The man who gave us Tonetta and videos like "Pressure Zone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqFZAoO7KZ8
More videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FntBX6c_1x0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIqXts7EKv0&list=PL78C1D8D64C917A96 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff9OqxVl-18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQAZOt7JN7A&...
This is a great chance to support "Tonetta" and allow him 6 months of freedom to dedicate to his art.
Tony isn't sure how he's going to pay the rent for the next 6 Months and is looking for some stability while he approaches 65 in February and will be able to collect on retirement.
My Name is Ryan (Roanoke, Virginia) and I've spent hours upon hours on the phone with Tony about how he makes his songs and about everything else you can think of. Many of our conversations revolve around how financially restrained he is and as a result his creative output is often compromised.
I told Tony about IndieGoGo and we discussed what he would need in order to be covered for 6 months. His rent is "aboot 700 bucks a month, eh" and 300 bucks a month would allow him to have internet access at his house and he wouldn't have to worry about every dollar he spends on art supplies, shipping costs, etc.
He's too busy to learn the ins and outs of computers and this website to set things up himself. Tony doesn't even have a bank account. Money will be sent directly to him via Western Union at the completion of the campaign and once funds have been delivered Once Indiegogo and the Taxman have been paid for all of the rest goes to Tony himself.
What Tonetta Needs & What You Get
Here's the deal:
$6000 will cover 6 months of the rent and other living expenses.
$25 will get you a signed photo print through the post.
$50 will get you a silk screened tultex-blend Tonetta T-shirt (image to come soon) T-Shirts are screened by Greenhouse Boardshop.
$100 will get you original art from Tony Jeffrey.
*UPDATE* 5 more drawings are being released as the first 10 have sold out.
Many of these drawings have been on Tony's walls for more than a decade and are very precious to him. You may also recognize them from his videos. Being true to his fans Tony wants his work to be accesible to his fans. Tony's drawings have sold framed in L.A. for $1000. These drawing will be sent to you unframed and I implore you all to invest another couple hundred in getting a decent frame/mat done for these; they're very cool.
If the 6000 dollar goal is not reached then what funds are generated will still be a significant help in enabling Tony to create more work. IndieGoGo charges 9% of the generated funds for campaigns that do not reach their goals; 4% if the goal is reached.
Tony is nearly 65 years old and has been dedicated to making his music, videos, and drawings long before many of his fans were even born. His work has enhanced the lives of thousands of people, like me, feel he is a true inspiration and creative genius.
Help a starving artist out for the sake of his art. His struggles should be in artistic concepts not in financial bull shit.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't spare a dollar, share this page with your friends and encourage them to share this page. SHARE TONY'S VIDEOS! Tell people about Tony and his dedication of more than 30 years to his unique art.