Update the Guy Who Financed an Album with Canadian Tire Money

Good job, Corin Raymond!  From the Toronto Star:

In the end, the campaign that folksinger Corin Raymondcalled “The Caper” raised more than $7,000 to fund his double album. And it’s still coming in.

Last year, Raymond found a studio, Toronto’s Rogue Music Lab, which was willing to take Canadian Tire money at par to produce the albumPaper Nickels.

In January, he told the Star the campaign he’d begun half-jokingly 18 months earlier — through a song called “Don’t Spend It Honey” — was getting close to its goal.

Support from far and wide allowed Raymond to exceed his goal. In March, when he presented a suitcase full of Canadian Tire money — consisting of more than 39,000 individual notes and weighing 80 pounds — to Rogue Music’s James Paul at the Done Right Inn on Queen St. W., he was also able to buy a round for the house.

There’s plenty more to the story, too.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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