I love Twitter. I've found some cracking folk both on the hiapop account and other accounts (yes, I currently have a hand in six!). Some I've met in person, some I haven't, some I will at some point.
I hope one of the latter is fellow music blogger Mike Lindley (aka @fruitbatwalton). He's doing a rather wonderful thing at the moment. He's raising pledges via the Crowdfunder website to be able to produce a cd of 40, mostly unsigned, artists. Click here to see the full line-up.
The proceeds will be going to Rethink Mental Illness in the UK and promoted by The Fine Line Project.
A staggering one in four people will suffer from one form of mental illness during their life. It could be your Mum, your Brother, your Wife. I could even be you. Depression has no boundaries, it can affect anyone. Chances are you know several people who suffer, they might not even know.
This isn't just a case of 'cheering up' or 'snapping out of it', this is a life changing thing. A thing that physically stops you having a normal life. It can be devastating in all its forms.
We all have the chance to make a small difference. The best way I can see is to buy the cd. It's only £12 for a double, that sounds pretty bloody good value to me, and I really can't see any excuse for anybody not helping. Details are here. Do it now.