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wilson
04-30-2009, 11:05 AM
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April 30, 2009

The Paragon Carousel (http://www.paragoncarousel.com/) is a beautiful machine that has been my dear neighbor for many moons. Now 81 years old, it is in need of a little love and attention in order for it to survive.

It is my sincere wish for the Paragon Carousel to be a part of the magic of long seaside summer afternoons for many years to come. But it might not get to.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where the great whirling contraptions of mechanical music and light are not as profitable to operate as other things, and carousels are worth much more taken apart and sold in pieces to museums, where one must pay to look at them behind glass, rather than having them simply existing in the world that we now all share.

I spoke with Jeff and Scott and Jeremy about this and they agreed that I should, on behalf of Neutral Milk Hotel, make an appeal to the good people who might have enjoyed the music made over the years, because we think you'd understand especially, and want to help.

We humbly ask you to vote!

The Paragon Carousel is competing with 24 other historic Massachussettes buildings for a grant of $100,000. The historic site with the most votes wins, and anyone anywhere can vote. We would love it if by our collective effort we could ensure the continuation of this grand place. It only takes a moment and you can do so here (http://www.partnersinpreservation.com/boston/index.php?sec=vot)

You are allowed to vote once a day untill May 17th . Your vote means a great deal to all of us at Elephant Six. Places like this are so special. They deserve to exist in the same world that we do. So we can visit them with our bodies, not just our memories and dreams.

We'd like to thank you for your help and for spreading the word.

~Julian Koster with Jeff Mangum on behalf of Neutral Milk Hotel

EllertTremorControl
04-30-2009, 11:17 AM
I'm voting to save this site because:
It comes recommended by a friend.

I hope you enjoyed the imaginary horse from the Paragon Carousel that Heather painted on the game board we gave you the last time you played Boston, Julian!
I hope all is well!
Love, Ellert

Birds...The silent killer
04-30-2009, 12:38 PM
I really like this letter. I voted. It's quick and worthwhile
It's now up on pitchfork.... take that school for the blind.

Gotham
04-30-2009, 01:48 PM
yeah, it does feel a little weird voting against the school for the blind, lol.

But it's cool because they won't realize it, they can't even see!

jdrawmeasheep
04-30-2009, 06:46 PM
But it's cool because they won't realize it, they can't even see!

hahahahaha

i feel worse about paul reveres house though.
but its great how a bunch of e6ers are probably going to make the difference in this.

Gotham
04-30-2009, 06:58 PM
I think NMH should just play a benefit show if they care so much, but that's just me.

=P

Julian
04-30-2009, 09:10 PM
Hello!

Wanted to thank you all for helping! It means a great deal to me. I write from Athens which is very green and very full of things that want to be born into the world. So thank you everyone for everything.

Julian

ps Ellert, the game is wonderful. Thank you!

ps ps All the sites are worthy, and a whole bunch of them will win grants. The popular voting just insures that the winner will get one of them. But they will be giving away a million dollars in grants to several of the sites.

ps ps ps
I felt bad about the school for the blind too when i saw that, but the money would actually go to restoring the pond on thier property, the school itself i think is quite healthy. But please vote for whoever you wish as the sites are ALL good places! Thanks again.

jaimi
04-30-2009, 10:19 PM
Thank god this still has a chance to be preserved! So many memories here. Nantasket is beautiful.

oh and
Greetings from Bennington! I did intend to e-mail you...hmm, um, quite some time ago. I don't know what your email is though. I hope you are well! Well, I must be brief as there is some research of the tedious social sciences variety to be done and a game of indoor four square to be attended to...
-Jaimi in Canfield (also my housemates say hello, too!)

TheShiveringDifference
05-01-2009, 04:09 AM
Hello!

Wanted to thank you all for helping! It means a great deal to me. I write from Athens which is very green and very full of things that want to be born into the world. So thank you everyone for everything.

Julian

ps Ellert, the game is wonderful. Thank you!

ps ps All the sites are worthy, and a whole bunch of them will win grants. The popular voting just insures that the winner will get one of them. But they will be giving away a million dollars in grants to several of the sites.

ps ps ps
I felt bad about the school for the blind too when i saw that, but the money would actually go to restoring the pond on thier property, the school itself i think is quite healthy. But please vote for whoever you wish as the sites are ALL good places! Thanks again.

Julian what happened to Bellia? And are you coming back to Maine?

mgocze
05-17-2009, 11:59 AM
bump!

today is the last day to vote!