I'm proud to announce that I've delivered/mailed almost all the rewards. There are still a few cookies to send and a couple of cakes, but most of you should have received them by now. I'm still knitting, so those of you who have not yet received your scarves/hats...I promise they are coming! I'll be heading to Austin to fulfill one of the Freebird awards in February.
But the biggest news is that THE ALBUM IS ALMOST DONE!! I've got rough mixes of nine of the ten songs. In that spirit, I thought you might like to see the album cover!
Again, THANK YOU for your support and encouragement.
Here you go...
Today I packed 40 packages of cookies and a couple packages of chocolate covered bacon to mail and/or deliver. Now the only goods left to bake are about a dozen lemon lavender cakes, and the baking part of the Kickstarter is complete!
I've mailed three scarves and am working on two more at the moment. That leaves five still to do. As you can imagine, this is the reward that takes the longest, but I'm happy to report that your scarves are being knitted during the Nordhoff Varsity girls' basketball games, so there's plenty of excitement woven in!
As far as the record goes, the official release date is April 16th. This gives me plenty of time to send advance copies to the press and a few select radio stations. But long before that - likely in February - I will put up a top secret page on my website where you Kickstarters can stream the songs long before anyone else gets to hear them.
By the way, I'll be having a CD mailing party if anyone wants to help out. It's always really fun! We have pizza and beer and we stuff promotional CDs and swag - come join us! I'll keep you posted.
I have the album cover design now! Just the front so far. I can't reveal it yet but I will tell you I love it.
Again, thank you all so much for your support of this project and my music in general. I am very, very grateful.
I had great intentions of posting regular updates about the album every night, but I've been kinda busy! I thought you would enjoy Here's Andrew Hardin's session in the studio today. As you can see, we are having some fun.
I'm soooo proud of this record. I cannot wait for you to hear it. Here are the track names, not in any particular order. The two songs with asterisks are cover songs and I wrote the rest.
Get In The Car
Happily Ever After
One of Those Days
Photonegative of Love
Let's Do Something Wrong*
Then Came Lo Mein*
I'm coming home tomorrow because my work here is done, as are all the basic tracks. Now Mark Hallman will clean things up and add various instruments to flesh out the songs. The release date will be next Spring, but if all goes according to plan, you all will get your copies before the end of 2012. Whoo!
Hello, generous and beloved Kickstarter pledgers!
Here's a quick update about the reward deliveries.
1. About half of the cookies and Lemon Mania packs have been delivered. The other half specified that they'd like to wait until the CD is done and receive everything all at once. You folks will be hearing from me in November!
2. The Disneyland trip was a BLAST! You can read all about it here.
3. Steve Nicolaides is a crazy person, and he, Caroline Thompson and Scott Campbell were the hosts from the Outer Limits for pledger Jessika Satori. She is about to receive her copy of her starring role in the most bizarre, funny, random short film on DVD. Thank you, Steve, Caroline, Scotty and Micah.
4. The tomatoes are taking their sweet time getting ripe, so those of you who have pledged to the Italian Pack are going to have to sit tight for a little while. But I promise the puttanesca will be so flavorful it will be worth waiting for.
5. I don't feel too badly about the fact that I haven't mailed the scarves yet, as it's been too frickin' hot everywhere for wooly knitted items. but I'm going to put the first four in the mail within the week, and I'm powering through the rest. Knitting them really makes me want cold frosty mornings.
My producer Mark arrives Monday for three days of pre-production. Can't wait to record this record and I can't wait for you to hear it. Thank you again, so much, for your support.
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The ALMOST FREE Pack. You get a single from the album – emailed directly to you from me – weeks before the general public! (For each dollar you pledge you get a song.) Plus, with this and every other reward, your name will appear on the album in the Thank You section!Estimated delivery:
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CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON. Yep, that's right. In honor of the final week of the campaign, I'm offering a brand new reward: a thick and meaty piece of dark chocolate covered bacon for $2, or three for $5. No CD. No cookbook. Just the bacon. (OR: chocolate covered dried oranges if you are veggie.)Estimated delivery:
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The VIRTUAL Pack. You will receive an mp3 download of the album and the album art, plus a PDF of Rain Perry’s Secret Songwriter Supper Super Secret Cookbook, with recipes and pictures from the first six Secret Suppers including Elvis’ favorite biscuits, Pumpkin Soup with Eyeballs and that amazing arugula salad everyone loved.Estimated delivery:
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COOKIE LOVER'S PACK - A six-pack of delicious homemade cookies, an autographed Limited Edition Pre-Release CD (to be mailed once they're manufactured later this year) and a signed printed version of Rain’s Secret Songwriter Supper Super Secret Cookbook . Please add $5 for shipping outside So Cal.Estimated delivery:
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The LEMON LAVENDER Pack! I will bake and deliver to you an elegant Glazed Meyer Lemon Lavender Cake, a jar of Moroccan Spiced Lemons and a signed printed version of Rain’s Secret Songwriter Supper Super Secret Cookbook. If you live outside Southern California, please add $15 for shipping and note that instead of the cake you will get a lovely tin of lemon-lavender shortbread cookies. As with all the non-virtual premiums, this one also includes an autographed Limited Edition Pre-Release CD, to be mailed once they're manufactured later this year.Estimated delivery:
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"THAT'S ITALIAN" Pack: a big jar of Rain’s “Whore of Babylon Puttanesca," a package of fancy Italian pasta, a brick of really good Parmesan, a shaker of Garlic Gold and a signed printed version of Rain’s Secret Songwriter Supper Super Secret Cookbook . Please add $15 for shipping outside So Cal. The autographed Limited Edition Pre-Release CD will be mailed once they're manufactured later this year.Estimated delivery:
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Now it starts to get fancy: the PURL JAM pack. A beautiful bulky hand knit wool scarf by Rain in color(s) of your choice and a jar of Rain’s award-winning pectin-free strawberry jam, a pin that says “The Shiz-Knit” and a signed printed version of Rain’s Secret Songwriter Supper Super Secret Cookbook. Please add $15 for shipping outside So Cal. Your copy of the autographed Limited Edition Pre-Release CD will be mailed once they're manufactured later this year.Estimated delivery:
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MY ACTION-PACKED SUMMER VACATION! Your family will be beside themselves when you insert into your vacation videos a thirty second action sequence filmed at my house. This epic will be directed by Steve Nicholaides, producer of Boyz in the Hood, School of Rock and A Few Good Men, starring you and six strong and handsome members of the Upper Ojai Search and Rescue Team. You have two choices: either the rescuers will carry you in a litter as I run alongside crying, or you can bravely direct the rescuers to carry ME to safety. Your call. The sequence will be delivered in iMovie-ready super-dramatic slo-mo to use as you wish! (And you also get the thank you and the pre-release album and the Secret Supper Cookbook, of course.)Estimated delivery:
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NIGHTMARE BETWEEN HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS (AT DISNEYLAND): A customized, streamlined, no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners assault on the Happiest Place on Earth including a special bonus brought to you by Caroline Thompson, author of "Edward Scissorhands" and "Nightmare Before Christmas!" Read the terrifying details at left.Estimated delivery:
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Rain Perry sings "Freebird!" If you’re willing to fork over $1500, I will be your personal jukebox and chef. For you and a group of your closest friends (total 10), I will provide a gourmet dinner cooked in your home and perform a custom concert with a skilled accompanist. The clincher: you get to pick the ten songs I perform. (Each member of your party also receives a copy of the album and a printed copy of the Secret Supper Super Secret Cookbook.) (If you live more than 300 miles away from Ojai, you have to get me to your house...)Estimated delivery:
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This is the Big One, and there is only one of them: The Ultimate Music-Lover's AUSTIN EXTRAVAGANZA. Three-days-in-a-lifetime that will occur between October 13 and 20th, 2012 while I’m recording my album. You have to read all the details to believe them (at left)!Estimated delivery:
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