Talia is a singer songwriter in New York, about to record her debut album. She enjoys backscratches, Joni Mitchell, and your help.
To fantastic family, friends, acquaintances, internet buddies and co-creators,
I, Talia Billig, am making a record along with my band (my beautiful Canadiens). A real, for serious, on a CD, with artwork, album. We as a band are very excited about this.
What's our band, you ask? Let me tell you. We all met at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where we were students and disciples of various fabulous, talented and... eccentric mentors. Midway through I started writing, and founded this current band. The band includes me on piano and vocals, Marc Beland on drums and vocals, Dan Parra on bass and vocals and Franky Rousseau on guitar and vocals. We started playing around New York. You may have caught us recently at Cornelia Street Cafe or Rockwood (hi!). A month ago we hadjed up to Canada and fell in love with Montreal (Les Trois Minots and Il Motore). So far it has been a jolly good time.
In December we recorded three songs at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn that are up on my website www.taliabillig.com. We had a fantastic time with the Bunker folks, and since they are building a glorious new massive all wood studio with a 1969 Steinway M, we want to record our debut album there. In fact, we have booked the dates! But, that new studio is a step up for us, and very expensive. We also need to budget for mixing, mastering, artwork, printing, visiting studio musicians...
Therefore we're asking for your help. We're using this splendiferous website to earnestly reach out to you. There are some pretty rad presents in there too, courtesy of garden variety Canadien creativity. Look to the right side of your screen for a list of 'em. If for some reason you DON'T want a prize, we'll understand.
We're SO excited to get this project going and delighted to welcome you into our family as collaborators!
Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU,
Talia and the Canadiens
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Aug 10, 2011 - Sep 23, 2011 (44 days)
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The band sends you a sincere thank you note, plus beams you out infinite love. That's four varieties of infinite love!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Digital Download of the albumEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Physical Copy of the AlbumEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Physical Copy of the Album, Signed by the band membersEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Physical copy of the album, signed, with a handwritten letter from Talia with various hilarities and turns of the English language. If you'd like to make this letter a mad lib, Talia's a beast with the adverbs. Heart dotted "i"s can be included if you wish.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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All of the above + your own personally designed t-shirt! ohhhhh yeah. This can say whatever you like, though if you get profane Talia reserves the right to censor, because she is Tipper Gore.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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All of the above + a personalized poster!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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All of the above + We'll pose for a photo with you. Any way you wanna slice it. If you'd like, that can be your album cover.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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All the above + The band plays a song for you, either live (New York area or if we're playing in yo city) or via the world wide interwebs.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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All of the above + the band drives around the island of Manhattan, serenading you. At the end, let's get dinner!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Signed CD, thank you note, poster, t-shirt + The band cooks you a Canadien dinner. This is limited to the tri-state area. If you are outside of the tri-state, we will try and schedule a tour around you, and then we'll do it.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Signed CD, thank you note, poster, t-shirt + The band writes YOU a song, and performs it for you LIVE, whether via the world wide webs (never doubt Talia's skype abilities), or in your town, when we get to it. And WE'LL GET TO IT, once we have this album! Yeah! Optimism! Also, goes on the tubes of you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Signed CD, thank you note, poster, t-shirt + We credit you on the liner notes, list you as an Associate Producer and send you all the above minus the dinner. Maybe including the dinner.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Signed CD, thank you note, poster, t-shirt + you're listed as Associate Producer + your chance to be our producer!!! we record a song for YOU, any song, and you can come into the studio and direct/produce however you like. One session limit. For the record this will not be a song on our record. Yes, that's two "record"s in one sentence. Oops.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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All the above + a live show just for you and your choice of guests (limited to the USA, interwebs otherwise) wherever you want it. Also, you get listed as an Executive Producer, receive all the above, can come sit while we record and watch our pretty faces sing pretty songs, AND get a dinner, DURING your live show. I believe the phrase is "how do you like them apples."Estimated delivery: Dec 2011