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Life is Good. Bone Poets tunes from Ecstasy in the Ruins are now up for adoption! Donate here to be a part of our next release!


Ecstasy in the Ruins

Throughout human history, civilizations have come and gone. What saves us from having to literally re-invent the wheel are the people who keep the arts alive. I imagine someone held a torch for the painters in Lascaux. Un-named, Secret Librarians hid books from the book burners and saved them for the future. Monk Scribes copied books that would have disappeared. Forward thinking people of all ranks, great patrons, created libraries, museums, platforms for art and kept the expression of art and ideas alive beyond their creators, even while the world around them was somtimes in ruin.

So here we are again, maybe - who knows where this vastly conflicted world is going? But we still find joy in the sunlight, something to celebrate as the walls fall around us.
Ecstasy in the Ruins.

We've managed to record 7 records, with the help of people like you, totally outside the music industry / label system. I've had soldiers tell me that our music was the thing that kept them sane in a year in the desert. I've had people tell me that our music was the thing that got them through chemo. I've had people tell me that we inspired them to find the courage to move out of a crazy or unfulfilling life. People like you made it possible for us to record music that does that.
Wanna make another?

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM

As a contributor both past and present, you get to be among the first to listen and veiw all the material as it's made. All contributors in the Seattle area are invited to come to a tracking session. Just call or e-mail in advance to make sure we have room.


You can listen to SOME demos of the songs HERE. If you want to hear EVERYTHING in progess, go HERE (PASSWORD REQUIRED)

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If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to:

Christopher Bingham
321 Avenue G
Snohomish, WA 98290

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If you'd like to help us make Ecstasy in the Ruins, no amount is too small. Any of the donations can be made via Paypal - the money gets to us both faster and cheaper.

Ecstasy in the Ruins Adopt-A-Song Program

If you choose to join us in supporting the project, here's what you get:

* All levels of support (monetary or non) receive our undying gratitude
All donations are CUMULATIVE through pressing - if you donate $25 a week for twelve weeks you can be an adoptive co-parent!


$1.00 -$ 24.00
SECRET LIBRARIAN

Throughout the long centuries, a few SECRET LIBRARIANS here and there, bought books, paintings, art - and kept it, sometimes in hiding, while theh world tumbled around them. Later, things turn up in attics, closets, storage places. You just never know. A donation of any size above a dollar gets you access to the INPROGRESS PAGE.
Just send me an e-mail to chris@bonepoets.com and I'll send you the password. (donation must be made via Paypal or check)


$25.00 - $49.00 TORCH BEARER

Donate any amount between $25 and $49 to be a Torch Bearer!


A $25.00 donation gets you:

  • a contributors certifiicate, and an advance copy (when we finally get Ecstasy in the Ruins pressed) both, signed by Chris and Sue (value $25.00) Delivered to you, hot off the press, BEFORE we send it out to anyone but other contributors
  • ACCESS to the password protected IN PROGRESS page on the Bone Poets site posting the basic tracks as we build the recording!


$50.00 - $99.00 HONORARY BONE POET
Lots of people want to be Bone Poets, and while there are only a few spots in the band, there is an infinite number of contributor slots that could make you an HONORARY BONE POET.


Donate any amount between $50 and $99 to be an Honorary Bone Poet!

E-mail Chris at chris@bonepoets.com regarding questions or to make arrangements to send a check to the address above.


A $50.00 - $99.00 donation gets you:

  • AN HONORARY BONE POET CERTIFICATE, making you an HONORARY BONE POET
  • ACCESS to the IN PROGRESS PAGE
  • a signed advance copy (value $25.00)
  • your name listed as an HONORARY BONE POET on the Contributors panel in the CD booklet.

$100.00 - $299.00 MONK SCRIBE / ILLUMINATOR
Before there were printing presses, monks hand copied books and painted in the margins. You can become a MONK SCRIBE / ILLUMINATOR by donating $100.00 - $299.00

Click on the amount you'd like to donate $100.00

E-mail Chris at chris@bonepoets.com regarding questions or to make arrangements to send a check to the address above.

A $100.00 - $299.00 donation gets you:

  • the HONORARY BONE POET certificate
  • ACCESS to the IN PROGRESS PAGE
  • a signed advance copy
  • your name listed as a MONK SCRIBE / ILLUMINATOR in the CD booklet AND
  • an 11" X 17" poster related to Ecstasy in the Ruins, signed by Chris and Sue

$300.00 - $499.00 ADOPTIVE CO-PARENT / PTOLEMYTE
Ptolemy had the great library of Alexandria built. It was said to have thousands of works that were unique and lost foerever when the library was sacked, but some few still made it through to us today. It's not quite the library at Alexandria, but $300.00 to $999.99 goes a long way toward getting a song recorded. You of course get the certificate, you get listed on a special panel in the CD insert as a PTOLEMYTE and listed as ADOPTIVE CO-PARENT, (NON Exclusively - it's a non-traditional family, other folks will want to CO-ADOPT with you!) ovthe lyrics page of the song you Co-Adopt!

Click on the link to donate. $300.00

Please e-mail Chris at chris@bonepoets.com regarding questions or to make arrangements to send a check to the address above.


A $300.00 - $499.00 donation gets you:

  • the HONORARY BONE POET CERTIFICATE
  • a signed advance copy
  • ACCESS to the IN PROGRESS PAGE
  • AN 11"X17" COPY OF THE ALBUM COVER ART SIGNED BY SUE! and
  • you get listed on a special panel in the CD insert as an ADOPTIVE CO-PARENT next to the lyric and PTOLOMYTE - NON Exclusivley - it's a non-traditional family, other folks will want to CO-ADOPT with you!


$500.00 - $999.00 ISABELLA D'ESTE-IAN
Isabella d'Este (1479-1539) was the daughter of the duke of Ferrara and wife of Francesco Gonzaga, marquis of Mantua. She was the most important female patron of Renaissance, sponsoring philosophers, poets, and painters, such as Titian, Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Who knows if anyone will even remember Bone Poets in 50 years, much less 500, but I hope we're doing something that is right enough that you think it should be out in the world. $500.00

Please e-mail chris@bonepoets.com or call us (360) 862-8762 directly about this option.

$500.00 - $999.00 gets you:

  • the HONORARY BONE POET CERTIFICATE
  • several signed advance copies
  • ACCESS to the IN PROGRESS PAGE
  • the THE SIGNED ALBUM ART
  • We will list you on a special panel in the insert as an ISABELLA D'ESTE-IAN AND as an ADOPTIVE CO-PARENT on the song of your choice on it's lyric page.
  • Your face in the "St Crispy" light on a mug - as well as being posted in the on-line St Crispy hall of Saints...(value $25)
  • AND TWO TICKETS for seats at the CD RELEASE CONCERT.

$1,000.00 - 2,999.00 LUDWIGIAN
Ludwig I was an eccentric patron of the arts in Germany. He is alleged to be the first of the major patrons to finance art that was not based on his personal taste. His legacy is in the huge museums in Munich and all over Germany. A $2500 donation would record almost three songs - or two with a couple of arrangemenst that will require extra guest musicians. (Crossing the Border, Walls Are Falling, Guru) That would be a gift of Ludwigian proportions!

E-mail chris@bonepoets.com or call us (360) 862-8762 directly about this option.

$1,000.00 - $2,999.00 gets you:

  • The HONORARY BONE POET CERTIFICATE
  • Several signed advance copies
  • ACCESS to the IN PROGRESS PAGE
  • A PRINTfrom Sue Tinney's Twilight Calling Colection
  • We will list you on a special panel in the insert as an LUDWIGIAN,
  • a Hand Dyed SUE TINNEY TIE DYE SHIRT or SCARF(value $40) We'll contact you for size just before we make them.
  • AND SEVERAL TICKETS for seats at the CD RELEASE CONCERT.

$3,000.00 - $5,000.00 MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

If you donate $3,000.00 or more, everyone who gets Ecstasy in the Ruins will know that you are a MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE. How can we serve you, oh master?

Please contact us directly about this option....

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This music is alive because YOU as part of the BPO community brought it to life.
Art doesn't happen until it's between people! We do it together. I can't begin to thank you enough for participating.

Love, Bone Poets Orchestra




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