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We want to make some pretty music for you pretty people <3.
We want to make some pretty music for you pretty people <3.
248 backers pledged $10,273 to help bring this project to life.

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Four years ago, I was timidly taking the stage at The Opolis in Norman, Oklahoma. Plaid shirt. Skinny jeans. It was my first show ever, and I had no idea what to expect. You all blew me away. Your dancing, singing and cheering helped me realize I was finally home. You showed me pure love. That love and unbridled support continues to transform me into who I am today. My spandex suit has lost it's shimmer, but you make me feel like gold in my own skin. Thank you for letting me be your little pop star.

And I have no intentions of stopping. I'm reinventing myself and Prettyboy is the result. It’s a new project, and I've been preparing the last four years to make this transition. I can’t wait to give you a new album and I can't wait to play these songs for you. You can get a taste of what’s to come in the video above or at http://prettyboymusic.bandcamp.com. I’m teaming up with Jarod Evans and Blackwatch Studios. I’ll be in good hands. 

You know the drill. I need to ask for your help. I don’t do so lightly! If I could pay for this alone, I would. Making records costs a pretty penny. Although $10,000 seems like a lofty goal, it will quickly be separated between studio time, musicians, mixing, mastering, printing and more. We’re cutting as many corners as possible, but I want to make a quality record. I mean, we’re all going to be dancing to these songs for a while, so let’s do this right. We are making a professional record at Blackwatch Studios; a local professional recording studio. You’re not only supporting me but also the local music community. If everyone pre-orders the record ($10 donation) then we can make this happen easily.

If you want to give a little more, I've tried to come up with some fun rewards that you can see on the right. Including:

  • The album two weeks before it's officially released
  • A letter from me confessing my undying love to you
  • A VIP listening party at The Spy headquarters in OKC
  • I'LL GET A TATTOO OF YOUR INITIALS IN A HEART
  • MY DENIM VEST
photo by Caitlin Schrader
photo by Caitlin Schrader
  • MY PINK JACKET
photo by Jeremy Charles
photo by Jeremy Charles
  •  MY BELOVED GOLD UNITARD 
Photo by Jeremy Charles
Photo by Jeremy Charles

IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL, WE GET NOTHING. 

I'm sure you know how it works, but if we don't reach our goal, we won't get any of the donations and you won't be charged.

Contact me with any questions you might have. LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! 

xoxo

-Jacob.

Risks and challenges

Funding this project is just the beginning. Recording is not an easy process. We're really trying to experiment with this record and have fun with it, but there's always the potential for setbacks. While we promise to get the record out in a timely fashion (we're shooting for March 2014!), we're also committed to making an exceptional record. I know you're rooting for my success; your donation proves that more than ever. I will keep you updated as we go (another benefit of donating) and inform you of any crises or personal meltdowns that might occur ;)

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    Thanks - And I'll blow you a kiss! Muah! INCLUDED WITH EVERY DONATION!

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    The Single - You'll get the first single off the album a week before it drops!

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    The Download - A full download of the album two weeks before it drops! // Includes The Single

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    The Hard Copy - LIMITED RELEASE I'm not printing many of these babies. You'll get it two weeks before the album release and they'll be signed/kissed by me, of course. // Includes The Download + The Single

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    The Love Letter - I will confess my undying love for you on a piece of paper. I will spray it with my perfume (Chanel Allure Homme) and seal it with a kiss. // Includes The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    Lipstick On Your Collar - Limited edition T-shirt just for you. And for whomever else donates $50. Just you guys. It will smell like me (Cigarettes & Chanel. Cigarette smell optional). // Includes The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Groupie - You're with the band. You're on the list. You cut the line. You can even help me change outfits and tell me I look great before I go on stage at the album release show! Sorry, travel not included. // Includes The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Listening Party - Here's where it gets real fun. The one and only FERRIS O'BRIEN has agreed to host a private listening party AT THE SPY in OKC! Depending who's in town, your favorite OK bands will be there! Broncho, Sherree Chamberlain, Chrome Pony, Samantha Crain...They've all invited! And I'm making them come. This will happen before the downloads are sent out. Travel not included. // Includes The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Brunch - I know how to treat you right. You're invited to a VIP brunch the day after the album release! I would say I would cook, but instead I will promise you I won't. Someone else will. Location TBA. Travel not included. // Includes The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Spa Day - Mani-Pedi anyone? Don't mind if I do, and you can join me! Ask me whatever you want. It's girl talk time. Travel is not included. // Includes The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Tattoo - Yes I will! I will tattoo your initials inside a heart on my body. Not sure where yet but you know you'll see it every time I'm on stage! When was the last time you saw me in a shirt, really? I'll film the whole thing and send it to you with love. // Includes The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Denim Vest - Hand studded by me to spell out a certain explicit phrase. You can find a photo of me wearing it on your left. // The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Hot Pink Blazer - I wore this at SXSW 2012. I also stood in line for three hours at H&M for this baby. Treat her well. You can find a photo of me wearing it on your left. // Includes The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    The Gold Leotard - Need I say more? You can find a photo of me wearing it on your left. // Includes The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    VIP - You're on the list for THE NEXT 10 SHOWS OF YOUR CHOICE. This does not expire if I'm suddenly Beyonce status. // Includes The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    Stripped - Unplugged solo show. Your place of choice. I NEVER do this so it's your one shot! Travel not included. // Includes VIP + The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    Private Show - Sounds dirty. It's not, really. Full band house show. Your place of choice. Travel not included. // Includes VIP + The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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    Executive Producer credit on the album. I will love you forever. Would it be considered prostitution if I said I'd make out with you? What can I say, money turns me on. Seriously, though. My undying gratitude. // Includes + The Brunch + The Listening Party + The Groupie + The Shirt + The Love Letter + The Hard Copy + The Download + The Single

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