About Money Pit Media
When I was in highschool, all I ever wanted to do was own and operate a record label. When we had to an external internships for three days during my senior year, our college conselor hooked me up with Velocette records, and I spent three days filling invoices, answering voicemails and hanging out with Ed Jewl talking about how shitty the music industry is. When I was graduating from highschool, I already had a strong DIY attitude and had put together several DIY CD-R albums for my shitty highschool bands. Taking the big leap and starting a real label seemed like the next logical step.
I’m not sure what I was thinking my sophomore year of college, but I started sinking what savings I had into pressing CDs for my friends bands. It was single handily the worst idea I have ever had, partly because I was working with bands who, combined, have sold maybe 500 records total, and partly because I was too much of a pushover to collect money from the people who owed it to me. I folded the label less than two years after I started it and vowed to never, ever, do anything like it again.
Then, several years later, one of my best friends and the person I started my first band with died in a car crash. His death completely permanently fucked me up, both in a positive and negative ways. I found an old LiveJournal of his where we would post his travels of train hopping, and I originally wanted to press it as a free eBook. Over time, I’ve decided that I would leave his travel journal to the ether of the Internet, but the one thing that stood out from my experience working with his journal was that my friend had an undeniable thirst for life. He did everything he wanted to do and lived 20 more lives in 26 years than most people do in 70. His name was Christoper David Danko, and he inspired me to get off my ass and do something meaningful with my life.
Money Pit Media isn’t a label. I’m not sure what it is, and I am not sure the frequency that well release media. I have a long history of good ideas that have fallen by the wayside. But in short, Money Pit Media is art that I think needs to be heard, seen, read and consumed.