Alex Reed (author, teacher, singer of Seeming & ThouShaltNot)

is creating music, words, and big ideas
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A BRAVE SUPPORTER, YOU WILL GET:


• monthly music

• monthly creative & research writings

• a strange postcard

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A COMMITTED COMRADE, YOU WILL GET:


• 3 livestreamed concerts per year

• guest list for 1 concert per year

• I'll write a limerick about you and/or your pets


— plus —


• monthly music

• monthly creative & research writings

• a strange postcard


Extended C# quartal harmony - Third Tier
$20
per month
THIS IS GETTING PRETTY SERIOUS.  YOU WILL GET:


• to choose any song for me to cover

• a customized thematic mixtape/playlist each month


— plus —


• 3 livestreamed concerts per year

• guest list for 1 concert per year

• I'll write a limerick about you and/or your pets


— plus —


• monthly music

• monthly creative & research writings

• a strange postcard

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About Alex Reed (author, teacher, singer of Seeming & ThouShaltNot)

THE 25-WORD PITCH
I write books, record songs, make movies, give talks, study subculture, and dig into musical politics. If you relate to any of that, please support!

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• IN PARTICULAR, PATRONS GET •

exclusive music

writings on music, art, history, and philosophy

live concert streams

weird writing experiments

discussions of creativity and in-progress stuff
mixtapes
mysterious postcards
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THE 344-WORD PITCH 
I want to share my creative process in making music and in writing scholarship—to make available hundreds of songs, films, essays, fragments, interviews, zines, sketches , weird recordings, and cat photos. 

If you're here, then chances are that you've read my books and articles on industrial music (Assimilate), punk, hip-hop, They Might Be Giants (a 33 1/3rd volume with Elizabeth Sandifer), and radical politics.

Or maybe you've heard the gothic-tinged music I’ve made with the bands SEEMING and ThouShaltNot. These projects have been an important part of my work, but ultimately only a fraction of it. This page is where I'll be sharing the rest with to the people who care most— you.

If you want the interview transcripts from the Assimilate book, or the original demos of your favorite songs by my band, or private concerts, you will definitely get those here.

But because it can feel so depressing when the world cares more about our "personal brand" than our actual selves, I'm going against the grain and am using Patreon as a place where being "on brand" matters less than being creative, free, honest, and interesting.  I do more than one thing.  So do you.  Let's make a world where that's okay.

And so I'll also offer my creative experiments, my classical and folk music, my really goofy songs, poetry, fiction, film, thematic playlists—all the stuff that constitutes being a real thinking and breathing whole person.

Anything you contribute will go directly to the costs of artmaking, music gear, traveling for performances, interviews, research, time, all that. This is where I ask for your help—though truth be told I'm already grateful that you've even made this far down the page.

(If you're thinking, “Alex, I'm poor,” or, “I'm already giving my money to animal rights groups who matter more than you,” that's fine. Seriously. Maybe just sometime send this page to a friend or two. There are lots of ways to support creativity.)

Anyhow, THANK YOU for everything. I look forward to sharing this space and my work with you.

Goals
150 – reached! patrons
When I reach 150 patrons I'll rescue and remaster the 1996-1998 tapes of Cordium Detractio.
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