Long time no talk! So here is the news:
1.) those of you who chose to pick up CD and Gift Certificate at Beezy's in person: They are there and have been for a few months. Get in there, leave your name and claim your gifts! Only a couple of you have done so.
2.) I will be posting the Jim Roll Christmas CD this week and sending you all the link. WARNING: It is for children and MAY offend adults!
3.) I have been waiting for the printing of the CD's for the physical copies of the Demo's and Hand drawn CD's for those of you in this group. SHould have them in the next ten days. I wanted to do one consolidated mailing and I am sorry that it got drawn out a bit. If there are any more complications I will just mail the packages that are ready and send the physical CD's when they arrive in a separate mailing. I will be posting the download version of demo's this week and sending a link!
4.) The producer and I are starting the final recording process for the CD tomorrow at 10am. Musicians have all been chosen and recording will start soon. Brian Lillie is also planning a complete documentary of the process which you will all be able to view. THANK YOU BRIAN! He is "mr. generous!"
For the group of you who will be joining Bee and I for breakfast, we are scheduling out the days for this now and will be contacting you soon. Bee had THREE oral surgeries since our marriage and the kickstarter completion, and I am happy to report she is recovering wonderfully! Here taste buds are back in shape and we'll be cookin'!
Love you all and thanks for your patience!
Truly . . .
Thank you all so much. That was one of the most exciting events of my life. There are so many feelings that go with asking other people to support you! The most palpable is humility, as in the utmost feeling of connectedness and frailty - as in "I really am part of something much bigger and more powerful than me . . . " and in this case, once again life didn't let me down. It almost never does for the important things. This has become important!
Thanks to you!
Then there is guilt and dedication and commitment and eventually for me under it all HAPPINESS!
I'll try and stay focused on that one word through this process and make the best record I can with some sense of Joy. Enjoying the process you have all made possible for me and hopefully eventually paying you all back with a record we are all proud of . . . I think that is inevitable. I am confident ultimately - or I would not have been so bold as to ask for your help!!
I will likely disappear for a week now while I get married to the greatest woman in the world for me! Bee Mayhew - who leading the way as I am sure many of you saw in her fierce drive to make this Kickstarter Campaign succeed - pretty much willed it to happen.
Thank you Bee!
. . . and Tom and David and Jesse and Sam and Greg and Mike and Randy and Lake Folk and Bonnie and Gray and and and (who all yelled to the end of the digital universe on my behalf) I could name you all and almost did but let me stop and say to ALL OF YOU! I will be in touch - (Bee and) I have so much to give to all of you in the coming weeks and months - for your gift of generosity: music and food and company and comedy and interpretive dance!!
Nathan K has already completed his version of my song "Double Time" which will go out to you very soon! IT. IS. STUNNING.
WHile I disappear for a week, FOR ultimate dedication, to my marriage, formally joining forces with my eternal partner and wife to Bee, and family and friends who will join us this weekend please know I hold each and every one of you in my heart -
. . . Truly
pledged of $12,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 21, 2011 - Jul 25, 2011
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Any amount towards the new record is beyond generous! For a simple $1 donation you will have my unending gratitude and I will send you a song off the new CD!! Via email. WIth lots of exclamation points!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Is $5 a sawbuck? or is that ten? Anyway for $5 I will send you 1 song a month for all of 2012! It'll be awesome AND if you already have some of my songs I will make sure you get only tunes you don't own. It's my way of saying WOWOWOWOWOW! You are stupendous and thank you!!
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ROCK ON!! A full presale - you have helped make this album INEVITABLE! Not 'possible'. INEVITABLE! Gonna happen. Will happen! Thanks to you . . . and I will send you a full digital album when it is completed! Perfect. You are perfect!
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Awesome! Thank you! What email address can I send your digital copy of the new record to, once it is released? I promise it will have art and liner notes too! And you will have a digital copy of Ready to Hang right after this Kickstarter campaign ends!
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THE MAGIC NUMBER! Thirty FIve was the number of wives Elvis dreamt of having. 35 was the number of doctors in the very first hospital ever. 35 is the number of oceans on the mock up of Earth before they had to find room for the trees. OK I am making all of that up. But shazaam! You WILL NOT get absurd stories for this contribution level, you will get: A digital copy of the new CD when it's done, and a CD copy of Ready to Hang mailed to you after the completion of this successful campaign!
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Seriously! That is crazy generous! I mean it! Would you like me to mail you a copy of the Demo's 2003-2010 CD within a month of the end of this Kickstarter Campaign? I'll do it! This is a CD of unreleased songs I wrote and are often with a full band and packed with all kinds of surprises (and occasionally the uncooked lyric or two). There's like 15 or 20 songs recorded. If you'll allow me to, I would also like to send you a CD copy of Ready to Hang in case you lost that one or never had it! AND DON'T worry you certainly will get a CD copy of this record you are funding!
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Let me just say. WOWZERS! Can Bee and I buy you brunch for two at Beezy's? We'll have a $20 gift for you to eat at Beezy's - Washtenaw County, Michigan's, award winning, best place for Breakfast and Lunch and good vibes! Will you also accept a copy of the Demo's 2003-2010 CD, Ready to Hang, and the CD you are funding?? I will also let you choose to have me send you a video of me interpretive dance-acting out your favorite song in the world (by anyone) . . . it sounds goofy but I think you'll enjoy what I like to call THE MAGIC!
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WILL YOU JUST STOP! (actually don't stop). But really I am flabbergasted. Thank you! You will be listed as an Executive Producer by Name on the new CD. I will send you a copy of each of my first three CD's with hand drawn cover art on each (by me!), and you will get a Beezy's $20 meal, the Demo's 2003-2010, the video interpretive dance of your favorite song (if you dare!), and a free pass to any and all Jim Roll shows you care to attend anywhere for 2012. And of course a copy of the CD you are funding. Darn it you are amazing!!
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Someone help me up. I fainted . . . Well, you get all of that other stuff I've listed above! That seems obvious by now. But how about we do it up right, and Bee and I cook you and three friends a private dinner at Beezy's. I bring a few musical friends and set up a private Jim Roll Band show for you while you wind down from your meal? THAT WILL BE SO FUN!!!!
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Derrrrrrr! aksjhdkas! I plapped the flawrnmbaint. Myg joh? Wister dih cloth. OK OK I am okay! Is this heaven? Okay right, so we are coming to your place in 2012. I'll make a house call . . . with the band. All the gifts we can, will be delivered before we get there, BUT WE ARE BRINGING the new CD to you and PLAYING A SHOW AT YOUR HOUSE! Ok ok you pick where but if it's legal, and relatively safe, we are playing there. With you! And the new CD will be wrapped. Nicely. If you don't live in the lower 48 of the USA, we'll perform the new record for you in the studio and mail you the one of a kind DVD! Every song will be dedicated sincerely to you. Out loud. Tearfully. Thank you God for Robots!!