Guiding Principle: First, It Has to Be a Labor of Love
To make the Zen Guitar Plan a reality, the Zen Guitar Dojo
needs money. How much, and how to get it, is where we start.
Perhaps you are, or know of, a benefactor who would support
this idea (Paul Allen?). Perhaps you are a media concern looking
for partnerships with a content provider (AOL Time/Warner?).
Perhaps you are a corporation looking for sponsorship opportunities
to showcase new technologies (Sony?). Perhaps you are a fund-raiser
with knowledge of how to raise capital for this kind of project,
in a way that benefits you finanially as well. Or perhaps this
idea best funded through grants. If you know of significant
grant sources for which ZG would qualify, please suggest them.
The Zen Guitar Dojo is willing to entertain any reasonable
ideas for financing.
Someone to grow the ZG brand through licensing deals, new
product development, etc. Ideas include ZG custom guitars,
ZG logo clothing for musicians/artists, guitar accessories,
calendars, date books--you get the idea. If you see where this
brand can go and know how to cut a deal, let me know.
who believes in the work of Zen Guitar and the "One
Sound One Song" project and is willing to promote it (together
with the author) to various media outlets--television, magazines,
cable, radio, Internet. To be frank, the cancer angle comes
into play here as well, adding a human interest element to
the story. Propose your compensation.
People willing to spread Zen Guitar in other languages via
foreign editions, foreign websites, and staging local Zen Guitar
Someone to book the Zen Guitar Band for live performances.
Someone with a professional recording studio willing to capture
the Zen Guitar Band and make a killer record.
Someone with lots of server space free to store Zen Guitar
uploads (large music and video files).
Someone to help transfer hours and hours of tape to digital
form and upload it onto a server.
Someone to convert Sign on the Wall of the Zen Guitar Dojo
into a series of computer screen savers.