Strangely is recording his first studio album! Join in the fun and help it along!
Wait, this project is fully funded already! What's up with that?
I know my project got fully funded really fast, but take a look below at my overfunding plans. There is still much and more that I can do, so please keep donating and tell all of your friends!
Who are you?
I am a circus performer who lives in a sailboat in the northwest corner of Washington state. Over the years I've done all sorts of things with the circus. I teach classes to children and adults in music, juggling, clowning and other things. Although I love any type of performance art, music has always been a particular passion of mine.
During all my travels all over the country my music has taken me to some pretty crazy places, like when my musical comedy act involved pulling a uniformed police officer up on stage during a show. But I always love making people smile, laugh and sometimes sing along.
One of the things that makes me unhappy is that I cannot always go to all the places I want, to share my music with people. To attempt to remedy that problem, I've decided that I want to record a few of my tunes at a professional studio, along with some friends and make an album. This is where all of you folks come in, see, recording an album takes money.
What are you doing with the money?
I have to rent the studio time and pay the recording engineer. I also have to transport some people and items back and forth to the studio. And then there's the pizzas I have to buy; a couple of my songs need a big group of happy people shouting along, and nothing makes folks more ready to shout along than pizza.
And then I'm going to print the CDs. I'm planning on doing this on recycled CD sleeves, because I like trees! The cases are going to be printed by hand with rubber stamps and hand lettered with fancy 0.6mm ball pointe pens.
What will you do if your project is over-funded?
I have always wanted to be on a real honest-to-goodness vinyl record. So if funding gets to about $2,000 this record will also be cut onto a *ahem* record. If that happens everyone who donates 19$ or above will have a choice of receiving a vinyl copy or a regular compact disc.
If further funding goes beyond that (“In your dreams,” I know!), I am hoping to put some of it into making a really sweet music video which will be included on a special edition dvd along with the album release. I may also put the funds toward a tour focused on my music and promoting the album. Anyone who helps fund my kickstarter can request locations for tour stops, if you put in 500 or above you're guaranteed a tour stop (some restrictions apply)!
Thanks ever so much for your time and I hope I see you real soon!
I will send you a questionnaire about all of those things that will give you the opportunity to let me know what sizes and shapes you want.
Here is a link to a photo of one of my T-Shirts on a friend in Thailand. http://imgur.com/qFCsj
Many amazing people have been of a great help to me in this. Here are some of them, if I think of more I'll add them to the list.
All copies will be sold directly by me, and perhaps at a certain shop I visit often on the moon. If you'd like more copies try to catch a show I'm in or set up a show in your town!
In my enthusiasm to launch the project I did not think about international shipping. So officially yes the prices do include international shipping. However if you'd like to chip in a few dollars, or pounds, or euros, or yen more that's totally up to you. Much obliged.
pledged of $1,111 goal
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Jul 8, 2012 - Aug 5, 2012 (28 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Your name will be read and rhymed with the word of Strangely's choice in his thank-you video to be posted on the Strangely and Friends website for all time. [Or as long as youtube imbeds last.]Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $6 or more
You get a personalized Email with an exclusive, bonus Mp3 track not included on the album. You can choose whether you want a [Dirty] or [Clean] version of the "Peanuts Song" (Also includes all previous rewards)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $9 or more
I make buttons! With this reward you get a little button that says "I [Spade] Strangely" or "I [Club] Strangely" (Instead of the sappy, and often untrue "I [Heart] Strangely") and you get to choose which one! The button comes with a short, personalized note from Strangely! (Also includes all previous rewards)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $19 or more
I give you a copy of the album! (Also includes all previous rewards)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $42 or more
The Stupendous Strangely Superpack! This reward includes a T-Shirt (featuring the hot-air-boat-loon design and hand-made by Strangely) as well as all previous rewards times two! One for you and one for your sweetie! Because nothing says "I love you," like a button that says "I [Spade] Strangely"Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
A custom-made Youtube video of Strangely juggling (or attempting to juggle) the three objects of your choice (must be readily available, not alive and not something that would cause me to cease being alive, more details upon request), to the song of your choice, wearing the outfit of your choice. (Plus 2 Shirts and all previous rewards times three. One for you and two for girls!)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $242 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
This is a newly added reward that will go toward cutting the old-fashioned vinyl records. At this reward level you get all of the previous rewards, plus you will be credited as a producer on the record! Additionally you will get 3 copies of the record!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $501 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Strangely adds you as a tour stop during his next cross country trip! (Dates must be agreed upon, lower 48 states and adjoining Canada Only) Instead of a video Strangely will perform songs from his album and attempt your juggling challenge Live! [Includes all previous rewards, (excepting juggling video) times 4!]Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $826 or more
You get all previous rewards except this time the tour stop includes anywhere in Iceland or Europe! I will be travelling there to visit some friends in November of 2012 and you could get a private show (or a show in the venue of your choice, details to be agreed upon). Plus all previous rewards, except juggling video as that part will be performed live, etc.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,001 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
If you really love Strangely this is the one for you! You, and three friends, get a ride aboard Strangely's Sailboat, Quiddity, upon the waters of puget sound for a day. Strangely will play accordion for you, point out local sights and cook you something tasty. Plus all previous rewards (excepting tour stop) for you and your friends! [Bonus! - If this category get's two sponsors I will be able to also print Vinyl LP's! So you both get one of those as well!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Strangely has no words for how grateful he is for this donation. For your expenditure you get 11 Shirts, 11 copies of the album, 11 Emails, 11 Buttons and 11 Mentions in the video. Not only that but you get a special edition 48rpm LP of the album. And Strangely will travel to perform a show for you, ANYWHERE ON EARTH (Reasonably accessible via Kayak.com and camels.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013