Leo DiSanto is creating songs, poems, stories, adventure travelogues, videos
19

patrons

$62
per creation
Dear buddies and pals present and future, 

My name is Leo, and I'm a musicianwriter, and seat-of-the-pants adventurer. Welcome to my Patreon page, a unique place in InterCyberSpace where I can share the various things I make with you. Making a living as an independent writer/ performer can be tough, and with your support, I will be better able to focus on the creative aspects of my work with fewer distractions like searching for quarters in the clothes dryer and calculating how many sandwiches I can coax out of that last tablespoon of peanut butter.

Here’s how you can help:

It's a bit like pledging to support your local public radio station, if that station were only broadcast from my dental fillings. It's a lot like buying your vegetables ( or in this case original, homemade entertainment) directly from the farmer who grows them rather than the supermarket (or record company or streaming service) that underpays him for them. If you enjoy the things I make and post here, which will include audio and video recordings of original and cover songs; poems; stories;  and travel writing pieces, you can pledge a specific dollar amount (of your choosing) for each song/ video/ story/ whatever (expect probably between 1 and 4 pieces of new content per month). You can also set a monthly cap on your contributions- Let’s say you pledge 3$ per creation with a monthly cap of 10$. If I go off on some berserk writing bender and release a new song every day for the entire month, you still only pay the 10 bucks. 

As my patron, you’ll have access to some special “patrons only” content and rewards; legitimate use of the highfalutin title, “Patron of the Arts” (perhaps I’ll make one of my rewards a silk sash with that on it); and the knowledge that you’re facilitating and stimulating the creation of new art in a way that art-loving people have been doing since ancient times. In a time when the political tide is dragging in threats of funding cuts for arts programs, direct support of independent creators is a way for you to personally come to the defense of the arts. In our current cultural climate, it might almost be viewed as a subversive act, in the best possible way.

So, is you is or is you ain’t my patron? If you don’t feel this is for you, that’s perfectly alright. Most of the content here will be non-exclusive, and I invite you to enjoy it free of charge with my compliments. If you do decide to become a patron, I urge you also to browse around and check out the many fine artists who are using Patreon to share their creations with the folks who take delight in them. After all, without the patrons who believed in and supported them, even titanic talents like Michelangelo and Beethoven might have had to moonlight as window washers, and Bukowski might never have been able to quit his job at the post office. Without patrons, there might never have been a Renaissance, and you’d never have the opportunity to be loudly shushed by Vatican guards as you murmur and gawk at the Sistine Chapel.
As always, I’m grateful to the marrow for your support, whatever form it takes. Cheers, buddies, and excelsior. 

(profile photo by David Gerz)
Tiers
Beloved Patron
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
Access to exclusive "Patrons Only" content.
3 Star Patron
$3 or more per creation 10 patrons
Access to "Patrons Only" content plus advance previews of select new demos and videos before release to the general public. 
5 Star Patron
$5 or more per creation 4 patrons
All previous rewards, plus option to download select demos and recordings.
Senior Patron
$10 or more per creation 2 patrons
You're a member of the Patron artistocracy! All previous rewards plus access to my "Screenside Serenades," exclusive, informal performances on Concert Window that only Patrons of your caliber will be able to watch (once a month or so).
Executive Patron
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
You're a big kahuna around here! All previous rewards, plus option to request songs for the "Screenside Serenade" concerts (see above). I'll play it even if I don't like it! One request played per broadcast in the order recived. You'll get a heads up when yours will air. 
Royal Patron
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
All previous rewards, plus a custom recording and download of the cover song of your choice! Ever thought to yourself, "I'd love to hear Leo sing "MacArthur Park?" Yo. You'll also receive special gifts like free merch and VIP concert tickets. 
Goals
19 of 100 patrons
100 patrons! The number produces a satisfying sizzle in my brainpan on back burner of my dreams. At this level of support I'd probably be able to drop one or two of my most abysmal, soul-suffocating, "I only do this to pay the paper" bar gigs and spend more time working in my home studio, The DiSantoratory. What this means for you, beloved now and future patrons, is more original entertainment produced and presented with a lighter heart and a freer smile. 
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Dear buddies and pals present and future, 

My name is Leo, and I'm a musicianwriter, and seat-of-the-pants adventurer. Welcome to my Patreon page, a unique place in InterCyberSpace where I can share the various things I make with you. Making a living as an independent writer/ performer can be tough, and with your support, I will be better able to focus on the creative aspects of my work with fewer distractions like searching for quarters in the clothes dryer and calculating how many sandwiches I can coax out of that last tablespoon of peanut butter.

Here’s how you can help:

It's a bit like pledging to support your local public radio station, if that station were only broadcast from my dental fillings. It's a lot like buying your vegetables ( or in this case original, homemade entertainment) directly from the farmer who grows them rather than the supermarket (or record company or streaming service) that underpays him for them. If you enjoy the things I make and post here, which will include audio and video recordings of original and cover songs; poems; stories;  and travel writing pieces, you can pledge a specific dollar amount (of your choosing) for each song/ video/ story/ whatever (expect probably between 1 and 4 pieces of new content per month). You can also set a monthly cap on your contributions- Let’s say you pledge 3$ per creation with a monthly cap of 10$. If I go off on some berserk writing bender and release a new song every day for the entire month, you still only pay the 10 bucks. 

As my patron, you’ll have access to some special “patrons only” content and rewards; legitimate use of the highfalutin title, “Patron of the Arts” (perhaps I’ll make one of my rewards a silk sash with that on it); and the knowledge that you’re facilitating and stimulating the creation of new art in a way that art-loving people have been doing since ancient times. In a time when the political tide is dragging in threats of funding cuts for arts programs, direct support of independent creators is a way for you to personally come to the defense of the arts. In our current cultural climate, it might almost be viewed as a subversive act, in the best possible way.

So, is you is or is you ain’t my patron? If you don’t feel this is for you, that’s perfectly alright. Most of the content here will be non-exclusive, and I invite you to enjoy it free of charge with my compliments. If you do decide to become a patron, I urge you also to browse around and check out the many fine artists who are using Patreon to share their creations with the folks who take delight in them. After all, without the patrons who believed in and supported them, even titanic talents like Michelangelo and Beethoven might have had to moonlight as window washers, and Bukowski might never have been able to quit his job at the post office. Without patrons, there might never have been a Renaissance, and you’d never have the opportunity to be loudly shushed by Vatican guards as you murmur and gawk at the Sistine Chapel.
As always, I’m grateful to the marrow for your support, whatever form it takes. Cheers, buddies, and excelsior. 

(profile photo by David Gerz)

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Tiers
Beloved Patron
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
Access to exclusive "Patrons Only" content.
3 Star Patron
$3 or more per creation 10 patrons
Access to "Patrons Only" content plus advance previews of select new demos and videos before release to the general public. 
5 Star Patron
$5 or more per creation 4 patrons
All previous rewards, plus option to download select demos and recordings.
Senior Patron
$10 or more per creation 2 patrons
You're a member of the Patron artistocracy! All previous rewards plus access to my "Screenside Serenades," exclusive, informal performances on Concert Window that only Patrons of your caliber will be able to watch (once a month or so).
Executive Patron
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
You're a big kahuna around here! All previous rewards, plus option to request songs for the "Screenside Serenade" concerts (see above). I'll play it even if I don't like it! One request played per broadcast in the order recived. You'll get a heads up when yours will air. 
Royal Patron
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
All previous rewards, plus a custom recording and download of the cover song of your choice! Ever thought to yourself, "I'd love to hear Leo sing "MacArthur Park?" Yo. You'll also receive special gifts like free merch and VIP concert tickets.