Ok, so I'm going on a clinic to India with a charity organization called OneSight. This is not in a "dj" capacity, but I figured I'd mention it here, since donations to OneSight fund these trips. It's happening rather soon (end of February), so if you can spare a few dollars now, that'd be great.
Any amount is appreciated!
Here's the link:
Since there's not much time left, I thought I'd sweeten the pot: if I hit my goal of $500, I'll make a mixtape* especially for the three highest donors, customized to their music tastes. I'll even keep the mix private, if the donors prefer, so that they'll have an exclusive DJ Empirical mix that's in the possession of no one else!
*Please note: The term "mixtape" here does not expressly mean a cassette tape; it merely means a longform dj-mix of music, similar to ones I've done in the past. However, if you donate enough, I could be convinced to record the mix on an actual cassette and mail it to you, and I'll even do custom artwork. ;)
It's a great cause (check out their site), and it's a great opportunity for me, so I'd really appreciate your donation.
UPDATE: I reached my (admittedly modest) goal -- but you can still help. My plane ticket alone was way more than this.
Remember, you could get a unique mixtape if you're one of the top 3 bidders!
UPDATE 2: I was a little off on the goal timing -- apparently I have all 2011 to get my donations. I've committed to the mixes, and for sure I'll do them, since I reached my initial goal. However, I've raised my goal to $1200, so please, if you'd still like to contribute, do so. You can still get a mixtape if you are one of the top three donors at the end of the year!