The MacBook shit isn't funny anymore. I really wish people would just be original on this site. Same jokes get repeated constantly.
If he's clean like he claims, and is actually trying to continue as a music artist, good for him. The guy is a great singer.
If he relapsed, still talks like an illiterate douche, and doesn't use this money or follow up with what he promises on this acct, the dude should just go to prison already.
He's claimed hes clean before, hasn't he? He's pretty much burned out all his chances.
Crowd funding requires trust between the artist and the fans. Normally I'm a big supporter of it, because that trust is part of what makes music cool. It helps you relate to the bands better.
But like in this case, if it succeeds, is it really about trust? Or is about this guy somehow being popular enough that he can talk his fans into continuing to give him more money to enable his bad habits?
I donno man. I hope if this succeeds, he at least doesn't fuck everything up again. But its this weird balance, second chances are great. Its nice to see someone turn everything around. But at the same time, the philosophy of "its okay if you fuck everything up. You'll still get a second chance. and then a third chance. and then a fourth chance. cause we don't actually care that you fucked everything up" is really dangerous.
But ultimately like, its not my money going to the guy. My money won't ever go to the guy. If other people want to continue to enable him that's their choice and I'm okay with that.