Pony up and cast those
votes to help out on this very worthy project…
By Blurt Staff
This just in from the good folks at Neutral Milk Hotel….
The Paragon Carousel is
a beautiful machine that has been my dear neighbor for many moons.
Now 81 years old, it is in need of a little love and attention in order
for it to survive.
It is my sincere wish for the Paragon Carousel to
be a part of the magic of long seaside summer afternoons for many years to
come. But it might not get to.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where the great
whirling contraptions of mechanical music and light are not as profitable to
operate as other things, and carousels are worth much more taken apart and sold
in pieces to museums, where one must pay to look at them behind glass,
rather than having them simply existing in the world that we now all
I spoke with Jeff and Scott and Jeremy about this and
they agreed that I should, on behalf of Neutral
Milk Hotel, make an appeal to the good people who might have enjoyed
the music made over the years, because we think you’d understand especially,
and want to help.
We humbly ask you to vote!
The Paragon Carousel is competing with 24 other historic
Massachussettes buildings for a grant of $100,000. The historic site with
the most votes wins, and anyone anywhere can vote. We would love it if by our
collective effort we could ensure the continuation of this grand place.
It only takes a moment and you can do so here
are allowed to vote once a day untill May 17th . Your vote means a
great deal to all of us at Elephant Six. Places like this are so special.
They deserve to exist in the same world that we do. So we can visit them with
our bodies, not just our memories and dreams.
We’d like to thank you for your help and for spreading
~Julian Koster with
Jeff Mangum on behalf of Neutral Milk Hotel