Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Microfinance change through yer daily download diet...

Did you get enuf candy and hedonistic partyin' in over the last week...

Was yer Hallow's Eve evil enuf for ya?

Interpol - Evil

I passed up free tix to catch Interpol a couple weekends ago in order to work...

Either that's evil, or maybe lame, but that's the way it goes...

Sometimes we have to sacrifice...

Flipper - Sacrifice ( live)

Roots - Sacrifice (live)

If you stop by this website, or others found through the Hype Machine, and other search engines, then you regularly get samples of great music for free all the time.

As we enter the season of giving, consider downloading this new collection, or better yet , gifting it to a friend...

It's called making a sacrifice...

It's a little amount to you, but collectively will go a long way to helping others on the other side of the planet, people in far worse economic trouble than you.

Hell... those despicable cretins in Flipper were in town recently and jacking $25 to get into their gig...

a set list that hasn't changed or improved with time...

Here's a way to actually improve some lives...

While you debate which $25 gig to got to, or which I-phone or I-pod model to get, consider that most of the population alive today has yet to make a single phone call, much less download a song off the internet.

Big Change: Songs for FINCA

Big Change: Songs for FINCA

Various Artists

Natalie Portman compiled the tracks for the new compilation called Big Change: Songs for FINCA.

The 16-song benefit compilation is available for digital download exclusively at the iTunes Store since October 30th for just $7.99.
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Net proceeds collected will benefit FINCA, a leading international microfinance organization that provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs, helping them to create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. Portman, who is an Ambassador of Hope for FINCA and serves as a co-chair of its Village Banking Campaign, is a noted music fan and is credited as an executive producer on Big Change: Songs for FINCA.

With a distinct sense of how she wanted the collection to sound, the actress chose nine tracks from the Internet Online Distribution Alliance's extensive independent music catalog. She also asked some of her faves Norah Jones, the Shins and other musician friends to contribute tracks to the compilation.

"I am honored that so many of my favorite artists have so generously lent these beautiful songs in the name of ending poverty," said Portman. "FINCA helps the poor realize their own potential through extending small loans to start small businesses. I'm so excited that two of my passions, great new music and microfinance, can collide in such an inspiring and world-bettering fashion. I hope you enjoy my favorite bands while supporting a truly meaningful cause."

Big Change: Songs for FINCA
Various Artists
Digital Release: Oct 30, 2007
Buy at iTunes Music Store

Tracklist For Big Change: Songs For FINCA:
  • 01.
    Tokyo Police Club -
    Be Good
  • 02. Beirut - My Night With the Prostitute From Marseille
  • 03. Tom Brosseau - Plaid Lined Jacket
  • 04. Curumin - Tudo Bem Malandro
  • 05. The Shins - Australia (Bjorn Yttling Mix)
  • 06. Brett Dennen -
    Ain't No Reason
  • 07. Sean Hayes - Turnaroundturnmeon*
  • 08. Thee More Shallows - Oh Yes, Another Mother
  • 09. Angus & Julia Stone - The Beast
  • 10. Antony & The Johnsons - Paddy's Gone
  • 11. Vetiver - Idle Ties
  • 12. Norah Jones - Broken
  • 13. Devendra Banhart - There's Always Something Happening
  • 14. M. Ward -
    What Is a Soul?
  • 15. Wooden Wand - Forgiveness Figg (Bethany Hotel Blues)
  • 16. Rogue Wave - How We Landed

If you'd like to sample a free track off this collection, download the Sean Hayes song here...

Big Change: Songs for FINCASean Hayes
"Turnaroundturnmeon" (mp3)
from "Big Change: Songs for FINCA"

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