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I'll write & record 365 songs (1 minute each) for 365 people thru 2015, based on info they send me about a specific memory of theirs.
I'll write & record 365 songs (1 minute each) for 365 people thru 2015, based on info they send me about a specific memory of theirs.
95 backers pledged $2,077 to help bring this project to life.

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At its best, music brings people together and preserves the memory of those involved. The "365 Songs for 365 People" project is empowered by this dynamic. Since I was a kid, I've always enjoyed writing little ditties. Most of the time, I just write ridiculous ones for friends and my long-suffering partner Kate. I've decided to use this ridiculous skill to create a sort of "musical experiment" that involves everyone from friends to family to strangers.

So consider becoming involved. I've started a Kickstarter for the project. The funds raised will go to purchasing basic recording equipment (something I've always wanted but have never been quite able to get), which I will to use to continue projects such as this, along with songwriting efforts in general.

Mac Pro 13-inch: 2.5GHz Specifications 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz 4GB 1600MHz memory 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive1 Intel HD Graphics 4000 Built-in battery

Logic Pro (engineering software)

M-Audio Keystation 49 (2014) USB Keyboard MIDI Controller

Blue USB Microphone by Yeti.

After donating $5 or more dollars, the particpant(s) will email me at 365peoplesongsproject@gmail.com. Via this email, participants will give some info/describe an important (or not important!) memory of theirs, which will become the fodder for the song. Participants will have their name put on a card, which will be emailed to them on the day before their song is posted. I will also have a copy of each person's respective card to keep track. One song will be posted each day to soundsgoodsongs.com, www.stovepipestover.com, and also to stovepipestover.bandcamp.com.

First song will be posted on January 1st, 2015 and continue to the end of the year. I will be using the time remaining of 2014 to get a head start so get your info to me!

Let's get started!"

Risks and challenges

I have looked hard at my own personal schedule, work schedule, resources, etc. In light of these obstacles, I have made for myself a schedule for writing the songs, recording them, and, most importantly getting them out to you and the world. If a setback arrives, each person will be informed and a new deadline date for the respective "song packages" will be set. But I'll work tirelessly to ensure that this is all done according to schedule. I will take the remainder of 2014 to get a "jump start" on the project. I will also post mini "update" videos to show you some progress.

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    You will have a 1 minute song written about a specific memory of yours. After making your donation, you can email me with your "memory info/description" to: 365peoplesongsproject@gmail.com

    The song will be posted on a day in 2015. For more info, go to www.soundsgoodsong.com This is the site where songs will be posted each day.

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    Along with the song, you get A BEAUTIFUL color poster of Stovepipe Stover hanging out with bears and a moose. The poster is made by Sam Carbaugh.

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    Have a 4 minute full-blown SONG written for you or for someone you know. Can be delivered by Christmas!

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    AMERICAN PIE OPTION: For those who need more than 1 minute….for this amount, I will write you a sprawling, 8 minute epic about your life and send you a recording of it. You will also receive a color poster.

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    For 150 Stovepipe Stover will come to your house with his drum set, guitar, and a shitload of Twizzlers and perform for you and your friends. Location restrictions may apply so please message or email him with your location to see if it's viable.

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