An update on the stuff you bought
Dear Favorite People,
We've been remiss in keeping you abreast of our progress. Here, have some information!
To refresh your memories, we have three main items we're working on, namely the 23-song Freeway Special LP, the 18-song Freeway Special CD, and the 5-song Come On Summer EP (which appears on side IV of the LP). Then we've also got t-shirts and cover songs, and one 45-rpm 7" single.
The LP is at the pressing plant. We have not received a firm date but estimate its completion in under two weeks. The Freeway Special CD is finished. Several boxes are en route to our headquarters even as you read this. The Come On Summer EP is at the plant, with an ETA of 8/1.
T-shirts have been designed. We'll get sizes from the concerned parties when we ask for everyone's addresses & other pertinent information. Then the silkscreening will begin.
We have performed & filmed all the cover songs but one so far. The recordings still need to be mixed and the video edited. They were lots of fun & the results should delight even the hardest-hearted. We've also recorded one of the two MSR songs for the one-of-a-kind 7" single. One more to go.
That about wraps it up. There are a few house parties and one puppet master pledge that we're happy to take care of at any time. The respective parties should not be shy in voicing their demands.
Thanks again for the help. Look for another update soon. It won't be long now.
The World Record
Andy, Aaron, Brian, and Jacob
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MP3s - You get a high-quality digital download of our hot new album & EP, all 23 songs, with artwork and lyrics included, before it's officially released.Estimated delivery:
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CD - You get an 18-song CD copy of our hot new album in a digipak for your permanent collection, before it's officially released. Plus all 23 mp3s.Estimated delivery:
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VINYL VERSION - You get a 23-song double-vinyl copy of our hot new album in a full-color gatefold jacket, before it's officially released. Plus the mp3s.Estimated delivery:
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CD and T - You get the CD, the mp3s, plus a band t-shirt. Wear it proudly!Estimated delivery:
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POSTERITY PACKAGE - You get the vinyl, the CD, the mp3s, and you will be personally thanked in the album liner notes.Estimated delivery:
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POSTERITY PLUS - You get everything in the Posterity Package, plus a t-shirt.Estimated delivery:
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THE WORKS, PAST and PRESENT - Everything from Posterity Plus, and 3 more CDs with mp3 downloads - our 2006 release "Guitars Forever", Andy's 2001 solo record, and the 20-song compilation "The Sounds When We Move" on which two of our songs appear. Also, the first 6 to pledge will receive a copy of Aaron's 2003 solo record (there are only 6 left!).Estimated delivery:
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TAKE COVER - We will film ourselves performing a cover of any song you choose, publicly dedicating the video to you. We will also perform the song live at a show that you are able to attend, again with a loving dedication. Plus everything in the $50 package.Estimated delivery:
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PUPPET MASTER - You pick the songs for our entire set at an upcoming show that you are able to attend (please don't make us work too hard). Plus everything in the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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MSR MADNESS - We'll write and record a song for you using any lyrics or poetry you send us. Plus everything in the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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MSR MANIA - We'll write and record TWO songs using any lyrics or poetry you send us, and send you a one-of-a-kind 7" vinyl single containing both songs. Plus everything in the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (L.A. version) - We'll play your house party anywhere in the greater L.A. area. Acoustic, electric, a capella, mime - you pick the style, the setlist, and the snacks. Also includes everything in the $70 package, hand delivered (if you like).Estimated delivery:
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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME - You get a free pass for the rest of your life to any of our shows, from Mr T's Bowl to the Super Bowl. The pass is laminated with a picture of the band and really does work. Try it! Includes the $125 Puppet Master package above (not valid at the Super Bowl).Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (CA/AZ version) - Same as the L.A. version, but good anywhere from Bisbee to Yreka. And we'll throw in Las Vegas too. Plus the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (1,500 mile version) - Same as the L.A. version, but to any points within about a 1,500 mile drive from L.A. To give you an idea: Vancouver, Austin, Tulsa, Omaha, and Reeder, but not Streeter, North Dakota, are within this range.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (U.S. & Canada version) - For the rest of you who live a heartbreaking but dimly drivable distance away...Estimated delivery:
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THE 5TH RECORD - You are a full member of our band. You may show up at any time during practice or performance and play with us on your best instrument. Plus all the previous pledge packages.Estimated delivery:
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