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After over a decade of AWESOME, LST is making one last album BBF (before becoming famous.) Read more

Quilcene, WA Rock
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After over a decade of AWESOME, LST is making one last album BBF (before becoming famous.)

Quilcene, WA Rock
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What if we don't become famous after making this album?  Well, then it's the end of recording music for good ol' Locust Street Taxi.  The ten or so albums from Grasshopper & Shut Up...the Grownups are Talking  to  Mr. Brown & Ahead of the Curb along with a bunch of un-released live tracks will be our legacy (and not a bad one.)  

But we think LST is meant for more.  We don't have to worry about this being the end because, with your help, this is going to be the most awesome album to come out of Quilcene, WA in at least a couple of decades, if not ever.  In fact, we are going to make so bold as to say that due to the amazing fan support we are banking on - this album will truly help make us famous around the entire country, where good people have consciously, or subconsciously been pining for exactly that wholesome kick-in-the-pants that LST music delivers- this time with more gusto than ever.

What do we mean by "becoming famous" and how will we know when we have?  We're not completely sure, but we intend to find out and will not make another album until we do - if we do.  This is a bit vague but suffice it to say that we are deciding to shift gears in a big way or call it quits.  Partly this is because two of us have kids.  Partly it is because two of us are kids.  Partly it is because there are hints that things may already be starting to happen, including a possible national tour in 2013 - 2014 booked by a very neat company in Tennessee.  (We will know how many shows by Thanksgiving.  No estimates.)    

So pick your prize and back our final album BBF!  It won't be nearly as special ABF.

Risks and challenges

This album could end up being mediocre. That is a genuine risk. That is the biggest risk. Most albums are mediocre. Record labels and famous bands spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try and prevent their albums from being mediocre. And sometimes they succeed.

I think we have a much better chance ourselves of making a truly lovely album, largely because we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars. We just have three musical geniuses and a trombone player and a bunch of people who want to hear more of us. All those hundreds of thousands of dollars could be a real distraction when it comes to making music anyway...though, if our Kickstarter ticker gets to $100K - we will not complain.

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    Franco will pray for you! Catholic style!

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    Passes for two to "Taxi Fest!" Three splendid shows, April 12, 13 and 14 in Port Townsend and Quilcene, WA. Your passes will be good for any one or all of these shows. At least two of the shows will be for all ages.

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    A one hour music lesson or consultation with any current member of the band. Instrumental, theory, or songwriting. To be redeemed when convenient.

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    The ARCHIVE!!! A copy of the new album + Digital copies of ALL our previous albums. 5 studio albums, at least 4 live albums, and 1 wacky CD of Improv songs!

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    Be our live studio audience! Spend a day in the studio with us.(Lunch on us!) You may even end up on the album. . .

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    LST KARAOKE. This reward let's you be the star for a song during a future Locust Street Taxi show. You can come on stage with us and we'll be your back-up band. Chose to sing one of our songs, or have us learn a cover song of your choice (Justin Bieber songs excluded).

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    You pick the title and topic of a song for LST to write and put on the new album. Go Crazy!!!!!

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    Own Nathan's trombone!!! Featured on every LST album, this Yamaha small bore horn has served him well, but now it is time to pass the "Taxi Torch" on to the next lucky trombonist.

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    CLAYMATION. Do you love our stuff video?? With this pledge you can hire Nathan to make you a 2-3 min claymation of whatever you want. Keep in mind it took a whole summer to make the last one, but such is the case with frame-by-frame animation.

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    Day-long songwriting session with Nathan and Franco. We will help you write an awesome song (or two or three, depending on how the session goes) and make a great little demo recording with you. The location can be Franco's studio in Quilcene, WA, or your provided location in western WA. Please allow 2-3 months for scheduling dates that work.

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    NAME THE ALBUM! It must be family friendly and no naming after a business - actually, we take that back. I can think of several business names that would also be wonderful album titles. Feel free to give us a try.

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    LST private house party!!!! Invite your closest friends and let the party begin. Good for 2 hours of taxi ROCK! (in WA.)

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    Want to back the whole project, do you? With this donation YOU become the Executive Producer.* That means that your name (or super hero pseudonym) will be featured prominently on the album artwork and we will throw a private album release party and performance just for you and your friends at your house. Plus, you will get all of the other rewards above (not counting the trombone) as well as our deepest thanks and gratitude. Also, you get to stop by the studio each day in your limousine just to check in and see how things are going, and perhaps bring us spiked lattes.** You will also get 10 signed copies of the album to pass out along with your fancy cigars to special guests at parties you host.

    * Executive Producer for us means that you are making the entire project possible and for that reason are a gentleman and a scholar (or a lady and a scholar) - but you still don't have any say in how we make the album.

    **You must provide your own limo.

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    You get to play didgeridoo on every track.

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