Help Save Paste Magazine!

A quick bit of disclosure regarding my (Leila, editor of TA Live) connection with
– I was an intern and writer there and am now married to Tim, the
president of the company. So obviously this cause is going to be super-close to
me. But even if it wasn't, in my humble opinion,
Paste is pretty much the best music magazine in the
country, if not the world, and we just can't afford to lose it. They seek out
new artists as well as giving props to established ones, regardless of their
cool status. Their writers take the time to really craft a story no matter what
the subject, creating a piece work that could stand alone anywhere but is a part
of something greater in this magazine.
The magazine, like so many other publications, while
having a fantastic subscriber base and dedicated readers, has really been
hurting from the downturn of the economy, and therefore the loss in many
advertising dollars. Though the group has expanded in many great ways, the funds
that used to be there are drying up. While this will only be a temporary
situation, it is clear that Paste is in desperate need of some help to hold them
over until things start to look up again.
Here's link to the campaign, in which Paste is
asking for donations. In return, donators will get (in addition to the
satisfying feeling of saving a great company) a ton of rare mp3s from some ace
Artists include The Decemberists, Neko Case, She & Him, Cowboy
Junkies, Of Montreal, Indigo Girls, Jayhawks, String Cheese Incident, G. Love,
Josh Rouse, The Hives, Matthew Sweet, The Avett Brothers, Joe Henry, John
of The Long Winters, Over the Rhine, Bob Mould,
Arrested Development, Brandi Carlile, John Doe, Josh Ritter, Marc
and more. There is also a number of goodies (such as
signed R.E.M. and Band of Horses posters, an ocean-view
on next year's Cayamo cruise, and more) to give to donors in random
Click for
more info and to donate, and please, please, please post this, email this, tell
everyone you know, and heck, even people you don't know. Stop folks in the
street and tell them – you could make a friend.

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