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Discosadness, Numbers & Mumbles, Ferocious Mopes and Impeccable Blahs on vinyl for the first time.
Discosadness, Numbers & Mumbles, Ferocious Mopes and Impeccable Blahs on vinyl for the first time.
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Hi everyone! This is the end. I regret to inform you that after 15 years and 10 Say Hi and Say Hi To Your Mom records, I am officially retiring the band. However, there’s one unfinished piece of business I wanted to get done before I do. The first four albums have never existed on vinyl, so I wanted to do a one time pressing before calling it quits. Many of you have asked about getting these Say Hi To Your Mom records over the years, so my hope is that enough people are interested to make it happen. I wish that I could just cover the cost and do the pressing myself, but alas, it’s hard these days to gauge people’s interest in spending money on music, so if goal is reached, HOORAY!, the records will be pressed! And if not, welp, we had a good run. The completist in me has my fingers crossed. It would be a life-long dream realized to hear “Let’s Talk About Spaceships” or “Blah Blah Blah” hugged by some dusty, warm and gooey wax. Perhaps you agree?

I’d love it if those of you with extra $$$ took a look at some of the higher priced rewards, as many of them would help push the project past the goal, and that would mean that the pressing could happen no matter what. And then everyone interested can get their copies and you can get cool stuff, like me to clean your house. Or a pizza dinner. Or an original song written about you!

Also, for extra, extra incentive, I have put a monetary value on what it would take for A) me to change the name of the band back from Say Hi to Say Hi To Your Mom forever (another frequent request over the years) and B) for me to abandon all this nonsense about retiring and instead get back to making cool records about vampires and stuff. These might seem like silly goals, but I am 100% committed to making them happen, should you have the funds available!

It would be great if you kept a couple things in mind. One, these will not be fancy, schmancy deluxe-packaged records. They will be utilitarian at heart like the other Say Hi records: two panels, with a robot on one side, a black and white insert and standard weight 33rpm black vinyl. Two, if the goal is reached, any surplus copies from this one-and-only pressing will be put into stores. This might mean that a handful of copies will be available that way or it might mean that MORE than a handful will be available that way. It’s too hard to tell, so please know that the only way to guarantee yourself copies of the records you want is to buy them now via the Kickstarter. Three, I am not particularly excited about how I have had to price the vinyl and the shipping costs, but, vinyl is expensive to produce and expensive to ship, so, here we are …

Finally, the small number of pressing plants still in existence means that there can be quite the wait for a project, especially given the format’s current popularity as well as the number of exclusives manufactured by a thousand record labels for things like Record Store Day. If funded, this project will go into production as soon as the Kickstarter has ended, but please prepare for the fact that it can take up to six or seven months to ship to you, depending on the current demand at pressing plants. I will share all the timeline info with backers as I receive it.

So there you have it! Thank you for the support over the years, everyone. And thanks in advance for the support in getting these records pressed once and for all!

Your Pal,
Say Hi To Your Eric

 

Risks and challenges

There aren't a ton of risks involved with this project. If it gets funded, the vinyl will be produced and delivered. If not, it won't, and you won't be charged.

I will reiterate that it can take a long time to get the records back from the pressing plant, so please be aware of that delay.

Also, for those of you outside the US, please be aware that any taxes, import fees or tariffs imposed by your government will need to be arranged and paid for on your end.

Other than that, there is the challenge of me being super sad if this project does not get funded!

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    DISCOSADNESS VINYL

    Discosadness as a vinyl record.

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    NUMBERS & MUMBLES VINYL

    Numbers & Mumbles as a vinyl record.

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    FEROCIOUS MOPES VINYL

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    IMPECCABLE BLAHS VINYL

    Impeccable Blahs as a vinyl record.

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    Pick 2 Vinyl LPs

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    ALL FOUR SAY HI TO YOUR MOM RECORDS

    Discosadness, Numbers & Mumbles, Ferocious Mopes and Impeccable Blahs as vinyl records.

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    SAY HI GIFT BOX

    I will send you a box full of out of print Say Hi and Say Hi To Your Mom CDs, buttons, t-shirts and a very bad hand-drawn robot. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note and a tweet.

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    TEST PRESSING (IMPECCABLE BLAHS)

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    YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES (LP1)

    Your name will be listed in the liner notes for the vinyl pressing of Discosadness. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note and a tweet.

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    YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES (LP2)

    Your name will be listed in the liner notes for the vinyl pressing of Numbers & Mumbles. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note and a tweet.

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    YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES (LP3)

    Your name will be listed in the liner notes for the vinyl pressing of Ferocious Mopes. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note and a tweet.

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    YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES (LP4)

    Your name will be listed in the liner notes for the vinyl pressing of Impeccable Blahs. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note and a tweet.

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    PIZZA DELIVERY

    I will bring you one large pizza, with the toppings of your choice. We will hang out and eat it. You will need to provide for the travel expenses if you live outside of Seattle. However, if and when you do so I'll throw in some garlic knots and a soft drink. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note, a tweet and your name in the liner notes for all four records.

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    AN ORIGINAL SAY HI SONG ABOUT YOU

    Give me your full name and a list of things you are into and I will write and record an original song about you. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note, a tweet and your name in the liner notes for all four records.

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    HOUSE CLEANING

    I'll come clean your house for a couple hours. This will actually cost $50,000, but Kickstarter caps the rewards at $10,000. Purchase this reward now and we will arrange the balance of the payment prior to the house cleaning. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note, a tweet and your name in the liner notes for all four records.

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    WILL CHANGE THE NAME BACK

    This will actually cost $100,000. If this reward is purchased 10 times, I will officially change the name of the band back to Say Hi To Your Mom. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note, a tweet and your name in the liner notes for all four records.

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    WILL NOT RETIRE

    This will actually cost $1,000,000. If this reward is purchased 100 times I will keep making Say Hi or Say Hi To Your Mom records until I die. You will also receive copies of the four records on vinyl, four full-album downloads, a handwritten note, a tweet and your name in the liner notes for all four records.

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