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Greetings Worthy One!

This summer, I turn my focus to share my work with an ever-expanding community of online fans. Reaching out to a growing audience is tricky. It must be done without impinging upon one’s time spent producing the creative works.  Art is not a turn-key process. Nor is maintaining an audience for that Art!  If you build it they will come! while good popcorn fodder, is somewhat delusional.

 To  better service these realities, I may be launching a Patreon platform in June. This will allow fans access to my creative processes as they continue to unfold into never-ending song, exciting music/ art video collaborations, and other works-in-progress. Get a backstage pass and take advantage  of this unique invitation to experience the artist first-hand when my new Patreon studio opens!

The One-Legged Heart Youtube channel  I’ve recently created to release our music/art videos is something you definitely need to subscribe to.  This is especially important to the fruitful continuation  of  my work, as  my access to  production tools at Youtube is  based on the number of subscribers and view time!  Given that my work never intends to appeal to mass audiences, every subscriber to my channel is important to reach their operational thresholds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZVZD7szEnXHIE2SDSySX5g  Subscribe!

As I write this note to you, I am listening to my latest work-in-progress. A ruff mix of OLH Trilogy disc#2 is playing through my headphones. I am  excited about the progress over the past 6 months and can’t wait to share these new songs with you. Working on a record album is a daunting journey that requires  sustained  creative discipline and effort. It is also a bit soul-wrenching!  Quite complex when one adds engineering, mixing and mastering duties to those of writing, composition and performance. What can we do about that? You can help speed things up! So grateful to those who contribute to offset my costs of production. https://www.gofundme.com/one-leggedheart

Maintaining a website is a task I took on twenty years ago.  I built the site for a long dark night, with enough content to keep you until the dawn’s early light.  For years it was ad free, but I am introducing an Amazon link  to help defer my monthly hosting costs. Now my visitors can purchase at Amazon through the link on my site, should they be so inspired, knowing they help feed their favorite artist by so doing. http://www.joeLinusMusic.com

As I am keenly aware from my long training, the worthy artist never attempts to appease an audience.  To do so is  regarded as the lowest vanity and should never be supported. At the same moment, it becomes an essential  duty for those who may glean any glimmer of light within the artist’s body of work to inform others for their  own consideration.  The vast majority of the world’s artists have lived and died, unknown and uncompensated, often in the worst of circumstance. Today presents an exceptional opportunity, both to reward the individual and support the artist with very minimal effort. We ought not become complacent in sharing the artists we discover, as random and fleeting as they may seem in the algorithms of corporate media giants.https://www.facebook.com/joe.linus.7

Thanks for your continued support. I look forward to sharing my new works with you as subscribers!  Peace.

Sincerely, Joe Linus /One-Legged Heart may 3rd 2018 incrowd newsletter