Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 4, 2012.

Update #6

"60% of the time it works every time..."

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Friends,

Ten days into the project and we've hit 60% of our goal! This is awesome. This is superb. This means I'm 60% less likely to become a farmer. I really do enjoy a freshly grilled garden zucchini but it looks like farming might not be in my future just yet. Perhaps I will make home grown salads just for fun? We still have a long way to go but I am hopeful because you all have given me much hope. I sure do miss playing music and we are getting closer & closer to fixing that.

Speaking of music, I've been getting a lot of feedback about the new song as well. It's great to hear people's reactions and see the tweets about it etc. You can't ask for anything more when there are millions of songs fighting to be heard everyday. When people take the time to say something it means a lot. To be honest, I thought it was kind of risky to just put one song out there but it seems everyone understands the new direction and likes it. I am glad it worked out. 

I've been working on a video update to give a deeper insight into the project and idea behind the begging sea. After I am done writing this I'll get to working on that. I just wanted to say thanks again though! We are more than half way there. Keep up the good work and thanks again for all the help & continuing to spread the word!

Love,

Nate

P.S. I tried to take a photo to show my excitement and blue jumped up and photo bombed it! 

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