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We made the music for our second release, now we need to create and duplicate the box it comes in so we can send it to you!
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Party in a box!  We have almost finished this crazy party, now we want to send it to you!  Our minimum goal will cover lay out, packaging and duplication. 

Kick us in to gear!
Kick us in to gear!

The amount we are asking for is THE MINIMUM we need to to physically wrap up and share this music with you, covering  the cost of  layout and duplication.  Essentially, the BOX IT COMES IN.

In truth, we need a LOT MORE HELP.  The project is in its completion stage.  A few more tracks need to be laid down, a boatload of editing and engineering need to happen and the final mastering and mixing.  The photography session was brilliant, now the art needs to go to layout and duplication.  

So far all of the work has been unpaid.  Meaning in my case, all expenses are piled up on my credit card.  Everyone else who worked on this, including the musicians, the photographer (Thank you, Joseph Cultice, ROCK Star photographer!), the recording studios, the engineers...  have worked FOR FREE.  With the promise that if we can get funding, some money will be coming their way.

Tip toe, Betty Martin!
Tip toe, Betty Martin!

THAT AIN'T RIGHT.   But it was the only way.  And everyone who has given their time, talents, sweat and blood so believes in this project they have been willing to give so much for so little. 

David McRae, Engineer at Third Eye Studio and Daniel Ward, Producer, Arranger,Factotum
David McRae, Engineer at Third Eye Studio and Daniel Ward, Producer, Arranger,Factotum

We all share a passion for music, and believe families should have access to songs from around the world.  We want you to know great songs, to sing them, play them, have them as part of your lives.  We know how important a broad musical vocabulary is, how rich it makes our souls, and that the songs we share in childhood connect us all throughout our lives.  

John Bartlit drums up magic!
John Bartlit drums up magic!

Even with paying token gratuities to all involved this project should cost about $15,000. bucks.  I would like to raise that amount.  

Dug brings the bling!
Dug brings the bling!

But...  I am a practical person.  I am setting the funding goal on the lowest dollar ammount it will take for me to be able to send you a copy. Because it would break all of our hearts if this baby never gets pressed.

Like the Owl and the Pussycat, we need some honey & plenty of money
Like the Owl and the Pussycat, we need some honey & plenty of money

Risks and challenges

With funding, this project will happen. No doubt about it.
If we make the goal we will go to press. We anticipate a June release.

If we surpass the goal- people will be paid. We will have a PR person working with us to spread the word. We will pay musicians, we will not be mired in the monetary and spiritual debt this project took to complete.

The greatest challenges we face are ones we have created ourselves in making the choice to live our lives as creative people. Knowing our work is valued is the greatest reward there is. Being able to pay a musician even a hundred bucks for the work they contribute, the gift of their craft, upon which they have labored their entire lives, seems paltry. But I can not tell you how appreciated it would be.

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    A LITTLE BIT O'LOVE:
    Digital download of the Winky song- My most requested and oddest song ever. And THANK YOU, for giving what you got. You Rock!

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    TASTY TIDBIT:
    Ring Tone made from a new song on the coming release! AND the Winky song.

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    JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM:
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    PAPERLESS TIGER:
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    AND the Winky song, plus 5 ringtones made from songs on the CD

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    JUST WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED:
    Signed CD includes BOOKLET WITH CHORDS AND LYRICS!

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    But wait, THERE'S MORE!:
    Signed CD (includes BOOKLET WITH CHORDS AND LYRICS!)
    AND the Winky song AND THE 5 RINGTONES!

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    WITH 5 YOU GET EGGROLL: 5 signed CDs to share with everyone you love! PLUS Ringtones and Winky
    (all the following rewards include a signed CD or digital download the ringtones and Winky downloads)

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    NOW HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY!
    5 CDs and a Thanks!
    Phone call from Heidi, thanking you
    PLUS Winky and 5 ringtones from songs on the releases. AND

    KARAOKE TRACKS! We will blast out mixes without vocals (on selected songs) so you can be the star, make up your own words, or use it in your classroom!

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    CLASSY! Signed CD and an HOUR LESSON by Skype (or in person if you are in LA) from Heidi or Daniel.
    Karaoke, Winky and Ringtones too!

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    SIGNED UKULELE! Your very own starter uke lovingly re-strung and set up by Heidi, plus a lesson by Skype to get you going (or in person if you are in LA) and a copy of the CD
    (Includes your choice of any or all: signed CD or digital download of CD, Karaoke, Ringtones and Winky downloads)

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    PARTY TIME! I'll come and play a party for a kid (or adult, no age discrimination!) We'll sing and dance and have a ball! If you are not in Los Angeles you will have to add travel expenses. (Includes your choice of any or all: signed CD or digital download of CD, Karaoke, Ringtones and Winky downloads)

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    ALL TOGETHER NOW: Group workshop in your home (or school, business or orginization.) I will share my 8 Ohana ukes with those who don't have their own. All ages have a ball learning ukulele basics in about 90 minutes. This makes a great "School Auction Donation". (Travel expenses additional if out of LA. NM by special appointment) Also includes your choice of any or all: signed CD or digital download of CD, Karaoke, Ringtones and Winky downloads

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    SOUNDS SWEET: House concert (or party) with Daniel Ward, SOLO GUITAR and/or UKULELE. Bring some world class flamenco music into your home. Daniel will bring his guitar and charm your guests in the Los Angeles or New Mexico area.
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    WE TAKE REQUESTS: Is there a song you always wanted a recording of? We will make a simple arrangement and perform, record, master and deliver it to you for your personal use. Something to give a friend as a gift with their name in it? For your child? For a memorial? WE will be happy to oblige.
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    Ole' MOLE! A DINNER SHOW! Heidi and Daniel will COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND COOK YOU AND YOUR GUESTS DINNER and then play you a show. (Libations and dish washing not included, but we can talk...)
    If you are not in LA or NM travel will be added.(Includes your choice of any or all: signed CD or digital download of CD, Karaoke, Ringtones and Winky downloads)

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    SONG IN YOUR HEART:
    You got a song you want to record? Daniel Ward (producer/arranger/musician/prince) will COME TO YOU and record in your home. He'll help arrange your song and even add his amazing musicianship to your tracks, and then will deliver a mixed mastered masterpiece to you.
    (outside of LA and NM travel charges will apply).
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    BE AN ANGEL: Do you believe in this project, want to make it happen, and have the means to make it a reality? We would love to give you SPONSOR credit in the CD Packaging. We will send you 10 copies of the CD and all the digital downloads you like. We will call you to thank you and give you updates on our progress.

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    JUST KIDDING: But if you were to ask me "What would you do with a million bucks" I would have to answer "Exactly what I am doing now, except everybody would get PAID!!!! And then I'd DO IT AGAIN!" (but if anybody out there wants to find out... be my guest! You will get all the above rewards you name and more.)

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