We're raising money to get "Floco's Modern Life" recorded, mastered, pressed and out on the road so we can showcase what's happening here in Macon.
Hola everybody, Floco Torres here. You probably already know I’m from Willingboro, NJ, but that I’ve been living in Macon GA almost 3 years now. Last summer I released my EP, "Psycadelphia,"as my first official project living in Macon. This January, I started working on my first full-length album, "Floco's Modern Life", an idea that came from Jesse Altman the badass drummer in Citizen Insane. Obviously the name plays off of Rocko's Modern Life, the cartoon. What can I say? I’m a big kid.
When I first came to Macon, a city I lived in when I was an actual kid, I didn’t realize how deep the music history here is—home of Otis Redding, Little Richard, James Brown, the Allman Brothers and a bunch more—but what I did notice is how tight and creative the community of musicians is here now. The hard rock indie guys hang out with and make music with the folk/acoustic musicians. Guys like me, doing hip-hop, share the stage with punk, metal, prog rock and whatever else there is out there. That’s part of what makes this place special: From the Golden Bough and Macon Noise to the 567 and theBlueIndian.com—and everything before them and between—we’ve got a community of people really working together to make something happen.
Teaming up with Kickstarter is another step forward, a way to get Macon’s music scene out on the road so other folks can see what we’ve got here. The money you donate will help pay for the recording, mastering and pressing of the record. We're going to keep as much of this in Macon as we can, building on the work we've been doing with our local talents.
We're still working to finish the album but we have so many awesome features already lined up. From Jared Wright of Roly-Bots, Heather Kemp of Oh Dorian, Shawn Williamson of Citizen Insane, Alec Stanley, and so many more. So this isn’t just a Floco thing because really, I wouldn’t even be here now if it wasn’t for you all. This is about making something happen on our own because no one is going to do it for us.
The idea is to have an album I can tour with. Like a handful of our local acts, I've played in a few other cities but we haven't had that tour yet. I want to get out there, make connections, learn some things the hard way and get this music out on the road. Funding this project will help me do that. I'm turning "Floco’s Modern Life" into a guinea pig in the experiment to see what we can accomplish working together. I know I'm not the only one who can use Kickstarter as a tool to make things happen.
So please check out my project here. I tried to offer as many dope rewards as possible—it’s also stuff that makes you a part of the project. Post and tweet and email the link out. Let folks know about what we’re doing here. If it’s successful for me, I know it’ll be successful for all of us whether you’re making music or one of the amazing music lovers that goes out to all these shows.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,000 goal
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Oct 18, 2010 - Nov 19, 2010 (32 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Download of the “Kevin McAllister Mixtape: Floco Torres 101” and my eternal thanks posted on my website, Facebook, Twitter, Ning.com … and the moon if I can get it there!
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The Floco 101 download, my eternal thanks and a physical copy of “Floco’s Modern Life” two weeks before we release it to the general public.
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4 backers Limited (121 of 125 left)
The download, my eternal thanks, your early copy of FML, and your name on the this-is-a-special-person-so-let-them-in-free VIP list for the FML release party! Plus you’ll be on the Friends of Floco e-list where you’ll get unreleased songs, first crack all new mixes and merch, input on future releases, special updates, invites to secret shows and all kinds of dope insider stuff.
Pledge $39 or more
8 backers Limited (67 of 75 left)
Floco 101, my eternal thanks, your copy of FML, the VIP pass to our release party plus… the special FML button and bumper sticker set AND a super-duper limited-edition Floco’s Modern Life T-shirt designed by the one and only Eric Wakefield.
Pledge $59 or more
7 backers Limited (43 of 50 left)
Your download, your copy of FML, your VIP party pass, your button and bumper sticker, your killer FML by Wakefield shirt and my very public eternal thanks… plus a “shout-out” on the album itself, a custom list of ready-made battle rhymes just in case you find yourself in an impromptu cipher and a cameo in one of the FML videos.
Pledge $99 or more
4 backers Limited (26 of 30 left)
Everything and Extras! You’ll get above plus two copies of FML, two passes to the release party, two bumper stickers, two buttons and two of Wakefield’s special shirts… I’ll even thank you twice, PLUS I’ll put your name in the liner notes for FML.
Pledge $199 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
The Everything and Extras package PLUS… a Producer credit on the album (or if you have a business, your logo) AND I’ll learn, video and post a cover song of your choosing, dedicated to you
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0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
Everything and THREE Extras—a total of four CDs, party passes, shirts, bumper stickers, buttons—PLUS …Executive Producer credit on the album (or your business’s logo)… and a song written and recorded about you then performed live at a private party for you (within a six-hour driving area, sorry).
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Everything and Eleven Extras—a total of 12 CDs, party passes, shirts, bumper stickers, buttons—PLUS… your custom song and the private party performance (within a 12-hour drive of Macon, GA) with you listed as Chief King of the Amazing Producer on the album… AND the Floco’s Modern Life tour will be sponsored by you, complete with a dedication of the show to you from the stage at every stop.