Hello from New York City!
Today is our first day of recording. I can't describe how incredible it is to feel these songs transform from their simple, folky origins into full band explosions. So crazy.
As you can see, this fundraiser wrapped up yesterday. We raised $5, 873! Thank you so much for your generous donations and help with spreading the word.
I'll be getting back in touch with all of you contributors in the next week regarding your addresses. I'm not expecting to have the packages sent out until late this summer....but some of the prizes should be ready in the next month (postcards, descriptive emails and long-lost high school recordings).
In the mean time, feel free to "like" my facebook page: Rachael Cardiello (music) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rachael-Cardiello-music/195150137182332 to see more photos of New York and other adventures and announcements. If you were too late to donate, but still itching to join in, please email me at email@example.com and I will hook you up.
All my love and appreciation. This is a dream.
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Apr 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A limited edition postcard, designed and decorated by myself with a charming little thank you note on the back. Signed with a well-inked pen.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $20 or more
A digital copy of Warm Electric Winter sent straight to your internet mailbox. Mixed, mastered, and polished. Accompanied by an email of gratitude with a few paragraphs detailing the adventure of a small town Montana girl recording in the scraped-sky-city of New York.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Warm Electric Winter. The cd in real, physical form. Complete with beautifully illustrated liner notes and lyrics. Bundled up with a thank you note and sent to your home.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The cd, a thank you note and a poster-sized copy of the album art. The artwork is still in my head, not yet on paper, but to give you an idea: flower-print, thick paint, bright vivid hues and rusty tones, a thunderstorm, and maybe me clinging to an electricity pole.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
This one's a bundle. You will get all of the $50 prizes, a copy of my EP One for the Wind, a personal phone call in which I will sing you my most recently written song (to your ear or your message machine) and on top of that......an MP3 will be sent to your email of the first worded-song I ever wrote and recorded. What a doozy. You get to hear what I sounded like in high school!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the $75 rewards plus a handwritten and illustrated description explaining the back-story of a song of mine (your choice).Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the $100 rewards plus I will learn a cover song of your choice which I will then record in my living room on a quality mic and layer up with choirs and orchestras of me playing instruments and singing harmonies. Then, I will send it to you through the internet. Whoa!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
I will write you a song on a topic of your choice. You tell me the story, I'll write the song. This will be recorded, layered up and sent to you along with all the $250 prizes.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $700 or more
If you live in a city that I am visiting, I will buy you a drink of your choice, sit on a patio with you and sing you songs as we drink. If you live somewhere far away, we'll have to do this through skype. I'll play you all the songs I'm hooked on playing and the new ones I've written. Especially the one I wrote for YOU. All of the $500 prizes are included.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
A personal concert for you and your friends in your living room, your backyard or a park/venue of your choice. This one is also tricky and based on location. If you live somewhere that is not on my scheduled touring/visiting/living route, you'll need to cover the expenses for me to travel to you. All of the $700 prizes are included.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
Wow. For one, my amazement. I will also paint you a personalized canvas painting. You pick the subject matter. It can be anything: a portrait of you and your grandmother, an impression of how big the sky is in Montana, an angry rhinoceros glaring at a cute puppy. All of the $1,000 prizes are included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012