I love writing and creating music. I just love tapping into that ethereal place in the mind where all the melodies hang and cuss swear at each other about love, politics, religion the purpose of our lives or whether it is catsup or ketchup that is correct. I have a career already and I hold no illusion about being discovered or if I even have anything important to say. I just like writing and creating music.
Now, I want my music to do something. Anyone who listens to me talk knows how much I love my parrots and my African Grey parrot named Pippin. Her wild family is under threat and there may come a day where the African Grey can no longer be found living in a natural state.
I want to help, and I am asking you to help me.
I have new music coming out on 1/21/2020 and I have one song already out. Every time you stream a song on Apple music, Spotify, Tidal, Google etc the artist gets a fraction of a cent or something. I have decided from now until the end of March I am donating any, that is absolutely all, online streaming revenue to the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. For more than 25 years the Limbe Wildlife Centre has been working to protect their native wildlife with rescue and rehabilitation, educational initiatives and community programs to help protect their natural heritage. Specifically they are only specialist rescue and rehabilitation centre for African Grey parrots in Cameroon and are doing amazing work rehabilitating and returning to the wild parrots that have either been injured of confiscated from poachers.
All I am asking you to do is listen to music where ever you listen to music. Add it to your playlist. Each time it is played through either Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, TikTok, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami or KKBox the revenue they pay will be donated during this period.
If you want to make a direct donation for the holidays or learn more visit:
Temporizing the Ephemeral
“Created entirely from the ground up DIY style, it’s clear that the musically-inclined mind of Kelleigh Lonidier, the solo-artist at the heartbeat of SPJ, knows no restraint or limitations when it comes to adding imagination and authentic ideas into the mix. Ultimately, that’s what “Building The Perfect Monster” is, ain’t it? Maybe it’s all metaphorical…and the story represents the song itself in some crazy Inception-esque song-within-a-song set of ideas…like maybe “Building The Perfect Monster” is an allusion to executing on all-fronts when it comes to the art of making music and adding each layer, instrument, ingredient, and lyric, piece by piece. Or maybe it’s a song with a story about making a monster in it…it could be many things…I’m not here to lay it ALL out – you can decide for yourselves.” - Jer