Pre-Order Plague of Smiles' Debut Digipak
Pre-Order Plague of Smiles' Debut Digipak
Dark, mysterious, foreboding, glitchy electronica, chop, driven by guitar, bass, and the opportunity to get your face on the CD!
Dark, mysterious, foreboding, glitchy electronica, chop, driven by guitar, bass, and the opportunity to get your face on the CD! Read more
About this project
REMOTE VIEWING / E.S.P. EXPERIMENT to support Paranormal Strangeness
This is my debut CD release and what would it be - given its title - without a touch of the paranormal? I have a secret photo. Every single day at 3:33 p.m. I shall stare and concentrate on it for five minutes and send this image out to the world. Every person who follows this Kickstarter project is encouraged to mentally tune in to this broadcast, pick up the image, sketch it out on paper, then post their efforts to Twitter under hashtag #ParanormalStrangeness. At the project's end I will take to twitter myself and post the secret photo 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').
You can help this experiment get the audience it deserves. Tell people about it in your social media circles. If you actually know someone 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!
THE PRESS BOX AND GUEST SPONSORS
I am reserving this area on the page for the press, media logos, and Internet Celebrities who have already agreed to be Guest Sponsors of the project. When we launch, this is where I will post logos and links.
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Let’s talk about Guest Sponsors. First off, it costs you NOTHING and you'll gain free publicity and traffic to your Youtube channel or website.
At first I was contacting Youtube celebrities directly and asking if they would like to participate in the experiment (with no success) and then I had my “DUH” moment. I realized that I was putting psychics and remote viewers on the spot and nobody likes to be put on the spot, except perhaps Uri Geller who truly has ESP skills and loves challenges! I went back to the drawing board and created a method where the ESP skills of our Guest Sponsors isn’t called into question.
So as a Guest Sponsor all that is required is that you agree to introduce our experiment to your audience when we launch in October. This could be a simple mention on your website or even better, a short Youtube video. Your audience is going to love the challenge! As a Guest Sponsor you are going to form a deeper bond with them. You’re leading them to become active participants in an exciting and fun global experiment. And that is a great opportunity for gaining new subscribers!
On my end, I agree to post your URL and/or Logo. The combined audiences of all our Guest Sponsors takes this project to a higher global level and creates a much bigger media/press splash while feeding massive buzz!
"This is not my first rodeo!"
After my spectacular fail and subsequent heart attack on my first project (a custom card deck from Bicycle, which I decided to pull) I jumped back into recording music and posting the weekly results on Bandcamp. For the past year or so I've been running an online diary documenting the day-to-day fun. I've been working under a one week deadline. Every week I start fresh with nothing. I end the week with a finished piece of music.
For EVERY merch item I offer in this Kickstarter project I have already had test samples produced to judge the quality of the items. "Houston, we are GREEN FOR GO!"
This is a Pre-Order.
The first way for you to get involved in this project is the selection of the songs. I’ve been working mostly nonstop for over a year now and a huge body of work has been produced. Those songs have been mixed and copies archived onto multiple hard drives. They will need to undergo the expensive process of Mastering. We will need to sift through those songs and decide which ones that you want to be on this CD.
I did not want my debut CD to be filled with me, me, me, me, blah, blah, blah. That's not a fun project. A fun project is one that YOU, the community, can get involved in. A fun digipak design is one in which you get the opportunity to have your face in the graphic design. That cements YOU into a place in history. I used to wonder how those guys on the back of KISS Alive I felt. Well, 50 people are going to find out because I have made room for the faces of my top 50 early bird supporters on the digipak.
Of course, digipaks are sort of for us old timers so I've worked really hard to create a multitude of collectible items that you can order in the bundled tiers at right or as an add-on to your download, which also includes a PDF document.
Paranormal Strangeness has been created in two versions. One is to be limited, signed, numbered, crowdfunded by this community, and for heaven's sakes - NO BAR CODES! The other no-frills version has alternate art and is for greater world-wide distribution. It's cool, but it's not collectible like the version you're getting is.
All Strangeness aside for a moment...
Most of the producers I have partnered with to produce the rewards require no minimums. However, the cost to have songs Professionally Mastered and to produce a minimum run of digipaks is high enough that I am here on Kickstarter gauging support. I am setting an initial goal of $2500. There are stretch goals for the project. I will leave them unmentioned at this point in time because I want you to give your E.S.P. muscles a chance to flex. But... I can tell you that the first stretch goal / stretch reward is...
IF we reach $5000 I will UNLOCK a New $200 reward tier!
and I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THAT'S TUNED IN AND SUPPORTING OUR DREAM! Burn one very important FACT into your brain... I do not tour! The music I create was never meant to ever be played live. I am not a performer. I am a composer. The medical condition I acquired in the Marine Corps (acromegaly/cardiomegaly) does not allow me to stray very far from home. So without the typical support of live shows, crowds, snapchat, instagram, etc. my music is at a serious disadvantage to others. YOU are the one with the power to level the playing field right here, right now and I am grateful beyond words for your support!!!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Help Wanted Labs
Has the parnormal touched you? Are you a 100% bonafide psychic medium? Seen a UFO? Ghosts? Talk to me in the comment section at top!
Are you Press? A music blog? A paranormal blog? Is someone in your family in the above? SEND THEM THIS SECRET PREVIEW PAGE LINK!!!