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This is no ordinary record. This beautiful object will capture my favorite songs with this goal in mind: as many cameos as possible
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cam·e·o

[kam-ee-oh] 
noun, plural cam·e·os.
1.
a technique of engraving upon a gem or other stone, as onyx, in such a way that an underlying stone of one color is exposed as a background for a low-relief design of another color.
2.
a gem or other stone so engraved.
3.
a literary sketch, small dramatic scene, or the like, that effectively presents or depicts its subject.
4.
Also called cameo role. a minor part played by a prominent performer in a single scene of a motion picture or a television play.

This record is the culmination of a year spent incessantly touring, eating oatmeal and beans, busking in the subway, creating art out of grief, and embracing every moment an audience member approached me with joy in their eyes for what they'd witnessed. 

Yes, I want to create a beautiful document of the work I've created this past year.  I also want to give back to the community.  I want to create a recording experience and finished record that involves as many of you as possible.  This thing, it isn't just mine, it never was, and at the moment, this is the best way I can express my gratitude.

I hope this project will inspire you.  I also hope that it will change the way recording is perceived and executed.  Why only capture the spirit of a live audience in an album?  Here, we can actually create that experience and embody it.  It's exciting.  I hope you feel the same. 

For more info about my work if you don't know it already, click here

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk presented by this project is time, since the idea is to include as many people as possible in this process. I aim to complete this record by September. I realize that this will require an immense amount of work scheduling and accommodating schedules, and I hope I'm not being overly optimistic here. Rest assured I will be releasing videos of the process and a song or two as they're completed so you can be involved as the process unfolds, for better or for worse! It'll be wonderfully surprising for all of us.

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    Your name in the liner notes.

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    Your name in the liner notes. A copy of the record.

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    Same as above plus YOU GET A CAMEO

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    Same as above plus a copy of my newest album, Phoenix Goes Crazy

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    Same as above plus a copy of my 7" split with Joey Molinaro

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    Same as above plus a copy of my first album, Dream Zoo. Plus an entire concert curated in your honor and performed in your honor.

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    Same above plus a song written in your honor, about you or about a subject of your choosing, to be released on a future album and performed worldwide.

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    Same as above plus an entire album created by me, at your direction.

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