Jim Bianco’s new record LOUDMOUTH is finished. He listens to it every day in his apartment. He wants you to hear it too.
Welcome to my KICKSTARTER page. Hooray!
I am Jim Bianco.
I love making music. I love writing songs. I love making videos for those songs. I love making strange, funny silent films. I love singing. I love playing shows. I love writing stories about my experiences in the world, and then posting them for the world to see. I love meeting new people and making new fans. I love designing T-shirts and posters and stickers. I love making people laugh- - I know that sounds corny, but I do.
I am here today to ask you for your support so I can continue doing what I love.
Currently, I’m working on releasing my new record “LOUDMOUTH”. It’s the best record I have ever made and I am very excited to release it to the world.
But releasing a record is a big process and requires a lot of things: a publicist, radio promoters, an Internet marketing team, patience, ingenuity, creative ideas, merchandise, tour support, an excellent product, pressing thousands of copies, and, most importantly, a budget to make it all happen.
Major record labels spend MILLIONS of dollars releasing a record.
The amount I need is far less than that.
I’m asking you for $800,000.
I’m looking to raise $15,000.
The truth is, to do it right, I could probably use at least $50,000 - but I wanted to set a realistic goal that I think we can reach together. That being said, there’s no ceiling on how much we’re allowed to raise... theoretically, we can raise millions!!
I’ve partnered with KICKSTARTER.com to help make the process simple, safe and fun. And sexy.
But if I don’t reach my pledge goal of $15,000 then I don’t get ANY of the funding!
So it’s up to you, my friend. It’s kind of a no-brainer, really. It’s not like you’re just GIVING me money for the hell of it (although, that is an option!). You get some pretty cool stuff in return.
If you give me $25, I’ll mail you an advance CD copy of my new record “LOUDMOUTH” (which you hopefully would have bought anyway) and a digital download of the record for you (or a friend), an unreleased LIVE show recorded at the HOTEL CAFE, PLUS! Stickers and pins and a personalized handwritten note of thanks by me. All for just 25 bucks!
If you give me $60, I’ll mail you a SIGNED copy of the new record (which you hopefully would have bought anyway), the digital download, the live CD, the pins and stickers, the handwritten note, AND a new LOUDMOUTH T-SHIRT. PLUS! A spot on the guest list +1 to any show you’d like. Ta-dah!
But wait. It’s gets even BETTER!
For $125 you get all of the above, PLUS I'll call you (or a friend) on your/their birthday and sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I'll also shoot a video of me performing your favorite song of mine, dedicate it to you and post it on YouTube for all the world to see. ALSO! You’ll receive a special limited-edition T-shirt (yes, a 2nd T-shirt!) with your name on it, made only for those who pledge in this range or higher. HOLY COW!
Ok. I think this one is the coolest:
$500 – Everything above, PLUS : I will write a song about you (or a person of your choice, or a topic of your choice) based on an in-depth questionnaire you fill out. I’ll record the song and send it to you. If enough people select this option I’ll make a record out of all the songs, press it, put your name in the credits and send you a signed copy. I will sell this record on CD Baby and donate all of those sales to a charity that we choose together. UNBELIEVABLE!
There are several more options too (including a private concert in your living room, a special appearance from you in my next animated video, and me marrying you)!!!
Just look on the right side of this page, then pick the prizes you want (or just donate out of the kindness of your heart) and help me get this new record out to the world! IT’S LIKE WE’RE DOING IT TOGETHER!
Thank you for reading this and THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!
AND PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE!!
And for those of you who are curious.... Here's the track listing for the new record "LOUDMOUTH" : SINNERS TALENTED ELEVATOR OPERATOR BUT I STILL WANT YOU OK, I SUPPOSE TAKE YOU HOME SHUT UP AND KISS ME SLAUGHTER HOME
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Aug 3, 2010 - Sep 17, 2010
Pledge $25 or more
You'll get an advance CD copy of my new record “LOUDMOUTH”, PLUS a digital download for you (or a friend) AND a special, unreleased LIVE record, recorded at the Hotel Cafe, PLUS! Lots of cool pins and stickers AND a personalized handwritten note of thanks by me, JB.
Pledge $60 or more
You'll get a SIGNED copy of the new record, the digital download, the LIVE record, the handwritten note, the pins and stickers AND the new (sexy) LOUDMOUTH T-SHIRT. AND! a spot on the guest list +1 to any show you’d like. YEAH!
Pledge $125 or more
All of the above, PLUS, I'll call you (or a friend) on your birthday and sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I'll also shoot a video of me performing your favorite Jim Bianco song, I'll dedicate it to you and mail you a signed DVD (or I'll post it on YouTube for all the world to see!) ALSO! You’ll receive a special limited-edition T-shirt (in addition to the sexy LOUDMOUTH Shirt!) made only for those who pledge in this range or higher. It'll have your name on it! It'll say something like "Jim Bianco owes me one". DO IT!
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above, PLUS! A custom-made, limited-edition book of never-seen-before short stories, memoirs, tales from the road, poems, photographs, and other tangible expressions of questionable misadventures. Trust me, this'll be amazing. SIGNED and DEDICATED to YOU!
Pledge $500 or more
Everything above, PLUS! I will write a song about you (or a person of your choice, or a topic of your choice) based on an in-depth questionnaire you fill out. I’ll record the song and send it to you. If enough people select this option (10) I’ll make a record from all the songs, press the record, put your name in the credits and send you a signed copy. I will sell the record on CD Baby, and donate all those sales to a charity that we choose together. UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE!
Pledge $1,000 or more
Everything above PLUS the next time i'm playing your town, YOU pick the set list and I'll dedicate the set to you, I'll make a toast from stage to your excellence AND I'll invite you up for one song to sing back-ups, dance, play tambourine or harp or whatever (you supply the harp). SPLIT IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
Pledge $1,500 or more
All of the above, PLUS a House concert (you fly me in, you put me up, OR I'll just do it next time I'm in your town!). YOU pick the set list! AND!!! Appear as a special guest in the video for my song 'Elevator Operator'... as an animated cartoon character! WHAT AM I, CRAZY??!!
Pledge $2,000 or more
All of the above (except the house concert), PLUS! I will make a short, silent film about any topic from your life- A montage of events, your childhood, your marriage, your divorce, whatever... You think it, I make it. Join us for a cameo if you want, or split it with friends and all get cameos! I'll post it on YouTube, send you a signed DVD and submit it to a film festival. OR!!! I will SERENADE you or someone you Love at your/their wedding, anniversary or birthday, etc... I'll sing one of my songs, one of your songs, or any song you like. (you fly me in and put me up). IT'LL BE FABULOUS!!!
Pledge $10,000 or more
All of the above (except the house concert), AND! (drum roll please)...... I'll get ordained in the Universal Church and officiate at your wedding (or the wedding of someone you love). I'll even help you write the vows if you want! OR, if you don't have a wedding coming up, you can just sleep soundly for the rest of your life knowing that you are going to Heaven.