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My Kind of Town!
I just did some Facebook postings of this one-minute teaser for the Pipes & Sticks on Route 66 funding campaign that features Mike Cole and Willie McCallum. Hope you enjoy... Read more
A GOOD BLOW!
NEW REWARDS for backing the completion of PIPES & STICKS ON ROUTE 66, my current documentary. These beautiful McCallum African Blackwood engraved practice chanters have just been added to the... Read more
Glasgow Bound for Celtic Connections
I fly to Glasgow on Monday to be a part of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band's performance on January 28 at the Royal Concert Hall. This will... Read more
A Kickstarter Project My Daughter is Involved With
Check out this AMAZING video that gives you a sense of the concept of the "Object as Performer" project that my daughter will be a part of with her friend,... Read more
Did You Catch the BBC "Pipeline" Show Today?
If not, it will still be accessible online for the next 7 days at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0151phc
If and when you do (or did) hear it, let me know what you thought. It... Read more
Listen to My Interview Tomorrow on BBC Radio Scotland
Please listen online to a short interview that Gary West of "Pipeline" had with me at this year's World Pipe Band Championships. We talked about the Spirit of Scotland Pipe... Read more
Framing the Panoramic Print
Many of you have been receiving the Panoramic Print rewards in the mail over the last several days. I suggest you leave the clear backing on unless they want to... Read more
R.I.P. Alasdair Gillies
Sad news today as I just learned that one of the greatest pipers, ever, has died at the young age of 47. I first met Alasdair when we began shooting... Read more
Box Set Release Party Today!
Good news :) and bad news :( First the bad: the Pasadena Scots barely missed qualifying for the final competition at the Worlds, although the drum corps took first... Read more
TODAY IS THE DAY!
World Pipe Band Championships today! We head off to Glasgow Green feeling both excitement & sadness. John Allan's (our instructor) mother passed away yesterday in a Glasgow hospital. The band... Read more
Hello from Glasgow!
I've been here for over a week and just so busy that I've not had time to get online much. I was just interviewed today by Gordon Hotchkiss on Celtic... Read more
I'M OFF TO SCOTLAND!
Bags are packed, almost. We (the Pasadena Scots) are staying at Victoria Hall of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, within walking distance of the National Piping Centre.
On Saturday we'll be... Read more
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: BOX SET PACKAGING
I just received some photos (below) from the printer/replicator and wanted all of you to be the first to get a glimpse of the packaging. I think it looks great!... Read more
Gala Screening & Party in Glasgow on August 14
Please help spread the word that OUR Box Set is being released with a party and screening in Glasgow. You are all invited!
Advance tickets at http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/whats_on/2887_on_the_day
Tote Bag Design #1 is the Winner!
It's unanimous! We are going with design #1 for the tote bags. It is made from a photo (from Derek Maxwell) of the Spirit of Scotland Band marching off the... Read more
You probably know that the Kickstarter goal has been reached, but there is still time for you to become a Backer or increase your pledge if you're already a Backer!... Read more
Yay! We Did It!
The $20,000 goal was reached with room to spare! Thanks to all you 137 Backers who made this happen! I am now moving forward full speed ahead to get this... Read more
pipesdrums Magazine Story
pipesdrums Magazine just published a story (http://www.pipesdrums.com) about the Kickstarter campaign and revealed the design work we've done for the front and back cover of the Box Set slipcase.
PAST $17,000 & APPROACHING $18,000!
Word must be getting out that there are just a few days left because several pledges have come in today. Looks like we might actually make it to the goal,... Read more
3 DAYS AND COUNTING
ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT! Check the chart below to see how close we are to reaching the goal. But if we don't get there, it ALL GOES AWAY:( Here's an... Read more
Practicing Pipes on an Airplane! My Brother's Story.
You know I have thanked all of you 102 backers privately, so I have not been listing all your names when I write an update. But I would... Read more
One of our backers, Mike Greene, just posted this on the Dunsire Forum (http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums) and I'd like to quote him:
"Just a wee bit over $4000 to go. Amazing that... Read more
NEW REWARD FOR $100!
Peter Elliott has been kind enough not only to make a cash contribution to the project, but to also offer 3 of his handcrafted Bagpipe Cradlesas rewards. His motto:... Read more
Patrick McLaurin's pledge has taken us past the $15,000 threshold, and now I feel "cautiously optimistic" that the $20,000 goal can be reached. Thanks, Patrick!
BTW, he sent me this... Read more
With just 7 days left before the Kickstarter funding drive comes to an end, I want to share a few wonderful lines written by Andrew Berhthoff for the Box Set... Read more
$2,000 Pledge Takes Us Past $14K!
Thanks to Mike Greene for his $2,000 pledge today, and for his kick-ass posting on the Dunsire Discussion Forum!
With Mike's pledge we have filled two of the four... Read more
It Was a $12,000 Independence Day!
As an independent filmmaker, I sometimes think we should have our own Independence Day to celebrate all of those who work outside the system and make passion projects about things... Read more
Edmonton (Canada) Drummer Ups Her Pledge!
Jennifer McFadzen, an amazing drummer in Edmonton, Alberta, is the first backer to increase her pledge, going from $25 to $100!
So if any of the rest of you... Read more
ELEVEN! ELEVEN! ELEVEN!
I'm not much a betting man, but eleven seems to be the lucky number for today! With this posting of Update # ELEVEN, we have now moved past the ... Read more
Over Half-Way There!
About an hour ago I was standing in line at the South Pasadena post office and checking my email. Whenever a new pledge comes in, the subject line says "New... Read more
I Feel Wanted as We Get Approach the Half-Way Point!
We finally had our first pledge ($300) for me to play a piping gig anywhere in Southern California. I was beginning to think no one wanted to hear me play... Read more
Four Associate Producer credits are added as rewards. Three remaining.
Hello to all you 56 backers,
I added a new reward: Associate Producer credit on the Special Features DVD, booklet and CD liner notes. And we already have our... Read more
A Noble Act Takes Us PAST $7,000!
Thanks to Steve Noble (who belongs to the San Francisco Caledonian Club) we have moved past the $7,000 mark. Thanks, Steve! Only 19 days left -- can we do it?
Bethlehem takes us past the $6,000 mark!
A pledge just came in from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (a great state for pipe bands) and gets us to another milestone on the road to $20,000. Thanks, Josh!
Watch the new video bonus feature teaser!
We just edited a short clip that shows how the 6-camera angle buttonworks when watching the band's medley performance on the bonus DVD. Please check it out and share... Read more
We're a quarter-way there!
Since launching the fundraising campaign 9 days ago, not a day has gone by without multiple pledges coming in. (knock on wood!)
And today we passed the $5,000 mark!... Read more
A pledge from Norway takes us past $4,000!
Thanks to Kjetil Ringstad's $350 pledge, we are now beyond the $4,000 mark. I'm working really hard to get the word out, and it seems that folks really appreciate what I'm... Read more
A pledge from Oz broke the $3,000 mark!
Just got off a Facebook chat with Stuart Curnow, an Australian piper, and his pledge just took us over the $3,000 mark! Only $17,000 to go!
We just broke the $2,000 mark!
Just a few minutes ago Kent Hoffman's pledge took us over the $2,000 mark, and that seems like something worth letting you all know about as the "early adopters." THANKS!