Dynamic songs, sung with a fiery croon are adorned by surreal paintings, stirring the subconscious for a closer explore. Ready?
Redid this project with a much smaller goal and just launched it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jmjmusic/night-the-different-painting
The main video here is a new song for this project.
If this fundraiser is successful, it will:
1. Mix, master, press and release the body of music "Night, the Different Painting," by Jonah Michea Judy.
2. Record additional accompanyment (drums, cello, vocal harmonies,) to the already recorded solo material (the more funds, the more possibilities.)
3. Repair JMJ's touring vehicle, a 1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe station wagon.
4. Provide the Rambler gas for JMJ to hit several major cities in the US to promote the release of this new CD project (your city??)
$500 Records final overdubs.
$1,500 mixes and masters the second disc.
$2,700 pays Media Services to create the glass masters and press 1,000 copies of Night, the Different Painting- Shrink-wrapped, barcoded and delivered to the painted deserts of Arizona.
$2,500 restores the Rambler's original engine.
$500 = gas to hit Albuquerque, Seattle, Phoenix, Tuscon, NYC...wherever the Rambler may ramble!
Kickstarter will take 5%, and Amazon will take another 3-5% of total funds raised, so the more I raise, the more possible this all is.
More story about this project:
I have been working on this music for over two years- independently, and with the help of Jack Cote and Another Circle Music (Tacoma, WA.) I've been scraping everything I can, and working hard (as a carpenter, musician, unicyclist, teacher, sometimes grocer,) to support my family and make this music.
The first half of this two-disc set was recorded and mixed at Dark Horse in Nashville, TN with engineer Colin Heldt. Among artists who have recorded there are Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, and Matchbox Twenty, and the quality is outstanding. It was mastered at the Grammy nominated Kitchen Mastering (Ani Difranco and numerous other artists,) in Carrboro, NC. The finished master has been sitting in my electric guitar case since June 2010.
The second disc was recorded at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill, NC with Chris Stamey (The Rosebuds, many artists on Merge Records, etc.) I recorded this album while in Durham, NC during my mother's 10 month hospital treatment. She is planning on providing some vocal harmonies for this disc.
The art for this project is going to be provided by my wife and partner, Nicole Celeste Anderson. Check out some of her amazing artwork here: http://turquoisehorse.weebly.com
To finish, the project needs a few other instruments recorded (if I can find the right players,) then it will be mixed, mastered, and pressed!
I am going to press the discs with Media Services out of Omaha, Nebraska (Rilo Kiley, Cursive, etc.) I used Media Services for my last two cds, if you've seen them you know what kind of work they do. The end product will be nearly twenty songs on two discs, complete with an amazing multimedia booklet by my partner and artist Nicole Celeste Anderson.
The Rambler was a wedding present from my parents. Nicole and I drove our baby home from the hospital in it (she's 2.5 now,) and toured for my music to several places before its engine blew up in 2009. It was in storage in Oklahoma for an entire year before be were able to get it home to AZ. Now it's here, just waiting to come alive again.
Your contribution will make this happen. I play music because it's what I love to do.
Thanks for your time,
Jonah Michea Judy
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 2, 2012.
Apr 3, 2012 - Jun 2, 2012 (60 days)
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Early Delivery- Digital copy of Night, the Different Painting (Disc 1 of 2.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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10"x10" Original pen drawing by Album Artist Nicole Celeste Anderson. May choose prompt word to influence illustration. Made with love.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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I write you a song and send you an mp3 of it.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Private concert (plus travel if outside 100 mile radius of where I happen to be,) and one copy of each of my cds thus far.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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