Neil Gaiman Poem for RAINN

Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline) donated his exquisite recording of his fairytale-survival poem “Instructions” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can watch Neil read the poem live in the video below. The version he recorded for the RAINN album features a nice splash of sitar music. The poem’s text appears in the liner notes alongside artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean.



Donate $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive the 25-mp3 album..

The album also features music and poetry by Neil’s wife Amanda Palmer, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

Donate to RAINN/Get the Album

Neil Gaiman Poem for RAINN

Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline) donated his exquisite recording of his fairytale-survival poem “Instructions” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can watch Neil read the poem live in the video below. The version he recorded for the RAINN album features a nice splash of sitar music. The poem’s text appears in the liner notes alongside artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean.



Donate $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive the 25-mp3 album..

The album also features music and poetry by Neil’s wife Amanda Palmer, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

Donate to RAINN/Get the Album

Flogging Molly, My Brightest Diamond & Francesca Lia Block Join Muruch’s RAINN Benefit Album!

I’m thrilled, overwhelmed, giddy and just plain shocked to announce that Flogging Molly, My Brightest Diamond and author Francesca Lia Block have all joined Muruch’s RAINN Benefit Album!

Longtime readers may remember my enthusiastic gushing about Flogging Molly and My Brightest Diamond here on Muruch when they were still relatively unknown. Around the same time I was devouring Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat books. Sometimes the internet is a portal to other dimensions.

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman illustrator Dave McKean has also joined the visual artists who have donated artwork for the liner notes.

We’re still accepting art/images, spoken word poetry and music submissions until June 15th. See the benefit post for details.

Call for Music, Poetry & Art Submissions for RAINN Benefit Album

Submissions are now closed & the album press release is up.

Muruch is curating a nonprofit, digital album of music, spoken word poetry and art to benefit RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network organization and National Sexual Assault helpline founded by singer Tori Amos.

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