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"Lately, I've been dreaming..." is a record I have been working on since I can remember. Please, help me bring this dream to life!
"Lately, I've been dreaming..." is a record I have been working on since I can remember. Please, help me bring this dream to life!
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When I was 3 years of age my brother bought his very first (and only) electric guitar, and immediately I began tearing the strings off and begging for it to become my own. Around my 10th Christmas, my brother Randall got sick of the begging and gave up his dreams of shredding - but with the guitar came an agreement: I would never follow the trend, just for the sake of being understood, and that I would always respect the value of other artists, regardless of genre or the tools they chose to express their art. 

 About 10 years after my first guitar, I decided that it was time to record my first "solo album" (solo meaning songs originally crafted by or for my own use, not with help of a set group of other musicians). As soon as I decided to record this record, I called my brother who was living on the other side of the country and started talking about how we would record this when I was visiting later that summer - he reluctantly agreed to handle the technical end. We began work on a record that summer, but we were unsuccessful in finishing quick enough before the other parts of our professional lives took over. 

 In the summer of 2012, Randall lost a short battle with a cruel illness. The last time I saw him, sitting on a couch in a hotel suite in Hollywood (one of the most posh places either of us had ever been for sure), just before I left he looked at me and said, "Hey...finish that album, alright?" A year and a half later, and I finally have the songs in place, and talent that my brother would be proud to help represent those songs.

Will Noon (as seen with FUN., Cuddle, Straylight Run, etc.) has agreed to come in and help me craft some of these songs into something you all might want to listen to, and we'll be tracking at one of my favorite spaces in my home town (old house studio), with one of the best engineers around, Chris Garges. In addition to these two, there are a handful of area musicians who will be dropping in to help with some of the instrumentation.

I, however, can not do it with out a little financial help, so I'm asking for all of my friends, friends' friends, family, family of family, and 'fans' to help me out! Each incentive is worth its asking price, so if you fear being taken advantage of - don't! 

Risks and challenges

With the time I have allotted and the songs I have prepared, the biggest fear I have is not finishing all 10 in time to utilize some of the talent who I will have to bring into town - but fear not! Even if my producer or any of my musicians have to take off, there will be product delivered! Because I am funding about half of the project on my own, it may take a little extra time to get to you, however, everyone will get updates, every step of the way! From tracking the performances, some of finishing up the writing, to the mastering room, I will keep you all posted!

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    The first single from the album as soon as it returns from mastering, an acoustic alternate version of the song, and an exclusive acoustic track not on the album!

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    Daniel Hodges duet with Cuddle's own WILL NOON , and a Dylan Gilbert cover of one of Daniel Hodges' songs. "Lately, I've been dreaming..." digital download, the first single from the album as soon as it returns from mastering, an acoustic alternate version of the song, and an exclusive acoustic track!

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    A download of 4 tracks from the record as played by alternate artists. A jar of Daniel Hodges' home made Apple Butter!
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    Access (upon request) to any and all of Daniel Hodges past recordings! Including a download of 4 tracks from the record as played by alternate artists. A jar of Daniel Hodges' home made Apple Butter! Daniel Hodges duet with Cuddle's own WILL NOON , and a Dylan Gilbert cover of one of Daniel Hodges' songs. "Lately, I've been dreaming..." digital download, the first single from the album as soon as it returns from mastering, an acoustic alternate version of the song, and an exclusive acoustic track!

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    In home or Skype beginner guitar lesson with Daniel!
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    1 of your songs mixed by Daniel Hodges (with unlimited mix revisions). A download of 4 tracks from the record as played by alternate artists. A jar of Daniel Hodges' home made Apple Butter! Daniel Hodges duet with Cuddle's own WILL NOON , and a Dylan Gilbert cover of one of Daniel Hodges' songs. "Lately, I've been dreaming..." digital download, the first single from the album as soon as it returns from mastering, an acoustic alternate version of the song, and an exclusive acoustic track!

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    1 song recorded in your home or space of choice and mixed by Daniel Hodges (driving distance only, or travel fee required).
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    I will appear in your next family photo.

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    I will replace a family member in your next family photo.

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    Spend a day in the studio with us! Hang out with us while we bring the dream to life! And after the session enjoy dinner with everyone, on Daniel! Daniel will mix a song for you, or record a specific song for you. Access to any part of Daniels recorded music catalogue.
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