Westen Borghesi is creating Hi-Def Lo-Down, a Pod'cassette Mixtape
35
patrons
$343
per month
Howdy, y'all! Westen Borghesi here! I'm a musician, DJ, emcee, dancer, actor and podcaster based in Austin. For the past 19 years I have worked tirelessly within the artistic community in countless ways to not only bring joy to myself, but to the Austin community and it's visitors.

The last few years I have slowly been easing back on playing music and DJing and have been more focused with newer creative endeavors - one of which is this unique cassette only music podcast, or, pod'cassette (a term I came up with!) called Hi-Def Lo-Down. Each show I will take a different genre, artist or theme and make a 8-10 song pod'cassette that will then be sent straight to your door! Depending on how much you donate here, in addition to the cassettes, you will receive tape players or boomboxes (bluetooth/USB), t-shirts and all kinds of other merchandise as they get released.

The music itself will be extremely diverse and date back as far as the 1920's! Think of a genre or a decade and likely I will eventually do a show about it! Discover new music! Learn something new! Appreciate something you already love! What is there not to like about this, I ask you?

Please keep in mind however, this is a new model, and one that I am basically creating for the first time. This means there are many learning curves of all kinds on top of the already large amount of work this project entails - not to mention it is costing more than anticipated due to cassette ribbon shortage (see my post about cassette ribbon shortage). Although originally intended to be a monthly release (which it will be eventually), currently it will be a "release as it gets released" basis. This means some of these early shows may take a few months to get out. So I'm asking you that if you decide to donate monthly, please keep in mind that right now you are really helping me still get this off the ground and get it rolling on a more regular basis. Also please be patient with the process - your donations are helping an artist with his endeavors. I promise, dear patrons, once the ball gets rolling, it's gonna roll hard!

And although I am hoping to use Patreon mostly to boost my pod'cassette mixtape, Hi-Def Lo-Down - and also future podcast, Talko Time - I am asking you to keep in mind that I also create various forms of art and am a part of many different projects here in Austin. With your support, I can keep living in this beautiful town and continue to thrive in this cesspool of weird and throw some of that atypical garbage in front of people's faces so they won't forget to support their local artists and keep Austin unique.

Thanks for visiting and supporting!
Tiers
Lo-Down Patron
$5 or more per month
Don't let the title fool you, you are important to what I do! A monthly $5 donation gets you a sincere thanks to supporting what I do!
Side A Patron
$8 or more per month
The first side of a good mixtape is very important, and so is your $8 donation which will get you a sincere thanks, plus the newest pod'cassette episode delivered straight to your door!
Side B Patron
$10 or more per month
The second side of a good mixtape is as equally important! A $10 donation will get you a thanks, the newest pod'cassette release delivered to your door, plus a sticker or other comparable piece of merch! Note: New merch items may not always be available each month.
Hi-Def Patron
$12 or more per month
A $12 donation will get you a thanks, the newest pod'cassette release delivered to your door, a sticker or other comparable piece of merch, PLUS a portable cassette player (walkman style) of my choice delivered straight to your door!
HDLD T-Shirt Patron
$20 or more per month

Hi-Def status achieved! Donating $20 will get you a sweet thanks,  a portable cassette player (walkman style or hand held recorder style of your choice) (brand will be my choice) delivered straight to your door, plus an HDLD T-Shirt (Please send me your shirt size when you sign up) or other comparable merch as they come out! And 3 back logged episodes of your choice with every new release (until you're caught up). Note: All benefits will not come at once, they will likely be spread out so you can have something new and fun coming to you more often rather than all at once. 

Boombox Patron!
$50 or more per month

Jam the latest episode on that boombox, yo! $50 will of course get you a super sweet thanks, a backlog of 5 episodes of your choice with each new release (until you're all caught up), new merch items as they come in (not always available, but should be often) an HDLD T-shirt or other comparable merch as it comes out, a shout out on the next episode (optional), plus a brand new boombox of my choice delivered straight to your door. Make sure and keep those gift receipts in case you want to return them for any reason! Also, I'll send you a new boombox once a year if you so desire. What?? Note: All benefits will not come at once, they will likely be spread out so you can have something new and fun coming to you more often rather than all at once. 

Mixtape Patron
$100 or more per month

You are now a mixtape legend! $100 will get you 15 episodes of your choice delivered to your door with every new show (until you're caught up), a grab bag of merch, super sweet cassette or boombox (style of your choice and USB/bluethooth guaranteed), plus a homemade mixtape of bonus tracks of show of your choice (once a month), AND I will record a show of our choice once a year (decided on together) and you will receive producer credits! (6 month Patron minimum). Note: All benefits will not come at once, they will likely be spread out so you can have something new and fun coming to you more often rather than all at once. 

Howdy, y'all! Westen Borghesi here! I'm a musician, DJ, emcee, dancer, actor and podcaster based in Austin. For the past 19 years I have worked tirelessly within the artistic community in countless ways to not only bring joy to myself, but to the Austin community and it's visitors.

The last few years I have slowly been easing back on playing music and DJing and have been more focused with newer creative endeavors - one of which is this unique cassette only music podcast, or, pod'cassette (a term I came up with!) called Hi-Def Lo-Down. Each show I will take a different genre, artist or theme and make a 8-10 song pod'cassette that will then be sent straight to your door! Depending on how much you donate here, in addition to the cassettes, you will receive tape players or boomboxes (bluetooth/USB), t-shirts and all kinds of other merchandise as they get released.

The music itself will be extremely diverse and date back as far as the 1920's! Think of a genre or a decade and likely I will eventually do a show about it! Discover new music! Learn something new! Appreciate something you already love! What is there not to like about this, I ask you?

Please keep in mind however, this is a new model, and one that I am basically creating for the first time. This means there are many learning curves of all kinds on top of the already large amount of work this project entails - not to mention it is costing more than anticipated due to cassette ribbon shortage (see my post about cassette ribbon shortage). Although originally intended to be a monthly release (which it will be eventually), currently it will be a "release as it gets released" basis. This means some of these early shows may take a few months to get out. So I'm asking you that if you decide to donate monthly, please keep in mind that right now you are really helping me still get this off the ground and get it rolling on a more regular basis. Also please be patient with the process - your donations are helping an artist with his endeavors. I promise, dear patrons, once the ball gets rolling, it's gonna roll hard!

And although I am hoping to use Patreon mostly to boost my pod'cassette mixtape, Hi-Def Lo-Down - and also future podcast, Talko Time - I am asking you to keep in mind that I also create various forms of art and am a part of many different projects here in Austin. With your support, I can keep living in this beautiful town and continue to thrive in this cesspool of weird and throw some of that atypical garbage in front of people's faces so they won't forget to support their local artists and keep Austin unique.

Thanks for visiting and supporting!

Recent posts by Westen Borghesi

Tiers
Lo-Down Patron
$5 or more per month
Don't let the title fool you, you are important to what I do! A monthly $5 donation gets you a sincere thanks to supporting what I do!
Side A Patron
$8 or more per month
The first side of a good mixtape is very important, and so is your $8 donation which will get you a sincere thanks, plus the newest pod'cassette episode delivered straight to your door!
Side B Patron
$10 or more per month
The second side of a good mixtape is as equally important! A $10 donation will get you a thanks, the newest pod'cassette release delivered to your door, plus a sticker or other comparable piece of merch! Note: New merch items may not always be available each month.
Hi-Def Patron
$12 or more per month
A $12 donation will get you a thanks, the newest pod'cassette release delivered to your door, a sticker or other comparable piece of merch, PLUS a portable cassette player (walkman style) of my choice delivered straight to your door!
HDLD T-Shirt Patron
$20 or more per month

Hi-Def status achieved! Donating $20 will get you a sweet thanks,  a portable cassette player (walkman style or hand held recorder style of your choice) (brand will be my choice) delivered straight to your door, plus an HDLD T-Shirt (Please send me your shirt size when you sign up) or other comparable merch as they come out! And 3 back logged episodes of your choice with every new release (until you're caught up). Note: All benefits will not come at once, they will likely be spread out so you can have something new and fun coming to you more often rather than all at once. 

Boombox Patron!
$50 or more per month

Jam the latest episode on that boombox, yo! $50 will of course get you a super sweet thanks, a backlog of 5 episodes of your choice with each new release (until you're all caught up), new merch items as they come in (not always available, but should be often) an HDLD T-shirt or other comparable merch as it comes out, a shout out on the next episode (optional), plus a brand new boombox of my choice delivered straight to your door. Make sure and keep those gift receipts in case you want to return them for any reason! Also, I'll send you a new boombox once a year if you so desire. What?? Note: All benefits will not come at once, they will likely be spread out so you can have something new and fun coming to you more often rather than all at once. 

Mixtape Patron
$100 or more per month

You are now a mixtape legend! $100 will get you 15 episodes of your choice delivered to your door with every new show (until you're caught up), a grab bag of merch, super sweet cassette or boombox (style of your choice and USB/bluethooth guaranteed), plus a homemade mixtape of bonus tracks of show of your choice (once a month), AND I will record a show of our choice once a year (decided on together) and you will receive producer credits! (6 month Patron minimum). Note: All benefits will not come at once, they will likely be spread out so you can have something new and fun coming to you more often rather than all at once.