Lost in Love Album
Lost in Love Album
Rock Opera ‘Southern Time’ is producing its first commercial album, ‘Lost in Love’, to fund the first movie in the trilogy.
Rock Opera ‘Southern Time’ is producing its first commercial album, ‘Lost in Love’, to fund the first movie in the trilogy. Read more
Demo of song 'Lost in Love' ~
'Lost in Love' is the first commercially-recorded album of the rock opera 'Southern Time'. The album is the rock opera’s overture, and designed to garner the support and awareness for our organization’s larger goals.
‘Southern Time’ is about the need for peace and harmony between 'the North' and 'the South'—from a global perspective. The disparities between these regions and domains, and the lack of willingness from the relatively privileged to reach out, is what our project is designed to address.
My journey, as heterosexual Caucasian man living with HIV in Canada for the past 21 years, has opened my mind and eyes to others’ suffering that goes well past my own. Despite my struggles, despite almost dying in 2009 from AIDS, and as a performance artist not knowing how many seasons I will continue to be around for, the music and story behind my rock opera speak to the global unity we all need to make positive changes in our world.
What would you do if you had the opportunity to make a difference? In addition to my own career, devoted to music, other professional musicians are ready to record with me here in Toronto. As well, I have three talented Ugandan friends who are ready to participate as backup singers in the rock opera's band. I met them at the 2016 World AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, and now the time is right for them, and for Southern Time.
By openly sharing my story and unapologetic songs, I am using what time I have left to speak truth and love to power. I am sharing the stage with friends and musicians with their own compelling stories. We aim to be the very change we want to see: no contrivance, no pretention, and no satisfaction without doing everything we possibly can.
I have the people on board to record and tour as the very incarnation of greater unity between North and South. This is a powerful and important message toward Southern Time’s ultimate aspiration.
This all-or-nothing Kickstarter campaign is a metaphor for the opportunity I have. The stars are aligned, minus the financing. That’s where you come in.
Where do the funds go?
These funds will be used for reimbursing the other musicians for their time and travel, plus renting the studio, and recording, mixing and mastering in Toronto. There will also be a trip we need to make to Uganda at the start of 2018 for rehearsal and recording, as well as an awareness campaign of performances in Kampala (Uganda) before coming back to Toronto as a group in February.
March, 2018 marks the CD release party, multiple gigs in the Toronto area, and our tour throughout North America through April and May.
Proceeds from the released album will also fund projects at People In Need Agency (PINA) and Bery’s Place in Uganda. Children living with AIDS, plus the need for awareness, education, and prevention, is one of the most painful disparities between North and South that Southern Time intends to address.
Risks and challenges
1. The number of logistics in completing this album by February, 2018 is a tall order, but with decades of recording and producing experience, I have the pieces and the support in place to get it done. Plus, meeting our Kickstarter goal will allow us to book travel in a way that sticks to our most optimistic production timeline.
2. The primary risk I and the whole band recognize is that this will be our only chance to make this project a reality. The stars are aligned, and there is no time to waste.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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