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#1 brokenportal

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:34 PM


Team Guidelines

a. Snail mail and/or phone gain points by posting the name of the person they are sending the letter to and a verification when it is sent. The posts must be made in this topic.

With phone the person must post the name of the person they are going to call, and then post what the people on the phone said when they are done.

b. Email gains a person points when they do the same as with snail mail.

snailmail/phone
minimum= 1 contact
active=3 contacts
extraordinary=at the discretion of the team leader

email
minimum= 1
active=3
extraordinary=at the discretion of the team leader


You can write to your representative to contribute to this team too:

U.S. https://writerep.hou...p/welcome.shtml

U.K. http://www.writetothem.com/

Edited by brokenportal, 14 January 2012 - 09:08 PM.


#2 brokenportal

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

Any suggestions on who to contact this month? Who has been talking about or working with indefinite life extension either directly or indirectly?

Preferable if it is at least a slightly obscure person. People currently in the lime light tend to have a series of defenses up against fan mail and inquiries and things.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

I personally think that it may be a good idea to contact a few billionares if there are ways and means of getting names. It's sod's law that I've thrown out my copy of The Big Issue that had names of rich philanthropist types in when it could have been useful! :sad: One of the names was Anurag Dikshit and yes, I did only remember that name because I'm immature and it sounds a bit naughty. :laugh:

Would this list be of any use to you? http://philly.citybi...-2011--cbl.aspx The person at the top of it has sadly passed away but if the others are still alive, perhaps they would be worth contacting? There's also this article about people in one part of your country making a difference that may or may not be of some use: http://www.mydesert....ss-philanthropy

It's a long shot but after listening to the Electronic Saviors CD, I thought that maybe you could potentially do well by contacting the person who is involved with that? I know that as a cancer survivor, he mainly raises money for cancer research in US but hey you never know. The site is here: http://www.electroni...Vol.2/News.html They're bringing out a second compilation, which makes me happy! The first one is superb...the only charity CD I've brought due to good music. A lot of music done for charity are pretty slow and depressing and I'd often rather just make a donation to said cause than buy a CD/download. The first compilation is an exception and I'll so buy the second if I'm not totally destitute by the time it's released. :cool:

I am considering contacting some of the people via e-mail who have made some of the songs that I posted up in the life extension related music thread. The artists that make the lesser known music aren't megastars so maybe there's a better chance of them sitting up and listening. I like e-mail a lot more than snail mail, as nothing physical gets delivered to my home and I can use a pseudonym.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

Okay, I've decided to e-mail to band websites rather than individuals, as you never know who could pick up. That and I'm drained dry of inspiration. I've picked bands that are known but perhaps a bit unusual and maybe open to the idea of life extension. I also said I'd consider contacting the artists I posted up in the music thread and I did along with bucket loads more. I'll add to this as it progreses but so far I've done. Unless otherwise stated, I've targetted only one address:

VNV Nation
Combichrist (all seven people on their contact page)
Suicide Commando (four addresses on there)
Mechanical Cabaret (two addresses on there)
The Sisters of Mercy
Bauhaus
Informatik
Color Theory
Covenant (four addresses on there)
V2A (two e-mails)
Analog Angel
Arian 1 (four addresses)
Icon of Coil (two addresses)
Voltaire
Gary Numan
Fields of The Nephilim
Echo & The Bunnymen
Babylon Zoo (maybe one day he'd like to go into spaaace maaaan! ;) )
The Arrogant Worms (four addresses - who knows, they may make a comedy song about this).

Edited by Droplet, 09 January 2012 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

Would this list be of any use to you? http://philly.citybi...-2011--cbl.aspx The person at the top of it has sadly passed away but if the others are still alive, perhaps they would be worth contacting? There's also this article about people in one part of your country making a difference that may or may not be of some use: http://www.mydesert....ss-philanthropy


Those might work. One is a "Larry Theil"...

The bands are groups you might be able to get through to, I agree.

I think Ill see if we can get the notion of this cause into the minds of a person or two from one of those links there.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:43 PM

The bands are groups you might be able to get through to, I agree.

Even if the musicians themselves do not pick the e-mail up, someone has to...even if that someone just discards it as spam after reading it. At least awareness will then be in someone's mind.

On that Electronic Saviors guy, I didn't contact him, as I felt that as you were from the same country and would be more familiar with the charities he's helping, you would be perhaps better equipped to talk to him.

Edited by Droplet, 09 January 2012 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:37 PM

Today I contacted from the following band pages:

The Crash Test Dummies
Nurse With Wound
Clan of Xymox
Sunscreem
Ministry
Marc Almond (three addresses)
Aphex Twin (three addresses)
Aural Vampire (may or may not have sent cos the site was in Japanese)
Bass Hunter
The Crystal Method
Disturbed
Jonathan Coulton (four addresses)
Namnambulu
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:07 AM

Stephen Lynch (four addresses)
Bob Rivers (has a nifty e-mail that sends to all seven people involved in the site)
Acylum
Chris Moyles
Converter
Decree
Emilie Autumn (three addresses)
Erasure

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:08 AM

Got this from Aural Vampire. Know not what it means. Probably just says my message was received.




オーラルヴァンパイア公式サイトのコンタクトフォームから
ご連絡頂きありがとうございます。
管理者が内容を確認の後、返信を致しますので少々お待ちください。
もし3日以内の連絡がない場合は大変お手数なのですが、
このメールに返信でお知らせください。

今後ともオーラルヴァンパイアをよろしくお願いいたします。

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#10 brokenportal

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

オーラルヴァンパイア公式サイトのコンタクトフォームから
ご連絡頂きありがとうございます。
管理者が内容を確認の後、返信を致しますので少々お待ちください。
もし3日以内の連絡がない場合は大変お手数なのですが、
このメールに返信でお知らせください。

今後ともオーラルヴァンパイアをよろしくお願いいたします。


The translator here can't translate that either.

I'm adding the representative contact links to this topic too. I'm not sure why I didn't add that here before.


U.S. https://writerep.hou...p/welcome.shtml

U.K. http://www.writetothem.com/

That's a lot of people you wrote there Droplet, good job. I'm still going to be writing to somebody for this month and I think I'll aim to do multiple people too.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

I left a message on a blog post by Ray Cokes. Don't know whether it'll be approved and I'm doubting it will but someone has to read it. All I know is that I grew up watching him on MTV and I found a picture of him now looking a lot older. You see how much aging changes a person, especially when your only memory of them is from childhood.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

[That's a lot of people you wrote there Droplet, good job. I'm still going to be writing to somebody for this month and I think I'll aim to do multiple people too.

E-mailing multiple recipients is a good idea - So far I've targetted seventy individual addresses this month and it doesn't break the bank like snail mail. Also, it is discreet and nothing physical comes to your residence, which is a major appeal of e-mail over actual letters to me.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:17 AM

I wrote to Ripley's Believe it or Not and asked them if they might be interested in trying to commandeer a cryonics tube for one of their museums.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:49 AM

I wrote to Ripley's Believe it or Not and asked them if they might be interested in trying to commandeer a cryonics tube for one of their museums.

That's a brilliant idea. :-D I tend to just end out the same e-mail to everyone. It's simple, to the point and lets the taregets know we're here should they wish to learn more.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:47 AM

I wrote to a second this month, this time to Evanescence through her record label email. If she wrote back I think I would probably back flip down town and get some champagne. Of course, chances are it will never get to her, but you just never know. We up the odds by writing for this team here and it pays off. It has paid off a few times already and you just never know when it will again.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

I wrote to a second this month, this time to Evanescence through her record label email. If she wrote back I think I would probably back flip down town and get some champagne. Of course, chances are it will never get to her, but you just never know. We up the odds by writing for this team here and it pays off. It has paid off a few times already and you just never know when it will again.

Would be an interesting exchange of e-mails, as they are a Christian band as far as I know. She may be against the idea of life extension due to religious reasons but then again, I don't know her denomination nor how strict her beliefs are. However, if it makes her think then it's a good thing. :)

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

I was drawn in when I found her duet with seether in youtube, and then looked up some of her other songs, which led me to the song My Immortal, I read the lyrics and realized what a powerful message against death it portrays:



That coupled with the theme in the notion of their album "The Open Door" made me think that she is probably the kind of person that can think in these indefinite life extension sorts of ways and understand this kind of stuff more easily, maybe not though. And she can be a Christian, that's alright, lots of indefinite life extensionists are. I think its easier if they aren't but I like the prospects in the potential with Evanescence.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

Well...it would be interesting to know what her views on the whole thing would be and if she did reply to you, I'd also express pure joy! :D I'd be so getting the flags out if she was supportive too. I'm glad that there are Christian life extensionists out there, as it shows that there are progressive religious/spiritual people out there. I think that religion and its teachings of kindness and compassion can do a lot of good. However, it's when people argue over who is right and it escalates that it causes problems. That and when people ram it down other people's throats.

I really want to do some more e-mails to people at some point. Want to try to do something for February if I can fit it in.

Edited by Droplet, 06 February 2012 - 07:34 PM.






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