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Update #1 - 2-22-12
We're just over 50% of the way there! Here's an update.
Hey folks, Beaver here. After four years, the long national nightmare is over. I have finished my new album. It’s called Macro/Micro. The good news is that it’s quite good (if I do say so myself). The bad news is that I can’t play it live by myself. This makes touring difficult if I want to do it justice.
This is where you, and Kickstarter, come in. I’m raising money to create an album-length film that will be used in two different ways. Firstly, it can be watched on its own with the CD as a soundtrack. Secondly, it can be projected behind me with an already re-mixed, but synchronous, musical track in a stage show. I plan on touring this way this summer. The stage production also has a limited theatrical set and spoken word pieces.
We need to finish filming, manufacture CDs and DVDs, purchase a few pieces of equipment for the live show, and do limited publicity.
All these plans are a natural extension of this particular album, and, I feel, that this is the proper way to give it life… to put it in front of as many people as I can.
For longtime fans, your help with this makes it possible for other people to discover something that you already like. Let’s not keep the secret anymore. There’s a lot about this that is new ground for me, but may you be “ a stranger in familiar land.”
For those of you new to me, I hope you find this interesting, challenging, edifying… and funny.
This is my next step… and I think it’s a bold one.
All of the $100 level, plus 2 tickets to a show near you, a special acknowledgement in the credits of the film, handwritten lyrics to a Beaver Nelson song of your choice, and all the rest of Beaver's catalog on CD!
You get the entire $100 level plus a House Concert in your home with Beaver and the accompanying film, anywhere in the continental US. Travel is not included, although travel is waived if your home is within 100 miles of Austin, TX., or can be incorporated into the tour. Let's communicate as soon as this project is funded to set a date!