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I'm going to record a new album and create an epic music video for my single, "Warm, Bloody, and Tender."
I'm going to record a new album and create an epic music video for my single, "Warm, Bloody, and Tender."
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ugh, FINALLY!

It's time y'all.  I have had an unbelievable ride since my last Kickstarter (thank you!).  I've recorded a Christmas album, been on a zillion podcasts, booked and performed two solo tours, played several music festivals and my first comedy festival, and to top it all off, I finally dropped the teaching gig and became a full-time artist.

But now it's...

VIDEO TIME!

It's time for a new album and rad music video!  Both of these projects are utterly essential to getting my music out to more people like yourselves, and both projects need to happen NOW which is why I'm encouraging you all to get involved and help me make this shit real.

But first, your questions.

Will the song about consent be on the album?  How about the asshole song?  What about the 69 song?  The song about the messy apartment?

Yes! All of those songs will be on the album!

Why do you need $13,500?  I knew a guy who made a video with his iPhone and it looked amazing and went viral, and then he recorded a whole album with the mic from his laptop and Garageband and it won a Grammy.

Fuck that guy.  

Honestly, yeah, there are creative ways to make media that are cheaper than what I have in mind.  And here's two things that I'd like to say about that.

1. Even those "low budget" videos and albums that you've seen probably took way more expertise, time, money, and favors than you realize.

2. My goal is NOT to figure out the cheapest way to go viral.  My goal is to manifest a specific image in my mind, because I think the result will be epic.  I'm asking you to trust both my artistic vision and the realization I've come to after 6+ months of planning that it can't be achieved without $13,500.  Believe me, we need every penny to make this happen.

What's the video going to be like?

Un-fucking-believable.  It's going to be the bloodiest and most insane poppy video sex innuendo that's ever existed.  Oh, and did I mention that 

Dan Savage is gonna be in the video???

That's right.  Dan Savage is gonna be in my music video about period sex.  The universe might explode.

Who's making the video?

I'm lucky to have an incredible team working on this project!  Ben Smith, Cam Vokey, and Ted Day of OfClouds, an independent production company from NYC, will be the creative leads.  The local legend, Treigh Love, will be handling art direction, and Dylan Bergeson of Heist will be our Director of Photography. Sophie Spinelle of Shameless Photography, will be helping us with hair and makeup.  The studio version of the song, Warm, Bloody, and Tender will be produced by Diego's Umbrella's Jake Wood.  Once again I'll be working with Jerad Fox of Bamm.tv to engineer and produce my next album.

Well, I suppose you've got your shit together, but I'm really just here for the rad rewards.  Whatdya got?

What DON'T I got!

There's a lot of rad rewards here, everything from CD's and hand-made steak ties to custom songs and me as your personal minstrel for 24 hours.  I truly believe there's something here for every breed of Lark fan.

But for realsies,

This is a really ambitious goal, and it's scary for me to aim so high.  Part of the reason I think I can get there is because of all the encouraging words you've sent my way over the past year.  I've received messages from Wichita, Jacksonville, Madison, Thailand, New Zealand, all with the intention of letting me know that something about my music made a difference for you, and that you want me to keep doing what I'm doing.  I'm so grateful for your support throughout my journey so far, so please understand that by asking you for support now, I feel that I'm making good on my vow to keep making this music that you guys (thankfully) dig so much.

Thanks for your time.  Let's make some magic happen!

Risks and challenges

There are two different projects in question here. To be honest, I foresee no possible reason why the album will not be finished in a timely manner. It is a live, solo album, like my last one, and the process is pretty straightforward.

The video is a different story. This project is a stretch for everyone involved; Creatively, financially, temporally, and glitterally. I have every confidence in my team to create incredible work that you'll love, but it's important to let you know about the possible pitfalls of this project.

Everyone who is part of this project is 100% committed to it and irreplaceable, so if any member of our team falls ill or has some kind of crisis, we will have to delay the music video. If the schedule gets shifted, it might mean that Dan Savage can no longer be in the video.

There's an incredibly small chance that after having made it through the shooting process, we are unable to put the footage together in a way we feel happy with. If that happens, I will release a version to all the supporters, but might not release it on YouTube officially.

In terms of fulfillment, barring any major personal crisis, I see no reason why you won't get your albums, ties, songs, shows, or minstrel sessions in a timely manner. The experiential rewards are limited in number to protect myself from overcommitting.

Yuck. Thinking through those worst case scenarios was no fun at all, but these things are important. In fact, I've already done a lot of budgeting, planning, and worst case scenario thinking to get this project to a place that I feel confident about before launching a Kickstarter. Rest assured, I've thought long and hard about every aspect of this process, and I wouldn't be launching a Kickstarter if I weren't certain about its feasibility and importance. Thanks!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Download the studio version of my song, Warm, Bloody and Tender, recorded by Jake Wood of Diego's Umbrella!

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    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    Get a download of my upcoming new live album, Lark After Dark Vol. 2!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Get 15 unreleased tracks from my past, including my first EP, recorded when I was 14, and an EP from my band in high school, Rachel and the Brothers Grimm. Along with the downloads, you'll get liner notes that give some of the stories behind the songs, how the recordings happened, and who my influences were.

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Get a ticket to the live show where I will record Lark After Dark Vol. 2! This show will be at an intimate, lovely venue in The Mission District of San Francisco, and your sweet chuckles and warm applauses will be immortalized forever!

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Get a hand-made, screen-printed steak tie, created by the Larkstress herself.

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Get TWO tickets to the live show where I will record Lark After Dark Vol. 2! This show will be at an intimate, lovely venue in The Mission District of San Francisco, and your sweet chuckles and warm applauses will be immortalized forever!

    AND get TWO physical CDs of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get TWO downloads when the album is complete!

    AND get TWO downloads of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    I will create a custom PSA video for you about any issue at all and post it on my youtube channel. Ferret Housing Crisis? The need for a National Bleed-Wherever-You-Want Day? Bananas and how great they are? Whatever issue really gets to you or a loved one goin, I'll tackle it. I ain't scurrred.

    AND get a hand, screen-printed steak tie, made by the Larkstress herself!

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis!

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    I will write you a custom song! We will have a phone or skype interview and I will write a song about a topic of your choosing!

    AND get a hand, screen-printed steak tie, made by the Larkstress herself!

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    I will perform at your house for you and your friends!
    ** Will happen within a year
    ** Travel not included outside of California.

    AND I will write a custom song that I will perform at that house show!

    AND get a hand, screen-printed steak tie, made by the Larkstress herself!

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    I will be your personal minstrel for the day! I will wear a minstrel outfit and follow you around and narrate your day in song form!
    ** Travel not included outside of California

    AND I will perform at your house for you and your friends!

    AND I will write you a custom song!

    AND get a physical CD of the new live album upon its release along with a Rachel Lark original hand drawn penis.

    AND get a download when the album is complete!

    AND get a download of my single, Warm, Bloody and Tender!

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