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Help get my new album, Depression Era Thinking past the finish line. It's almost done but it needs your help to make it to the end.
Help get my new album, Depression Era Thinking past the finish line. It's almost done but it needs your help to make it to the end.
252 backers pledged $22,500 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter campaign! I’m here because I have a new album in the works. It’s called Depression Era Thinking and it’s almost completed.

Here’s the back story…

A few years ago I was in great shape: I was working on music for film and television, I was producing tracks for other artists and I was working on several of my own projects. Then, in 2012, my mom passed away from pancreatic cancer. Her death came out of nowhere; She told me that she sick and seven days later she was gone. It sent me into a tailspin that only got worse when my relationship ended and then my music studio shut down. I lost focus and interest in making music and art.

Mom and me in the Photobooth
Mom and me in the Photobooth

I thought of that period as unproductive but, in fact, I was writing the whole time. It never occurred to me that what I was writing would ever be released; it was way too personal, but then I looked back and realized I had written more than an album’s worth of songs about one of the hardest times in my life. I recorded a few of the tracks and an album started to emerge.

The resulting work feels more personal and honest than anything I’ve ever created and it’s helped me crawl out from under the weight of my grief. Many people have experienced this kind of profound loss. I realized I needed to release this album not just for me, but for them.

The project is almost done but it needs a final push. I still need to record more tracks, mix, master, and manufacture the album. I can see the finish line, but I need your help to get across it.

I really appreciate your ears and your support. In gratitude I’m offering some really great rewards (see below). If I reach my goal of $10,000, I’ll have a lot of hand-made goods to create. I look forward to it. It’s a privilege to make music for a living. It’s an even greater privilege to contribute to other people’s lives through my music. That’s the real goal.

Thanks!

-Pete Miser

Oh, yeah, let’s talk about rewards! I’m pretty psyched about the incentives I’m offering. Hopefully you will be as well. Here are some of the highlights:

Pete Miser Thumbdrive loaded with my last three albums and some unreleased songs as well. I plan to fill this thing up so be prepared for the motherload!

“Pete Miser is my homie” t-shirt to prove your bonafides. I designed it so don’t say anything if you don’t like it. I’m a sensitive artist.

Handmade thank you postcard that will look something like this. I’ve already warmed up my brush pens.

Blank Moleskine notebook with the lyrics to one of my songs handwritten in the first two pages. I’ve already gotten a hand massage to ward off the writer’s cramp.

Of course there’s much more. Take a look and see if there is something to your liking. If you want combinations that you don’t see here, by all means, pledge at more than one level.  And, again, thanks!

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter requires me to describe the risks and challenges that come along with this project. Honestly, it’s hard to think of any besides writer’s cramp if the campaign is successful (I might have a lot of handwritten thank you postcards to make!) The truth is, I’ve done this before. This will be my 5th solo album. I know what I’m doing. I’m familiar with the process. I’m not an untested kid. You can rest assured that I’ll come through with pro work.

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    That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

    Be not troubled by material goods and mp3 files. Just contribute 'cause you want to support the project. FASTEST Delivery!

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    Digital Download Of The Album

    Start listening to the album before it's available to the general public with a sumptuous digital copy to call your own.

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    Signed CD

    A double CD of the album (1 CD with vocals, 1 with just the instrumentals) in handsome packaging signed by the artist currently known as Pete Miser. Display it proudly while you listen to the digital download on your phone.

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    Pete Miser Thumbdrive

    A thumbdrive loaded with my last three albums (including the new one of course.) There will also be some previously unreleased gems in there. Oh and did I mention that it comes with the digital download? It does.

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    Pete Miser T-Shirt

    A super comfy cotton T-Shirt designed by Pete. It will say "Pete Miser is my homie" so errbody knows you're part of the posse. Also comes with the digital download of course.

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    Pete Raps Your Voicemail

    OK, I'm not Carl Kasell but Carl Kasell can't rap. I will write and perform a dope rhyme on the outgoing message of your voicemail while you listen to the digital download of the new album!

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    Ho-Made Thank You Postcard

    I will write you a heartfelt thank you on a postcard that I will hand make with watercolor and ink. You can put it on the fridge while you listen to the digital download.

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    Moleskine Notebook

    An elegant blank notebook for you to write your deepest secrets in. I will hand write the lyrics to one of my songs in the first two pages but leave the rest to you. What will you write? What will you draw? Will you transcribe the rest of the album while you listen to the digital download that comes with it?

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    The Works

    The digital download, a signed CD, a loaded thumbdrive, a t-shirt, the outgoing message on your voicemail, a thank you postcard, a moleskine notebook, bragging rights. What more do you want from me?

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    Ride Along

    Get stuck in traffic with me while we listen to the new album. Ask me uncomfortable questions about the lyrics. Pester me about production techniques. We will roll through Brooklyn and Manhattan bumping Depression Era Thinking and my old stuff if you want. You get yourself to NY and I'll provide the wheels once you're here. Obviously this comes with the digital download. I mean, what would we listen to?

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    Ride Along + The Works

    Maybe cruising through New York with your favorite rapper isn't enough for you. This ride along comes with the trunk loaded full of goods. Get it while the gettin' is good!

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    The Original Album Cover Art

    If you couldn't tell, the artwork for the album took me forever! I only have one to offer. I'd like it to go to a worthy home. I will get it to you but the framing is up to you (25X28 Inches). This reward also comes with a handmade thank you card, a t-shirt and your choice of a thumbdrive or a CD.

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