WE DID IT... AGAIN!
Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between... we did it. After thirty days of wild and crazy internet fun, we raised $30,795 towards the future of Allison Weiss Music Inc., two-and-a-half times as much as the original $12k goal. All because YOU are amazing.
Last night was incredible. Thank you everyone who came and hung out at the first ever TELETHON. I had a blast getting to talk to so many of you. I got phone calls from fans all over the USA, talked to my dear pal Bess Rogers & producer Chris Kuffner, and I even got a real-life visit from friends and tourmates, Mitten. If you missed out, you can totally stream the whole thing over at http://allisonweiss.tv and relive it all moment by moment.
SO WE MET EVERY GOAL. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!
It means every person who donated $15 or more is going to get a digital copy of my NEW RECORD, the ACOUSTIC version, and a TEENAGE YEARS EP (to be released later in 2012). Everyone who donated will get my cover of "Call Your Girlfriend." Plus I've got so many pizza dates ahead of me.
Special thanks to the mysterious Tess (last name unknown) who sent us over the $30k edge last night with a super generous donation, and is totally winning this original artwork from Daniel Fishel which you may recognize from the I Was An Island EP cover!!
Oh Internet, I am so tired. Our telethon lasted until two-something-in-the-morning and I sure as hell couldn't go right to sleep after so much excitement. Plus I may be suffering from a little PEDAS (Post Excitement Depression/Anxiety Syndrome)... I miss you already!!
But this isn't the end of the fun. It never is, you know? I'll be spending the next few months finishing this record. It still has to be mixed, mastered, put in some kind of order, and titled. I've got to figure out the artwork, who will promote it, and when it will come out. One of the main purposes of this next project is to take all of this to the next level. After so many years as a DIY artist, I think it's time to put together a team.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT!! LET'S DO THIS.
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Nov 14, 2011 - Dec 14, 2011 (30 days)
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1. THANKS - Access to exclusive updates right here on Kickstarter, plus your name and link listed on my website with a big THANKS!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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2. JUST A TASTE - Get everything above, plus 1 track emailed to you the day of the release. JUST A TASTE, you know?!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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3. DIGITAL PREORDER - Get everything above, plus a digital copy of the record complete with album artwork, liner notes, and a secret thank-you video.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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4. PREORDER + PARTY FAVORS - Get everything above, plus a signed physical copy of the record, a digital goodie bag of extra videos and songs, PLUS I'll put you on the guest list for a real-life listening party to be held in NYC before the record comes out.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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5. PAJAMA PARTY - Get everything above + a ticket to my celebratory internet show where I will play the whole record start to finish while wearing an adult-sized onesie. We'll drink, we'll laugh, we'll sing, we'll never forget. Everyone will wear pajamas including myself. It will be the greatest night of your life and you don't even have to put pants on.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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6. DVD EXTRAS - Get everything above, plus a 'directors commentary' style DVD where producer Chris Kuffner and I talk about each song as they happen. Hear about the making-of, our favorite parts, backstories on specific songs, and how much we love each other!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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7. HANDMADE SONGZINE - Get everything above, plus a limited edition zine-style songbook with chords, lyrics, photos, and stories about every song I've released since 2008, handmade, designed, and signed by yours truly!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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8. REMEMBERED FOREVER - Get everything above, plus I'll list your name in the liner notes however you want it. It could be your real name (i.e. John Smith) or it could be a nickname (i.e. Bones). You could even put someone else's name in there (i.e. Grandma, Jessica Alba, The Pope). I'll also include a special note to you when I sign your copy of the record.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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9. LIMITED EDITION MERCH - Get everything above, plus a personalized thank you letter with limited edition t-shirt, buttons, stickers, a poster, PLUS a hand-colored and signed copy of the 'I Was An Island EP' 7" record and all of my previous albums on a limited edition Allison Weiss Brand flash drive. Whoa!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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10. VIP SOUNDCHECK EXPERIENCE - Get everything above, plus the ultimate in VIP experiences! Come to a show early and hang out during sound check. I'll buy you a drink and show you around. Once the show starts, I'll let everyone know that YOUR NAME HERE is up in the building toniiiiight!! Impress all your friends when I sing a song in your honor and insert your name into the lyrics. On top of all that, I'LL CALL YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY and remind you how great you are. NOTE: This reward does not expire! If it takes you three years to get to one of my shows I will still honor it!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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11. ALLISON WEISS MIXTAPE - Get your own personal Allison Weiss mixtape!! It will come to you as a CD-R with a hand-colored cover and your choice of 5 of my songs performed acoustically! This was my favorite from last time so please do it!! On top of all that, I'll call you on your birthday and remind you how great you are. [+ Rewards 1-10]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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12. GUITAR LESSON - Are you dying to learn one of my songs so you can play it for your crush and hopefully win them over with the heartfelt lyrics and catchy chord progressions? Let's have a video lesson and I will show you how to serenade your sweetheart or your grandma or your dog or your mirror or whoever you want to play the song for. On top of all that, I'll call you on your birthday and remind you how great you are. [+ Rewards 1-10]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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13. ODE TO YOU - I will make a YouTube video performing a short jingle which prominently features your full name. I'll upload it to my YouTube account where it will stay until the end of time/internet. You can show it to all of your friends and they will be SO JEALOUS... On top of all that, I'll call you on your birthday and remind you how great you are. [+ Rewards 1-10]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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14. SKYPE INTERVIEW I will call you on skype and interview you about your life. I'll write it up as if I were a journalist and hand-draw a portrait of you to go with the 'article'. Then I'll post it on my blog for the whole world to see. Ready to be FAMOUS?!... On top of all that, I'll call you on your birthday and remind you how great you are. [+ Rewards 1-10]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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15. NYC PIZZA DATE - Do you live in or near New York City or are you planning a visit? Let's go on a pizza date. I pick the place, you show up. I pay for both of us and we get a couple slices. We'll take photos together and I'll ask you about your life and you can ask me about mine! We can talk about hopes and dreams. I will probably send you a Facebook message afterwards and you won't ever respond because that's how dates usually go for me... [+ Rewards 1-10 and your choice of Reward 11,12,13 or 14]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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16. YOU ON FILM - Make a guest appearance in a music video for a song off the new record. It's your chance to shine! Are you ready for your close up?! This reward will also include you and I sharing a slice of pizza or two on set. [+ ALL rewards above]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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17. PIZZA PARTY - (U.S. Only) I will come to your home with some pizzas and my guitar. You invite your friends, I bring the food and the rock, and we all have a total blast. I'll film the whole thing. I am totally serious about this. It's actually a pretty good deal if you think about it. You and your friends could all go in on it together. If airfare is crazy expensive we will pick a time when it's more affordable for me. [+ ALL rewards above]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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18. PROM DATE - Get everything above, plus I never went to my own prom so if this isn't awkward, maybe you could take me to your prom. I'll also play an acoustic pizza party show for you and your friends before the prom. I will wear a dress or a tux, whichever you prefer, but you have to buy me dinner and I can't spend a ton of money on the clothes. If you're too old for prom maybe you could arrange a fake prom? I don't know but this is really awkward. [+ ALL rewards above]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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This isn't real, I just put it here to be funny. Please don't do it! If you donate this much I will cry!!! (But if you really want to do it I'll give you everything listed on this page and remember your kindness until the day that I die and give you guest list status for life).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012