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ZP has stockpiled too many songs. Join the Club to get 4 (7") records' worth in 2012. CD and download packages also available!

Since my last solo CD in late 2008, I've stockpiled quite a few new recordings, and I've been unsure, in this ever-shifting musical landscape, of how I should release them.  After a few months' reflection, I've finally come up with a plan:  A RECORD CLUB!  I will send out 4 distinct and lovely 7" records to subscribers throughout 2012 -- in February, May, August and November.

BUT THAT'S NOT, as they say, ALL!  COMPACT DISC and DOWNLOAD packages are also on offer -- so even if you're not a vinyl junkie, you can still get the music in a format you prefer.

The video above explains it well, but in the name of transparency, I've also posted the rough budget below, as well as three songs for you to preview. You might also want to take a stroll through my back catalogue on my Bandcamp page: http://zapruderpoint.bandcamp.com/

And feel free to keep up with all the latest Zapruderland news on the main blog/site here:  http://www.zapruderpoint.com/wp/

Thanks again for checking out the Club, and I do hope you consider participating.

-- DZP

Here is a rough budget, for your consideration.

A video of me talking about all the reward/subscription levels.

Finally, if you REALLY like my talking head, here's an earlier, longer version of the story behind this whole hare-brained scheme:

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  • Actually, Amazon and Kickstarter take somewhere around 10% combined off the top, so I'm really looking at $2900 for a project that, if you check the budget, is projected to cost around $3500. So anything up to $3500 gross will break me even. Anything above that, I should be so lucky. But I think I would look into better packaging for both the records and the CDs. In short, rest assured that I would share the wealth. Because I'm a filthy Socialist.

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    GUILT-FREE SNAG PACK >> It's true that records and CD's take up valuable living space. And it's also true that the Record Club songs will be downloadable in a pay-what-you-like fashion on my Bandcamp page. But if you wanted to lay down a Lincoln in the name of Love and Respect for the Project...then you will surely get my Love and Respect in return. And, okay, a cool ZP sticker (not mentioned in the longform video, sorry.)

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    CD-ONLY PACKAGE >> No record player? No problem! Get a CD of all the vinyl songs, complete with original artwork -- and a sticker, too.

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    CD-ONLY EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE >> Get the aforementioned CD...PLUS a whole other disc of covers, alternate versions and otherwise unreleased originals. Songs from the second disc will NOT be available for download on the Bandcamp page -- hence the "EXCLUSIVE." Sticker included.

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    RECORD CLUB SUBSCRIPTION >> Get all four records -- each numbered in a limited run of 100 with original artwork -- delivered in February, May, August and November of 2012. Remember, these 7-inches will have anywhere from 2 to 6 songs each -- because I GOT MORE SONGS THAN A SONG CONVENTION. Sticker included.

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    RECORD CLUB EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIPTION >> Get all 4 records, mailed each season of 2012, PLUS both the regular CD AND the exclusive outtakes CD! And, naturally, a sticker.

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    RECORD CLUB DELUXE SUBSCRIPTION >> Each of the 6 pieces in your subscription (4 records + 2 CDs) will come with specially designed, cardstock inserts containing lyrics and/or liner notes. You'll ALSO get a heartfelt shout-out by name in the credits of each piece. PLUS, everything will be signed by yours truly. AND you'll get an 11"x17" poster and a sticker! It's the whole shebang on a TITANIUM PLATTER.

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    DELUXE & COVER >> Deluxe subscription, plus I will record a COVER SONG of your choosing, for your ears only.

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    DELUXE & ORIGINAL >> Deluxe subscription, plus I will write and record an ORIGINAL SONG with your input (as much or as little as you'd like), for your ears only.

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    DELUXE & CONCERT >> Deluxe subscription, plus I will perform a private concert in your kitchen / back yard / local bar / whatever, and YOU get to write half the set list. (Anywhere in the Chicago area, or wherever the Megabus travels.) Megabus: http://us.megabus.com/

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