Welcome to the kickstarter for The Blank Pages LP and National tour!
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!
$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".
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!
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!!!
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,
Pictured below is the initial T-shirt artwork inspired by Bioshock Infinite and viewers like you ;)
Official Site: www.drawkward.com
Check out my awesome collaborators:
mc chris: www.mcchris.com
MC Frontalot: www.frontalot.com
Schaffer the Darklord: www.schafferthedarklord.com
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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