It's been a while since I updated, no? SO--after what seemed like a long, hard process to figure out how to get the packaging produced, including realizing that I wanted to spend neither the time nor the non-existent money to get everything I could possibly dream up--all the audio and art files got submitted, reviewed, approved, and produced...
voila! 995 copies of What Is This by John Whoever & Who Are They arrived here two days ago. Tomorrow night we perform at our village's somewhat famous club, The Turning Point, to celebrate its release. Within a week or so, the music will also be up and for sale on CDBaby.com (I recommend this site), johnwhoever.bandcamp.com, Amazon, iTunes etc. But you will all have the disc (along with any bonus rewards) coming to you in the mail if not hand-delivered. Either through the Kickstarter survey or by direct email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, please make sure I have the address to send you your autographed copy.
This project has been absolutely amazing. At times, I felt like it took every ounce of strength I could muster. It's left me drained, but at the same time so excited I can hardly sleep. I believe I can say I have given it my best.
I very much hope it is true, as Kickstarter promises, that for you the greatest reward for your participation will be the satisfaction of helping to make this music happen. I myself feel--I'm surprised how much--a strong sense that you, each and all, helped me to do what I could not have done alone. Along with my mates Ray, John, and Brett, guest musicians Erik, Marianne, Erika, and Chip, Scott at the console, my dozens of spiritual friends in church and in recovery, and yes, God, you made this happen. I hope you like What Is This. Peace, love, thanks, blessings.