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
- MY PINK JACKET
- MY BELOVED GOLD UNITARD
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!
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 ;)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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