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Master List – GoFundMe

This is the master list of items currently available by reward tiers in my GoFundMe campaign. If you cannot share the direct link, please share this one so people can easily see the reward levels and exactly what each entails. Thank you! Main link:¬†https://www.gofundme.com/portable-power-wheelchairs-for-two Reward Levels: (No Pic available yet) $25 4-POSTCARD SET Donate this amount to get a 4-piece postcard set featuring original artwork by Alex (3 total) and his brother C (1 total) on 4×6 cardstock! (No Pic available yet) $50 JROCK/VK SMALL Random item from Ali’s personal collection of Jrock/VK small memorabilia bought or gifted from bands such as X JAPAN, YOSHIKI, DIR EN GREY, BUCK-TICK and more. $55 – TAKEN KLAHA CD Item 105 Klaha – Nostal Lab CD Limited Original CD. Opened, but flawless. Insert has small friction scuff in the center. (No Pic available yet) $60 ART PRINTS 4-piece of 8×10 glossy prints of the original artwork featured in the postcard set, signed by the artists. $64 BUCK-TICK CD Item 103 BUCK-TICK Tenshi no Revolver – unopened I ended …

Japanese rock in Rock Band

Why Rock Band? Get ready for a little tl;dr. Since Rock Band came out in 2007, it has been a pioneer of the music video game genre. Other titles have come and gone with varying degrees of popularity. What made Rock Band great was its ability to license great songs by great artists for inclusion in the game. They also listened to fans on who else they could ask to be included in the game. In 2008, Harmonix announced a Rock Band: Japan game. In association with Q Entertainment, a developer in Japan, the game would feature Japan venues and include Japanese artists and their songs. Ultimately, issues with licensing prevented the game from being produced. What this means is that the rights holders for those songs would not, or perhaps were leery of, licensing their songs internationally, which is the license required with Rock Band. Thus, those songs would be able to be played or downloaded anywhere in the world. Back in 2008, this was a very major concern. Not everyone knows that not …