Hello Creeps! Business Update!

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Hello! I’ve missed blogging very much! But I have been pre-occupied with the fundraisers and my business situation. Right now, I’m in a good placement because I’m finding more and more about what I need to do and feeling so much more accomplished. I’m actually going down to my shop this week to start taking out items I know I definitely won’t need and selling them to someone that could use it. 

My community is well aware of my situation and since The Igloo is such a beloved place by all, many people are reaching out to me asking me what they could do to help! So far, I’ve got a place donated to me for the music festival and the date and times are beginning to take place. Which means, on top of everything else I’m doing, I need practice vocals. And how does Mercy do that? By singing while she’s doing business work and yard work!

I also have a new Unsuccessful Entertainment video to upload! It will be in 2 parts.

Dissident Overdrive Music Festival & Igloo Merchandise!

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Hey Creeps. I’ve been busy trying to obtain my capital for my start up ice cream shop. Go figure, it’s easier to get help once your in business…but NOT to make it happen. -_- Yeah, you heard me! So, here I am, no credit history and managed to obtain a business credit card with a small limit to help me build my credit score. I’m still in search of a co-signer and with tensions high, I need to stay calm and be level headed.

My boyfriend and I have come up with the Dissident Overdrive Music Festival! And I just recently added some merchandise items!

Dark T-Shirts and Merchandise are coming up later this evening. If you’d like to check it out and purchase something as support that would be great! Check here: http://www.cafepress.com/dissidentoverdrivemusicfestival <–Click it or copy/paste.

 

I am currently trying to figure out a way to get open for at least 1 month to show investors that this is a good idea. I’m really looking forward to this hurdle/obstacle to be behind me and be successful in my venture!

 

– Mercy Desdemona

Music Fest Fundraiser?

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With the clock ticking and me waiting to hear back from potential investors — I can’t just sit around and not try to raise funds for the family business. My boyfriend, Brother, and I are all three musicians and have put our creativity to work. We’re thinking of hosting a Music Fest to raise funds and promote the ice cream shop and utilize the Unsuccessful Entertainment Youtube channel as our way to promote other performers that will be playing. The Fundraiser won’t only help the ice cream parlor, but our youtube channel will be used to help promote fellow musicians, artists, photographers, etc in the area and get recognition.

I will have to think fast and correct when coming up with this fundraiser. My investors are on a stand-still looking over the information I had forwarded over to them. So, I have to act now and get things in order. The problem is, I only have $30 to create this shin-dig. Unless, partial of the funds raised goes towards the venue.

I’m thinking of hosting this as an outside event. So people from 13 and Up can come see bands play and enjoy a meal of hot dogs and ice cream. I do have contacts with my old high school that maybe willing to help me put this all together. In order to get this started, I would need to make a Facebook like page for the Igloo Parlor and spread it around rapidly to gain attention.

Not only am I doing the fundraiser in person, but I am going to re-vamp my GoFundMe for those quite a distance away to put inside the donation pool. This will also be advertised everywhere. I am very goal driven and stubborn, and this will be accomplished.

If you guys have any tips for me to accomplish my fundraising goal – don’t be shy! Share them!

– Mercy Desdemona

Break out the Victrola!

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AtHello Creeps!

Today I’d like to share a favorite past time of mine. I adore anything historical or vintage! I have to say I inherited that from my dad. I remember being around 9 or 10, and our area had a power outage either do to a winter storm or a fallen line. Naturally, we started up our kerosine lamps and nibbled on cookies around. My younger brother and I would always try to read or write and contemplate what it would be like to be living in the era when electricity was first put into houses! Could you imagine?

My dad came into the room and it was the first time I laid my eyes on a Victrola.

 

Image found on Google Images.

 

At first, I didn’t know what it was and my dad explained to me that we were going to be listening to some classic records. When I say classic, I mean way back near the early 1900s. We have a copy of Cal Stewart’s comedy recordings from 1901! I have to say I don’t remember if I laughed as hard as I did that night ever again.

From Google Images.

 

It had to be the most interesting thing to me! I don’t know why! I just loved the sound quality and the corny jokes. The way you heard the fuzz on the recording. It sounded so genuine to me. This is what brought my love and obsession for records! That day the power went out!

Cal Stewart was born in 1859 and died in 1919. He was a pioneer in vaudeville and early recording works.

Here’s one of the sides of the record to share with you creeps. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!