Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Buy My Music To Fund My Friend Kathryn's Lyme Treatment!

Hi everyone! For one more week, I'll be donating 100% of my profits from selling my original tunes to my friend Kathryn, to help her pay her expensive medical bills.

Due to insurance's limited coverage of Lyme treatments, at any given time there are many fundraisers taking place to help my fellow Lymies not only pay for their medications and doctor's visits, but also to help them put food in their mouths and save them from homelessness.

All of our fundraisers are important, valuable, and life-saving. While I don't mean to diminish each one's importance, I'd also like to point out how this one is different.

Rather than being charity, this opportunity allows you to purchase goods (in this case, music) the way you would in our capitalistic society on any day anyway. Look at who benefits:

  1. You get some new, original, unique sounding music
  2. I get the exposure I want
  3. Kat gets all the money
See? It's a win-win for all of us!

A little on me and the music I'm selling: I've been writing music for about sixteen years. The songs I'm selling were all recorded with the involvement of my bandmates in a professional studio with quality mixing and mastering.

Our band is called Opal Axis. You can find us under that name on iTunes. We've been unable to perform for more than a year, and even before that, our performances were limited and gathered very small crowds, because we don't have an agent or a label. We're just doing what we do because we love it.

Our music has been compared to Tori Amos, Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Keane, Evanescence, Florence and the Machine, Frou Frou, John Mayer and other rock-folk-alternative musicians. So if you like their flavor, you might like us too!

The lyrics are metaphorical, emotional, complex, poetic, and deep, while the melodies are, well, also a bit complex but very melodic (is calling a melody "melodic" sort of redundant?) You'll see what I mean if you take a listen.

So, please, please at least click on the links below, and if you like any of the songs you hear, buy them for only 99 cents apiece!

Our Facebook fundraiser page is located at or by clicking here.

And our CDBaby page is located at or by clicking here.

Thank you all!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Leila,

    I am from the east coast of Australia where the Lyme epidemic is still highly ignored.

    I have been navigating your blog and reading other comments for a couple of weeks now. I have been off work for the past three weeks and it's highly likely that I have Lyme Disease. I am waiting to see the best LLMD in Australia who will have my blood sent overseas for testing in a couple of weeks.

    I am relatively new to the area I live in and don't have any support except that of my husband.

    The main question I have for you is - what do you do on the days when you are well enough to get out of bed but not do much else? I am going batty. I can't read as I am unable to take anything in and I can't do anything too physical or active (like clean the house) or I get very fatigued.

    Short of "window" shopping online, carrying out research on the net on Lyme when I'm up to it and playing Suduko online when I can, I have not been able to think of anything that I can do.

    Any suggestions you have or information on how you get by would be greatly appreciated.

    Kazz :)