Anonymous asked: Why did you charge $6 for your album?
hey, you asked me this a while ago and i’ve been thinking about it a lot since then. sorry it took so long to respond, it just seemed like a question that deserved a real answer.
my whole life i’ve dealt with a lot of depression, specifically about my own worth. for a long time i felt as if my life had no thrust or purpose, and after four years of working on the most personal, and straining thing i’ve done i felt like i needed to feel some sort of tangible give back. i needed to feel like it was worth something to me. six dollars seemed right.
on the other hand i know that there are people (myself included) who don’t have the disposable income to support the artists that they love, and can’t own my album. i’ve tried to accommodate those people as much as i can by sending people who can’t afford the album download codes whenever they contact me.
on a larger scale i think we can all agree that art has worth outside of bullshit financial structures. art changes lives, and builds communities. modest mouse and jeff mangum got me through high school, jean luc godard and the beatles got me through my semester of college and made me realize i could drop out and be ok. i could list every song, movie, video game, and book that has changed my life, but it sort of feels like a waste of time. we all know that those things have worth, and we don’t need a receipt to tell us that. but to even be one step closer to being able to live off of the thing that i’ve devoted my life to is something that comforts me not only fiscally, but also spiritually.
to anyone that can’t afford to download Wendy and wants to, i urge you to message me. you don’t have to explain your situation, i understand that can be embarrassing. if i can help you i will.
hope this answered your question