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Another record about records for Record Store Day from Bubbles in the Think Tank! Great art, fab musicians and lots of love.
Another record about records for Record Store Day from Bubbles in the Think Tank! Great art, fab musicians and lots of love.
61 backers pledged $2,663 to help bring this project to life.

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Seven minutes in heaven?

Funny… that’s about the time it takes to play one side of a record from Bubbles in the Think  Tank.  Luckily, with the record, you get to flip it over.

We want to make something for you to take into that closet with you to spend time with someone who may become that someone special.

We want to make something for you that you can enjoy in the dark, in a small space. 

We want you to have 7 Inches In Heaven, the next record about records for Record Store Day!

It’s our fourth record for you…nearing too much to stack on your record changer!

And we’ve been making big plans for this one.  We want to keep you enthralled the entire time you spend with us in heaven.

How could you not with a lineup like this?

The Hi-Risers - B's Knee, based in Rochester, NY, the Hi-Risers play energetic, song-oriented & roll band and toured all over the world.

Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby - Eric is probably best known for the classic Stiff Records track "Whole Wide World" and Amy for her album "Diary of a Mod Housewife" - together they've been making music together for 8 years.

The Dot Wiggin Band - Yes, it's Dot Wiggin of The Shaggs! The Shaggs were a family band from Fremont, NH who recorded the 1969 album "Philosophy of the World", which is included in Rolling Stone magazine's list "The 100 Most Influential Alternative Releases of All Time."

Zoë Lewis & Chandler Travis - it's a meeting of two Cape Cod-based Omnipop all-stars! The Boston Herald said Zoe mixes "Quirky lyrics, a little jazz, a little salsa, and a lot of enjoyment" and John Donohue of The New Yorker says that Chandler writes "playful original songs that mix mind-bending wordplay with jazz, shimmering rock, and horn-fuelled R & B"

J. Cournoyer - You may know him from Calamity J and the Giants, drummer for any number of Cape Cod greats or even playing with Mumble & Peg(!).  Now you will know him as a member of the Bubbles in the Think Tank Stable of Stars!

Sal Baglio of The Stompers, Woodpeckers and, often The Catbirds! A musician with a bag o' songs and one ol' soft shoe…

Plus, you know how much we like to be in your hand.  So this package promises to be one you’ll never want to put down with Courtney Waite in charge of the cover and the most fabulous J.D. King taking care of the label and vinyl. 

And you know us… there will be other goodies only for the Kickstarter folks.  We’d have it no other way!

But I talk to you like you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been accused of the inside game before, but it’s only because I know how smart you are. Yes, flattery still gets you everywhere at Bubbles in the Think Tank.

This is year #4 of Bubbles in the Think Tank presenting a record about record for Record Store Day. It’s made us happy, it’s made you happy (or at least others similar to you), and it’s been sillier than we could have imagined. 

The thing is, though, that we can’t do it without you. Especially YOU!!! You know it’s all about love at Bubbles in the Think Tank. Sometimes we just need for you to demonstrate that love in very concrete ways. This is one of those times. 

We need at least 50 people to show the love to help us make this record. Those of you who’ve done it before know exactly how worth it this project is. Maybe you should even post a comment…just a suggestion.

You’ll get great music and silliness, tons of love, and probably the prettiest package we can give you. But again, it’s all about the love, so that’s really the best part. 

So with that kind of love, we’re now asking you to help us make this record. We’re asking for just enough money to pay for production and still lose money. Because that’s really the only way to make a record, right?  But hey...if we do manage to make it all back this time, half of all proceeds will go to the radio station that makes it all possible, WMFO.

Just remember, it's nice to be nice when you know that you're nice. 

As we told you last year (and we still mean it): 

We want you to be a part of this project, not just to buy a record. Bubbles in the Think Tank is always what the listeners make of it. We're here to provide that firm guiding hand to help you find the way. 

Thanks again for all your support in so many ways over the years. We love you all. 

xoxo 

Belinda & January Fairy  

Risks and challenges

Bubbles in the Think Tank is proud to have successfully produced and fulfilled 3 previous records funded by supporters like you on Kickstarter.

But we're not without our fears having backed less than perfect projects in the past. So we know things can go wrong. Heck, we've had things go wrong!

The two biggest risks for us (given successful fundraising) are the aggressive timeline we set to make our self imposed Record Store Day deadline and the possibility of an artist dropping out after we've announced them.

To date, neither has happened to us. This year we will be working with a new manufacturer, Pirates Press. They have a fabulous reputation and seem genuinely enthused about our project. We're confident that our artists, staff and manufacturer will all do everything possible to assure you have this record in your hand by Record Store Day!

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    For your gift of ANY amount, we'll send you a personal thank you email with a link to a Bubbles in the Think Tank archive chosen specially for you by our Associate Producer and Valet (when Chandler isn't using him), Fred Boak! Oh...and a bunch of love, too.

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    Digital download of the music on 7 Inches In Heaven. Not nearly as much fun, but we want you involved!

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    Just now trying to play catch up? Here's your chance to get the downloads of all 4 Bubbles in the Think Tank records about records! You'll get The Petite 7 Inch, Eponymously Entitled, 7 Inches & Other Delights and 7 Inches in Heaven in your choice of file format. Take us with you where ever you go!

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    Get 7 Inches In Heaven on vinyl (and download) with thanks to you on the package, plus downloads of all the other records!

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    Get 7 Inches in Heaven... and we'll send you some heaven on video! We'll make you a personalized thank you video delivered right to your inbox for any stick shaking action you feel the need to give it. If you didn't get one last year, man oh man did you miss out!

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    Stop me before I change my mind! You get all 4 vinyl records and all 4 downloads. Did I mention the bonus tracks before? How remiss!

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    In the Boston area or willing to travel? This will get you 2 tickets to the 7 Inches In Heaven record release party! Friday April 17, 2015. That's Record Store Day Eve to you and me. You won't even need to buy a copy while you're there...you'll already have it!

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    The official release of 7 Inches In Heaven (vinyl and download) PLUS a test pressing! Sure, we'll make you a thank you video, too. We like you.

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    RECORD STORE SPECIAL! 5 copies are yours at this level along with your store logo on the package! We'd love to have you there...

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    Oh my god... in addition to 7 Inches in Heaven vinyl and download, you can have "From Here To Absurdity" (the collected Zippy
    strips from Nov. 2003-Nov. 2004) autographed in the most heavenly way by author Bill Griffith!

    FROM HERE TO ABSURDITY collects all the new Zippy strips from November 2003 to
    November 2004. Follow Zippy as he weaves in and out of"Bushmiller Country" (the land formerlyinhabited by Ernie Bushmiller’s classic
    "Nancy and Sluggo" comic strips) and—
    as if things weren’t strange enough-- he suddenly begins spouting Japanese, French, Russian, Farsi, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish and Latin!

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    Oh my god again... in addition to 7 Inches in Heaven vinyl and download, you can have the Zippy the Pinhead Annual #2, 2001, autographed in the most heavenly way by author Bill Griffith!!
    Hundreds of Daily Zippy strips from April 2000 to September 2001, including 76 Sunday Color strips. Includes chapters on Zippy's favorite Diners and Roadside Attractions (real places Zippy visits from around the U.S. and the globe).

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    If you agree that monkey = funny, then this one will really be heaven! Your Titular Head of Research, Marshall Frederick Stockwell, Jr. is prepared to send you a one of a kind be-fezed stuffed monkey! The monkey will be chosen at random from his extensive collection and topped with a custom fez created just for you. Get this limited edition reward while you can! Oh yeah... plus 7 Inches in Heaven vinyl and download.

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    I know you. You're an OCD record collector. You identified with SEMI-Chuck's tune "Format Collector" on Eponymously Entitled. You want the test pressings for the entire Bubbles in the Think Tank catalog along with the official releases and downloads. And a thank you video to boot? Let's count you in!

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    So special, I don't even know I can let it go!
    It's the 1953 issue of Jet where the game 7 Minutes in Heaven is first mentioned in print!
    An incredible artifact, you have to see it to believe it... from sex lotteries to what Eartha Kitt thinks about short hair. Yes...video, record, download... it's all yours.

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    Oh, now this is exciting. It's an original work by your Titular Head of Research, Marshall Frederick Stockwell, Jr.! He's whipping up a batch of arty goodness for 3 lucky donors. Could it be you? Look at your art, listen to your copy of the record...impress your friends! Check out his art at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fred-Stockwell-Art-Page/168866929977772

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    Have we got a party package for you! You get lots and lots of love and stuff with this one. All 4 records, all 4 test pressings, 2 tix for the record release party on April 17, 2015, a t-shirt and a thank you video! I might have to make a packing list!

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    Always wanted to have your way with the Bubbles in the Think Tank listenership? Now's your chance. We'll insert a 1 - 2 second message of your creation as a subliminal suggestion on the record. One per side. Use your power wisely. And enjoy the record.

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