MandyTroxel is creating songs
20

patrons

$212
per Song
There is no feeling quite like writing a song. When I'm working on one, pages and pages of song lyric chickenscratch litter my counters, the kitchen table, the couch. Hank Williams said once that if a song can't be written in 45 minutes, it's not worth writing. Well, I'm no Hank Williams. If I can get a song written in 45 minutes, I'm pretty sure it stinks (although sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised). But usually, in the end, I've got a little songbaby to send forth into the world, and I'm as proud of it as any new parent. It's a little miracle every time.

But songwriting is an inconvenient calling. I love this story about Tom Waits -- he's driving along the LA freeway, wrestling with traffic, running late, and the muse swoops down and drops a song into his head. And he's frustrated, grumbling "Can't you see I'm driving?!".

This is the universal pain-in-the-butt truth about songwriting - it requires your full attention. It doesn't care if there are dishes in the sink, a work deadline looming, bills to be paid, kids to be fed. In my life, I'm spinning a hundred plates, scrambling in the effort to make ends meet. Allowing myself to set things aside and write is accompanied by a real undercurrent of worry. But I think that there's a balance in meeting the day to day necessities while also nurturing a deeper calling.

We've all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child". Perhaps that applies to song-babies too.

Enter Patreon. Here’s how it works:

You subscribe to my Patreon site on a “per song” basis. You choose an amount you would like to pay “per song”, and then are billed each month based on how many songs I uploaded during that time period. Just so’s you know, my goal is one song a month. If I don’t upload any songs, you don’t pay a thing. Or, if I pull a fast one on you and upload 10, you can put a cap on your amount so your account isn’t billed more than you would like. Patreon makes all this very easy, walking you through it as you sign up. (Just so's you know, I've never posted more than one song a month, if that).

Songs will be (usually) demos, which right now means just me and my guitar singing into my phone. Or, songs will be videos of shows, where I like to try out new songs to a wider audience. But really, the goal here is to introduce us all to each song in its barest form, which is usually the best way to hear what it has to say.

So, now that I've had my Patreon page for awhile, I am going to write a small confession about rewards: When I write a song, or a blog post, I want everyone who has signed up to be a patron to see it, regardless of what they can afford. I know that different rewards for different amounts is supposed to be an incentive. It just didn't feel right for me. So, there are still different rewards amounts, but y'all pretty much are going to get the same thing. I don't want anyone missing out!

One of the things you’ll be hearing most from me on this Patreon page is gratitude. Thank you so much for your presence and support in my songwriting and music-making. Your investment in my work is an honor and a motivator. Let’s see what happens!
Tiers
One Dollarer
$1 or more per Song 2 patrons
Every dollar counts, and I'm glad you're here.


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you!

Three Dollarers
$3 or more per Song 5 patrons
You just bought me a musical latte. Yum!


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you!

5 Dollarers
$5 or more per Song 8 patrons
You've just tossed a fiver into my open guitar case. Imagine me interrupting myself, mid-chorus, to say "thanks!"


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you! 

10 Buckers
$10 or more per Song 3 patrons
This is awfully generous of you. Seriously. 


 I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you! 

25 Buckers
$25 or more per Song 0 patrons
Ok, so we're moving into the realm of super-supporter. You obviously want this all to keep happening. Thank you xo 


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you! 

50 Buckers
$50 or more per Song 2 patrons
Holy cats. I'm so grateful.


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you!  

Goals
$212 of $250 per Song
Now here's some Mandy Math: if I can get to the $250 mark, and sustain it for 12 songs, then I've raised enough to get a new album done! And by done I mean DONE: recorded, mastered, pressed, musicians hired, everything! (No Kickstarter campaign needed). This is the goal we're shooting for!
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There is no feeling quite like writing a song. When I'm working on one, pages and pages of song lyric chickenscratch litter my counters, the kitchen table, the couch. Hank Williams said once that if a song can't be written in 45 minutes, it's not worth writing. Well, I'm no Hank Williams. If I can get a song written in 45 minutes, I'm pretty sure it stinks (although sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised). But usually, in the end, I've got a little songbaby to send forth into the world, and I'm as proud of it as any new parent. It's a little miracle every time.

But songwriting is an inconvenient calling. I love this story about Tom Waits -- he's driving along the LA freeway, wrestling with traffic, running late, and the muse swoops down and drops a song into his head. And he's frustrated, grumbling "Can't you see I'm driving?!".

This is the universal pain-in-the-butt truth about songwriting - it requires your full attention. It doesn't care if there are dishes in the sink, a work deadline looming, bills to be paid, kids to be fed. In my life, I'm spinning a hundred plates, scrambling in the effort to make ends meet. Allowing myself to set things aside and write is accompanied by a real undercurrent of worry. But I think that there's a balance in meeting the day to day necessities while also nurturing a deeper calling.

We've all heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child". Perhaps that applies to song-babies too.

Enter Patreon. Here’s how it works:

You subscribe to my Patreon site on a “per song” basis. You choose an amount you would like to pay “per song”, and then are billed each month based on how many songs I uploaded during that time period. Just so’s you know, my goal is one song a month. If I don’t upload any songs, you don’t pay a thing. Or, if I pull a fast one on you and upload 10, you can put a cap on your amount so your account isn’t billed more than you would like. Patreon makes all this very easy, walking you through it as you sign up. (Just so's you know, I've never posted more than one song a month, if that).

Songs will be (usually) demos, which right now means just me and my guitar singing into my phone. Or, songs will be videos of shows, where I like to try out new songs to a wider audience. But really, the goal here is to introduce us all to each song in its barest form, which is usually the best way to hear what it has to say.

So, now that I've had my Patreon page for awhile, I am going to write a small confession about rewards: When I write a song, or a blog post, I want everyone who has signed up to be a patron to see it, regardless of what they can afford. I know that different rewards for different amounts is supposed to be an incentive. It just didn't feel right for me. So, there are still different rewards amounts, but y'all pretty much are going to get the same thing. I don't want anyone missing out!

One of the things you’ll be hearing most from me on this Patreon page is gratitude. Thank you so much for your presence and support in my songwriting and music-making. Your investment in my work is an honor and a motivator. Let’s see what happens!

Recent posts by MandyTroxel

Tiers
One Dollarer
$1 or more per Song 2 patrons
Every dollar counts, and I'm glad you're here.


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you!

Three Dollarers
$3 or more per Song 5 patrons
You just bought me a musical latte. Yum!


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you!

5 Dollarers
$5 or more per Song 8 patrons
You've just tossed a fiver into my open guitar case. Imagine me interrupting myself, mid-chorus, to say "thanks!"


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you! 

10 Buckers
$10 or more per Song 3 patrons
This is awfully generous of you. Seriously. 


 I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you! 

25 Buckers
$25 or more per Song 0 patrons
Ok, so we're moving into the realm of super-supporter. You obviously want this all to keep happening. Thank you xo 


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you! 

50 Buckers
$50 or more per Song 2 patrons
Holy cats. I'm so grateful.


I've edited my tiers to all offer the same rewards. This is not what the Tier Gods recommend. But apparently I'm a Patreon Socialist. I want everyone to have all the stuff. Right now that means access to blog posts, songs, and occasional love notes in the mail. Thank you. I appreciate you!