Writing songs is my life. I had a band, made an album. Now prolific, but quite poor. I want these songs to sound as good as they can.
UPDATE: BE SURE TO CLICK ON "UPDATES" ABOVE, AS MORE MUSIC IS BEING POSTED IN THE UPDATES. Thanks - A.
"American Letters" is a 14-song album. Right now, I have a battered, years-worn 4-track cassette recorder with only a single track barely working on it. In order to record the album, "American Letters" - to make it sound as good as it deserves to - what's needed is simple: a decent, digital 8-track recorder. That's it. No studio needed, no perks. All instruments, as well as other necessary equipment, are here and ready to go. What's not, unfortunately, is money to be able purchase an 8-track digital recorder. It's like living without a lifeline. I've written over 150 songs so far, and had a band in Maryland, Dash Eight. We had some radio play, were finalists in the WRNR contest, but things didn't quite work out, as, well, they sometimes don't. My life's work is my songwriting. While I can't promise that you'll like my records, my promise to you is that every one I make using the recorder will one made from my heart - and that I'll send you each one that's completed. I humbly thank you for reading, watching and listening, and thank you in advance, even if it's just for that. The video included is a film I made, using clips from "La Jetee", for a demo of one of the songs, "Jay Drew Trains", that may wind up on the album. Thanks again - and be sure to check out the REWARDS! - Adam
P.S. Anything raised ABOVE the goal will go directly to CD distribution to get it into as many independent record stores around the country as possible. ;-)
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A guaranteed copy of my record, "American Letters", upon completion. Signed, with a personalized, handwritten 'thank you' letter, from the bottom of my heart. In addition, I will send you a signed copy of any new album I complete, as a lifetime 'thank you' for your help on my first record.Estimated delivery:
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THREE REWARDS! In addition to the first reward, listed above, their names will also be included under "Would Not Have Been Possible Without..." in the CD booklet. ALSO! There is a "noise" track at the end of the album. Anyone who pledges $15 will have their name recorded within the "noise" track, and reversed, so that, when playing the track backwards, they will hear their name spoken, as "Thank you, (donor's name)." The "noise" track will be extended to be as long as necessary to include the names of all donors who gave $15 or more.Estimated delivery:
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FOUR REWARDS! In addition to a free, signed copy of the album, and a free copy of any future album recorded, a letter, their name in the CD booklet, and their name spoken on the closing "noise" track, anyone donating $35 or more will receive an .mp3 of an original song, under 2 minutes in length, written, performed and recorded by myself, about the donor. Just include some details about your life (what you choose to include in the details is up to you), and a brief description of yourself. The personalized song will be e-mailed to you on or around the date you receive the album, "Tales of the Gold Monkey", that you made possible.Estimated delivery:
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