Good luck with this! I know how important it is to you 🙂

    And whatsmore, to the casual browser of this wonderful blogsite, let me tell you that I already own a copy of this amazing piece of literature and i can thoroughly recommend it! Don’t delay…buy it today!

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  2. Ditto ditto ditto! I have three copies that need to get to the Post Office for a signature and back here as gifts, cannot wait for the recipients to get them. 🙂

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