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I'm done recording my Long-Awaited Third Album: WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY! Now we gotta MIX, MASTER, & MANUFACTURE the CDs!
I'm done recording my Long-Awaited Third Album: WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY! Now we gotta MIX, MASTER, & MANUFACTURE the CDs!
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Hello, friend!  Here's me, an independent L.A. musician producing my third album of happy, peppy pop tunes!  It's another feel-good collection of my easy-going west-coast sensibility, taking on life in the Big City with tunes like “When The Big One Hits,” about our fab yet shaky Southern California lifestyle, “Guy In The Sky,” about God or lack thereof, and “Meat”, about, well, meat, to name a few.

I was well on the way to finishing my new CD when yup, the dreaded "C"-word reared its ugly head.  I was laid low by the evil twins cancer and chemo, and my third album fell by the wayside.

Two years later I'm back, and playin' catch-up.  Most of the writing and recording is done, and like a lot of projects here on kickstarter, I need funding for post-production, what I call "the three Ms": mixing, mastering, and manufacturing the CDs.

Will you help me MIX, MASTER, & MAKE 'EM?  You will be richly rewarded with magnificent swag for your involvement.  Look at all this treasure:

Here's all my stuff!
Here's all my stuff!
Jay's Original FIRST BASEMAN TEE
Jay's Original FIRST BASEMAN TEE

There's my FIRST BASEMAN tee, after I chewed the sleeves off to keep cool in the So-Cal sun!  And here's the preliminary artwork for my new WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY tee:

BORN LUCKY TEE!
BORN LUCKY TEE!

So you can add some truly fab items to your CD rack and wardrobe by making a contribution.  Not only that, I can become your Musical Slave for an evening, entrancing (and possibly hitting on) the guests at your soiree in an evening of Jay Spears music.   And Christmas will never be the same if you get Santa Jay and my Musical Elves to come sing all my Xmas tunes in 3-part harmony at your Christmas party.  And me write a song about you?  Seriously???

As you know, it's all-or-nothin' with kickstarter, so if we don't raise our goal, we get zippo.  Or squat.  If we go OVER our goal, however, I'll get the best mixing/mastering/manufacturing combo your money can buy with the extra $$$.

So please, jump on my bandwagon with both feet and an open wallet.  I will be forever grateful if you do.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    GET LUCKY WITH JAY: Your very own digital download of the completed WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY album, delivered with a personal email of thanks from me!

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    Jay's HARD COPY COMBO: a WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY CD, plus my first CD, the acclaimed BOY HOWDY (featuring the hit "I Like Mike") and my second CD, PLAYIN' ON MY TEAM (featuring "Smak Dem Christians Down"). Three CDs for $25 of support, such a deal!
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    Jay's VIRTUAL THREE-WAY: Don't need all that plastic & shrink-wrap?? Download WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY plus my other two albums, see above. Your iPod will be all a-quiver! You'll also get a personal email swearing my undying gratitude. A good choice for international types who want to avoid the extra shipping charge.

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    Jay's SONGWRITER SPECIAL: You get all three of my CDs, autographed! Plus HAND-WRITTEN LYRICS to the Jay Spears song of your choice. You want guitar chords with that?
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    Jay's WHOLE SHEBANG: You get my three CDs (autographed!), plus all three of my music videos on DVD: the rollicking "I Like Mike" with swing-dancing baseball players and their saucy shower scene, the demented love song "Bougainvillea Waltz", featuring a shirtless Jay and plenty of streaming nectar, and the Evangelically-challenging "Smak Dem Christians Down". But wait! You'll also get my 5-song Xmas EP: A JAY SPEARS XMAS. That's FIVE DISCS for your $40 pledge, such a deal.
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    GET TO FIRST BASE WITH JAY: Are you a pitcher, or a catcher? Me neither. That's why I created my Original FIRST BASEMAN TEE, to mock those pigeon-holes, pardon my French. No one on the PLANET has this tee except me. And you, if you pledge $50. It's a sturdy 100% cotton Hanes BeefyTee, too (see it at left)! Of course, you also get Jay's WHOLE SHEBANG, see above. Five disks and a Tee, what's not to like? (For international shipping, please add $10.)

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    Jay's MAN-TO-MAN and/or -WOMAN TALK: What's on your mind? You can tell me. You get a 15-minute VIDEO-CHAT WITH JAY & pals. Plus Jay's WHOLE SHEBANG (all FIVE DISCS! see above) and my Original FIRST BASEMAN tee. Not only that, but your name will be immortalized in the LINER NOTES of WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY. Can you stand it?
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    Jay's BORN LUCKY TEE & TALK: You get Jay's WHOLE SHEBANG (all FIVE DISCS, see above), plus a 15-minute VIDEO-CHAT WITH JAY & pals. I know we'll have plenty to talk about, because we'll both be wearing the new exclusive WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY TEE SHIRT! It's an American Apparel v-neck with a four-color print of the Born Lucky Logo (see it at left). Beyond cool, especially since your name will be immortalized in the WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY LINER NOTES as well. (For international shipping, please add $10.)

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    BE MY SING-ALONG ROCK STAR! I'm going into the studio to record the title song for "WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY". You can be there, and sing along with me and my chorus and BE ON THE SONG & THE ALBUM! YES YOU CAN! I'll tell you when & where the session is, you'll show up, we'll tearfully embrace, and I'll teach you & everybody else the (easy & fun) chorus to my title song, "WE ARE ALL BORN LUCKY". The tape will roll, the red light comes on, and you'll be immortalized in digital audio. When it's all over and we're panting & wiping the sweat from our brows, I'll present you with a buncha swag and you'll live happily ever after, waiting for the completed CD to arrive in your mailbox. Of course this means that your name will appear in the album credits! Also of course, you must live in / get to L.A. to be at the session. DO IT! ROCK ON WITH JAY!!!!

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    PAR-TAY with Jay: I'll come to your party and perform a live acoustic set, including showing all my music vids for your guests. A multi-media extravaganza! Of course I'll also personally present you with all the swag mentioned above.
    (L.A. area only unless you want to fly me out & put me up in the 5-star accommodations to which I'd like to become accustomed.)

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    Jay's HAPPY HOLIDAY BASH: I'll come to your Christmas party with two of my musical elves and we'll sing all my Xmas tunes for you in lovely harmony. I'll personally stuff your stocking with all my swag as well. Ho ho ho!
    (Must be scheduled during the first two weeks of December. L.A. Area only unless you want to fly us out and put us up in regal accommodations.)

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    Do I LIKE MIKE? Been CRYIN' OVER BRIAN? SEAN, SEAN, what went wrong? Do I love-a MY RAY? How 'bout having YOUR NAME (plus, if you want, your husband, wife, dog, trick-du-jour, what-have-you) as a Jay Spears song? You know I can do it. Balls-out rocker or ballade romantique -- you decide! And I'll make a youtube video of me performing it, to mortify you before the whole world! What's not to like? Of course you'll get all my swag mentioned above as well.

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