Just a quick duck into the studio, lay down some tasty grooves, push some buttons and out comes an album for the home, car, sauna or rural property!
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THERE ARE WELL OVER 6.5 BILLION PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD MY SONGS AND THIS STATISTIC EMBARRASSES ME TO NO END...
(even though you can go to www.lankyyankee.com/music.html to hear a few).
So I have decided that it's time to head into the studio and record an album of new songs that everyone from the rice farmers of Asia to the Laplander mafia of Arctic Norway will enjoy. But this time around, instead of just me and my laptop, I am going to head into a proper studio with someone much more talented than I behind the mixing desk and actual live humans playing some of the other instruments. There will be friends involved and an over-arching climate of pleasant creativity will be administered. If all goes well, this will be done back in Minneapolis this summer because it is such a good place to dig up the ghosts of Dylan, The Replacements, and that Chocolate Rain kid. It is a town full of seriously talented people and deep, murky lakes.
To accomplish this feat though, I need the assistance of folks like you and as I said in the video, I am yet another label-less musician and hope that you will be my label. This endeavor will require some cash to rent the STUDIO with an ENGINEER, the MASTERING, PRINTING and LAYOUT of the album as well as all the other hidden costs involved. Like greek salads for the musicians. If I reach or exceed my goal, I will be able to pay for all of the above and even promote the little thing. And If the goal is not reached, you will not get charged and I will head to plan "B" which is to keep playing my songs secretly in my own home heard by the occasional bird who happens to be sitting on the deck.
I realize that these are not easy times but if you do have some spare cash laying around and are looking to invest in music, I guarantee this is nothing like a double-mortgage-derivative-sub-prime investment. Quite simply, it will help to make an album that I think will catch your fancy. And win a Grammy. Please pass this link (via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.-widgets are above) on to your friends and contacts who are music lovers and who may wish to be part of Lanky Yankee Records so together we will help over 6.5 billion people experience musical bliss. Thanks for considering backing my project. Good day to you all.
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The prestige and a postcard designed by me sent to your home thanking you in ink.
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All of the above plus you choose a song and we make a video with you playing a cameo unless you are cameo shy. 4 spaces available. First come, first served.
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I will write you a song based on the subject of your choice and will include it as a "hidden track" because "hidden tracks" are so cool. Executive producer credit if you want. You would certainly deserve it.
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