So when I lived in the UK, way back in the midst of time, somewhere in the 80′s…..when I was completely fucked up on drugs and floating aimlessly through the musical cosmos…..when I needed something post punk to live for….. Flesh For Lulu came along. I hung around the band, saw countless shows up and down the country, thumbed rides around Europe to go see them play there….. the songs that Nick wrote spoke to me. The vibe was honest and heartfelt, and the band had an extremely big impact on me as a songwriter and a music lover. And then I read about a crowd-funding campaign to help the band get over to the US and play some shows, all these years later, because Nick has been battling cancer. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLESH FOR LULU CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN.
My heart went out to him, and then I thought of all those shows, those years that Flesh For Lulu made me happy. It made me want to help them (and him) achieve that goal – it makes me wanna actually do something that will help the campaign. So I had an idea. My ‘grenade’ pieces of art have sold well this year and people seem to like them – SO….. I’ve decided I will paint TWO small grenades (in any color you want) and donate all the money to this crowd-funding campaign. The pieces will be 11″ x 14″ and while they normally sell for over $1000 each at that size, I will paint these next two grenades specifically for you, at $500 plus shipping each. The first two people to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and actually PAY (!!!) will help me help Nick and Flesh For Lulu. So if you have been eying my art and thinking about getting an original piece, you will get to choose your color scheme and get one of my acrylic on canvas paintings at a significantly lower price. Help me help them and get the campaign $1000 closer to completion. And I can guarantee that if we all help them get to US shores, the shows will be TONS of fun – a great band and a great frontman with a unique voice. Come on – let me paint something for ya!! And if you can’t afford one of these two pieces, or you miss the boat (cos Im only gonna do two), you can STILL help by re-posting their campaign link. Spread the word on Social Media and help some friends of mine get back on US stages.