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I just got back from playing music in the UK, Germany & Austria and I'm inspired! Very excited to get in the studio & make a new album!
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1/5/12  Happy New Year! I don't think I've ever been this excited about an upcoming year, and you guys are the reason. I can't say thank you enough, (I think that was #437) for all of the support I've been getting. I absolutely can't wait to start recording, and I don' think it could have come at a better time. This year will hopefully bring me close enough to play these songs live for a lot of you. I have shows planned in a bunch of fun places like Italy, England, Germany, France, and plans to play in a bunch of other places both overseas and stateside. ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!!!!

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12/11/11  It's like having a beautifully wrapped present under my Christmas tree. I've picked it up and shaken it, and I know exactly what it is, and all I wanna do is open it and start playing with it, but I have to wait till Christmas morning, which in this case is Jan. 9th!

If I had known that you guys were so punctual and fast-acting I would have only made this campaign a week long and then I'd already be in the studio recording! Unfortunately, we can't shorten the term once it's already been launched, so I have wait just a bit before I can go make an album for which I will be forever indebted to my fans.

I've just posted update #2 which is a little behind the scenes look at our video... I hope you guys enjoy it, and laugh almost as much as we did making it! I've got quite a few more ideas for updates and things, so stay tuned!!

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12/1/11 WOW. We passed the goal I thought we'd need 45 days to reach in 4 days! I'm working on a t-shirt design that properly (and probably humorously) commemorates this whole process. I'm also getting ready to do a "director's cut" of the video... that should be fun. ;) If this thing keeps going, I'd love to add record release parties in NYC, maybe Chicago or Dallas? If things get even more crazy, maybe I'll get the team back together for a music video... 

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I just got home from playing shows in the UK, Germany, and Austria, and I'm very inspired! I've got a bunch of new songs I'm excited to go in the studio and record. It will be my third album, and I'm hoping the best yet. My goal is to get this new album printed and ready for next spring/summer's tours, where I've got some shows lined up in some amazing places like Rome, Paris, and multiple cities in the UK and Germany. 

I've been working with some amazing musicians here in LA, jamming, writing, and learning quite a bit in the process. I feel like I've really found a great direction for the new album and I can't wait to get it all down for you guys.

Lastly, I can't even articulate how much I appreciate my fans, if you've ever been to one of my shows, I hope I did a good job of relaying that. If there's anything left over after making this album, I'm going to use it to throw an awesome party (maybe two? one in LA, one in London?) for you guys, where I invite some of my good friends to help me launch this new album!

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    advanced MP3 of the acoustic versions of two of the new tracks and email updates of the recording process.

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    All of the above, and the exclusive "Jason Manns Kickstarter" t-shirt! it will be comfy, and it will be funny, and it will be ready soon! ( I put March to allow for ample delivery time, but I'm hoping to send them out in a few weeks!)

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    signed physical copy of the new album, plus a digital version, email updates, and some other fun stuff like guitar pick cards.

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    Exclusive, one-run live album from my next show. I won't put it on my website, or make it available for purchase anywhere else, it will only be available here! (plus all of the above, of course.)

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    all of the above, plus a page of hand written lyrics to the song of your choice or Christmas Card! or a Christmas Card with the lyrics inside... we'll figure something out, and I'll try to write neatly.

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    All of the above plus a personal call from me to chat and say thanks, or sing Happy Birthday to a friend, and two VIP tickets to the show of your choice. (including meet and greet and back stage)

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    all of the above, plus I'll put your name in the liner notes of the new album, with a big ole thank you!

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    All of the above plus a Private skype concert where you pick the set list, including the new stuff! (and all the other stuff!) concert anytime, album delivered, fingers crossed, in April.

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    all of the above plus a concert shirt (freshly laundered!) or perhaps a hat... accompanied by signed photos from the show, of the shirt or hat in action! (ranging from the first Asylum UK concert in '07 to my last shows in Germany)

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    all of the above, (minus the concert gear if I'm out of them) plus, I'll cover the song of your choice, and record a video of me singing it dedicated to you. I'll send it to you, and call or skype to discuss what you think about it!

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    all of the above (minus concert gear if they are sold out) plus if you are anywhere in the U.S.,and possibly London or Germany if you're flexible on the date,I'll come play for you and your friends in person! Living rooms, I also like kitchens, or a park/coffee shop near by, we'll figure something out!

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    I'll feature your name as a lyric in a song that will be on the new album... and I'll be singing about you for a long time! (plus all of the above, of course!)

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