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Tension Head
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Fuck The Fire

Post by Tension Head » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:59 pm

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/xtramile
frank on his blog wrote:I’m guessing everyone knows about the riots in London last month, and more specifically the fire at the PIAS Distribution warehouse. Just in case you don’t, basically the little arsonist fucks succeeded in burning down the warehouse where pretty much every independent UK record label keeps its stock, including Xtra Mile Recordings, my label. Everything was destroyed (more than 3 million records), all back catalogue lost, it was a body-blow for an industry that’s already in a fragile state. Not good, in short.

Thankfully, there is a silver lining to this cloud. The good folks at Xtra Mile, with the help of the people at Pledge Music, have set up a frankly amazing scheme, “Fuck The Fire“. Basically it’s a plan to organise small-scale pressings of old releases, so that, if enough people want it, you can get hold of old items that were destroyed. It means that those smaller or older releases are not lost forever to the flames. As soon as the minimum number of people have pledged to buy a release, it gets manufactured. Simples.

In addition to the bare-faced awesomeness of the plan, if you order something you also get a digital download of a bunch of Xtra Mile rarities (including a quick new song about the riots by yours truly). And on top of that, Xtra Mile and Pledge Music will also be donating a chunk of the proceeds to UK Disaster Relief, who are helping the people made homeless in the riots.

So, it’s all totally ace, in short. The only drawback is that, for now, this is only open to people in the UK; I know, I know, that sucks for everyone else, but we’re working on sorting that out. Updates will follow.

And finally, a link to the website itself: Fuck The Fire.
So go pledge. I've just pledged for a t-shirt. I'm guessing this pledge will reach 100% fairly quickly and I don't get paid till the 27th of next month so I can't even afford it but fuck it anyway.

SIFTW 12" would be nice though.

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Post by Pete » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:15 pm

SIFTW vinyl with handwritten note pledged... Make those words profound, Frank

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Post by newmy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:29 pm

I really, really cannot afford luxuries like this...but fuck it. SIFTW vinyl pledged for!

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Post by Tomasz » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:06 pm

Pledged for the digital download and considering SIFTW with handwritten note, can we make requests for note content? ;)
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Post by once a wasp » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:00 pm

Got the SIFTW 12" with note and beans on toasts album as ive been meaning to get it for a while.
Already at 32%, any clue how much the 100% is?
Also any idea who is playing the event?
24/08/07, 21/05/08, 22/08/08, 31/10/08, 30/08/09, 18/10/09, 19/12/09, 16/07/10, 10/12/10, 12/12/10, 21/04/11, 13/5/11, 28/11/11, 13/04/12

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Post by Daire » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:58 pm

It won't accept my Maestro card for some reason...balls. :evil:
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Post by Helium » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:45 am

Daire wrote:It won't accept my Maestro card for some reason...balls. :evil:
Gotta be a credit card I think, it wouldnt let me pay on visa either :-/
10: 18/03, 27/08, 04/12, 31/12
11: 17/2, 21/4, 13/5 16/5, 7/7, 26/8 (x2), 24/11, 26/11, 27/11
12: 13/4, 7/7, 12/11, 13/11, 17/11
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14: 7/2, 9/2, 12/2, 28/9
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16: 23/11, 13/12, 15/12
18: 8/5, 13/5

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Post by Matt09H » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:58 am

Also went for the SIFTW vinyl.

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Post by Rags » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:17 am

I went with the t-shirt and Take To The Road DVD, as much as I like the idea of owning the vinyl there's not much point as I dont own a turntable.
23.08.08, 04.02.09, 29.10.09, 19.06.10, 12.12.10, 31.12.10, 18.02.11, 21.04.11, 07.07.11, 26.08.11 X2, 24.11.11, 26.11.11, 27.11.11, 13.04.12, 20.08.12, 23.08.13

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Post by skhmmxi » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:36 am

Ticket for the concert. And I just paid with my Visa Debit, so I think debit cards are OK in some cases.

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Post by Pete » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:37 am

skhmmxi wrote:Ticket for the concert. And I just paid with my Visa Debit, so I think debit cards are OK in some cases.
Yep, used my visa debit with no issue too

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Post by Daire » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:11 pm

Helium wrote:
Daire wrote:It won't accept my Maestro card for some reason...balls. :evil:
Gotta be a credit card I think, it wouldnt let me pay on visa either :-/
If you add a card through your profile rather than at checkout you can add a Maestro card...says my card number is invalid though. Sent them an email but I can't see it working out which is a pity, would've loved the SIFTW w/note.
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Post by Nick Fel » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:19 pm

You can use Paypal, which should let you use any card.

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Post by Rubber_Soul » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:08 pm

Vinyl ordered, tempted by the gig but it's a Wed night and I would have work the next day so I'm having to bow out.
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Post by Evan » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:19 pm

Rubber_Soul wrote:Vinyl ordered, tempted by the gig but it's a Wed night and I would have work the next day so I'm having to bow out.
I'm waiting to see who is playing before committing to going
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