Help Mark drop his debut. It's about time.
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Alright, this is it. I don't have much longer. It is time to get serious. It's been too long and I have been fronting on my peeps. I am ready to record the album I've been promising for years. It is now or never. I need to get this album out before my friends, family and body give up.
Here is what I need: a bit of studio time, a small amount of equipment and to have the album mastered and pressed to vinyl. But don't get it twisted, this isn't a charity case. There are rewards. I need to know that you are as serious about this as I am.
If you help me out, I promise you this album will hit you in the back of the head like a hammer.
Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk,
Mark Welsh a.k.a. Old Man Insides a.k.a. The Groundskeeper
p.s. Twenty Twelve is gonna be a great year. Believe dat. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
If (when) the project meets it's goal, the funds will be collected on January 22nd.
Yep. And it could be yours for a pledge of $1000 or more.
Yes, I am opening up for Elliot Lipp (eliotlippmusic.net/) at the Boone Salloon on January 23rd. I also am playing an ambient show at Black Cat at the end of the month.
How do I know the funds will be put to good use? I'm not sure about this. I work hard for the money...
My 'producer' is holding all of the funds and they will only be used for costs directly associated with the production of the album. In fact, all of the rewards (aside from the actual record) will be paid for out of my own pocket, as will all other secondary expenses.
How do I know that you are actually going follow through on this? Haven't you been threatening to make this album for years?
Once the project is funded, I am going to book several days at an out of town studio. The album might end up being me rapping about how I can't think of anything to rap about or about how I want a drink, but something is gonna come out.
Sometimes I start feeling down but I find that music and humor help keep me centered and thankful.
$3000 is a modest goal. I considered setting the goal at $5000. As it stands I still need to use some of my own funds and my friends and I will be doing everything DIY (except mastering). With extra funds, I will book more studio time and possibly press the album to 150 gram vinyl (instead of standard quality). Beyond that, I will use the remaining funds to trick out the album and rewards. I would love to make music videos for the songs on the album. If you enjoy my videos, please pledge.
Because there is no 'Rap' category?
The video was shot and edited on an iPhone. Kickstarter's video encoding is a lil busted so that is part of it, too. The album is going to be tight.
Yes, I am an aspiring actor. I might be in your film. Hit me up. My videos are improv.
I'd like to make a video for every song on my album. Be a part of it. Pledge up.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Jan 1, 2012 - Jan 22, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Mark will send you a number of kind, funny, absurd, cryptic or vaguely menacing text messages.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Mark will record a greeting for you on your home answering machine or voice mail system. Carl Kassell style.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A download of the Mark's debut album.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A limited edition t-shirt hand screen printed by Brian Knox AND a vinyl edition of the album.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
8 backers Limited (42 of 50 left)
A test pressing of the album, courtesy of United Record Pressing, with handmade jacket art by Mark AND a limited edition t-shirt, hand screen printed by Brian Knox AND a limited edition poster!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $100 or more
A song recorded especially for you (you will get the only copy to do with as you please) AND a test pressing of the album, courtesy of United Record Pressing, with handmade jacket art by Mark AND a limited edition t-shirt, hand screen printed by Brian Knox AND a limited edition poster AND an official release copy of the album on vinyl.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $125 or more
Everything above AND Mark will take you on a date (or a friendly lunch) to the Watauga Medical Center cafeteria. Drinks are likely to follow.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $149 or more
Everything above AND Mark will DJ a party for you and perform a short set (within 100 miles of Boone, NC, but willing to negotiate) AND a personalized invitation to a pontoon boat party to celebrate the release of the album.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Everything above AND a personalized invitation to a listening party of the final mix before it goes to master AND an original painting (of your choice) by Mark! Note: Mark really doesn't want to let his paintings go but he really wants to drop this album.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $150 or more
??????? (this one is for the adventurous)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Everything above AND Mark will perform a 60 minute comedy set for you. Perfect for parties or funerals.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
SPECIAL LIMITED REWARD: Mark will take you on an all expense paid ski trip in Banner Elk, NC (you must travel to Boone, NC). You will discuss music, life or whatever you want on the chairlift. This is guaranteed to be fun. NOTE: Mark is a "novice" skier. NOTE: This reward is not included with any of the rewards below.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
Everything above AND the 30" x 30" oil painting of Mark depicted in the project image. (More details available.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012