Hello internet! My name is Allison Weiss and I'm recording a new EP this summer. It'll be eight songs long and packed with all kinds of awesome...
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN MARATHON SHOW IS HAPPENING!
YES! Congratulations to me and to you, because this August you're going to get to watch me kill myself via playing 50+ songs in a row. That's right! Over 7k has officially been donated to my KickStarter fund and so I'm going to do a live-streamed marathon performance of every song I've ever written in celebration of the finale. It'll be you and me and a bunch of people you've never met, all chatting and watching me die, and we're going to have so much fun! BYOB!
Stay tuned for the exact date (it will probably be a Sunday afternoon in late August).
THANK YOU SO MUCH to everybody who donated. You're making dreams come true, you know. I really hope everyone likes the record I've (almost) made.
And as one more reward, I am going to record the audio of the entire marathon show and everyone who donated will receive a digital download of it. That's a shit ton of songs, you guys. If you want in on this super crazy collection of songs, you've got one more day to make a pledge and get your name on that list.
I love you. You're the best. Seriously!!!!
One day?!! SERIOUSLY?!
You guys. I thought this was going to take two months. You have made my dreams come true.
So here's how Kickstarter works: no money is exchanged until the date I've set: August 1, 2009. This means I've got 74 days until I can actually get the 2,000, but it means I've got 74 days to keep raising money for my new EP. If we raise enough, I could make a full-length!
I'll be updating my Twitter throughout this whole project with new ways to get involved. Follow me!
THE ORIGINAL POST:
I'm attempting to raise $2,000 by August 1, 2009 to press the first 1,000 copies of the EP in eco-friendly digipaks that will look and feel wonderful and be worthy of all the ears who'll be listening to it.
You'll notice the rewards listed to your right. For specific donation amounts you can get things in return. Everyone who donates will get access to exclusive updates. Everyone who donates $5 will be listed on my website. For $10 you'll get an exclusive non-album track when the EP comes out. For only $50 you can get your name in the liner notes, forever and ever 'til the end of time! Awesome?! The rewards get better and better, and for each one listed you'll get everything listed before it too. Wow!
So help me make my dreams come true! You are the reason I am able to make music, so I want to make it the best I possibly can.
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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May 19, 2009 - Aug 2, 2009
Pledge $1 or more
Any donation above $1 gets exclusive video updates on this whole project.
Pledge $5 or more
Get your name/link on my website.
Pledge $10 or more
Get your name/link on my website and an exclusive track emailed to you when the album is pressed.
Pledge $30 or more
Get everything above, plus a digital copy of the album a week before its release.
Pledge $40 or more
Get everything above, plus a pre-order for a signed copy of the physical album!
Pledge $50 or more
Get everything above, and I'll list your name in the liner notes of the EP!
Pledge $100 or more
Get everything above, plus a personalized thank you letter with limited edition button/sticker/t-shirt.
Pledge $300 or more
Get everything above, plus a physical copy of the album before its release and a CD-R with a hand-colored cover and your choice of 5 of my songs performed acoustically!
Pledge $500 or more
Get everything above, and I will write and record a song about the subject of your choice (nothing explicit, sorry guys).
Pledge $1,000 or more
Get everything above, and I will perform the song I wrote for you on YouTube and kiss a photo of you while proclaiming your greatness to the world.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Get everything above, and I will perform your song in your honor at an intimate acoustic show in the town of your choice (US Only)
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