alright, alright... we're absolutely blown away.
Alright, Alright... We are absolutely blown away by the first week of activity for our Kickstarter campaign, and can barely put into words how thankful we are for your generous support right out of the gate. At this moment, we have over 60 backers helping fund a new Meeting of Important People album in 2012, and we would like to think of you all as the most madcap group of investors since that wacky Medici family paid for Michaelangelo to paint on some ceiling (it's been awhile since I took a history class).
Your contributions are not being taken lightly: we are preparing our rewards, writing Valentine's songs, ordering gallons of tartar sauce, and are overjoyed that our dream of making a new album might be approaching reality. To be honest, I don't know that i've ever seen a Kickstarter campaign take off on this level: we have reached 75% of our total budget in just ONE WEEK of fundraising. But, we've still got a ways to go, and aren't going to break out the champagne yet.
We are only achieving this because of you all, and this wonderful community: posting links, telling friends, and bothering those around means more than you know, and we hope very much you will stay tuned and keep MOIP in your brain over the next few weeks as we continue this campaign, helping us inform the public that we're back and ready to make new music!
Will see you all very soon. Stay away from that dog food, will ya?
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Jan 12, 2012 - Feb 9, 2012
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All contributors will receive a digital download of the new album upon completion.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Each contributor's name will be audibly thanked in a song on the album. Play it backwards like a Led Zeppelin song to witness the magic.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Contributors will receive the above, plus a brand-new disc or download of unreleased MOIP recordings and song demos spanning the last 5 years.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Contributors will receive the above, plus a personalized thank-you note written on a piece of cardboard recycled from our 2009 Brittney Lane cardboard city video. Remember that video? http://tinyurl.com/msub5fEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Contributors will receive a personalized Valentine’s Day song recorded by Meeting of Important People, featuring the name of your specific valentine, to be emailed to the recipient of your choice on Valentine's Day. You know, like those personalized birthday songs sung by that spaceman guy! The perfect gift for a friend, lover, crush, or person that you owe money to.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Contributors will receive an invitation for themselves and a guest to a fish-sticks and mac-and-cheese celebration dinner hosted by the band and friends in Spring 2012. Vegetarian options, of course.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Contributors will receive the above rewards, plus a signed vinyl copy of our debut full-length, and a spot on the guest list at a Meeting of Important People Pittsburgh show in 2012. Phew.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Contributors will be invited to attend a family-friendly recording workshop at the Meeting of Important People recording space. You and/or your family can schedule a visit, learn about how we record, help shake shakers, sing, clap, and work on songs with us. Kids of all ages welcome.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Contributors will receive a Josh solo acoustic show. Anytime, anyplace. Plus all the album rewards, of course.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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Contributors will receive a full-band house show, electric or acoustic. Check with your neighbors. Plus all the album rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Contributors will receive one intact original cardboard city building built for our 2009 Brittney Lane video, plus every other award listed above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
1 backer All gone!
One lucky contributor will receive Josh’s autographed Ephiphone Casino guitar once the album has been recorded. This is a silly thing that only works for celebrities, but maybe you really want a guitar with 5 years of hand-sweat on it.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012