Faith > Fear = WE DID IT!!!!!
Awesome sauce. Radical Jelly. This is what I find myself tasting this morning... it is the sweet sweet flavor of success!
As many of you already know - yesterday morning we reached AND passed our goal of $15,000!!!!!
I wanna scream like a school kid on the first day of summer vacation. I'm excited from the hairs on my head to the toes on my feet. WE DID ITTTTTT!!!!!
We did it. You (all 180 you's) and I - together. We proved that faith is indeed greater than fear.
And the best part? We still have 36 hours to go till the campaign ends!
That's right guys! People are still pledging to the campaign and as of this morning we've raised
- 103% of my goal!
- 180 backers
So what to do with the extra $'s coming in?
Well, that's easy :) You see I never mentioned this before but of the 15K I have raised...
- Amazon takes 3-5%
- Kickstarter takes 3-5%
- I have to make the T-shirts, Soft-Bound Books, Wooden Journals, 3%
- Buy packaging materials 3%
- Ship 180 rewards 5%
- recoup the Videographer expense of making the campaign video 10%
So you can figure out of the 15K I wanted to raise, I intended to be left with about $11-12K to do the album.
SO.....ANY MONEY THAT'S PLEDGED FOR THE NEXT 36 HOURS WILL GO TO RECOUPING THIS LOST MONEY - AND IN TURN, BEING ABLE TO MAKE A HIGHER-SOUNDING QUALITY ALBUM!!!
******* Bonus!! If we reach $16,000 before December 8th, 2011 at 11 p.m., I will give everyone an IMMEDIATE download of my winter song "Snow" to keep as a gift to say thank you ******* (YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT BELOW)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! Stay tuned as the hours tick down to see what the final stats are tomorrow night!!!!
pledged of $15,000 goal
seconds to go
Oct 21, 2011 - Dec 8, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you for having Faith in my project! I will personally thank you on my website when the project is complete! And you will get the featured single "Black Wings" MP3 download when the album comes out :)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Digital download pre-release of "The Giant Unquiet" + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Autographed Hard Copy of "The Giant Unquiet" + 2 kinds of wallpaper for your desktop computer featuring album artwork + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Entire catalog (either via MP3 download or Hard-Copies mailed to you) of music including "Coin and a Half Girls" (2004) and "When Grey Blushes" (2007) + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Special Edition "The Giant Unquiet T-Shirt" (check out the design in the project info section) + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $100 or more
I will cover any song that you want (and I do mean ANY, but let's keep it classy people), and upload it to my YouTube Channel with a special shout-out to you at the beginning of the video! + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Once upon a time, "album art" was as important to a record as the music itself. It was showcased full-scale in the days of vinyl, compressed when CD's were invented, and has now been mostly lost in the digital era. For $200, you will receive a copy of "Behind The Giant Unquiet" softbound, professionally published book. The book will showcase the lyrics to the songs, as well as illustrations, photography and graphic design to embellish it. I will also include poetry, diary entries, and prose that I wrote over the last few years, which all breathed life into the album + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $350 or more
1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
A one hour piano/composition/song-writing lesson with me on SKYPE! I will teach you how to play a song, help you with one you are writing, or teach you a bit about the songwriting process! whatever you want! + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
I will personally wood-burn the cover of a beautiful 240 page, Cherry wood journal for you. Journal has gold-edged paper, vinyl binding, and will be personalized with my symbolic "music mission statement": a compass in the center with fire, water, wind and earth in the corners. Each symbolizing passion, flexibility, creative flow and determination. These are the four traits featured on my website that one must keep in balance to be a creative success! The journal will have a hand-written letter of thanks on the inside cover. May this gift help you in your own creative efforts + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $750 or more
I will write, record and upload a video of myself performing a song written FOR YOU! It can be about anything you want... a love lost, a love found, something you saw on the bus one day, dragons who eat doritos and burp them up... you get the idea! + ABOVE (minus journal)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $775 or more
"JINGLE ALL THE WAY" Small Business Promotion!!!!! You will receive a "demo" Jingle for your small business written and recorded by me in my home studio (piano and vocals only), 500 one sided-full color, business cards personally designed for you (see T-Shirt for design work example), a copy of "The Giant Unquiet", a sponsor credit and thank you on the inside label of the album, and a framed 8 1/2 X 11 certificate of appreciation featuring album art and a personalized thank-you message from yours truly.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
You will be credited as Associate Producer in the liner notes of my album, and I'll come to your house and do a concert for you and your friends! (Backer must be within 4 hour drive of Atlantic City, NJ or airfare/hotel must be provided for 2 persons for one night) + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
I'll tatoo your name on my body! (Ok, well, no I won't actually do that). BUT YOU WILL GET - a DVD detailing the "behind-the-scene" moments of the studio/recording process. The DVD will feature my exclusive video blogs: the 2 a.m. exhaustive recounts, the "in the studio" process, and my "personal confessional" series! PLUS a bonus copy of my Kickstarter video! This is your VIP ticket to the entire album-making process!! + ABOVEEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
If you honestly give me 5,000 smackeroons, I am not sure I will be able to deliver your rewards because I'll probably die from unadulterated joy. JUST KIDDING! Don't run away! Come back with your checkbook! THIS TYPE of donation warrants ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS A MONTHLY MUSIC LESSON WITH ME FOR A YEAR! (12 lessons). Imagine what you can learn with all that personal Q.T? I can take your skills to the next level, while you take my Kickstarter project to the next level. As Charlie Sheen would say, it's Bi-winning!!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012