Grimes to fans: "Let's support The Vancouver Observer in their coverage of the tar sands!"
Electro sensation Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, thinks all Canadians should be aware of what's going on in the tar sands. And over the weekend, Grimes called on her fans to support The Vancouver Observer's "Tar Sands Reporting Project" on Kickstarter. She was, she said. To her 196,000 followers on twitter, she said, "just donated 2 a kickstarter thing 4 the first time @VanObserver http://kck.st/18zncdv to raise awareness about tar sands join me :)"
She repeated the message on her Facebook page with its 470,000 likes. Then she posted a call to action Tumblr.
The Globe and Mail has called Grimes, "the coolest girl in Canada." She describes herself as a "surrealist yuppie, urban faery, aspiring warrior poet
CEO of Grimes Corp dolly parton fan." She's 25 years old, is a Canadian producer, artist, musician, singer-songwriter and music video director, born and raised in Vancouver, B.C
She began recording experimental music while attending McGill University in Montréal, where she became involved with the underground music scene.
After Grimes backed the project, the campaign jumped from 55% to 60% of achieving the goal of raising $32,000 to do a year of powerful reporting on the tar sands in 2014. Please help us get all the way there. Make your pledge here. And ask your friends to back The Tar Sands Reporting project.