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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CDs FOR SALE




I have a homemade cd available for each of my Reverbnation music sites...Soothing Fingers, Blue Fingers & a self-titled cd which is a mix of all my songs including those from my Victoria Folk page.
I should remind you that these aren't studio-made cds....I make them in my apartment with limited recording gear and knowledge. So there is usually a finger-flub or forgotten lyrics in them, lol.

I need to have a balance of $17.50 before I can transfer money from my Paypal to my bank account, and mailing, etc. to Europe is close to $10 so  I'm selling them for a minimum $20...you are most welcome to send more if you feel that my songs are worth it. My Paypal address is

ian.mcmillan2@gmail.com.

There is a Paypal Donate button here on this page to make it easier. You are also welcome to mail payment to me...

Ian McMillan  (leave the Fingers out, lol)
#117-215 Oswego St.
Victoria BC Canada
V6V 2B5

Some generous friends have already used it, some more than once. So I figure it can't hurt to try again now that I know I have more fans in Europe. I have great fans in Germany, The Netherlands, England, Ireland, Spain & France. Thanks to everybody for reading this and listening to my tunes!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Please Help A Starving Musician

I'm not your typical starving musician, I'm 62 years old. But I was also a starving musician 40 years ago, and here I am again. Never saw that coming, lol. In between I stopped trying to make money from music and found other ways to make a living whle still hanging on to my 60s anti-corporate idealism.

I worked for myself first as a freelance photographer then I had a couple of decades of entrepreneurial sales...usually as an independent contractor & for straight commission. Sadly, I didn't have the huge success that I thought I would have...shoulda climbed the corporate ladder.

Just kidding...at least I tried to find that perfect venture that would make me wealthy & happy without sitting behind a desk for thirty years then having a stroke that makes me a vegetable like my father ended up. But my body started getting all the typical middle-age problems like arthritis, diabetes, blood pressure, sleep apnea, lung disease, before I got rich and successful... I wasn't finished yet. Damn.

And a big problem is that I never had a pension, investements, savings, etc. so when my doctor told me to stop working my income stopped. I maxed out all my credit cards then had to go on government disability. My CPP (Canada Pension Plan) and BC PWD disability income total $10,925/year. This year and every year...CPP goes up twenty bucks, BC puts it in their pocket and gives me the same as before. I've lost twenty pounds from the weight that I like to be...poverty is making me sicker faster.

When I had to stop working I decided to finally do something with my music before I died. I have no family (long story) so when I'm gone there's nothing of me left behind. So I've been teaching myself how to record with a computer here in my bachelor apartment in Victoria BC so that my music can live forever after I'm gone. I can say now that I've achieved that goal, and met a lot of great people along the way. And I've had about twenty people from 3 continents buy my homemade cd for between $10 and $100 which has been a great help in my fight for basic survival.

So if you enjoy my music you are free to download any song that you want through the player here, and I will thank you for that great compliment. Or you can send me whatever you think my music is worth and I will make you a homemade cd and mail it to you.  I'm asking for a minimum of $15 per cd, plus $5 shipping to North America and $10 overseas. Or get all 3 for $30 plus shipping. And if you're using Paypal it's a minimum of $16.50 before I can get it.

ALL FINGERS - all of my songs...folk, jazz, blues, rock, easy listening plus all blues and soothing tunes. There's about 60 songs. I could make a cd with only a dozen songs, but this isn't professionally recorded in a studio by people who know what they're doing, professionally designed or even shrink-wrapped. I flub a few notes and forget some of my own lyrics sometimes so many are not perfect, but I'm including them all too because they are a part of me and the mission I've been on to leave behind my music...so it won't just vanish like tears in the rain.

SOOTHING FINGERS - 20 of my relaxing, mostly instrumental acoustic fingerstyle guitar.


BLUE FINGERS - 20 of my blues.

You can use the Paypal button on this page, or use my Paypal address which is:
ian.mcmillan2@gmail.com

Send money order or well-disguised cash ( which most people have been doing, surprisingly).

 Ian McMillan
#117-215 Oswego St.
Victoria BC Canada
V8V 2B5

Thanks for listening!    

Monday, April 29, 2013

You Can Send Me A Cheque If You Want To

You Can Send Me A Cheque If You Want To

I've decided that it's not too risky to put my address out into cyberspace. Other people do it so I can too. I would be happy to accept your cheque, money order or even well-disguised cash in whatever amount you want to give. But please add at least $5.00 for postage to Canada/U.S. and $10 for overseas. I will price my cd at $15.00 minimum. Thanks to those who have already sent their money. And if you can't afford it I certainly understand so just download them all for free if you like my music. That's still a great compliment even if you don't spend any money.

Ian McMillan
#117-215 Oswego St.
Victoria BC
V8V 2B5

Friday, April 12, 2013

I CAN MAKE YOU A REAL CD IF YOU WANT ONE

I can mail a physical cd to anyone who wants one...just send extra money for a bubble wrap envelope and postage. I think it would be around $10-12 so send at least $20 through Paypal and send me your mailing address through Facebook or here. Here's a rough idea of an idea for the cover photo. It has to be black and white because I can't afford a colour cartridge, lol.

Download All My Songs For Free

Download all my songs for free…that’s right, free my friends! Donations are welcome but not necessary.

I haven't sold my songs at the popular places like CD Baby or iTunes because for one thing, I have to pay them to sell them. For another, I haven't felt that my songs were studio-quality recordings because I've been teaching myself how to do everything at home in my apartment with inadequate gear and knowledge and they're not perfect...yet

So because they aren't perfect I've been giving them away and I felt grateful to anyone who wanted to download them and listen. And once again I"m making it easier to download 66 of my songs for free in two separate zip files, instead of downloading them through the Reverbnation player one at a time. And once again I'm letting people know that I do accept any money that they want to give me through the Paypal Donation button that you see on this page. If you enjoy my music it would be very much appreciated if you decided to pay five, ten, twenty or a hundred bucks for it. I had a pretty good response doing it this way last year and I thank my friends who sent money. I found that 6% of people who downloaded the zips wanted to pay for them...which in many direct sales jobs I've had is a pretty good rate.

In case you don't know, I've been on disability for things like arthritis for over six years...I absolutely hate depending on the government for basic survival. The only option I can come up with is to make some money from music, so I'm going to start promoting my imperfect songs a bit more and see what happens. Here is the first zip file…it’s my songs alphabetically A to L and it’s 94mb. M to Z is 87mb. The link will take you to Hotfile where you have to wait for maybe 15 seconds before clicking the download button. It’s perfectly safe, don’t worry. Unzip them from the location that you saved them in and you will have a bunch of mp3 files.

https://hotfile.com/dl/202659576/b99fdf8/A_to_L_-_PRETTY_TRICKY_PICKING.rar.html

https://hotfile.com/dl/202668329/2b00645/M_to_Z_-_PRETTY_TRICKY_PICKING.rar.html



PRETTY TRICKY PICKING
IAN FINGERS MCMILLAN
Guitars, vocals
All songs written by Ian Fingers McMillan unless otherwise noted © Ian Fingers McMillan 2013

16 Tons
Aint Misbehaving
All These Years -sung by Ben Kitchens -written by Mac McAnally
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves – Two Guitars
Baby Ive Been Out Of Touch
Before I Go
C Picking
Chumpman Blues – Blind Blake
Cocaine – Blind Blake
Dark Days
I Cant Call No-One Darling Anymore
Deep Inside A Memory
Dreaming Blues
Drifters Wife – J.J. Cale
Early This Morning – Blind Blake
Goodbye My Lover 1974 -with Don Lougheed
Googling Ragtime Blues
Guitar Man – Jerry Reed
Happy Fingers Samba
Honeybabe Blues
I Don’t Need No More Worry
Impromptu In C
Joes Jazz
Kind Hearted Woman -Robert Johnson
Linda Just Loves To Dance
Long Long Time Ago
Love Boat
 Loving Arms – Kris Kristofferson

Misty
More Often Than Not -Jerry Jeff Walker
My Old Friend The Blues -Steve Earle
Nobody Knows You – acoustic
Nobody Knows You – electric
Nothing You Cant Do
Ocean Song
On An August Afternoon
Police Dog Blues – Blind Blake
Satisfied
She’s No Good – Bob Dylan
Sliding Delta
Softly – Gord Lightfoot
 Some Days
Spanish Lament
Sporting Life Blues -Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee
Springtime
Thank You Baby
That’s Alright
The Night Whispers -lyrics by Pete Rivers
The Slightest Indication
These Days -Jackson Browne
Tv Theme Song
Very Far Away
West Winds -lyrics by Glenn Bowie
Whole Lotta Dough

61 songs 188mb

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Here's my latest song all by itself...you can just click the arrow on the player to download it. You can download all of my songs individually if you want the same way.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A BIG ZERO

That's what I made busking today...a big zero in an hour and a half.