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Looking forward to the album!
Hey Brad Thank You got my Tony Hawk and Mary Winstead items and cannot wait for the album.
FYI got them here in Australia.
Hey Brad, got my signed tony hawk picture.
Thank you very much
Merry christmas and a happy new year
You guys are great!
I hope all is well!!
Good luck Brad! I have pledged!
Also if you want a "guest appearance" from Brad Smith of Blind Melon/ Abandon Jalopy let me know , I am game and I live in the Valley .. Cheers and good luck !
Good luck with your surgery and congratulations on raising the money for your upcoming album!!
Thank you all for the lovely comments on here! I really appreciate all the support and extra time you took to say something on here. Very grateful. Be sure to go and read the newest update.
I'm proud of you. I really love how you are so motivated and optimistic. Very cool you have those motifs around your home to remind you to be positive. You're very right that it's easy to fall into the negative. I'm excited for you, and for your album. Congrats on reaching the goal and I'm wishing you the best for the video. Many thanks to you for your art, and for the others contributing to help make this happen.
Put my pledge up so you are now at $49,800 only $200 left to get to $50,000 lets do it people.
WOOHOOOOO!!! You did it Brad. We are so proud of you!! All our love and pushing for the best, Byron and Aleisha xo
Hey, Brad. Just brought you up to an even $48,550. Things were kind of tight this month with all we had to dump into THE DARK ZONE, but I was able to sell a camera I'm not using. It's not much, but I really believe in you and wanted to put something in before the deadline. I also pinged all my heavy facebook friends a few days ago, so hopefully that helped too. Go get 'em big guy!!
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! CBS LA just stopped by for a follow-up it'll air at 4pm and 8pm today! ABC came by last night too, and today I'm on the front page of the Daily News!! I couldn't have done this without all of you!!! Keep Sharing Please! Let's Rock this!
Happy for you! Keep fighting the good fight. I'm glad I can support you on this journey. xx
BTW, I chose no reward but I assume that still comes with eternal Love and gratitude, probably the most valuable thing on the list of rewards if you ask me.
Congratulations! You have earned this. Besides the funding, you must have endorphins-aplenty from your success!
Outstanding....................Brad couldn't happen to a nicer guy my friend see at the recording session your are blessed my friend wow 817 backers I'm impressed
Congrats! & Awsome job u guys.. will crack open a beer to celebrate
Congrats on reaching the funding goal
You did it old friend! I'm very happy for you!
Ok. I just upped mine to the next level. I hope you make it! You are so close I would hate for you to not make it now! Best of luck!!
Oh. I just clicked on a higher pledge amount. I was doing it all on my phone so it didn't seem to work right. Hope that works for you guys!!
HI Daved... when you go to manage pledge you have to type your new TOTAL pledge in the box.. so for instance if you were at $50 and you were pledging another $50.. you have to write $100 in the box. Let me know if you need any more help (Leah)
Now my original edge went away!! What do I do?
My folks wanted to contribute but were afraid of Kickstarter so I upped my pledge to include theirs!!
I would like the Mary Headshot.
Thanks and good luck.
Hi Joshua-- got ya down for the Nowhere Dexter Perk. Thanks!
Brad, It warms my heart every time I see you on the screen (big or small). I will do whatever I can to make sure you get to your goal. Love from your favorite Fear Factor Live dresser ;)
You're getting close.... I'm very very excited for this album. Good luck, man!
Sorry I should of have added this to my comment. To Leah- My donation is from both of us at Nowhere California and I would like the "Nowhere Dexter Perk"
Everyone deserves a chance to make their dreams a reality. Brad good luck sir we are all behind you!
Gitter Done, Brad!! You are an amazing courageous man. I know your dream will become a reality. I can't wait to hear the tunes! xo
Don't give up!!!! It's on its way!! :D
Thx Kristina, I RT'd! ~Leah
You requested Tweets to musicians...as my dad is connected to Ronnie Wood @ronniewood, and I've spent time w/him I made a request for a RT. Perhaps you can RT the RT!
I hope you have been visualizing yourself in the studio b/c it's going to HAPPEN!
Keep fighting Brad !!!!!!
Crossing my Fingers for your surgery
Watching Brad on TV in the movie Smashed. Reminds me that this Kickstarter goal needs to be smashed!!
Keep fightin', Brad... this album will happen. I believe in you!
Dear everyone in the world.
It's crunch time. There are 11 days left. Thank you all for all you have done so far! You cannot understand how much it means to me. So let me tell you.
The bottom line is, I have to brain surgery again. I found out yesterday. It's not working. It sucks and I'm not gonna lie. They speculate that it could be early onset of Parkinson's disease which would explain why the procedure isn't working. Now I have been a good sport through all of this and done all this TV shit and that's all well and good, but fact is, I'm gonna lose the ability to play guitar at some point in the future. It hurts my heart every minute of the day and all that really is getting me through all this is the idea that I can record a record before that happens and all of you are supporting me. It has never been more important to do this and I need you guys all to send my link to anyone you know, especially people that are in the music industry. I need all my friends to tweet and to facebook huge Stars so that they will retweet it to their fans. Jason Aldean is from my hometown, he would be a good one. Zach Brown Band, Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Jack White, any and all you can think of. Do it often. It can't hurt. Even big TV and Movie stars like Ashton Kutcher who has the most twitter followers of anyone. I don't care who you contact. Just do it soon and do it often. I'm gonna get through this next surgery and I'm gonna make my record if I have to glue a pick to my hand and bang the guitar like a monkey. This is gonna get done. It has too.
All my love and thanks
Hey Brad! Just pledged $100, but wasn't sure where to comment my name in the hopes of a Black Market gift card: Eli Selzer
Hope you're well, buddy!
Keep fighting. We're fighting with you!
Yay, I got to be the one to make the goal tonight! :)
I'll take your man from Black Market up on his offer so long as you join us for a celebratory cocktail.
Thank you all for your wonderful donations and comments! I promise to get back to each of you when this is all over. You would not believe how incredibly busy Leah, Kelsey, and myself have been staying on top of this campaign. When this is all over we should all go have a beer. :) In the meantime please keep sharing and tweeting and emailing. You guys have been the backbone of this campaign and I appreciate it so much. If you know any celebs or musicians or artist please make sure they see it. I will be on KCAL morning News around 8:30 AM for those of you who are local.
Additional funding source is PledgeMusic.com. I hear good things.
Brad and I are friends on Facebook and I saw the news reports of his DBS surgery and checked him out.
I had the same surgery done in Dec of 04 for a tremor in my right hand. I was an "Experiment" to see if DBS could be used to control ET. I was blessed in that it worked better than they expected.
Also I play bass so i kinda felt a connection.
So, i try to keep his spirits up and share his story with family and friends on my Facebook page (but with only 83 friends I don't think it helps much)
Regardless, I'm glad to help him with his dream, wish it was more but...
Brad, have tried to spread the word and admire your talent and your determination.
I have had my own experience with an undefined medical problem of longstanding that has at times been identified as a movement disorder, but appears to be simply an autoimmune disorder that---has progressed to ALZ! I am finally on some awesome meds and working with my condition as if I have had a stroke. Solutions are being arrived at for everyone as I type. I hate to say it this way, but it's a fantastic time to have a neurological disorder.
My question, as hopeful for your project as I am, is if you come close to the deadline and look as though you may fall short, can you re-structure to a slightly more modest plan at that point so as to capture your supports, bring them on board for the scaled down project and cobble together the missing parts from other sources. The way we do with grants?