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PARANORMAL STRANGENESS.  This is my debut CD release and what would it be - given its title - without a touch of paranormal fun?  This is not a contest.  It's a paranormal experiment open to the entire world.  I have a secret photo. Every day at 3:33 p.m. - I shall don my RED DEATH MASK and stare and concentrate on the secret photo for five minutes and send this image out to the world. This secret photo has never been made public and is not on this or any other page on the Internet.  Every person who is aware of the experiment (both believers AND skeptics) is encouraged to mentally tune in to my mental broadcast, pick up the image, sketch it out on paper, then using hashtag #Paranormal post your sketch to Twitter. At the project's end I will reveal the secret photo to anyone who supported this project and the whole world shall see who among us has succeeded at the paranormal skill of remote viewing.  

(I hope you realize that if YOU are one such person... you're probably going to be famous. Just sayin').  

Matte print on thin BRUSHED ALUMINUM
Matte print on thin BRUSHED ALUMINUM

In addition to the above mentioned experiment we have updates and events planned throughout the entirety of the campaign.  You can help this project get the audience it deserves. Tell people about it in your social media circles. CHALLENGE your friends to see who among you has the ability to tap into waves of paranormal strangeness and remote view our future. If you actually know someone who is a blogger or in the press ask them to do a story on us. As a person who has had many encounters with paranormal activity in their own life I would be happy to talk to the press and give them my story. Shine a light people! 

I have a wide diverse love for music running the gamut from the early jazz of Miles Davis, modern singers like Kimbra, and heavy metal maestros like the spectacular John 5 (best live show I've ever seen!).  The instrumental music I make though is hard to describe.  I incorporate elements of jazz, heavy metal, hip-hop, and though I play guitar and bass, my key instrument is Ableton Live itself.  Many call it Electronica.  I like to call it "Chop" because that's what I do.  I chop things up, warp them, reverse notes, layer effects, and many times sift through waveforms to find my sounds note by note as Trent Reznor is fond of doing.  Think of the music on Paranormal Strangeness as music for the movie in your mind.  

As both an artist and a musician I know that physical CD’s mainly appeal to an older crowd so I've worked really hard to bring back the two-punch combination of Art and Music working together.  Check out our Add-ons.  Once you make a pledge in Kickstarter you can add to it at anytime by hitting the "Manage your pledge" button.

"This is not my first, nor my strangest endeavor!" 

A great many years ago I jumped into a Kickstarter project while on the mend from a crippling condition called acromegaly (a form of gigantism which is caused by a brain tumor) and immediately regretted it. I made the wise decision to pull the project before it ended. The stress was so intense it contributed to a heart attack. More surgery, more mending but with a survivor’s attitude I turned something bad into an opportunity. I used my recovery time to record ALL the music and create ALL the art needed to make my debut even stronger than it had been.

What you need to know is that EVERYTHING in this project has already been created. All the Art, Graphic Design, and Music has been sifted, perfected, completed, and archived by me, artist and musician Ken D. Webber, on separate hard drives. All of the financial puzzles have been worked out in advance and calculated into the tier prices so I don’t end up selling myself short. I used my own funds to create test samples in order to find the best manufacturers for my merch. So once this project ends then your orders go into production IMMEDIATELY!   

The 27" X 40" Movie Poster Size ONE SHEET
The 27" X 40" Movie Poster Size ONE SHEET

...and EXCLUSIVITY!

The future of Plague of Smiles LLC is in LICENSING!   When I create a CD I make two versions.  One is intended for commercial licensing and the other features EXCLUSIVE art/photography created for sale through my website and for things like this Kickstarter.  Your signed CD contains exclusive artwork, the faces of my top supporters, no barcodes, and art/design that stays under the roof of Plague of Smiles LLC. That means the CD you receive will be a collector's item produced in limited quantities!

I play The Walking Dead "Zombie Burst" guitars by ASG
I play The Walking Dead "Zombie Burst" guitars by ASG

This brings us to my pitch…  

I am asking for the bare bones needed to pay for professional mastering of the CD and production.  In return, you're going to get some OUTSTANDING music, art, merch, and test out your psychic abilities on the world stage.  Can YOU rise to the challenge?!  Do YOU have the ability to see through time?  We shall see.  And, it's entirely possible that YOU ARE PSYCHIC and don't even know it.  Wouldn't that be AMAZING to discover?!!

To go the distance in this project, I also have several surprises planned that are also sitting on various hard drives.  Should I exceed my funding goals then I will release my "STRETCH GOALS" in a Kickstarter Update.  As you can guess, being both an artist and a musician that those stretch goals include a LOT MORE Art and Music!

Thanks for the RETWEETS!  Click the banner.
Thanks for the RETWEETS! Click the banner.

 And to each and every person who supports this project I THANK YOU in advance and hope that you’ll get in on the remote viewing fun. Much love and beauty… Kenneth David Bryon Webber

Risks and challenges

Before getting into the music business I was head of graphic design/advertising for an international railroad company so I've been working with great marketing producers for years. The music and art are already completed and stored on multiple hard drives for backup. The funds from Kickstarter will buy the merch. When it's produced I'll double check the quality, package it up, and hustle over to post office.

I'm pretty sure... I can lick a stamp or two?

And for the rewards where I drive to you, I love road trips and as long as my car is stoked with plenty of LOUD heavy metal, caffeine, and beef jerky then I should arrive safely in your town.

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    EXTRA PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

    Thank You for your Shine!!!

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    • the digital download of the song we do in MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
    • digital wallpaper
    • The 42 page PDF document
    • you're going to discover just who is psychic and who is not in our Remote Viewing/E.S.P. Experiment!

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    THE BELIEVERS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    You are supporting and voting as a "Believer" in the paranormal. Are there more "Believers" than "Skeptics" out there? This is the tier level that will battle it out. Contact the Believers in your social media circles and let's see your power.

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    THE SKEPTICS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    You are supporting and voting as a "Skeptic" in the paranormal. Are there more "Skeptics" than "Believers" out there? This is the tier level that will battle it out. Are you going to let a bunch of believers beat down Reason and Logic? Contact your fellow skeptics in your social media circles and bring it!

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    FROM THE SPIRITUAL TO THE PHYSICAL

    Some "artists" have others write their songs, or produce their graphic design, or whatever... Strange though it may be in this age, I prefer to learn it, master it, and do it all on my own! Those are my rules in the physical realm.

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    STAKE A VAMPIRE IN THE HEART

    Drumsticks make great vampire stakes when sharpened!

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    • A USB stick with all the music and the PDF document
    • A pair of our custom Paranormal Strangeness DRUMSTICKS for you drummers.

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    TWIN GHOSTS GIFTPAK

    Sometimes you see them, just standing there, out of the corner of your eye, at the foot of your bed, or at the end of a long and lonely hotel corridor...

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    • Two Signed copies of PS without barcodes
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    THE TREE OF LIFE TANKARD MUG

    Only 48 pieces of this collectible mug will be created. Created by world-famous Deneen Pottery.

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    • The Norg Tankard mug seen at bottom left featuring our Tree of Life design
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    ALTERNATE UNIVERSE

    In another universe PS looks differently than it does here. Walter would like to thank Aspirin.

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    • An unframed 4” X 6” print on brushed aluminum of Alternate PS Cover Art in sepia tone with a matte finish
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    MYSTERY HAS ITS REWARDS

    Unfortunately, because this IS a mystery, you are purchasing this ON FAITH ALONE, sight unseen. I will take the mystery image, that is the subject of our E.S.P. / Remote Viewing Experiment, and turn it into a high gloss signed and numbered (100) limited edition of prints on 1/16" thin brushed aluminum.

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    • A 6” X 6” print on brushed aluminum of MYSTERY Image with a high gloss finish
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    DO GIANTS EXIST? Yes, yes they do.

    GIANT MOVIE-POSTER-SIZE ONE SHEET! See the photo in the left column. This is 27" X 40" in size; frame NOT included, printed on thick high gloss paper, full of secrets hidden in plain sight, and shipped rolled in a tube.

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    • A USB stick with PS music and all the digital assets
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    THIS DEMANDS YOUR BLOOD...

    Every skateboarder knows what is demanded of them. The skateboard will not be available as an Add-on. It is only available in this tier.

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    • Two Signed copies of PS without barcodes
    • My custom skateboard deck; (deck only, no trucks or wheels)
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    IMMORTALIZED

    First off, YOU grab a piece of history as your name goes onto my CD in the liner notes as a bonafide KICKSTARTER Supporter!

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    • An 8” X 10” Plaque of the PS cover art, high gloss, on brushed aluminum, with wall hanger on back
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    THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

    In 2018 I saw guitarist John 5 in concert for his "It's Alive Tour" and he used a very clever latex mask created by Scott Blake of Yordreem Creations. I contacted Scott to produce my Red Death mask using my very own gamma radiation mask as a mold. HE SAID YES!!! But just as there are only seven rooms in Edgar Allan Poe's famous story, the backer limit on this tier is also lucky number seven!

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    • Two Signed copies of PS without barcodes
    • Our Kickstarter exclusive T-shirt
    • Some stickers and custom guitar picks
    • One very creepy SIGNED Latex mask of The Red Death commissioned from Scott Blake of Yordreem Productions!
    • Your NAME immortalized in the CD’s liner notes!
    • I will give you the REAL meaning of the Cornuti hand symbol going back to the ancient Italian Gypsies

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    MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

    IF... you also use Ableton Live then we will collaborate together on a song (24 bit) through the Internet. We will both co-own the copyrights to this song. The song will be delivered to my pledges and I'll post it on Bandcamp but I will also archive the song and when I have enough of these type of songs then I will put them together on a CD and promote it. As for your uses for the song, you are FREE to do whatever you like with the song because YOU own it. Welcome to history! Oh, you'll also receive the signed CD, the poster, the skateboard, the 8" X 11" metal plaque, the Red Death latex mask, our KICKSTARTER exclusive t-shirt, and stickers and guitar picks + the digital download, and I put your name in the liner notes of the CD!

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    THE WALKING DEAD

    IF... you are within 250 miles of Marlin, TX you will become the proud owner of my very own ASG "The Walking Dead" limited edition guitar, the "Zombie Burst." I used this guitar to record most of the tracks on Paranormal Strangeness. I will throw all of my merch and signed Paranormal Strangeness CD's into my car and deliver everything to you personally. We will film it for youtube and hopefully I can take you out for dinner and my brain is yours to pick for the evening. Recording, the music/art/graphic design business, the paranormal, secretive occult secrets, whatever you'd like to talk about. I'll also put your name in the liner notes of the CD!

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