Donate To Katrina Victims, Get A Call From Brian Wilson

It’s for real. Via Brian Wilson’s site’s message board:

Instructions for sending donations to “get the call” (posted by Jerry Boyd on September 22, 2005) Message: Hello, everyone. I’m very excited and thankful that Brian and Melinda are donating their time and resources to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. I can take payments into my fund only by PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, send the contribution to [email protected] If you don’t have a PayPal account, go to and it’s easy to set one up. (I was surprised at how easy it was.) After you set up the account, you just click on “Send Money”, and it will walk you through the process. You will have the opportunity to put in a message with the payment. In the message, be sure to include the phone # that you want Brian to call you at, when is the best time to call, and your Blueboard screen name (if it’s something other than your real name.) PayPal always sends me an email notifying me that someone has sent a payment. When I receive this email from PayPal that you have donated at least $100, I will forward it directly to Brian. Thank you, and have fun talking with Brian Wilson! ;-)

Pretty cool, especially ’cause the legendary songwriter isn’t much of a chatterbox these days. He and his wife are also matching every donation.

Perhaps you’re not a Brian Wilson fan and/or already donated as much as you can afford. Is there another artist whose phone call, hypothetically, could get you to send $100 to a “[email protected]”?