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About

While technology has made amazing things possible for ordinary musicians, what was once done by large teams of people at record labels now falls upon the shoulders of the band members themselves.

The good news is, the Ol Sonuf "Glass Idols" album is almost completely finished being recorded, and mixing will begin in the 2nd week of October 2013.

The downside is, for a band to create their own album, completely on their own, without support from a label, it is a huge and expensive undertaking. And for a *single person* to do the same is overwhelming. And that is why I am asking for you to take part in making this CD a reality!

My aim with this campaign is to create the first pressing of Ol Sonuf "Glass Idols" CDs - and I want YOU to be a part of making it happen!

I seek to empower other musicians through this album, to show what a single person can do musically - but without you, my listeners, none of it will be able to happen.

Risks and challenges

As of right now (6pm EST, Oct 1), all instrumental aspects of the music have been recorded completely except for one song, which is being finished this evening, and beyond that, only recording vocals remain, and then immediately following that, mixing will begin in the 2nd week of October.

I've already begun work on designing the rest of the CD layout - it will be a 6-panel digipak with a 12-page booklet. The album is almost entirely completed right now.

The only risk would be:

Delays in the CD replication, should there be an error in the DiscMakers order. In which case, the planned release date of Halloween could be missed. I am prepared to rush shipping to compensate for this as much as possible, however. I have otherwise projected other rewards' delivery to November and December to allow time for other rewards to be created (such as posters, t-shirts, and tablature books).

My challenges include:

Squeezing all of this into the next 3 weeks.
Finding the best quality t-shirt printing company who can print the full-color album art as closely as possible to how it appears on the actual CD. Additionally, creating and formatting the tablature book.

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    Download the new single "The Will to Survive"

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    Download the new single "The Will to Survive" and receive a personal text "Thank You" via email or Facebook from me directly at the completion of the campaign!

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    Receive an autographed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD upon completion, plus a track insights sheet giving further background details about each song, and an Ol Sonuf guitar pick.

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    Handwritten and signed lyric sheets and signed poster from "Glass Idols," an Ol Sonuf guitar pick, an autographed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD upon completion, plus a track insights sheet giving further background details about each song.

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    Be thanked by name in the CD liner notes!

    Plus receive an autographed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD upon completion, plus a track insights packet giving further background details about each song, an Ol Sonuf guitar pick, and a signed "Glass Idols" poster.

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    Be thanked by name in the CD liner notes! Plus receive an autographed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD upon completion, plus a track insights packet giving further background details about each song, an Ol Sonuf guitar pick, and a signed "Glass Idols" poster. Plus, you'll also receive a signed copy of Jason's 2012 solo acoustic CD Reflections.

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    Be thanked by name in the CD liner notes, & receive an Ol Sonuf "Glass Idols" t-shirt or women's babydoll shirt (please specify size)!

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    Be thanked by name in the CD liner notes, & receive an Ol Sonuf "Glass Idols" t-shirt or women's babydoll shirt (please specify size)! Plus receive a personalized video thank you from me, and an autographed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD upon completion, plus a track insights packet giving further background details about each song, an Ol Sonuf guitar pick, and a signed "Glass Idols" poster.

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    SKYPE GUITAR LESSON PACKAGE:
    Be thanked by name in the CD liner notes, and get a signed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD when it's released. You'll also get the complete guitar & bass Tablature book for "Glass Idols," tabbed out and bound by me personally and signed, PLUS a half-hour private guitar lesson over Skype. Also includes an Ol Sonuf "I Reign" men's t-shirt or women's babydoll shirt (Please include your t-shirt size!)

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    Skype Lessons Package & Tablature Book:
    Get one month of full-hour private guitar lessons (4 total) via Skype Plus, you'll get a signed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD, a bound & signed copy of the "Glass Idols" guitar/bass tablature book, an Ol Sonuf guitar pick, a track insights packet giving further background details about each song, and a personalized video "Thank You."

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    THE WORKS! ESP Guitar & Skype Lessons Package:
    Get a signed ESP LTD M-103-FM GUITAR - like the one I play on several songs on the album (please specify if you want me to sign it) - and TWO months of full-hour private guitar lessons (8 total, 1 weekly) via Skype Plus, you'll get a signed copy of the "Glass Idols" CD, a bound & signed copy of the "Glass Idols" guitar/bass tablature book, an Ol Sonuf guitar pick, a track insights packet giving further background details about each song, and a personalized video "Thank You."

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