Angie Moon is creating The Diversity of Classic Rock
3

patrons

$13
per month
From The Beginning:
Hello! I'm Angie Moon, the writer behind The Diversity of Classic Rock. I've been a huge classic rock fan and lover of the 60s and 70s aesthetic since I was a teenager. It all started one day in grade 9 when I was bored and decided to watch Austin Powers. I loved the fashion and music in that film and fell in love with the 60s.

I don't do anything halfway, so I started dressing like it was the 60s/70s and getting into the music of the era. If I can't live in the era, I'm going to make my life as much like the era as possible and practical.

When I was 16, I had a popular Tumblr page called Meanwhile in the 60s, where I would post lots of cool pictures of rock bands. At its peak I had about 11,000 followers. I have since quit Tumblr since I felt I outgrew it. 

I also have a decent following on Instagram, where I post my travel photos and outfit pictures. I also promote The Diversity of Classic Rock there.

When I was 19, I had my first radio show. I would mostly play classic rock on a freeform format station. When I did study abroad in Ireland, I had more control over my show and so Crazy on Classic Rock was born, it is also the URL of my website. I don't do radio anymore, but I still love to talk about classic rock.

In 2015, I founded The Diversity of Classic Rock and three years later, I'm still here and the blog is growing!


What is the Diversity of Classic Rock?
The idea of The Diversity of Classic Rock came into my head when I was 19 and at my university radio station. The station manager was upset that I was playing too much music from the 70s and said that the musicians were a bunch of old white men. I told them that they aren't just old white men and I wanted to prove them wrong. 

I wasn't sure how to realise the idea, so I sat on it for the year. I wondered how it would be received and if people would like it. 

The opportunity to write this came during a class called Intro to Social Media. The teacher told us to create a blog about any topic of our choice and I thought this was the right time to start The Diversity of Classic Rock. 

On this blog, I write about rock stars from all backgrounds. Rock stars of all ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations who have shaped the genre. Not only does the blog cover identity, but also the diverse sounds of the time. 


Why should I be a Patron and what am I paying for?
I've been writing The Diversity of Classic Rock since 2015. I had a Patreon earlier, but I closed it because I was in university.

Now I am able to dedicate all my time to this project and make it the best possible resource about classic rock, so I am bringing it back. For most of the blog's existence, I've been putting in many  hours of research for free. Donating to my Patreon is a big help and a great way to show appreciation.

You can always expect my blog to be informative, thorough, honest, and fair. If I like something, I'll let you know. If I don't like something, I'll also let you know. I also want my blog to be a place where people can talk about classic rock and music inspired by it. I tell the stories that you know about classic rock and the ones that you may not know already. If we don't talk about the lesser-known musicians, they get forgotten.

You get some pretty nice perks like a follow from me on social media, birthday/Christmas/holiday cards, Skype/FaceTime/Whatsapp calls, ability to suggest topics or commission blog posts, behind the scenes/life updates, maybe some dog pictures when I get a dog. You can see what levels get these perks in the sidebar. 

I want the blog to grow. At this time, The Diversity of Classic Rock is a one-woman operation. I do the writing, research, website design, and social media promotion. I hope to bring on guest writers in the future and pay them. I do not believe in unpaid internships, so I want to make sure any guest writers are paid for their contributions. With some help from you, I can do that and you can get more content. 

A website costs money to run. It's about €100/year for the domain name and hosting on Wordpress. As well, I would like to buy books to do research for blog posts and records/CDs for review.

As always, all content will be free on the blog and being a patron is totally optional. Take care of yourselves first.

If you cannot afford to be a patron, that is totally okay. There are many free ways to support my blog like sharing my blog with your friends and family, whitelisting my blog on your adblocker (I have a few ads on my blog, but they're not intrusive), and posting nice comments. Just being there for me and being supportive of my blog makes me happy. 
Tiers
Talc
$1 or more per month 1 patron
The soft rock tier. Think acoustic rock, ambient, and dreampop.


If you use Adblock, you are more than forgiven! ❤️Thank you so much, pal! Every little bit helps. 


To put this in perspective, this tier costs less than a cup of coffee/tea a month. Over a year, this might be the cost of a couple issues of your favourite music magazine.


As a token of my appreciation, you get: 

  • One follow on any social media of your choice. Message me your social media handle. I have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and (of course) Wordpress. 
  • I will probably leave some nice comments too! 😃 
  • I will also list you on my dedications page on my website!
Calcite
$3 or more per month 1 patron
The radio friendly pop music tier. Think folk rock, synthpop, and R&B. 


Thank you so much, love! 💙You are groovy.


For the cost of one Starbucks coffee a month, you are being a big help.


As a token of my appreciation, you get:

  • Follows on all your social media accounts. - Please message me your social media handles, when you make your pledge.
  • You will also get some nice comments from me on your posts.
  • Listed on my dedications page on my website
  • We saved the best for last... The cheapest backstage pass in town! Behind the scenes content just for you will be posted here. If you've always wanted to know what a day in the life of Angie is like, now you'll know. You can expect OOTDs, dog pictures (when I finally get a dog), travel photos, and random thoughts.
Quartz
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
The Hard Rock level! Think 70s hard rock, punk, power pop, and harder prog rock. My personal favourite stuff.


I cannot say thank you enough! 💖Keep on keeping on!


For about the cost of a really nice coffee from Starbucks (or regular coffee + tip and tax), you are being a big help with covering day to day costs of running the blog. You're incredible!


As a token of my appreciation, you get:

  • All rewards from $1-3 tiers (follows on social media, dedications page listing, backstage pass)
  • Early access to Diversity of Classic Rock posts. You will be the first to see the posts.
  • Join my Birthday/Holiday Card Club! - Message me your birthday and let me know what holiday you celebrate (Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/other) and I'll send you a card. *Note: after one month of successful payment, I can send you your card.
Topaz
$10 or more per month 1 patron
The "Heavy Metal Thunder" level! This is the level of the heaviest classic rock songs. Mindblowing stuff and ahead of its time. 


Wow! My proverbial wig has been snatched. This will help the blog a lot. I'm speechless. 💜


As a token of my appreciation, you get:

  • All the rewards from $1-5 levels. So that means: the social media follows, dedication page listing, backstage pass, early access to posts, and birthday/holiday card club.
  • You get a shout out at the bottom of all my posts. 
  • "Call me!" 1 hour Skype/Facetime call with me. 
(Shine On You Crazy) Diamond 💎
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Well... I think this would be the death/black metal level, according to TV Tropes' Mohs Scale of Rock & Metal Hardness. Can't say rock music in the 70s went this far. 


Anyway... Wow! Words cannot express my gratitude. At this level, I'll have to make you an executive producer of The Diversity of Classic Rock.


As a token of my appreciation, you get:


  • All the rewards from $1-10 levels. So that means: the social media follows, dedication page listing, backstage pass, early access to posts, birthday/holiday card club, and shout outs on all posts.
  • You'll also get a monthly Skype/Facetime/WhatsApp call from me. 
  • Finally, as executive producer, you get to request posts that I write. You have priority in requesting topics and music to review. Your wish is my command, if it's about classic rock or classic rock inspired music. 
Goals
$13 of $50 per month
I can bring on a monthly guest writer and pay them a flat fee per post. This means more content! Yay!
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From The Beginning:
Hello! I'm Angie Moon, the writer behind The Diversity of Classic Rock. I've been a huge classic rock fan and lover of the 60s and 70s aesthetic since I was a teenager. It all started one day in grade 9 when I was bored and decided to watch Austin Powers. I loved the fashion and music in that film and fell in love with the 60s.

I don't do anything halfway, so I started dressing like it was the 60s/70s and getting into the music of the era. If I can't live in the era, I'm going to make my life as much like the era as possible and practical.

When I was 16, I had a popular Tumblr page called Meanwhile in the 60s, where I would post lots of cool pictures of rock bands. At its peak I had about 11,000 followers. I have since quit Tumblr since I felt I outgrew it. 

I also have a decent following on Instagram, where I post my travel photos and outfit pictures. I also promote The Diversity of Classic Rock there.

When I was 19, I had my first radio show. I would mostly play classic rock on a freeform format station. When I did study abroad in Ireland, I had more control over my show and so Crazy on Classic Rock was born, it is also the URL of my website. I don't do radio anymore, but I still love to talk about classic rock.

In 2015, I founded The Diversity of Classic Rock and three years later, I'm still here and the blog is growing!


What is the Diversity of Classic Rock?
The idea of The Diversity of Classic Rock came into my head when I was 19 and at my university radio station. The station manager was upset that I was playing too much music from the 70s and said that the musicians were a bunch of old white men. I told them that they aren't just old white men and I wanted to prove them wrong. 

I wasn't sure how to realise the idea, so I sat on it for the year. I wondered how it would be received and if people would like it. 

The opportunity to write this came during a class called Intro to Social Media. The teacher told us to create a blog about any topic of our choice and I thought this was the right time to start The Diversity of Classic Rock. 

On this blog, I write about rock stars from all backgrounds. Rock stars of all ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations who have shaped the genre. Not only does the blog cover identity, but also the diverse sounds of the time. 


Why should I be a Patron and what am I paying for?
I've been writing The Diversity of Classic Rock since 2015. I had a Patreon earlier, but I closed it because I was in university.

Now I am able to dedicate all my time to this project and make it the best possible resource about classic rock, so I am bringing it back. For most of the blog's existence, I've been putting in many  hours of research for free. Donating to my Patreon is a big help and a great way to show appreciation.

You can always expect my blog to be informative, thorough, honest, and fair. If I like something, I'll let you know. If I don't like something, I'll also let you know. I also want my blog to be a place where people can talk about classic rock and music inspired by it. I tell the stories that you know about classic rock and the ones that you may not know already. If we don't talk about the lesser-known musicians, they get forgotten.

You get some pretty nice perks like a follow from me on social media, birthday/Christmas/holiday cards, Skype/FaceTime/Whatsapp calls, ability to suggest topics or commission blog posts, behind the scenes/life updates, maybe some dog pictures when I get a dog. You can see what levels get these perks in the sidebar. 

I want the blog to grow. At this time, The Diversity of Classic Rock is a one-woman operation. I do the writing, research, website design, and social media promotion. I hope to bring on guest writers in the future and pay them. I do not believe in unpaid internships, so I want to make sure any guest writers are paid for their contributions. With some help from you, I can do that and you can get more content. 

A website costs money to run. It's about €100/year for the domain name and hosting on Wordpress. As well, I would like to buy books to do research for blog posts and records/CDs for review.

As always, all content will be free on the blog and being a patron is totally optional. Take care of yourselves first.

If you cannot afford to be a patron, that is totally okay. There are many free ways to support my blog like sharing my blog with your friends and family, whitelisting my blog on your adblocker (I have a few ads on my blog, but they're not intrusive), and posting nice comments. Just being there for me and being supportive of my blog makes me happy. 

Recent posts by Angie Moon

Tiers
Talc
$1 or more per month 1 patron
The soft rock tier. Think acoustic rock, ambient, and dreampop.


If you use Adblock, you are more than forgiven! ❤️Thank you so much, pal! Every little bit helps. 


To put this in perspective, this tier costs less than a cup of coffee/tea a month. Over a year, this might be the cost of a couple issues of your favourite music magazine.


As a token of my appreciation, you get: 

  • One follow on any social media of your choice. Message me your social media handle. I have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and (of course) Wordpress. 
  • I will probably leave some nice comments too! 😃 
  • I will also list you on my dedications page on my website!
Calcite
$3 or more per month 1 patron
The radio friendly pop music tier. Think folk rock, synthpop, and R&B. 


Thank you so much, love! 💙You are groovy.


For the cost of one Starbucks coffee a month, you are being a big help.


As a token of my appreciation, you get:

  • Follows on all your social media accounts. - Please message me your social media handles, when you make your pledge.
  • You will also get some nice comments from me on your posts.
  • Listed on my dedications page on my website
  • We saved the best for last... The cheapest backstage pass in town! Behind the scenes content just for you will be posted here. If you've always wanted to know what a day in the life of Angie is like, now you'll know. You can expect OOTDs, dog pictures (when I finally get a dog), travel photos, and random thoughts.
Quartz
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
The Hard Rock level! Think 70s hard rock, punk, power pop, and harder prog rock. My personal favourite stuff.


I cannot say thank you enough! 💖Keep on keeping on!


For about the cost of a really nice coffee from Starbucks (or regular coffee + tip and tax), you are being a big help with covering day to day costs of running the blog. You're incredible!


As a token of my appreciation, you get:

  • All rewards from $1-3 tiers (follows on social media, dedications page listing, backstage pass)
  • Early access to Diversity of Classic Rock posts. You will be the first to see the posts.
  • Join my Birthday/Holiday Card Club! - Message me your birthday and let me know what holiday you celebrate (Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/other) and I'll send you a card. *Note: after one month of successful payment, I can send you your card.
Topaz
$10 or more per month 1 patron
The "Heavy Metal Thunder" level! This is the level of the heaviest classic rock songs. Mindblowing stuff and ahead of its time. 


Wow! My proverbial wig has been snatched. This will help the blog a lot. I'm speechless. 💜


As a token of my appreciation, you get:

  • All the rewards from $1-5 levels. So that means: the social media follows, dedication page listing, backstage pass, early access to posts, and birthday/holiday card club.
  • You get a shout out at the bottom of all my posts. 
  • "Call me!" 1 hour Skype/Facetime call with me. 
(Shine On You Crazy) Diamond 💎
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Well... I think this would be the death/black metal level, according to TV Tropes' Mohs Scale of Rock & Metal Hardness. Can't say rock music in the 70s went this far. 


Anyway... Wow! Words cannot express my gratitude. At this level, I'll have to make you an executive producer of The Diversity of Classic Rock.


As a token of my appreciation, you get:


  • All the rewards from $1-10 levels. So that means: the social media follows, dedication page listing, backstage pass, early access to posts, birthday/holiday card club, and shout outs on all posts.
  • You'll also get a monthly Skype/Facetime/WhatsApp call from me. 
  • Finally, as executive producer, you get to request posts that I write. You have priority in requesting topics and music to review. Your wish is my command, if it's about classic rock or classic rock inspired music.