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I'm generally a little wary of people going online to beg for money, but having seen Yingling at a genuinely impressive number of shows over the past year or so, filming and generally just going completely buck, I feel all right vouching for the guy.
So far he's raised a little more than half of his $3,500 goal, with 24 days to go. There are a few perks for donors—for $500 you'll get an autographed Walkmen album that David Letterman used to clean up smashed fruit on his desk when the band appeared on his show, and for $1,000 Yingling will do an almost-anything-goes video shoot for you. More affordable, and more potentially useful to local bands, is a concert shoot for donations of $100 or $200, which could actually be a really good deal for any acts looking to bolster their digital presence.
Yingling is also throwing a fund-raiser headlined by Pisspisspissmoanmoanmoan and Lechuguillas this Saturday at Record Breakers, upstairs from Reggie's Rock Club; then he's leaving town for a week to document a Tyler Jon Tyler tour. You can find details on this Facebook page.
Hit the jump to watch Yingling's pitch video: