Who Am I?
Have we met yet? Let me intoduce myself. My name is Talain. Pronounced like "Salon" but with a "T". My mother & Father put there names together to create it (Tally & Alain). I'm a Philly native musician, owner of a fluffy cat named AVA. My Favorite apple is the jazz apple, I prefer the ZOO more than the Aquarium, and I make films. More importantly, I make music.
Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Let me explain. In the kickstarter video above, I state that I have been stranded in my apartment without a way of getting around for 2 months. I made that video almost 4 months ago with my friend Chris. So really its been almost 6 months!! Music is my livelihood, it is how I survive. It is my passion. Unfortunately music at times involves a lot of traveling. Without a van, I've been moving at a rate of 5 MPH (Metaphorically speaking). Not having a vehicle, more importantly a van, has slowed so many things down. This has begun taking an affect on my income. Que sad violins . It's an ordeal and a process getting to shows. Though I've been stuck in my apartment, it hasn't been all that bad. I've had serious bonding time with my cat Ava. I've also written 19 new songs. Yes! 19! Sadly I need to narrow it down for the new album. Nevertheless, I want to get these songs to you! Alas! I cannot without a vehicle. Without a vehicle, I struggle to bring in income (gotta pay for these songs!), and I can't get to the places to record. In today's musical empire, an artist has the ability to create his own "Record Label". Kickstarter has made it possible for musicians like me to make this happen. Will you be my label? Even by backing me with $1, you're bringing me closer to my dream.
My friend Nathan Johnson of "The Made Shop" once said, "You don't have to play by their rules if you dont require their rewards."
I don't want their rewards.
Today's music industry is shifting. You are the only ones that can get me to the next level.
Here's to making new rules.
My financial kickstarter goal is $10,000. It's a bit of a jump. But with that, It will just be enough to get me a van and a new keyboard. Please remember, if we do not meet the goal, then there is no dough, no money, no green. Nada.
You ready?? Deep breath. Lets do this.
THESE PEOPLE (helped make this happen)
Chris Newhard - www.ChrisNewhard.com
Mike Townsend - www.mikeisgreathelikeschocolatecake.com
Jordan Reasner - www.maebecloth.com
Joel Glovier - www.JoelGlovier.com
Nathan Horst - www.AtticrecordingStudio.com
Douglas Capper - www.iammakingstuff.com
Shervin Lainez - www.shervinfoto.com
- (40 days)