24 Hour Rap-A-Thon 2014
1. “24” (download MP3)
2. “Kick Punch” (download MP3)
3. “The City” (download MP3)
4. “Dazzler” (Download MP3)
5.“Legend” (download MP3)
6. “Ebola” (download MP3)
7.“Nelson & Murdock” (Download MP3)
8. “Mutant Revolution” (Download MP3)
9. “Batroc” (download MP3)
10. “Spider-Gwen” (download MP3)
11. ”John::Jean” (Download MP3)
12. ”Comics & Video Games” (Download MP3)
13. ”Lying” (Download MP3)
14. ”No Hooks” (Download MP3)
15. ”Anti-Hero” (download MP3)
16. ”Fin Fang Foom” (Download MP3)
17. ”Steve Rogers” (Download MP3)
18. “Hard Times” (Download MP3)
There it is, the 18 songs I made in a day for the 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon. Thank you to everyone who listened, who helped promote it, who donated. A healthy portion of the proceeds will go to RAINN, so thank you to them for their support and the good work they do.
It means a lot to me that my music can help accomplish some good in the world. It’s hard to think that these silly songs about Star Trek and comics can do any good beyond being just silly distractions, so this Rap-A-Thon has been an incredible experience for me.
I have had a lot of people very close to me, loved ones, who’ve been survivors of sexual violence. Beyond that, I seem to know even more people who share this experience, having loved ones be survivors as well. In this day and age (especially with topical stories like gamergate and all that), nerd and geek culture can be a toxic place for not just women, but a lot of demographic segments. It’s easy to hate, to threaten, to be generally terrible people. And it’s sad to me to see so many self-proclaimed nerds fall victim to things like rape threats or homophobic/misogynistic insults hurled around like it doesn’t mean anything. It means something incredibly hurtful to a lot of people. Those aren’t the kind of nerds that I want representing what I do, or who I am. So I hope you can continue to be good to people, or maybe think twice before hurling around bullshit that affects people in very real ways on a daily basis.
If you are struggling, if you are hurting, not just with sexual violence but with depression, with anything – please find help. You can google any number of organizations that are there to help 24 hours a day. Or, just find a friend and talk to someone, just tell people you’re hurting. You’d be surprised to find how many people are also hurting, and how many more people are ready to help.
I’ll be sending out an email to donors shortly, when I recover from the day. Thanks for a great day.
And more free music comin’ when I can stomach looking at that microphone again. Which will probably be like Tuesday or something.
You can still pledge by emailing email@example.com a per-song or lump sum donation now! 18 songs in a day!