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Just Getting Good is my one-woman, live-looping, electric violin/vocal multimedia extravaganza recorded as an album and concert film.
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    THANKS - I will speak your name from the roof of our building, with exuberance and really good diction, and then say, "Thankyou, thankyouverymuch."

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    JUST THE TRACKS, MA'AM = "Thanks," followed by a wide smile + a digital download of the live album (AUDIO) of JUST GETTING GOOD.

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    THE MUSIC & THE MOVIE = Everything Above, followed by a deep curtsy + a digital download of the concert film (AUDIO & VIDEO) of JUST GETTING GOOD.

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    THE DISCS = Everything Above, followed by a joyous twirl throughout our condo + a PHYSICAL CD & DVD (signed by me) of the live multimedia concert of JUST GETTING GOOD. Remember those? Round, shiny...delivered to you as soon as we can! (international shipping extra)

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    THE MUSIC & THE MOVIE & THE SHOW = "The Music & The Movie," + 2 tickets to see the live taping December 11, 12 or 13 in Los Angeles.

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    THE COMPLETE COLLECTION = "The Music & The Movie," + a digital download of EVERY song we've ever publicly released - our entire GrooveLily/Milburn & Vigoda back catalog, all eight albums and all the EPs, from 1994 to the present day.

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    THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION = "The Complete Collection," + a digital download of 4 albums' worth of our NEVER-PUBLISHED SONGS—songs cut from musicals, pop songs that never made it to any of our albums, and hilarious, occasionally embarrassing, UNRELEASED experiments from over the years that are just dying to be listened to. (This unreleased music is exclusively available on Kickstarter!)

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    MOSE'S GRAPHIC NOVEL = "The Ultimate Collection," + extremely limited edition of Mose's graphic novel, "Dr. Evilest Versus The Computer Virus." My 9-year-old son is very excited to help with the Kickstarter, and has collaborated with Brendan on this rather elaborate 50-page graphic novel. Story and all illustrations by Mose, lettering/coloring by Brendan. If you choose this reward, we will lovingly print a beautiful color paperback copy of the graphic novel here in our home, Mose will sign it in between his exuberant dances of joy, and then we will execute three complete swirly hugs before placing it gently, yet with relish, into the mailbox.

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    TRAINING + LOW-CARB DINNER WITH IAN = "The Ultimate Collection," + come and spend the evening at our place in LA, meet Ian and have a seat at our lively dinner party (at which we will discuss many topics including but not limited to health)...and get a free personal training session as well. I can't wait to break bread (or some non-carb delicious substance) with you, and introduce you to this phenomenal person.

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    PERSONALIZED SHEET MUSIC OR KARAOKE TRACKS = "The Ultimate Collection," + (IF YOU CHOOSE SHEET MUSIC) Brendan will transcribe and make beautiful piano/vocal sheet music of up to 3 of your favorite songs of ours. Then we'll print it on acid-free paper, sign and mail to you. OR, (IF YOU CHOOSE KARAOKE) We will send you backing tracks to up to 3 of your favorite songs of ours, in your key, so you can sing with us anywhere. (If you want BOTH sheet music AND karaoke tracks to a song, send us a message and we'll work something out.)

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    PERSONALIZED SONGLET = "The Ultimate Collection," + a special original songlet for you to use as a voice mail or give as a gift for a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion of your choice—composed by me and Brendan, lovingly crafted to the very best of our abilities and recorded beautifully right here in our home studio.

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    MORE PERSONALIZED SHEET MUSIC OR KARAOKE TRACKS = "The Ultimate Collection," + (IF YOU CHOOSE SHEET MUSIC) Brendan will transcribe and make beautiful piano/vocal sheet music of up to 3 of your favorite songs of ours. Then we'll print it on acid-free paper, sign and mail to you. OR, (IF YOU CHOOSE KARAOKE) We will send you backing tracks to up to 3 of your favorite songs of ours, in your key, so you can sing with us anywhere. (If you want BOTH sheet music AND karaoke tracks to a song, send us a message and we'll work something out.)

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    LIVE LOOPING LESSON 1-on-1 WITH BRENDAN = "The Ultimate Collection," + 2 tickets to the LA taping, + Brendan (who creates all of my live-looping arrangements) will give you a fun and informative 3-hour crash course—either in person in LA or NYC, or via skype or google hangouts anywhere in the world—teaching you looping and/or arranging in the wonderful musical playground that is Ableton Live. (You don't even have to play an instrument; some of the coolest live loopers out there are all a cappella.) Brendan will also make himself available to you for 3 follow-up phone calls. (Requires that you own a recent Windows or Mac computer, and a legal copy of Ableton Live.)

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    Another PRIVATE CONCERT WINDOW SHOW = "The Ultimate Collection," + I'll do a live streaming show from my place just for you, on ConcertWindow.com. Brendan and Mose may or may not flit in and out of the proceedings. (Note: I've never done these before. According to the website, these shows are generally around 30 minutes long. I'm guessing mine will be a little longer than that - probably 45 minutes-ish. But we'll see how it goes!)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/YOU PICK THE SONG = "The Ultimate Collection," + 2 tickets to the LA taping, + you'll get an Associate Producer credit on the video, + Brendan and I will record a song of your choosing (fully produced/orchestrated!) and send you the digital recording. English lyrics preferred, but not necessary.

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    SOCAL HOUSE CONCERT = "The Ultimate Collection," + I will come to your home in southern California, with my sound engineer, to visit all day with you and do a private concert for you and as many close friends as you can fit in your house. I'll gladly be your sous chef/card game opponent/workout companion/terrible badminton partner...oh, and you also get any of the rewards #1-9 above you want, even if the limited ones are sold out. ***See the FAQ for more details and send us a message if you have any questions.

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    HOUSE CONCERT ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY = "The Ultimate Collection," + I will come to your home wherever you live in the US, with my sound engineer, to visit all day with you and do a private concert for you and as many close friends as you can fit in your house. I'll gladly be your sous chef/card game opponent/workout companion/terrible badminton partner...oh, and you also get any of the rewards #1-9 above you want, even if the limited ones are sold out. ***See the FAQ for more details and send us a message if you have any questions. (Live outside the US? Let's talk and see what we can make happen!)

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    PASS OF THE DECADE = "The Ultimate Collection," + two free tickets to any performance I'm involved in for the next 10 years (until December 31, 2024). If there is a backstage, you'll have a pass. If there is a VIP area, you're in. In addition, you'll get a pair of comps to opening night + opening night party of ANY of our musicals (except for licensed productions we're not involved with). Come along for the ride! I have no idea what's in store, but I know it will be interesting.

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    COFFEE WITH VAL (NYC or LA) = "The Music & The Movie," + I will meet you for hot beverages and conviviality at at one of my favorite cafés in either NYC or LA sometime in the calendar year 2015. We'll schedule it together, and I'm buying.

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    COFFEE & A BAGEL WITH VAL (NYC or LA) = "The Music & The Movie," + I will meet you for hot beverages, a baked good, and conviviality at at one of my favorite cafés in either NYC or LA sometime in the calendar year 2015. We'll schedule it together, and I'm buying.

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    PRIVATE CONCERT WINDOW SHOW = "The Ultimate Collection," + I'll do a live streaming show from my place just for you, on ConcertWindow.com. Brendan and Mose may or may not flit in and out of the proceedings.

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    GOURMET ITALIAN DINNER AT OUR PLACE = "The Ultimate Collection," + 2 tickets to the LA taping, + a delicious, authentic private Italian dinner party for you and up to 3 of your guests at our place in LA, with me, my husband Brendan, our 9-year-old son Mose (who may not be able to remain seated for the entire lengthy multiple-course feast, but he will be nearby), and our wonderful opera-singing, chef-extraordinaire friend, Christopher Fuelling. With a menu inspired by the Umbria region's delicacies where Christopher lived and cooked for many years, some great wines, sparkling conversation, and probably some singing around the slightly out-of-tune piano.

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    Another GOURMET ITALIAN DINNER AT OUR PLACE = "The Ultimate Collection," + 2 tickets to the LA taping, + a delicious, authentic private Italian dinner party for you and up to 3 of your guests at our place in LA, with me, my husband Brendan, our 9-year-old son Mose (who may not be able to remain seated for the entire lengthy multiple-course feast, but he will be nearby), and our wonderful opera-singing, chef-extraordinaire friend, Christopher Fuelling. With a menu inspired by the Umbria region's delicacies where Christopher lived and cooked for many years, some great wines, sparkling conversation, and probably some singing around the slightly out-of-tune piano.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/YOU PICK THREE SONGS = "The Ultimate Collection," + 2 tickets to the LA taping, + you'll get an Executive Producer credit on the video, + Brendan and I will record three songs of your choosing (fully produced/orchestrated!) and send you the digital recordings. English lyrics preferred, but not necessary.

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