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About

With MetroSongs, my goal is to write, record, and perform an original song for each of the D.C. area's 86 Metro stations. Crossing all styles of music, I draw from the unique history, geography, and character of each station location. Volumes 1 through 3 have covered 36 stations! Volume 4 will put us over the halfway point.

What's different about this collection of MetroSongs? I'm recording the full Open Doors band for the first time. That's drums, bass, lead guitar, violin, and keyboards, plus whatever instruments I get my hands on, in addition to my singin'.

The album will be locally and professionally mastered for audio excellence. In addition to that stereo mix, I'll create a 5.1 surround sound mix with accompanying video on DVD for you to enjoy in your home theater system.

Thanks for checking out MetroSongs. Please scan the offers I've listed and select one you think you'll enjoy. Please feel free to ask any questions at all: dcmetrosongs@gmail.com.

Transit rock lives!

Jason

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Costs we're looking to cover with this Kickstarter campaign:
-Professional audio mastering by a local studio
-Production of CD's and DVD's, including printed inserts
-Encoding of 5.1 surround sound mix for DVD format

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Got eight bucks burning a hole in your pocket? After you get yourself some new pants, you'll receive a stereo CD of MetroSongs, Volume 4, once it is finished, signed by the band.

    What's so different about Volume 4? Gobs! I'll tell you! We're recording the full 6-piece band, and getting the album professionally mastered for your listening pleasure. This will be so freakin' good, it will make Volumes 1 through 3 sound like a cat howling in the alley outside your window in the middle of the night. No more wimpy little drum machine, we have a wimpy little drummer! Synthesized strings? Heck, we've synthesized a whole violinist! All your favorite musicians from live Open Doors shows will at long last be yours to bring home forever and ever and ever and ever.

    Aw, shoot, I'll even email you the mp3's too, since I know how you kids like the smartphones and the internets.

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    This is the best deal going!

    At this level you'll get the MetroSongs, Volume 4 stereo CD plus a companion DVD featuring 5.1 surround sound mixes of the entire album, with accompanying video to sit back and watch in your fancy home theater infotainment system, all housed in a loverly plastic case, signed by the band. It's a veritable feast for your eyeballs and ear-holes. I'll email you the mp3's too!

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    Let Jackson and Hamilton start shakin' hands! You can hang out with me and some of the band members at a recording session for MetroSongs, Volume 4. Music is much more fun to watch being made than sausage, and it's healthier for you too! You'll also get the DVD/CD package signed by the whole band. I'll email you the mp3's too.

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    At this level you will receive a signed DVD/CD/mp3 package plus original handwritten lyric and chord sheets from MetroSongs! Quantities are limited on this option, since you'll be receiving actual originals, not some lame copies.

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Here's a neat offer! You can take a tour of Washington, D.C. with me! I'll take you to as many Metro stations as we can get to for the day, and I'll talk about some of the locations' history, geography, and stories that inspired many of the MetroSongs. Metro fare will be provided for you and one guest. Wear some good walking shoes! You'll also get the signed DVD/CD package as described above, and mp3's. (Tour limited to six hours. Additional expenses such as food are not included.)

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    At this level, I will come to your home and perform a solo MetroSongs concert for you and your friends! You'll also get the DVD/CD/mp3 package, signed by the band. Think that's pretty cool? Check out the next reward level...

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    For those who really appreciate local original music and know how to show it, the full 6-piece Open Doors band will come to your home and play a whole gotdang MetroSongs show. Drink and dance the night away without worrying about the DUI! You'll also get 5 copies of the signed DVD/CD/mp3 package to sell on the black market after you've copied it onto your computer. (In-home concert limited to 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C.; longer distances negotiable)

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    Pledge $1,688 or more About $1,688

    The whole kit-n-kaboodle! In one fell swoop you can help us reach our goal! By doing so, aside from making me the happiest person on earth, you'll receive 10 copies of the DVD/CD/mp3 package signed by the whole band, we'll come play that concert in your home, plus I'll take you on the D.C. tour described above. You'll also receive "Executive Producer" credit in the DVD film, and on the printed material accompanying all products. How about them apples? (In-home concert limited to 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C.; longer distances negotiable)

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