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10 psychedelic sci-fi pop tunes w/ 10 matching sci-fi music videos -- Erin plays the harp & sings Twilight Zone-ish songs with stories

12 hours to go!!!!!  Dare I say it, but -- we are so close to $30,000 -- wouldn't it be the coolest thing ever if we could break the $30,000 mark???  I'm daring to dream! 

And to whet everyone's appetite for the sci-fi harp music videos to come, I have a new trailer for the follow-up video to "Giant Mushrooms" -- Here is an expanded sneak preview of "Lookout, Science" for you, here on our final day!  "Lookout, Science" is Video #2 (the follow-up to "Giant Mushrooms").  The real thing should be out within the next few weeks, and in the meantime, here's a little taste!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IJ4qkEGliA

And now, please join me for a final 12 hours of word-spreading and sci-fi-harp recruiting!! Take your protein pills and put your helmet on --
Commencing countdown, engines on!!!!!!!!

xoxoxo  Erin (The Sci-Fi Harp Girl)

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Yippeee!!! I'm so happy to report that we are now over 100% funded -- this Sci-fi Music Video Album is happening!!!  And now, with our 4 remaining days, there is still time, brother, to increase our video budget and add some serious production values to the project! The more of a budget we have, the better the sci-fi music videos will be!  And the better the CD will be, from mastering on down to the graphics for the CD, DVD, and Vinyl as well!  If we keep on going, we could even afford to have enough pages on the album graphics to include printed lyrics to each of the songs!! I'd just love to be able to do that, especially since the lyrics all tell little sci-fi short stories!

I also have a new reward, which will go out to each and every backer on the video album -- I will record a harp arrangement & live video of a cover song, to be decided by your votes, and release it exclusively to every one of my Kickstarter backers. And I will also include it as an extra on the "Girl Inventor" DVD.  Which cover song will it be, I hear you ask?  Cast your vote on my Facebook fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/erinhillscifiharp?v=app_126231547426086&

Onward and upward!  xoxo

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I've always loved singing and writing songs (my whole life) and playing the harp (since I was 8), and I've also always loved science fiction, from reading short stories in old sci-fi mags to watching Star Trek & The Twilight Zone.  So I finally put my greatest loves together and began writing pop tunes on the harp with science fiction lyrics!  This past summer I took out another credit card and made my first official music video, for my song "Giant Mushrooms," and it illustrated & added to the story of the song in such a cool way, it gave me the idea to make an entire video album - with videos that told little tales of the unexpected... 

So the more we raise, the better we can make the videos: cool locations, special effects, top-notch editing, neat actors, costumes, props.... We're basically making a 45-minute film -- a video book of 10 sci-fi short stories set to pop music.  And it'll be a regular music album, too!  I'm so excited that Kickstarter is giving this sci-fi video album a chance to be reality (and not just science fiction ;-)

And if we raise even more money, we could even hire a publicist to help get the video album out there and get some radio airplay!  I'm not signed to any label, and I don't have any other backers, so Kickstarter is a dream come true for me, a window of possibility.

REWARDS:  if you have any questions, please feel free to message me; I'm happy to give you more details. And if you want to combine one of the Limited Rewards with another level, that's cool as well, just let me know.  And if you have any ideas for a reward you don't see but that you want, lay it on me!

Oh! and here's the YouTube link for the "Giant Mushrooms" video if you want to get the full idea of what we're up to --  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ml-gr5QiLQ

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  • The house concert can be scheduled for up to a year from now, through December 2012 -- Kickstarter asks for an "estimated delivery date" for rewards, which isn't really applicable to the house concert, so I just picked Dec 2011 randomly, but we can absolutely schedule a house concert whenever it works best with our mutual schedules :-)

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    here's a fun one! MARNI NIXON (the voice of Natalie Wood in "West Side Story," Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady," Grandmother Fa in Disney's "Mulan," etc.) WILL RECORD A PERSONAL OUTGOING MESSAGE FOR YOUR PHONE! sing or speak, your choice! Marni stars in the upcoming video for "Lookout, Science" (you can see her in the "Lookout, Science" trailer in my Kickstarter video) + an ERIN SKYPE SESSION! I can do a 30-minute private concert, give a lesson, take requests, or we can just hang out & chat! + 2 TICKETS TO ANY OF MY SHOWS & A BACKSTAGE MEETING ... +Vinyl Album + harp ringtone + baseball cap + handwritten lyrics + poster + DVD special thanks + back catalog + T-shirt + signed DVD & CD

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    YOU'RE A VIDEO STAR! yes! come be in one of my music videos! (transportation not provided) + BE A VIP AT OUR LAUNCH PARTY/CONCERT + SIGNED STILLS FROM EACH OF THE 10 VIDEOS... + associate producer credit + signed still + Marni message + Skype Session + Backstage Tix + Vinyl Album + harp ringtone + baseball cap + handwritten lyrics + poster + DVD special thanks + back catalog + T-shirt + signed DVD & CD + exclusive mp3

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    I RECORD YOUR FAVORITE SONG ON THE HARP! -- maybe it's your wedding song, or your mom's favorite song, or your dog's favorite song -- you name it, I work up an Erin arrangement of it on the harp and record it for you, solo harp or voice & harp, your choice! (some exceptions may exist, but feel free to message me with the name of your favorite song to make sure) ... + video cameo + launch party + signed stills + Marni message + Skype Session + Backstage Tix + Vinyl Album + harp ringtone + baseball cap + handwritten lyrics + poster + DVD special thanks + back catalog + T-shirt + signed DVD & CD

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    I WILL WRITE A SONG JUST FOR YOU! Whatever you want it to be about -- maybe your girlfriend or boyfriend, or son or daughter, or your dog! or your favorite book or sci-fi short story or even photo or newspaper article! and if you want to come to my recording studio in Queens, you can be on the track as well! sing backup, play the triangle, you name it! + [house concert or harp cover of your favorite song (choose one)] + executive producer credit + video cameo + launch party + signed stills + handwritten lyrics + signed still + Marni message + Skype Session + Backstage Tix + Vinyl Album + harp ringtone + baseball cap + poster + DVD special thanks + back catalog + T-shirt + signed DVD & CD

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