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Hey There!! It's Update Time!

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Hey Everyone! How's your spring? And how was winter? And fall? Oh boy, it has really been a while, hasn't it? 

First, I want to say that I am very sorry for the radio silence. I know that if I were you, I'd be upset at me. I hope you will accept my apology. I really am very sorry that I dropped the ball. Each one of you is responsible for making this thing so silly and so special and you all deserve to be updated regularly until all rewards have been delivered. 

The last six months included fulfilling the shirt and hat reward for most of you, enjoying the holidays and then trying to get back to work and regular life. I meant to post an update way sooner, but never felt like I had any news to share. 

So, without further ado, here is where I think we stand today on rewards: 

"I will say your name out loud while making the potato salad." 

Check. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gacUgnNHh7Y

"You will get a thank-you posted to our website." 

As a web developer, I am ashamed that I haven't just done this yet. Very sorry that this is still not done. I would like to get this done by summer. 

"Receive a photo of me making the potato salad." 

We are still figuring out how we want to do this. This could either be a postcard sent out by a mass-mailing company or a photo sent through email or posted to the website. Obviously a postcard is preferable, but I'm not sure it is going to be feasible. Please let me know in the comments what you all think! 

"Receive a bite of the potato salad"

Check. http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/1/6880201/potato-stock-kickstarter-potato-salad-zack-danger-brown 

The hat and the shirt

Everyone who filled out the survey prior to the end of November should have received their hat and their shirt. I am planning another round of deliveries before the beginning of summer. If you paid for a shirt, hat, or both and have not received your item(s), please leave a comment on this update. 

The recipe book 

This is the big one. I am in the process of agreeing to terms on a proposal with a creative team that will be producing the book. They will handle recipe creation, food styling, food photography and book design. I'm very excited about it. They are a talented group and will do a great job with the parts of the book I don't know how to do. There is currently no timeline, but I will announce one as soon as we have an agreement. 

Thank you all so much for continuing to leave comments and message me. Sometimes messages can slip through the cracks. If you don't hear back from me, please feel free to yell at me on twitter. Twitter is also where I announce things like speaking gigs, where you can yell at me in real life! 

TL;DR: Thank you all again. I will be delivering all owed rewards. Please contact me (comments, messages, twitter, real life) if you think I am missing anything. 

Peace, Love and Potato Salad Shirts!

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Hey everyone! PotatoStock was a success! I'll be typing a larger update later (I'm still SUPER worn out from the weekend) but I wanted to let you all know that our festival shirt is now for sale at Homage

This isn't the backer shirt! It is a shirt that Homage created specifically for PotatoStock. 

Hope you like them! Peace, Love and Potato Salad!

Making of the Potato Salad

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PotatoStock is 1 day away!! Can you feel the excitement!!?! 

$10 and above backers are free to watch me go through the final steps of making the potato salad tomorrow morning at 8am at the Piada corporate headquarters at 1440 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43212. Can't wait to see you there!

We have a lot of sponsors that have helped to make PotatoStock a reality. Our sponsors have contributed $18,000 directly to our fund at The Columbus Foundation. 

I'd like to talk specifically about Whence for a second.  The waiting list of all waiting lists is here, especially if you live in the founding city - Columbus! Whence allows you to get "almost anything, almost now" to your doorstep in same-day fashion. They have built a local commerce engine and they are at 800 and counting on their wait list. Want an invite when they launch? Go here!

 Thank you to everyone who has helped to make tomorrow a success. Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible! Peace, love and potato salad!

South Park & Meet The Bands!

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We got referenced in last night's South Park! The last item on the board is "Eggsalad".

 Here is a song from every band so that you can get a feel for each of them! 

The Shazzbots, "Do You Like Bears?"

Maza Blaska, "Midnight Walker"

Jordan O'Jordan, "By Balloon Or Sinking Ship" 

Counterfeit Madison, "A Mile Northeast" 

Damn The Witch Siren, "Pearls And Lace" 

Hope to see you all at PotatoStock! Peace, Love and Potato Salad!! 

The Reading of The Names & PotatoStock Headliner!

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Hey Everyone! I am peeling some potatoes and reading the names today here beginning at 5pm. I will read the entire list of backers alphabetically in ascending order by first name. So if your name is Aaron and you gave any amount, you will be among the first read. If your name is Zzron, how do you even pronounce that? Also, you would be among the last names read.   

We confirmed our final act and headliner, Damn The Witch Siren! They will be playing at 7:30pm! 

I will be posting one song from each of our acts tomorrow. 

Hope to see you on the livestream tonight. And if it doesn't work, sorry, it's my first live-stream. 

Peace, Love and Potato Salad!!! 

ZDB