JennyRebecca’s Song Diary was started in October, 2011, during a difficult time in my life. I started posting songs to help myself through all the emotions I was feeling. Writing the songs was the best distraction I could have asked for at a time when I was feeling less than stellar, so I just kept going. Six months worth of songs and posts later, call it sheer madness or plain stupidity, this project has become my greatest joy.
The concept of JennyRebecca's Song Diary is a new original song, along with a music video, posted every day for at least a year. The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to fund the production costs to keep it going for the rest of this year, record albums of the songs, make professional music videos, publish a book from the blogging about creative process, as well as a book of song lyrics and chords, and finally, make a movie about the Song Diary project using song footage, outtakes, including interviews with famous songwriters.
Here are some examples of songs from my daily song diary:
WHAT YOUR MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS
To focus on the project exclusively and keep it going for the rest of the year, initially your money will offset living expenses until JennyRebecca's Song Diary is completed.
Then, THE ALBUMS: I will start searching for a producer right away, and perhaps different producers for each album, as well as musicians to start the process of recording 12 albums--one for every month, choosing the 10-12 best songs from every month of the Song Diary and then titling each album 'October', 'November', 'December', etc...
THE MUSIC VIDEOS: As soon as the first single is done, I will also start making professional music videos to go along with the best recorded songs.
THE BOOKS: I am hoping to write at least two books. The first, a compilation of my blogging from the year, as well as commentary on creative processing and rediscovering your creativity (similar to The Artist's Way, if you have heard of that). The second, a book with the actual songs themselves. It could either be simply a poetry book, with the song lyrics or a music book, with the lyrics and chords so that others can play them and enjoy them in that way.
THE ART INSTALLATION: I forgot to talk about this in my video, but I also love the idea of creating an art installation with 12 vintage televisions and then playing all the songs from the entire year all at once in one room.
THE MOVIE: Yeah, this is too great a story to not capture in a movie and whether it ends up being more like a documentary or a story film, it would be so great to use actual song footage as well as outtakes and also interview other famous songwriters about the craft of songwriting, etc.
THE TOURS: Or, the first one anyway, will definitely also be something that should happen not long after the year's end. It would be so hard to pick a small set list from 365 songs, but maybe there will be season tours...like 'the spring tour', 'the winter tour', etc.
As you can see, I dream big. But just because the dreams are many and big, don't let that overwhelm you or make you think that it will not come to pass. I'm in it for the long haul and I have 200 songs so far to back me up! ;.) However, I need your help as well...I need people who will share the excitement and the vision and become a part of the story. I hope you are inspired by the songs and the dreams and that you will choose to support me, and send this to your friends. Thank you! Lots of love, JennyRebecca
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