Here is another Video. Please share it with your friends! I have been passing this out to as many people as I can, but what will induce people to give is your recommendation. People want to feel good about spending their money so I want to provide as many ways to do that as I can. I think they'll enjoy the entire package. I am putting a lot of thought and time into making the vinyl package something really special. But it's a lot of money for a disc with 6 songs even if it does include a download. So tell them my story, have them email me. That personal connection is a major part of what makes us human. I love music, but I love people more. That's me.
So to foster a sense of community any supporter who sends out 15 emails will get to download my super secret unmastered version of I Fear the Worst. I am keeping tight reigns on this recording because I hate releasing tracks before they are exactly as I hear them. The track is the background for the video and I've put the track up on my reverbnation account, but it is only available for download from this offer right here.
Below are a few paragraphs telling my story and describing my project. Send it on and let me know. Also if your friends decide to support me have them mention you when they sign on and I'll send you a handmade thank you card in my own hand writing and we'll arrange for a personal call from me to you. So copy the following paragraphs and let's have some fun.
I'd like to share the work and story of a friend of mine named Mark. I know him as Groove Duke and I am one of his backers:
In 2007, Mark went to bed a man in his prime, and woke up with a foot in the grave. He was diagnosed with Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma... Cancer. He decided at that moment that I was going to dare to dream.
He had played in bands through his life, but never his own music....Until Now.
He is a private music teacher and musician making his way in the cold world of the 21st century.
Yes, he still has cancer, but it hasn't beaten him yet.
Today his dream is making an album, one you'd want to leave on the turntable and listen over and over. The costs of living with cancer are overwhelming, not to mention making an album.
That's why he turned to Kickstarter for help in raising those funds. Now you can help. Every pledge comes with a cool prize: these cool rewards available when the dive is over and all are from the heart: T-shirts, CDs, and the super-special Limited Edition Vinyl EP entitled Galactic Paladin. You can also get music lessons from Mark personally or bring the whole band into your backyard for a barbeque! I hope you’ll check that out. In the meantime, I'd appreciate it if you'd share his project with your friends. Mark set up a shortcut to take you directly to his project page www.grooveduke.net That’s dot NET. That will always be the shortcut to his latest project.
Time is running out on Kickstarter, help spread the word.
This Funding drive end on May 20. “I have plenty of love in my heart for anyone who helps out with this project.“ Groove Duke
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Dowload card for Galactic Paladin. Go straight to your iphone with an MP3. Play it over the internal speaker so your $500 smart phone can sound like a $15 radio!!!Estimated delivery:
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1 copy of Heavy Mariner, my first Kickstarter project. I have these in stock, so delivery will be very quick.Estimated delivery:
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1 Groove Duke T shirt, currently in stock should ship very fast!Estimated delivery:
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1 Signed & numbered copy of Galactic Paladin vinyl EP. This cool EP will be on 150g black vinyl. Every EP comes with a free download of the album so you can put it on your ipod or your phone. (Hint: if you play it through your phone's external speaker, it sounds just like an old AM transistor radio!)Estimated delivery:
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This reward by request! 1 Copy of Heavy Mariner. And 1 Copy of the signed limited edition EP, Galactic Paladin.Estimated delivery:
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Signed & numbered Copy of Galactic Paladin, a T-Shirt and a copy of Heavy Mariner.Estimated delivery:
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TRUMPET LESSON FROM ME. I love talking music and teaching trumpet. Every lesson of any length includes lunch (on me) somewhere in the lovely twin cities of Champaign-Urbana. You can schedule this any time after funding ends - you are responsible for transportation.Estimated delivery:
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2 signed & numbered copies of Galactic Paladin, 2 special edition album cover Tshirts and 2 copies of Heavy Mariner.Estimated delivery:
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Signed & numbered Limited edition Thomas Young print. No more than 25 of these will be printed and only 20 will be avilable to supporters at this level.Estimated delivery:
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25 Heavy Mariner CDs. 10 Galactic Paladin Vinyl EPs. Every EP comes with a free download of the album so you can put it on your ipod or your phone. (Hint: if you play it through your phone's external speaker, it sounds just like an old AM transistor radio!)Estimated delivery:
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Trumpet Lesson. Not just any trumpet lesson, we'll get a relatively early start say, 10 AM. Go to lunch around noon (I'll buy) start up again about 1:30 and go until 4:30 and then out to Dinner. We'll be doing what I love: talking music using trumpet as the vehicle. We'll listen to trumpet players, we'll play duets, I'll show you the routine that I learned from Bill Adam. This is a major part of who I am and what I do. Spend a musical day with me. (You are responsible for transportation into town and lodging, but I'll be glad to be your feet on the ground, and your ride around town.)Estimated delivery:
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This is my year long 1/2 hour lesson contract. In fact you save a little on each lesson by taking this option and paying in advance. What you get is 40 half hour lessons over the next year. beginning any time after funding ends. This works best if you live close, but if you wanted to schedule them as 40 half hour slots 5 or ten in one day, that's cool as well. The younger the students the more spread out they should be, however.Estimated delivery:
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Name your own reward. If you are thinking of doing this, write me. When we agree on what it is, I'll add it! How cool is that? **NOTE** Truthfully, I am thinking of this as a 3 hour backyard party gig, but it could be anything.Estimated delivery:
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This is my yearly contract rate for hour lessons. In fact you save a little on each lesson by taking this option and paying in advance. What you get is 40 hour long lessons over the next year. beginning any time after funding ends. This works best if you live close, but if you wanted to schedule them as 40 hour slots 3 or 4 in one day, that's cool as well. Hour long lessons DO NOT work well with younger students. The student should at least be in 9th grade.Estimated delivery:
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