Just a quick note to let you know we have not forgotten you! We're working hard to put together a broadcast that we can all be proud of supporting. Rewards will be sent out as soon as possible. MP3s and MDR posters are on the way. All other prizes will be sent the week following May Day. For those that signed up for the Silent Disco or Ed Bear's workshop, you'll be hearing from us in the first week of May.
We now have a simple WEBSITE where you can tune into our live stream on May 1st. We'll release the FM station number on May Day (or the day before), so be sure to check back!
On our site you will find ways that you can contribute your talents, skills and voices to the broadcast. MDR relies on the participation of the diverse and enthusiastic voices that make up New York City and the larger community that is the 99%. We hope you will contribute!
May Day Rad Team
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THANK YOU EVERYONE !!!
As a little treat, check out our SoundCloud to hear MDR's unofficial anthem mixed by DJ Drumcircle. We hope to use SoundCloud as place to share content from anyone who wants to participate across our broad community of workers. Get on the mic, the mixer, or the handy recorder! Stay tuned for ways to contribute, for real.
We only have 24 hours left and we're $823 away from our funding target!!! We're confident that we can get there, but we'll need your help in the home stretch.
SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOP. PASS A NOTE IN CLASS. TALK ABOUT US AT THE WATER COOLER! A.K.A. SEND AN EMAIL / TWEET / FB OUR KICKSTARTER LINK.
News to brag about:
+Dan Funderburgh recently donated a limited edition illustration specifically May Day Radio!! See attached image and details below.*
+Dominic Wagner aka Cazeaux OSLO has sent us his mixtape and we promise you will have your ears and minds cracked opened by songs of playful resistance and resilience. I wish I could identify the huge range of musical influences he's included, but you'll just have to donate to find out. So good, people!!!
+Alexis Georgopoulos aka ARP also sent us a taste of what he's working on and from what we've heard, his mix is sure to help you forget what you're so mad about and just start dancing your way through your day or a menial task like moving your money from a bank to a credit union. :)
THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING EVERYONE HAS ALREADY DONE. AND IF YOU ARE JUST GETTING AROUND TO IT, IT'S NOT TOO LATE.
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Andrew, Emily, Liz, Jenn, Ed, Matt, Nick and the rest of our team.
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*Bottle Rockets. Risograph, approximately 12" x 6". Limited edition of 75. Signed and numbered by the artist. (Size and color may be slightly adjusted for printing).
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OUR UNENDING GRATITUDE AND A SHOUT OUT ON THE AIR: We love you and appreciate your support at whatever level you can swing it. Those who contribute to our campaign at $5 and below will receive thanks in our hearts and on the air during our May Day broadcast.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR AN FM RADIO. HELP US ENSURE EVERYONE GETS ACCESS TO THE AIR WAVES: Our May Day broadcast will be available in a variety of mediums. Livestreaming will allow anyone with a computer or an internet-enabled smartphone to listen in. Microtransmitters scattered throughout the city will make the broadcast available to anyone that can pick up an FM signal. Lots of devices are equipped to do this - transistor radios, boomboxes, FM headsets, and most smartphones. But we’d like our broadcast to be available to anyone who wants to to listen in. For those who don’t have any of those things, we’d like to hand out some spares to keep everyone in the loop.Estimated delivery:
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MIXTAPE MP3 DOWNLOAD: The power of music to energize, incite, and bring people together is a huge inspiration behind May Day Radio. Our vinyl obsessed friends Dominic Wagner and Alexis Georgopoulos have generously made mixes especially for this campaign. If you donate $20, your ears will thank you for it. Mixes will be made available as MP3 downloads. Please specify from whom you would like to hear - each download is offered separately.Estimated delivery:
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MAY DAY RADIO POSTER! Get the word out or collect a special May Day souvenir. Contributors who donate $25 to the project will receive a silk-screened poster with the classic black & white May Day Radio logo designed by our talented friend Matt Cassity. Hand silk-screened by artist and printmaker extraordinaire, Julia Gualtieri. Edition of 150.Estimated delivery:
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EXITRIP WORKSHOP WITH ED BEAR: The Exitrip transmitters that we’ll be using to microcast throughout the city on May Day are the brainchild of sound engineer/artist Ed Bear. Using iPod accessories that became obsolete after Apple introduced a new generation of mp3 players, he reverse-engineers the devices so they can transmit an FM signal from any audio source you choose. For a $35 donation, you can attend a workshop with Ed where he will teach you how to make your own Exitrip to use on May Day and any other day you’d like to use the device. Materials provided.Estimated delivery:
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TICKET TO SILENT DISCO: “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution” are the famous words of legendary feminist and activist Emma Goldman. We couldn’t agree more. People who donate $45 to our project will receive tickets to a silent disco here in NYC, hosted by NYC Silent Disco. Location TBA. https://www.facebook.com/nycsilentdiscoEstimated delivery:
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TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US // A BOOK BY KRAMER O'NEILL: Photographer Kramer O'Neill has generously donated 1 of 500 editions of his newest book. Till Human Voices Wake Us, a project five years in the making, exploring humans in the ocean, the joy and terror of cheating death, the dark pull of the water. The book is 10.2x8.5 in. hardcover, thread-sewn binding, 80 pages, 52 photographs on 170gsm paper, printed staccato raster FM [400dpi] in Slovenia in a limited edition of 500, numbered and signed. The poetry of Kramer's photographs will equally confound and affirm your existence. We hope May Day will have a similar effect on all of us. http://krameroneill.com/Estimated delivery:
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LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY DAN FUNDERBURGH: Artist and Designer Dan Funderburgh is presumeably breaking his back for us by drawing an intricate, clever and surprising illustration specifically for May Day Radio. Dan's work is deeply thoughtful and respectful of its subjects; yet executed with a sense of humor and clarity that delivers his message in perfect harmony. We hope this approach will guide us in the streets on May 1st! Limited edition of 75. Signed and numbered by the artist. Thanks, Dan! http://www.danfunderburgh.com/Estimated delivery:
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PHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHEW CONNORS: Matt’s been involved with OWS since the early days at Liberty Plaza, and spent much of his time there documenting the birth of the movement through a really amazing series of portraits. He has generously agreed to help get May Day Radio off the ground by donating an edition of 5 to the cause. Thanks Matt. Image: Miriam, 2011 (from the series "Occupy New York") http://matthewconnors.com/OWS/10.html ; Edition limited to 5 archival pigment prints, 6.5" x 9" on 8.5” x 11” paper. Signed and numbered by the artist.Estimated delivery:
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