We are infinitely grateful to each and everyone for being so incredible and generous to us. We aim to make ya'll really proud.
I believe we can still do the full page ad in Magnet for $800 so I'm gonna go for it! They also said they'd run an online ad as well!
Send 2 pics to firstname.lastname@example.org (if you want to see your face in the magazine)
I'll be in touch w/ everyone personally to get their requests and tshirt sizes and all the info that one might need to fulfill rewards for 161 backers!
FREAKING AWESOME. Seriously, thank you.
Thanks of course to all of you who have donated :) I've linked the playlist below for all the youtube videos/updates we did for the fundraiser. It would be awesome to get to 9k cause then we can run that ad in Magnet or Under the Radar that has everyone's pictures :) (See michelle ep for reference of how it would look) So, I don't want anyone to donate any more unless you are freaking out happy about this or whatever but if you could share on facebook or tweet or something, tell some friends, etc.. and we'll see what happens! Meanwhile all backers will get thank yous on the album and anyone who donated 100 or more will get producer credits :)
If we don't hit 9k, I think that our future tour poster could/should have all the backers on it - I have an idea (or two) for how we could make the pictures work that would be really cool... which I'll share when its fleshed out more. Send pics to email@example.com Either way, I'm extremely grateful, flattered and overwhelmed by everyone's generosity towards this band. Even out of kickstarter and on the road, family and friends have put us up, cooked for us, donated to us (Stageit), given us a place to live when we're stranded, gone to see us play and were awkwardly forced up super late on nights when they probably weren't expecting it and so on...
I've always considered myself an instrument and the band a vessel and the entire foundation built by people's generosity. We work hard, yes... but so do you and we don't take anyone's contributions lightly. We're the product of a little bit of creative energy and a LOT of support and care. I love this band because I know almost all of the backers. I know that people have donated that are simply friends and may not even loveLOVE the band but help because they care and they believe in us and I feel like the entire thing is very organic and real. It grows slow and steady and always remains true to one simple thing: hope. Hope for the best, hope for the future. Hope to see you all soon :) We'll see what happens! Be in touch soon!!
So we started this a couple days ago! And it grew into a Hollywood Epic of sorts...
I'm pasting in the description from youtube below. But no need to read all that unless you want to. CHECK THIS OUT THOUGH... Send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org - I need 2 hi res pics. If we make it to 9k (which I'm hopeful) we'll run a full page ad in UNDER THE RADAR which will feature pictures from everyone who donated! The magazine has a 65,000+ circulation and is pretty much avail everywhere. So if you are as pumped about this idea as I am, please spread the word and make sure to get me those photos AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Our 2012 Kickstarter ends July 15 @ 8pm EDT. tinyurl.com/kickstartrunner
So... in the final days of the Winter Sounds 2012 epic Kickstarter fundraiser, we hadn't yet reached our goal and we had run out of video update ideas so we called up our manager Rory Scovel to see what he could help. He put a wonderful idea in our heads... We have lots of fans, why don't we get the fans to help us write something??? So we went on facebook and did a live mad lib that lasted for like four hours or something crazy long... We incorporated all the parts of speech into our story and drove around Arkansas filming before pulling up at Vino's in Little Rock to play a show - the last on our 6 week tour out west!
Here's the LIVING MAD LIB
The Winter Sounds are riding a Megazord through SUGARTIT, SC en route to BUCKSNORT, TN
Ellen: Look here (RENEE THE RED BARON), check out this song I DRANK about RUFUS P BUXTALL - its called "MY BUTTCHEEKS ADORE YOU" You should SMACK along
Renee - WHOOPSIE DAISY, TAPE GLASSES (Ellen's Nickname) that's (BEMUSEDLY) CRIMINI MUSHROOMS OF YOU
Patrick: SHAZAM I've got some BALLS to add (singing): "JAZZ MERCUTIO and me and ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINK COPULATES WITH A TRIBE OF NAKED BONE-ZONES in BOWLEGS, OK driving my 2001 FORD ESCAPE DEFENESTRATING down a FLACCID PENCILSOFA with a FIDDLEFARTING PATTY O'CHERE
Steve -ZUT ALORS that's a MOIST P'ZONE
Paul: HOLY KICKSTARTER BATMAN, I really have to AIR HUMP KARATE CHOP from my TONGUE.. Mind if we LIQUIFY over so I can FIST BUMP the NOISY SHAKE WEIGHT
Patrick - to Steve - GENERAL STEVE DREAMBOAT PATTON! (FUZZY WUZZY) has to ASS SLAP and I am ASYMMETRICAL. Lets POOP here in STINKING CREEK, WV and we can PLANK a HIGGS BOSON PARTICLE to FART
Everyone - YATZEE
(Van pulls over)
Renee: I can't wait to PRONOUNCIATE SAUSAGE LINKS with a BATHTUB OF FROGS
Paul: I'm going to SCARF a CORPULENT BUTTLOAD OF SAUSAGES and probably a SWIMMING POOL OF GRAVY
Steve: I'm not BEDRAGGLED, I KILLED 3.5 SECONDS ago
Ellen: I'm not either. Would you like to TONGUE this DODECAHEDRON INSIDIOUSLY with me LATIN LOVER
Patrick: DICKNO! Cause I get RUSTLED in the LARGE INTENSTINE EVERY NANOSECOND
Steve: There's no way that this PIZZA CRUST will SCINTILLATE you in the EARLOBE
Patrick: We'll see... (gets hit in the face) YIPPEEKIYAY! I MURDERED you FLEA COLLARS this would happen
THE WINTER SOUNDS NEW ALBUM "Runner" will be out in November 2012. If you have donated to the Winter Sounds fundraiser, please send 2 hi-res pics to email@example.com - we're going for as much money as we can - if we hit 9,000 we will run a full page ad in UNDER THE RADAR magazine that features pictures of all the backers and a big thank! The magazine is distributed nationally and will be easy to find!!!!!
Hey everyone, we reached our initial goal of 8k!!!! This means as long as we don't lose any money, the PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED
This is so amazing and so wonderful and I want to write pages about how grateful I am BUT we are playing our last show on this tour in just a bit and everyone is flying in different directions so we have to shoot the MOST PAN-ULTIMATE KICKSTARTER VIDEO ever today in the next couple of hours...
For those of you present on facebook today we did a living mad lib where we had everyone write out the script for the new video and we will act it out as best as humanly possible!!!!
So, we are at 8k. Obviously we want as much money to put towards this as we can so we are going to keep pushing. For an additional 930 dollars we can fun a full page ad in Under the Radar Magazine. It has a circulation of 65,000. We want to plug the album but we also want to give a shout out to all of you who have helped us so much... So if you will please send 2 hi res pics each to firstname.lastname@example.org << You don't HAVE TO of course but you will have your picture plus the 100 + other donors in a magazine and we'll get to plug our new record in UNDER THE RADAR! it will look similar to this attached pic of the Michelle EP
Meanwhile, we are fast at work on the most ultimate of kickstarter video updates ever.
pledged of $8,000 goal
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