Nearest, Dearest, Long time lovers, YOU GORGEOUS HOARD:
A great many things have happened since we last spoke.
Oh geez. Oh geez. um.... sit down, will ya? We got some ground to cover.
For those of you who are NOT on my list, let me summarize by way of 2 snarky indexes and a fistfull of linkage:
INDEX THE FIRST: SHIT HAPPENS
1. Panda got a piano
2. The angels rejoiced
3. 6 days later, Panda's apartment building in Brooklyn was struck by lightning and burned down
4. Piano was rescued but still remains in piano ICU
5. Panda becomes intrepid couch-surfer with no possessions
6. Panda STILL LOVES LIFE.
If you are looking at this list going,
(because, lets be frank, it's whack)
I suggest you click here before we move on:
INDEX THE SECOND: PANDA ABIDES
1. Panda travels 5,000 miles
2. Panda ends up in the eye of a hurricane
3. Panda makes another record and the angels, once again, rejoice.
....and for the sake of THAT skinny, might I suggest you click HERE.
WE ALL CAUGHT UP?!
Let me proceed.
In the wake of all this crazy comic-book saga style life insanity, I wanted to shoot a little note out to you beautiful dears to let you know what this means about your Kickstarter Packages.
I managed to send out MOST of the physical reward packages before the whole kit and caboodle came tumbling down, AND I managed to salvage most of the other Kickstarter related physical treats on my 3 hour rescue mission into my apartment. Basically what I am trying to say is:
YES shit hit the fan,
but that does NOT mean you will not be receiving your goodies.
ON THE CONTRARY! You WILL be receiving your goodies. They will be late. But they will be filled with more love and gumption and fist-raising hellacious glory than you had expected.
Specifics? Why yes, of course.
1. Digital Thank yous:
For those of you who have NOT received your digital thank yous, they are finally coming. House fire killed my home studio set up, but I have finally gotten into a sort of temporary home studio makeshift cave of recording capability, and in a week's time, the Audio snippet machine will once again get turning. So sit tight? and I'll do it up extree special.
2. Audio Highlights of 7 Toy Pianos
The Audio Highlights from the Show are currently being mixed and are half way done! AS SOON as they are up and available for your precious ears, I will send all of you who bought one an email with details on where and how to fetch it. Expect that in a couple weeks.
Oh honies, we are FAR from over. These next couple of song batches may be a little haphazard in their execution, but they are coming to you, nonetheless. I know we originally said I would send the songs I had been working on for the EP, but lets just go ahead and make a better deal. How bout I send you all the songs I sketch out and write through the next calendar year? eh?
4. Music Video Stars
Clearly our production on this has been pushed back a couple months. But it is still in process loves! So don't worry my shining starlets, when the time comes (likely at the end of this year/ beginning of next year) I will send you all a personal email with the details, begging to be showered with the glory of your incandescent presence. In front of a camera. With me.
5. Thank you Song
We have not forgotten you either, lover lamb. One fine day in the next month, you will wake up with a video treat in your inbox. It will be silly. It will be heartfelt. It will be true.
6. Out of Town Toy Piano Donor (hey, Michael!)
I rescued your thumb piano (the blue one, that's yours!) along with my other precious few valuables. As soon as I can get to the storage facility where it is living safely (while I am transient), it will be lovingly packaged, wrapped, and sent with a love note all the way to Louisiana.
7. Dream Drawings
Congratulations! I had not started your drawings yet, so they were not lost! I plan on starting your personalized artwork next week, so if you have something in particular that you dream of, email me and I'll incorporate it into your piece.
8. Private Concert
Dearest private concert buyers, Unfortunately our soiree will have to wait until I have a home for myself and the newly fixed dream piano. You will help us toast unsinkability, you will be the first party I am throwing in my new (at this point theorhetical, but nonetheless) home, and you will be welcomed with open arms. I just have to find it. But don't worry. Pandas are mad resourceful, yo.
And THAT, my loves, is the whole 9 yards.
The really important thing to get across here is:
YOU WERE, AND REMAIN SO. FREAKING. INSTRUMENTAL.
A whole kingdom is being built back up again from a measly mount of sand,
It has taken me THIS long to get my head and heart screwed back on to drop this bomb on you,
but I'm back in the game now, sweetness.
I ask humbly for your patience,
I ask cheekily for the continued use of your ears,
and I ask you to believe me when I tell you
IT AIN'T OVER , GIRL.
In the immortal words of Will Smith:
"I ain't heard no fat lady."
we love you