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Tony Mecca is close to releasing his new double-length CD to the wonderfully loyal lovers of his Rock 'n Roll Psychotherapy.
Tony Mecca is close to releasing his new double-length CD to the wonderfully loyal lovers of his Rock 'n Roll Psychotherapy.
Tony Mecca is close to releasing his new double-length CD to the wonderfully loyal lovers of his Rock 'n Roll Psychotherapy.
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Tony Mecca is close to releasing his new double-length CD to the wonderfully loyal lovers of his Rock 'n Roll Psychotherapy.

Tony Mecca quests to release his "Heavy Mental Gypsies"

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Hello, my name is Tony Mecca and I am a performing singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA.   As always, my upcoming (5th) CD/album - Heavy Mental Gypsies - was recorded at the wonderful Opera House Recording Studios in my hometown of Philadelphia.  Well, okay ... The Opera House is my studio and I'm a bit biased. 

Located as far south as inhabited South Philadelphia reaches, it is here, off the main hall - 'round the corner from the toilets, and at a safe distance from the paying customers, that I am allotted a 9' X 9' room to spin my little tales of life, love and the never-ending joy and pain of the Human Drill.

There's even an occasional Sci-Fi thriller like "Witch Jenny?"

So what does this have to do with a fundraising effort ... well, almost everything!  Owning a studio does afford me the opportunity to record the music for next-to-nothing, however, since I am no longer affiliated with a record label, the expenses for post-production, mastering, artwork, and manufacturing a finished product are still needed.

I must admit that I was very humbled, and a bit embarassed, by the prospects of a fundraising effort at first.  However, the encouragement that I've received from our many friends at live shows, and via e-mail, has made me feel much easier about asking for help, and has safely delivered me to this point. 

The recording phase and most of the mixing is complete.  It is now time to bring this project across the finish line, shiney and proud. 

This is where I need you to step into the limelight, and be a hero to me, and to this project.

To fans of adventurous singer/songwriter and roots rock music, and to family, friends, close supporters, and all of the Gypsy Freaks from every state in the USA, and every continent in the world who contact us about our music, I truly believe this CD/album will reward your generosity with our finest artistic statement to date.  The band and I have poured our souls and collective spirit into the music, and we have faith that you will enjoy this song cycle for many years to come.

Risks and challenges

Balancing time and schedules has always been the primary element in maintaining the ability to continue recording and performing my music. I am among the majority of independent artists - probably 99% - that must hold down a full or part-time job to support ourselves, our families, and the pursuit of artistic fulfillment.

Excepting a 10 year period, when our 5 children were young, and I spent most all of my time producing outside bands to earn the extra money needed for my family's survival, I've written, recorded, and performed my music from Washington D.C. to New York City every year of my adult life. There are very few obstacles that I haven't had to dodge or defeat to earn the right to exercise and share my art.

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    One (1) spanking-new copy of our new double-length CD, "Heavy Mental Gypsies" -

    There is enough of Rock 'N' Roll Psychotherapy here to help you solve many of life's perplexing problems in a matter of mere minutes! (I'll sign the CD if and wherever you want.)

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    Two (2) spanking-new copies of our new double-length CD, "Heavy Mental Gypsies" -

    There is enough of Rock 'N' Roll Psychotherapy here to help both of you solve many of life's perplexing problems in a matter of mere minutes! (Signed - if and wherever you want.)

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    Three (3) spanking-new copies of our new double-length CD, "Heavy Mental Gypsies." (Signed - if and wherever you want.)

    Plus...
    Two (2) copies of our 2011 CD, "Fun."

    With the addition of the "Fun" CD to your reward package, you are now in line for a PhD in Rock 'N' Roll Psychotherapy. Imagine... you, a doctor!

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    Three (3) spanking-new copies of our new double-length CD, "Heavy Mental Gypsies." (Signed - if and wherever you want.)

    Plus...
    Two (2) copies of our 2011 CD, "Fun."

    Plus...
    A signed album cover poster

    *** You'll also receive a "Sponsor Credit" in the CD booklet.

    Congratulations, you are a full-fledged "Gypsy Freak" - Rock 'N' Roll Psychotherapy runs wild through the crevices of your newly-swollen brain.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Me and a few members of my band - The Heavy Mental Gypsys - will show-up at your house some evening between September & November 2015, and play a full set of acoustic-ish music for you and your friends. I'd like to limit this offer to within 100 miles of Philadelphia, but we can talk.

    Plus...
    The $100.00 pledge rewards

    Plus...
    A "Sponsor Credit" in the CD booklet.

    Uh-oh, you asked for it... a live Psychotherapeutic intervention. This will surely do the trick.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You will join me for a few hours in The "Urban Closet Of Destiny" at my studio - The Opera House R.S. in Philadelphia PA - between September & November - and try your hand at remixing a few songs from the new "Heavy Mental Gypsies" CD. You'll leave with a CD copy of your very own mixes!

    Plus...
    The $100.00 pledge rewards

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    A "Sponsor Credit" in the CD booklet.

    This is my personal favorite. Hanging out in the "Heavy Mental Den" ... listening, and putting your own spin on the raw recordings of our new CD/album. You always knew you were a born record producer, right?

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Me and my entire band, The Heavy Mental Gypsys, will show-up at your house, yard or venue (between September & November 2015), and play a full set of our music for your whole gang. I'd like to limit this offer to within 150 miles of Philadelphia, but we can talk.

    Plus...
    The $100.00 pledge rewards

    Plus...
    A "Sponsor Credit" in the CD booklet.

    Can't you just picture it? A full coven of Heavy Mental Gypsys roaming freely through the precinct of your choice... preaching, healing and converting your stymied gaggle of invitees into Gypsy Freaks. What a beautiful vision.

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