In case you didn't know, Nina Stone, this blog's intrepid and long-suffering comics reviewer, is a children's musician known as Miss Nina. (Her blog is found here.) Now that the school year has come to a close, Nina will be spending the lion's share of June recording her second album in upstate New York, and she could use your help! Along with the people at Pledge Music--which is sort of like Kickstarter, or Rockethub, or any of those fundraising websites--Nina has set up a donations page, complete with incentives and more detailed explanations of what she hopes to accomplish. 10% of whatever money is donated will go to Reading Is Fundamental, a charity devoted to literacy amongst economically disadvantaged children. You can read more about Reading Is Fundamental on Nina's pledge page, or by clicking this link directly.
To be totally upfront: this album is being recorded whether this pledge drive succeeds or not. The money will go towards everything else--the graphic design for the CD, promoting its eventual release, Nina's travel expenses to Woodstock, and so on. If you have any questions, concerns or would just like to say good luck, please contact us via the email link on this webpage.
-Tucker Stone, 2012