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    Senior Member Styxx's Avatar
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    Ot - A small Plea for help

    Hi
    I haven't been up here much in the past few years due to turbulent effecting my life dramatically. The loss of my wife to another, loss of home, and loss of employment.
    Well, I'm not used to asking like this but I have no other choice. As some of you may know, I have written some modest music and probably not the best but something at least. I have a few works on CD baby that well, quite frankly, don't sell all that well.
    Here's my plea. First, the reason I am making this embarrassing request is that I no longer have unemployment to help keep me afloat and even with all the resumes, applications, and "who you know" leads ... nothing has happened. I am still unemployed yet now only making a few dollars teaching drum lessons. Without getting too into this here is what I am asking.
    If you would please, go up on my CD Baby page, listen to a few samples, and if you like or even have a small interest, purchase a download of an mp3 at $0.99. I am hoping to get enough sales to help me keep a roof over my head for at least into the month of January. By then I am praying some employer will give me a break.
    Again, I apologize humbly for asking such an immense favor and I am not requiring anyone to purchase a full CD or even an mp3. Just maybe consider it. And, if you do and even if you do not, may God bless you.

    Here is the link to my music - http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.a...ichaelSalamone

    With heartfelt gratitude. And may you all have the happiest of holidays!

    Sincerely,
    Styxx
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    Re: Ot - A small Plea for help

    Can't click through; keep getting a "bad request" message.

    Have you thought about services like Pump Audio? There's no cost to join (but you'll have to go through the motions of joining a performing rights group like ASCAP or BMI, which is also free). Just thinking of other avenues of potential revenue for you...

    Hope and pray you pull through, Styxx.

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    Re: Ot - A small Plea for help

    Thanks Iacobus Rodelus, I am a member of ASCAP and will look into this right away. The link should work now. Thanks again for pointing the problem out. And again, bless you.

    Styxx
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    Re: Ot - A small Plea for help

    I listened to the samples and I like your music. Good work.

    I downloaded the album and I'm going to put it on my iPhone.

    Try to have a Merry Christmas Styxx.

    Hang in there.


    Phil

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    Jeez Styxx!

    Back in the day when this forum was a trifle livelier, as a sometime contributor I always went to read your posts first - as they were always genuinely entertaining!

    I'm truly sorry to hear of all the s**t you've been through - and I wish you a speedy road back to normality.

    I hope all the people who used to contribute here and must pop in occasionally to see if anything has changed (!) do what I just did - buy the album.

    All good luck to your beaters Styxx,

    regards

    Barrie

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    Just bought the whole CD worth. Sorry that you're struggling - you are a creative and talented guy - hang in there and keep on keeping on...
    Mark McDowell
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    Styx,

    You've brought so many smile to those of us here, hope things turn around for you soon. Just bought the CD, will listen as I work today.

    Another option, sell on Amazon. Set up a CreateSpace account and put your CD there. It's free to setup.

    Good luck,
    Jeff

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    Re: Ot - A small Plea for help

    Thanks so much guys. I really do appreciate it! I just got back from an interview and it didn't go so well. All I need is something to keep me afloat and man is this economy hurting! I'm not the only one I know and with out getting into too much detail about my past year, all I can say is I never thought this was going to get this bad. Divorce, lost my home, lost my job and health care and now in need of surgery. (For da cripes sakes).
    Don't know what else to say but thank you! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and don't forget ... Bumble's Bounce!
    Styxx

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    I'm the proud new owner of the latest Styxx album!--Noooo, not Styx - I mean the DOUBLE X kind of Styxx, you know, the guy who writes music which is much more interesting than that other single X Styx.

    My wife, Kate, and I are wishing you a Merry Christmas and a much improved new year, Michael. Thanks for "Above A Cloud"--!

    Randy

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    Styx,

    I just purchased your whole album. I certainly hope this helps somewhat. I've been where you are, so I really understand. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do. Please take care.

    Gary A.
    Serenity Musician Productions (Gary A.)

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