Laurie Gallardo is creating an extraordinary podcast...a bit dark, but so worth it.
34
patrons
$186
per month
It's odd how I continuously tell myself that this has been an extraordinary journey, when really, it's just begun.

Welcome to a new creation by your humble host, Laurie Gallardo - radio show host, producer, voice actor, and film actor based in Austin, Texas, who has taken it upon herself to dive headfirst into something new - despite being a tad...petrified. Isn't that always the case for most of us, though?

This is an independent project (*which is not* connected to the radio station I work for, KUTX 98.9, in Austin) produced and edited by me, with a new website to be designed by my friend, artist Dave McClinton, featuring artistic content by my friend, artist/filmmaker Jacqueline Badeaux, with music by Austin-based musicians that I will commission for original pieces. Is this about music? Not quite. Not necessarily, even though many in Austin and in some cities across the U.S. and worldwide mostly know me through my ties to music. And those ties are strong ones.

It's not strictly about music, though chances are you will be connected to individuals through this podcast who are very involved in the music industry. But this is not a music show. This new project happens to be a podcast. 

And there is only one question I ask my guests: What is the darkness to you?

So...what is dark to you?

Even presenting this seemingly simply question in casual conversation has gotten me mind-blowing responses. Some sad. Some terrifying. Some humorous. Gutting. Gut-wrenching. Eerie. Ridiculous. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking. Triumphant. Bewildering. Mortifying. You'd be surprised. 

Of course, because this is an independent venture, I'll need your support to cover production costs, commissions, and work hours to keep this going. I would love for you to be a part of something so special and unique. Won't you join me?

This is the conversation. This will be my podcast. This is the thing I'm creating, the idea I wouldn't shut up about and have annoyed my friends with for a long time now, finally becoming a reality. And I need your help to do it.

Welcome to (SPF 1000) Vampire Sunscreen.
Tiers
Here When It Started
$3 or more per month

A little goes a long way. The perfect start to getting the ball rolling. Or...the bat flying. 

Edging Up
$5 or more per month

Kicking it up a notch. And again, every single bit will help. 

Bring It
$10 or more per month

Pushing this thang. Tell your friends, spread the word. A most generous donation.

Crank It Up More
$20 or more per month

Doubling up and pointing toward moving on to the serious biz. Join me, my fellow darkling. 

Gettin' Heavy
$50 or more per month

I see you mean business. Serious business. And it's greatly appreciated. And it's getting bigger and better.

Darlin' You Send Me
$100 or more per month

Whoa. Dude. You're really getting serious with me here. And this is exactly what starts bringing the swagger - goth style.

In Complete Awe
$500 or more per month

As I stagger and stumble, requiring assistance to stand, I thank you from the depths of my dark soul. This is igniting the fire and helping things move so much faster that...I can barely focus. I feel a bit faint as well...which is awesome.

Black Heart Jubilee
$1,000 or more per month

In my best Nick Cave tones as humanly possible, and of course, that's never good enough: RELEASE THE BATS. I don't even know where to begin, except for THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. You are coming in at full throttle, ain't messin' around. This deserves the victory dance. Which...looks a bit alarming when I do it, and you may want to call an ambulance, but...

Goals
$186 of $6,000 per month
This initial goal will assist me with the initial start to producing: Equipment, including a portable digital audio recorder, microphone, laptop for production, Adobe Audition editing program, and initiating production of my new website designed especially for the podcast.
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It's odd how I continuously tell myself that this has been an extraordinary journey, when really, it's just begun.

Welcome to a new creation by your humble host, Laurie Gallardo - radio show host, producer, voice actor, and film actor based in Austin, Texas, who has taken it upon herself to dive headfirst into something new - despite being a tad...petrified. Isn't that always the case for most of us, though?

This is an independent project (*which is not* connected to the radio station I work for, KUTX 98.9, in Austin) produced and edited by me, with a new website to be designed by my friend, artist Dave McClinton, featuring artistic content by my friend, artist/filmmaker Jacqueline Badeaux, with music by Austin-based musicians that I will commission for original pieces. Is this about music? Not quite. Not necessarily, even though many in Austin and in some cities across the U.S. and worldwide mostly know me through my ties to music. And those ties are strong ones.

It's not strictly about music, though chances are you will be connected to individuals through this podcast who are very involved in the music industry. But this is not a music show. This new project happens to be a podcast. 

And there is only one question I ask my guests: What is the darkness to you?

So...what is dark to you?

Even presenting this seemingly simply question in casual conversation has gotten me mind-blowing responses. Some sad. Some terrifying. Some humorous. Gutting. Gut-wrenching. Eerie. Ridiculous. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking. Triumphant. Bewildering. Mortifying. You'd be surprised. 

Of course, because this is an independent venture, I'll need your support to cover production costs, commissions, and work hours to keep this going. I would love for you to be a part of something so special and unique. Won't you join me?

This is the conversation. This will be my podcast. This is the thing I'm creating, the idea I wouldn't shut up about and have annoyed my friends with for a long time now, finally becoming a reality. And I need your help to do it.

Welcome to (SPF 1000) Vampire Sunscreen.

Recent posts by Laurie Gallardo

Tiers
Here When It Started
$3 or more per month

A little goes a long way. The perfect start to getting the ball rolling. Or...the bat flying. 

Edging Up
$5 or more per month

Kicking it up a notch. And again, every single bit will help. 

Bring It
$10 or more per month

Pushing this thang. Tell your friends, spread the word. A most generous donation.

Crank It Up More
$20 or more per month

Doubling up and pointing toward moving on to the serious biz. Join me, my fellow darkling. 

Gettin' Heavy
$50 or more per month

I see you mean business. Serious business. And it's greatly appreciated. And it's getting bigger and better.

Darlin' You Send Me
$100 or more per month

Whoa. Dude. You're really getting serious with me here. And this is exactly what starts bringing the swagger - goth style.

In Complete Awe
$500 or more per month

As I stagger and stumble, requiring assistance to stand, I thank you from the depths of my dark soul. This is igniting the fire and helping things move so much faster that...I can barely focus. I feel a bit faint as well...which is awesome.

Black Heart Jubilee
$1,000 or more per month

In my best Nick Cave tones as humanly possible, and of course, that's never good enough: RELEASE THE BATS. I don't even know where to begin, except for THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. You are coming in at full throttle, ain't messin' around. This deserves the victory dance. Which...looks a bit alarming when I do it, and you may want to call an ambulance, but...