[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="384"] The Owosso Harpist Sherry Konkus and her 2 musical “boys.”[/caption]
Here’s another image of Grover with myself included alongside Curtis my harpsicle harp.
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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] This is Grover, my Camac Athena EX concert harp.[/caption]
Here he is. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Grover, my Camac Athena EX concert harp!
I know how you feel. Years ago, after renting him for 2 years, I had no choice but to give up on “Gilligan” a Lyon & Healy style 15 I rented from Michigan Harp Center because I couldn’t afford to rent it any longer. I loved that harp deeply. When the harp left, a huge part of me was gone with him. I was a real sad experience for me. I still miss him to this very day. Please by all means stay safe. My prayers for peace and your safety.
Sorry, I forgot. You’re right. I did say that and I apologize. Thank you for reminding me of that. Yes, I did curse you awhile back. That’s because I became mad and lost my temper over the fact that you guys denied me help when I asked for your help for the very first time and you said “no.” Now that you reminded me about it, I now admit that what I said was wrong. Please accept my apologies for cursing at you all and denying I did it. I won’t ask for anything like that again. I’ll see to finding better ways to afford getting my own pedal harp without going about begging people for money.
And I also edited the latest post on my DinoHarpist Site as well. Click the link again and see that I edited the post by eliminating the phrase “There’s no excuse for not funding my Indiegogo Campaign” and replacing it with “My Indiegogo Campaign will succeed!” I’m sorry that my first version of the post have offended everyone here. I only want to get help in raising money to purchase the Chicago CG to serve as a special companion to me and to my small harp “Curtis” and staging crowdfunding online campaigns is the only way for me to do it.
Despite what Tracey claimed, I am, too grateful for having a small harp to own. “Curtis” and I every other Saturday would go do harp music performances at my local farmer’s market, entertaining people while they shop for localized items. I’ve done a lot of Youtube videos playing Curtis as well. I really enjoy his company and the sound of music that he makes, talk to him a lot of times, watched TV together, treat him like family, show him a lot of love, kiss him goodnight before him and I went to bed, and a few times I even took him around town to enjoy some scenery. Honestly If I’m ungrateful for having “Curtis”, as Tracey claimed, I would’ve throw him away and not play music on him at all. But no, that’s not what I do to Curtis.
Curtis is family, why should I be ungrateful to him? Especially when he’s proven to be a huge help in keeping my practice skills up and helping me to raise money to buy my own pedal harp. He’ll continue to support me all the way right after I get my pedal harp. I’ll use both the pedal harp, Curtis, and the 33 string Grand Harpsicle I also plan to get to make music that people will enjoy and be inspired by. Don’t say that I am ungrateful to Curtis when I am really pleased and grateful to have Curtis be a part of my life.
Please accept my apologies for what I first wrote on my blog post.
All right. I confess. It was I who wrote the post you guys are upset about. It was a rant I put down expressing my frustrations on how everything I did to afford getting a pedal harp was all for nothing and how I’m getting no help at all from people who seem to not really care. And no, I didn’t curse all of you when I first tried to ask for support in donations. All I did was say, that anyone who says that begging for money is bad should tell that to all those who launched online donation campaigns for any reason and successfully raised funds. Then I said that anyone who don’t understand what I’m going through should step into my shoes. If you do that, you would experience the same feelings I’m experiencing now. No, I did not curse anyone of you when you refused to support me. I just simply asked for support and you guys in one way or another said “no” and I respected you guys’ decision although I wish you all would understand what I was struggling with and still is struggling with now. I thought when I first set up an online campaign to accept donations, I thought there will be thoughtful people here who will be willing to help me achieve my lifelong goal of owning a pedal harp. My mistake. Instead I got negative responses that compelled me to think twice before asking for any more help from you guys on this site. I didn’t mean to offend anyone here by what I wrote on my blog and I’m sorry. I was only trying to get crowdfunding support to raise 14K to purchase a pedal harp by my 40th birthday which I’ll be celebrating within less than 2 weeks.
If you want to know what crowdfunding is, read here.
Update: I’m going to have to ask some really serious questions and do extensive research about personal loans before I really choose to either give up on the loans and stick to renting to own a harp or go back to trying to get a harp loan until I know for certain that the harp loan is either too expensive for me or it’s just the right thing for me to afford. I talked with mom about the interest rate and she says I don’t have to pay the 5,000 in interest rate all at once on the loan. And that I can still pay the same 250 a month on the $10,000 loan and that’s it. If that’s the case then I’ll go back to earning my way to afford a harp loan.
I have a feeling I’ll have to stick with Budget Harp Rentals because this is the only place where I can rent a harp without obligation at an affordable price. Must make a better choice in picking a harp to rent when I do rent from BHR again.
But then again… Does The International Harp Museum allow people to rent harps without obligation at an affordable price?
Budget Harp Rentals is the place to look into to get a rent to own harp. It’s in Jacksonville, FL and it’s owned by Dickie Fleicher. Here’s the site containing more information on how to get started. http://www.budgetharprentals.com/