Monday November 23, 2009

Bridge School Collection #4 is now available

Clicking on http://bit.ly/NIN-BridgeSchool should open up iTunes to the Bridge School Collection volume 4, featuring tracks by Ministry, Regina Spektor, Tom Waits with the Kronos Quartet, oh and Hurt and The Fragile by Trent Reznor. While this presents a good opportunity to listen to some music you might not otherwise be familiar with, this link will open up just to Trent's contributions. Remember, proceeds from this album benefit Neil Young's Bridge School:

An innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of
  • creative approaches to education and communication
  • augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology
  • extensive involvement of families and community

The Bridge School is composed of four interrelated programs: Education, Transition, Outreach and Research. Explore our Web site to learn about who we are, what we believe, and ways you can benefit and contribute to the ongoing programs, projects, and activities that move all people closer to a life without barriers to education, participation and communication.

If you'd like to donate more than the $20 the album costs, they take credit for straight-up donations on their website.

Hopefully forthcoming volumes of the Bridge School Collection will see the release of more of the tracks performed by Trent Reznor and company. It's one of my favorite bootlegs, and it's nice to hear the audio in this quality, with the money going to such a great institution.

Addendum: You may or may not have noticed that the link I posted goes through LinkShare before hitting iTunes. (Affiliate money comes out of Apple's bottom line, not the artists' bottom line) Any affiliate money generated from click-throughs on the link here on the Hotline will be donated directly to the Bridge School - and at that time I'll ask nicely if they could put more of the NIN material (audio OR video) out as well.