Hello, New World! We hear you! You hear us?
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Hello, New World! We hear you! You hear us?

joe-meek-graffiti1So here we are,  launching the official website for, A LIFE IN THE DEATH OF JOE MEEK our documentary on the life and career of the United Kingdom’s first independent pop record producer.

Our mission with these pages is to bring you, not only the latest information about our documentary (its future stages of fundraising, production, post-production and distribution), but also more awareness of Joe Meek as well.

In the coming days we will be proudly adding more and more content (artist and song profiles and examination, personal memoir, news items, editorial, interview and academic thesis) by some superlative writers and Meek enthusiasts. We can’t wait to introduce them to you! Check back often – join us on Facebook and Twitter and “share”, “like”, “tweet” and “re-tweet” to us, for us and about us to your heart’s content!

We would like to welcome you to this complex, fascinating history of an extraordinary cast of characters – a seemingly endless list of talent whose collaborative efforts (and the unique, pioneering audio magic of producer/engineer/songwriter, Joe Meek) are only now (some 40 – 50 years after they were created) just receiving the scrutiny and critical and cultural acknowledgement they deserve.

We’ve been constructing this epic chronicle for over 9 years now and are very close to completion (more on this in ABOUT THE  FILM > PRODUCTION). Only select groups have been able to see the work-in-progress and the response over the years has been as warm and invigorating as it has been invaluable in informing our further editing.

abfa7c86d1715438376fab9ccf48e6bf_largeOn August 17th, 2012 (to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Joe’s global chart-topping pop instrumental classic, TELSTAR) we inaugurated our first Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the project (more on this in ABOUT THE  FILM > KICKSTARTER) — this was a success and we managed to reach our immediate goal and meet 412 new friends and fans of Joe!!!

The Kickstarter was a fantastic first step — a passionate, earnest community building itself there –  but, for the moment, we need to concentrate on raising (and in some cases, resurrecting) awareness of Joe, our project and more funding on a much more global scale. This new fundraiser is only a short time away — and we’ll need everyone’s help to make it an even greater success than before. This event will be housed within this site and it shall be known as TELSTARTER!!! (more news on this in coming days)

58d09bd0676c16d9f7a0d4257a34db91_largeWe’d like to consider this site a Joe Meek super-community-in-progress. Please hang out and feel free to contribute to this history with your own perceptions, experiences, emotions. If you’d like to contribute content beyond comments, please drop us a line on our contact page — we are always looking for new understanding of Joe’s work and artists by new voices.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(photo credit: http://blackcablondon.wordpress.com)
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