I have been a fan of Kickstarter since I heard about it about two years ago on a website. Pretty soon I was invited to a friend’s campaign, and have since checked back to the site periodically, just to see what ideas people need help with. It’s great to see communities build support around a cause. Sometimes the support comes from friends, sometimes from complete strangers, but it still means a lot to see people pledging their hard-earned dollars toward your goal. I mean, remember pledging campaigns you did in elementary school? Pledging jump rope time, races, hula-hooping contests…it felt great when your neighbors wanted to lend their support.
Now one of my friends is in need of said support.
I met Nate Utesch by accident back in 2007, when I was visiting my family in Fort Wayne on break from school. I went to see a band that I had seen perform in Bloomington while they were touring, and Nate’s band, Metavari, just so happened to be playing their first show. Their electronic-based, instrumental, indie sound resonated well with me, and I became a fan. It was only after noting his skills as a musician, that I became aware of Nate Utesch, the artist. Continue reading “Kickstarter: “Made Handsome””