Carl Cafarelli is creating Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do)--a blog about pop music & comics
5

patrons

$9
per month
My shocking confession: I used to write for money. Freelance writing was always a sideline for me, but I had a decent run writing about pop music for Goldmine magazine, writing about comics for Amazing Heroes and The Comics Buyer's Guide, writing liner notes for Rhino Records' Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and contributing to the book Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth. But I stopped; too busy, insufficient enthusiasm, too little reward. 

I missed it. I missed writing.

In January of 2016, prompted by my sense of melancholy when David Bowie died, I began a blog, Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do). I set the goal of writing at least one post a day, every day.  I've kept with it, and I've been delighted with the response, delighted with the sheer joy of writing again. Starting the blog was one of the best decisions I ever made.

But I used to write for money. I kinda miss that, too.

Patreon offers an opportunity to rectify that. It gives fans of my writing an opportunity to support my work, and gives me the potential to have something to show for it. I thank you, one and all, for your interest in this, and I'll continue to offer you my daily thoughts on The Monkees, Batman, The Ramones, and others of their giddy, intoxicating ilk. A post a day, every day--that's the Boppin' way.
Tiers
The Patron!
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
Gratitude! UNDYING gratitude! Even better, you'll also receive a bonus, previously-unpublished blog post. Each month's bonus blog post will initially ONLY be available to patrons, and will not be published for the public until at least one month after its distribution to patrons.
The Patriot!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
At the hoity-toity $5 monthly level, you get to suggest the topic for a future blog post. Now, this ain't the blog equivalent of a suicide pact--I still retain the right to opt out of your suggestion if I think it's inappropriate for me--but I'll make a good-faith effort to accommodate as many of your suggestions as I can.
The Pretty Things!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You! You generous, debonair, sweet-smellin', hot-lookin' Patron O' The Arts, you! You get each of the previous two worthless incentives, AND you'll receive a personal note from me via snail-mail, along with a badly-drawn sketch of some super-hero (my choice--my skills are limited). 
Goals
$9 of $100 per month
If this scam...er, patronage plan achieves its modest first goal of a mere $100 a month, I will craft an additional, exclusive blog post ONLY for subscribers. This private post will not be made available to the public for at least a year after its distribution to all subscribers.
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My shocking confession: I used to write for money. Freelance writing was always a sideline for me, but I had a decent run writing about pop music for Goldmine magazine, writing about comics for Amazing Heroes and The Comics Buyer's Guide, writing liner notes for Rhino Records' Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and contributing to the book Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth. But I stopped; too busy, insufficient enthusiasm, too little reward. 

I missed it. I missed writing.

In January of 2016, prompted by my sense of melancholy when David Bowie died, I began a blog, Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do). I set the goal of writing at least one post a day, every day.  I've kept with it, and I've been delighted with the response, delighted with the sheer joy of writing again. Starting the blog was one of the best decisions I ever made.

But I used to write for money. I kinda miss that, too.

Patreon offers an opportunity to rectify that. It gives fans of my writing an opportunity to support my work, and gives me the potential to have something to show for it. I thank you, one and all, for your interest in this, and I'll continue to offer you my daily thoughts on The Monkees, Batman, The Ramones, and others of their giddy, intoxicating ilk. A post a day, every day--that's the Boppin' way.

Recent posts by Carl Cafarelli

Tiers
The Patron!
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
Gratitude! UNDYING gratitude! Even better, you'll also receive a bonus, previously-unpublished blog post. Each month's bonus blog post will initially ONLY be available to patrons, and will not be published for the public until at least one month after its distribution to patrons.
The Patriot!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
At the hoity-toity $5 monthly level, you get to suggest the topic for a future blog post. Now, this ain't the blog equivalent of a suicide pact--I still retain the right to opt out of your suggestion if I think it's inappropriate for me--but I'll make a good-faith effort to accommodate as many of your suggestions as I can.
The Pretty Things!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You! You generous, debonair, sweet-smellin', hot-lookin' Patron O' The Arts, you! You get each of the previous two worthless incentives, AND you'll receive a personal note from me via snail-mail, along with a badly-drawn sketch of some super-hero (my choice--my skills are limited).