May 29, 2013

Free money, everyone! Over here, on the internet. Just sign on, and clickety clackety, next thing you know, turn your laptop into an ATM. That’s basically where we’re at now with the crowdfunding thing, right? Just look at Amanda Palmer, and Zach Braff, and, oof, those Van Halen kids.

The latest artist who doesn’t need the money but fuck you dupes anyway, is Zosia Mamet, of Girls fame, and her sister Clara, of ABC’s Neighbors, both collectively of very famous and wealthy father-having fame. Call me old fashioned, but back in my day when the children of successful artists wanted to fund their vanity projects they did it the old fashioned way: they asked mommy and daddy for an advance on their trust fund. Times change.

Here’s their Kickstarter for their banjo band The Cabin Sisters. They want a mere $32,000 to help film a music video.

This music video forBleak Loveis our chance to realize through the visual artistry of some very talented people the universal feeling of un-requited love. Visually the video will bounce from opulence to sparseness, French Baroque to a simple, timeless and heartbroken. We are hoping to capture something everyone has felt at some point int their lives.

Hoping to capture some cash, in other words.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our Kickstarter page. As you heard in our video this band sort of just happened. We come from a musical family and music has been a common bond for us since a young age. The universe has given us both an opportunity to make a living in our young adult lives as creative people and it is one of the greatest privledges [SIC] a person could ask for, the ability to do what you love. This has become another opportunity for that privledge. [SIC] Being in the entertainment industry has its lesser known downsides, like being taken out of the town your family lives in or the demanding schedules that prevent attendance at family functions. We are, despite our wonderful jobs at GIRLS and NEIGHBORS, just sisters.

I like the fact that these two are so unaware of their privilege that they don’t even know how to spell it.

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