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Blank Pages is a unique musical experience from the artist who brought you the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time EP!
187 backers pledged $7,245 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the kickstarter for The Blank Pages LP and National tour!

**SECOND UPDATE!** 

WE DID IT YOU GUYS!!! Thank you so much for your generosity and love! This Kickstarter has been a HUGE SUCCESS! I have plans on how we can make the Blank Pages album EVEN BETTER!

STRETCH GOALS:

$7500 - A music video for the classic song "Different" (link below)

$10,000 - A second music video for the second single "High Fives"! Shenanigans will ensue! 

Here is the second single from the project!!

What is a "kickstarter"?

I'm glad you asked! Kickstarter is a new commerce website in which people trade their hard earned money for virtual IOU's!  Essentially it gives individuals sitting at home the opportunity to be a patron of the arts without having to leave the computer chair! 

Why would I give you my money?!

That's a good question and one with several simple answers. First, because I asked you really, really nicely! Look I even made a video up there to ask you! Secondly, you may just want to help artists who otherwise couldn't make their dreams come true. Cause you're good like that. Thirdly, in exchange for your support and kindness, you earn incentives (On the right over there) which reward your generosity.

But I don't even know you!

No?! Well, I mean... we shared that whole video experience and everything. Alright, well my name is Josh. Josh Watson. I am a recording artist who releases music under the pseudonym "Dr. Awkward".

So?

Well hold on! I make a very unique form of music. I am a Hip Hop artist/ Singer/Songwriter. But before you think "NEXT!" I make hip hop about all kinds of awesome things! Topics like Science, Movies, Video Games, Cartoons, TV, Bullying, Gay Rights, Cougars... you name it! 

I wrote this...

Also, I was in this little gem... courtesy of MC Frontalot

That's weird, Why do you need my money?

Long have I been a supporter of the "DIY (Do-it-yourself)" culture and as a completely independent artist, I've always felt that was the proper way to release music. However to call music "DIY" is a misnomer. Since it's inception music has always been viewed as a community activity. Music is one of the most powerful instruments (no pun intended) to connect us all. Music is a conversation, an intimate connection between two parties: artist and listener. It is with this attitude, that I have termed the DIT mentality (Do-it-together), that I embark on my first ever national tour.  I find myself in a position to reflect on the amazing and unbelievable experiences the past 4 years have allotted me. I am blessed and incredibly thankful to the wonderful people who have made it possible. 

The money dude... 

Right, the money... I would like to create a brand new PROJECT!

Blank Pages

An album in the traditional sense. Blank Pages is my sophomore LP, and direct follow up to the Unlimited LP of 2010. It features music from some of the greatest artists of the genre including mc chris, ZeaLouS1, and Schaffer the Darklord! It features fun topics including Superheros, Cartoons, 90's nostalgia; as well as heartfelt tracks exploring Love, Forgiveness, and Hope! In Addition to making the best album I have ever made, I would like to take this show on the road! This summer I am set to embark on a 50 stop tour with the aformentioned god-amond-men: mc chris!

Here's a track now!

How is the money actually being spent?

Of course, how could I forget? As albums are expensive, I need your help! (obligatory kickstarter explanation to follow): Albums require studio time, mixing/mastering, engineers, equipment, etc. I can't do that without you! All the money will be used to pay for these things.

Not to mention AMAZING ART!!!

Art by Gullacass!
Art by Gullacass!

I also plan to pay for flights, rental vehicles, lodging, food, and awesome new merch! 

So you're just another artist begging for money to make an album? What's so different about that?

Yeah, I guess... but I had a cartoon!

Well there you have it! The Blank Pages LP and summer tour! 

Thank you so much for your continued support and love; and thank you for making my dreams a reality!

With love and respect,

Dr. Awkward

Pictured below is the initial T-shirt artwork inspired by Bioshock Infinite and viewers like you ;)

Official Site: www.drawkward.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NextGenDoc

Twitter: www.twitter.com/doctor_awkward

bandcamp: www.bandcamp.com/dr_awkward

Check out my awesome collaborators:

mc chris: www.mcchris.com

MC Frontalot: www.frontalot.com 

Schaffer the Darklord: www.schafferthedarklord.com

ZeaLouS1: www.facebook.com/ZeaLouS1Band

Risks and challenges

As I will be embarking on a 2 month journey (the nationwide tour), some of the physical rewards will be fulfilled upon returning home. There will unique artwork and limited pressings created for those backers who donated.

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    DOWNLOADABLE SINGLE: Now Hiring (ft. Schaffer the Darklord) -and- A telepathic thank you from me to you! Note: May not be heard without considerably honed mutant powers... but the sentiment remains

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    More thanks and a Digital Download of a 5 track teaser EP from the Blank Pages album!

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    NO WAITING DIGITAL COPY of the full release "Blank Pages" album for your auditory consumption! You get to hear the album before anyone else in the world! You donate and I will email you a download code for the album!

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    SIGNED PHYSICAL COPY of "Blank Pages" for your listening pleasure, or for signature forgery... your call (+ EVERYTHING at $10 reward level)

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    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT! Made specifically and exclusively for backers of this project! So you can go from geek to geek-in-a-strange-shirt! (+ EVERYTHING at $25 reward level)

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    WRITTEN THANKS in the LINER NOTES of "Blank Pages"! For those who are worried about receiving a strictly psychic "thank you" (+ All that other cool stuff at $45 reward level)

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    YOUR NAME in a thank you SONG on the upcoming EP! It's like being famous! Well sort of... Awww WHO CARES?! IT'S AWESOME! (+ EVERYTHING at $75 level!)

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    SUPER EXCLUSIVE numbered and signed CASSETTE TAPE of "Blank Pages", as well as having YOUR NAME in the ARTWORK! (+ everything at $100 reward level)

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    USB DISCOGRAPHY of ALL Dr. Awkward music! Featuring 2 LPs, 7 EPs, and all the singles and rarities... It's somewhere near a grizzillion songs! (Oh + $125 reward level)

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    ADVISORY PRODUCER CREDIT in LINER NOTES of "Blank Pages"! (As well as all the fun stuff at $150 reward level)

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    SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in LINER NOTES of BOTH ALBUMS!! As well as a short song about how awesome you are (or a feature on your song)! (+ $150 reward level)

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    THEME SONG! I will write you a full length personal song about you, or someone you love! (Not for professional/commercial use). I will call you on the phone, we can chat so I can get an idea of who you are and what you like! Then you will have a custom tune for LIFE!!! (+$150 reward level)

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    PERSONAL PERFORMANCE/SHOW! That's right Awk will play a show anywhere in the continental U.S! LET'S PARTY!!! ( Dates limited to Dr. Awkward's availability)

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    SONG FOR YOU (commercial use) Want a custom song for professional use? I'll write you a custom song for your podcast, video game, student movie, etc. Subject to my discretion, limited time offer! (Limited to 5)

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    ARE YOU NUTS!?! PERFECT!! Come and be a MUSIC VIDEO STAR! Come star in a music video for one of my SONGS! We'll fly you out to SAN DIEGO and you can hang out with Dr. Awkward and shoot a video! (U.S. Residents only, must make lodging arrangements)

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