And welcome to my little piece of heaven, my place for peace of mind and creativity, our glitter revolution.
This is a place where I pour my heart into songs and videos and words and share them with you. And then I listen to what you have to say and together we will make this world a little bit better.
A while ago I stumbled across the TED talk with Amanda Palmer, where she talks about the art of asking and that led me here. That talk really cut through the screen and into my heart because it was like she was talking about me. I've toured and played with so many people around the world. I've borrowed you gear, eaten your food and met your families and slept on your floors and, even more crazy, I've slept in your actual beds whilst you´ve been on the floor, which is insanely kind and generous. You've put on shows with my bands because you love the music and I truly love you for that.
I live in Sweden now and I haven't toured or actually done much at all for a while because of my mental health problems. For all my life I have been unable to keep a normal full time job because of my depressions and anxiety and other stuff. The only time I've been able to do anything full time has been when I've been doing music. Those short days or weeks when I've been recording or touring and just focusing on creating has been little pieces of heaven for my mind.
I just thought, why not try and create that little piece of heaven? Why try and fit into someone elses idea of how a person should be and live? I'm on sick/unemployment benefits right now so I've got absolutely nothing to let go off, nothing holding me back, nothing to sacrifice. I guess that doesnt make me very brave but I do feel really scared and excited about doing this.
So. I'm asking for your help. Even if you don't know me, or if I've slept on your floor or met your cat. Help me believe that there is still so much good and love left in the world. Right now I feel like there is jut hate and distrust and "whats in it for me" and profits, but we can change that. You and me. There is still space in the world for love and art and creativity and kindness. So I'm asking you to join me in this glitter revolution. Help me create that little piece of heaven, and I will do my very best to inspire and allow differencies and collaborate with you and just spread as much love as possible.
But what is this? How does it work?
It's not very complicated. I will make things – mostly songs but I might do other things because I want this to be a place where my creativity can run wild! I will make them to the best of my ability and they will all be original work. You contribute per song and not by month, which allows me to look after my depressions and my anxiety disorder without being totally stressed out. I will try and make one song per month, but some months there might be two songs and some months there might be none. You can still cap your monthly contribution if you want, to make sure you don't have to pay millions if I go on a massive song writing spree (not likely, but hey, you never know!). Some of the songs I write might be rerecorded and/or released on other media (like Bandcamp or Spotify), but they will always be free or on a pay what you want basis. And you will always find them here on Patreon first!
If you support me you will – in addition to the songs – have access to the Patreon Only Feed. This is where I will show you how it all happen. There will be words, videos where I will let you guys into my world and mind, maybe additional songs and covers and goofing around. Like a multimedia diary. I don't actually know what I'm doing and that is amazing. I can do anything! The important thing is that you can be a part of it. Let's talk. Let's come up with new ideas and change the world together!
You get to choose how much you want to contribute with, which I think is wonderful. That's how you should pay for everything in the world; if you're poor you should pay less and if you're rich you should pay more. Here, I will trust you guys to pay what you think it's worth. It doesn't matter if it's $2 or $200000, I am so grateful for every little bit!!! However, if you do decide to contribute with a bit more, I will make more stuff for you. Or, if you don't have any money at all, some of the posts here will be public and I'm just excited that you are here reading. This is not a demand, this is a way for you to support me IF YOU WANT TO.
I always want more gigs! Hit me! In addition to my ”normal” gigs I do a show called Rainbow Rebels for young persons who are not men to make them believe in themselves and start making music. I also do workshops in songwriting.
If you want to book shows and/or have other questions or just want to write something that you don't want public on this page, please send me an email lisalidehall (a) gmail.com
Follow me on instagram @lisabouviermusic and/or like my facebook page /lisabouviermusic
Want to get to know me a bit better before you join my glitter revolution?
Listen to some of my previous songs and other bands on Spotify
Or watch a few videos to see what I'm all about!