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Comedy Songs For Crazy Times (topical satire)
Comedy Songs For Crazy Times (topical satire)
91 backers pledged $6,029 to help bring this project to life.

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In these crazy times, we need comedy songs even more than ever, whether it's exposing hypocrisy through satire, relieving stress thru laughter, or just connecting with a community of smart, socially aware people.

I've been doing weekly topical political comedy songs since 2012, and let's just say there's going to be even more material - and more need for satire -  starting in 2017.  Producing and selling an album will make it possible for me to continue putting these songs out there for free.  And this campaign lets you help keep political satire going and get fun stuff in return, whether it's a couple of downloads, a bunch of signed albums, custom-written songs, or more.

What will this campaign pay for?

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And here's a quick 'before-and-after' illustration of what a difference recording in a studio can make: 

Check out the song inspired by some of my less-than-complimentary comments, "Dear Internet Trolls" 

And a couple of videos from other songs that will be on the album -

A post-election twist on Michelle Obama's words of wisdom, "When They Go Low, We Get High" 

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And my response to xenophobic hysteria, "We Are (Mostly) All Immigrants, You Shmucks"

 Backing this project will help keep this type of satire going, and you can enjoy a signed CD, customized song, or other fun rewards!

Risks and challenges

Risks & challenges - Since the album is already mostly completed, the only real risk is that the manufacturing company (CDBaby, and they're quite reputable) moves to Norway, or the US Postal Service goes defunct. (Then again, who knows what will happen with the incoming administration - which is all the more reason to get this project funded before 2017!)

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    Download 2 Songs!

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    Old School CD (shipping included)

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    Signed, Sealed & Delivered

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    In Time For Chanukah (and maybe Xmas)

    Physical CD, signed with personal message, and rush shipped so you get it before the end of Chanukah (and possibly by Dec 25th!)

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    More Chanukah Goodies

    Signed CD plus "Latkes, Shmatkes" (comedy songs for Chanukah), shipping included

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    Such A Mensch (youTube & FB thankyou)

    Special thank you on youTube & FB,
    PLUS Signed CD (in time for Chanukah),
    PLUS your choice of one add'l album (Latkes Shmatkes, Psycho Super Mom, or Return Of Psycho Super Mom) And yes, shipping included!

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    Now I'm Kvelling (personalized thanks)

    Everything in Such A Mensch, plus Lauren will call you (or whomever you designate) and sing a special Thank You song

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    Original Song - Just For You

    Lauren will write and record a completely original song for you (about whatever you like). Plus you get the album (and we can add in a physical CD w/in the US, or with add'l shipping charge)

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    House Party Concert

    Lauren will perform her comedy songs, plus at least one song about your event, your city, your cause, or whatever you like, anywhere within 2 hrs driving from San Mateo, CA. And you get 10 complimentary CDs to give as favors! (If your location is further away, let's talk - we can work something out!)

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Funding period

- (23 days)