Hey there, ROBVOICE mentioned I should share what we did here, so here it is.
A meme in our Discord server about writing “tough guy” songs became a reality when for several weeks I wrote a “tough guy” song entitled “Hell Yeah” live on Twitch. Every aspect of it was written with community input, even the lyrics took on a GME short squeeze vibe in the second verse, because that was in the news during that weekly session. Several viewers even sent in their vocal recordings and we added them to the group vocal sections of the song (kind of like creative proof of stake!)
When the song was done it was added as a pinned download link in our #bagholders channel, the private channel anyone can join if they hold 5 $CRIME. It’s still not available to the public. It’s an inside joke with inside meaning, so we’re keeping it exclusive. Here’s a link to the Twitch announcement of the song drop in the #bagholders channel: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/994757335
I also pressed the song to 20 limited seven inch flexi discs, which are hand numbered and signed, then I alerted folks in the #bagholders channel and they sold (for 10cc each) right away.
All this to say, $CRIME has encouraged this inside joke of a song to be made that is exclusive to our community, and it now exists as a premium digital AND physical content. I think thats pretty cool!
If you want a link to the song feel free to msg me.
Other things of note, we’ve been playing weekly poker tournaments the last 6 weeks on pokernow.club. Everyone buys in using a campaign link for a certain amount of $CRIME and the pot is split 60/30/10 with the top 3 finishers. I will add a screen shot from a few weeks ago (new users can’t embed more than one). Every week we battle for cc’s (what we call Crimecoin).
I also sold 10 mystery boxes for 50cc each, which included several vinyl, shirts, old all-access laminates, lapel pins and handwritten lyrics. It was a great way to give something of value that was a surprise while also clearing out old inventory. I will attach a photo of one $CRIME holders haul.
We’ve also exchanged 90% off lapel pin coupon codes for $CRIME, which was successful as well. I have physical challenge coins being minted right now, laser etched numbered 1-100, for the top 100 Crimecoin holders. Lapel pins are on the way too.
It’s been very fun and rewarding to make things this way, like tending a single garden and watching it grow vs. the old way of running around to different platforms checking boxes off a todo list and fighting the algorithms for attention.
Thanks for reading and for supporting this work,
Matt MacDonald (theclassicmatt)