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Lon's got a pile of great songs we want to get properly recorded and released.
Lon's got a pile of great songs we want to get properly recorded and released.
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Although he is probably best known as a “living expert” on Eastern mysticism and Western Magick, before Lon Milo DuQuette  became a famous Magician, he was a critically acclaimed recording artist on Epic Records.  After a twenty five year hiatus, Lon resumed his career in 2005 when a Canadian documentary film director asked him to play some of his old tunes.  Since then he has  recorded two collections of new songs ("The White Album" and "The Black Album".) These collections were largely self-produced, sometimes using nothing more than a hand held recorder in an extra bedroom.

The popularity of these recordings and the subsequent demand for live performances inspired Lon to re-dedicate himself to making music as well as magic. The result of this re-dedication is the creation of some of his most beloved songs ever.

Lon would very much like to get this material preserved in a format that does justice to the songs and provides the best possible experience for future listeners. To accomplish this requires a recording space, sound engineers and equipment. Although these can be found at reasonable cost, they are not free.

An average track on a CD can take three to five hours to record and three or four to mix. It can also involve other musicians and, eventually, mastering and other services. 

By careful stewardship of the funds we raise, we are hoping to keep our average cost of recording a song down to $500.  We are hoping to raise enough money to cover the recording costs of at least eight new songs.

Lon's songs are both funny and sad, inspiring and whimsical, silly and serious. Above all, they are very entertaining and he'd like very much to give them a chance to live and reach as many people as possible.   Whether you can afford $5, $50 or more, we'd be very grateful for anything you can give to help make these recordings, and Lon's dream, a reality.

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    For $5 you get 3 unreleased tracks that do not appear on this album, including one track that will only be available as a Kickstarter reward.

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    For $15 you can download the entire album plus the 3 unreleased tracks from the $5 reward above.

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    For $25 you'll get an copy of the album personally autographed by Lon plus a link to download the unreleased tracks.

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    For $93 you'll get an copy of the album personally autographed by Lon, the link to download the unreleased tracks and a limited edition recording (by Lon, naturally!) of Chapter 27 of "My Life with the Spirits": "How to End an Autobiography Without Dying", Lon's essay on mortality and related inconveniences.

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    For $125 you'll get the autographed CD, the unreleased tracks and a thirty minute Tarot reading from Lon, Tarot Grandmaster, world renowned expert and creator of the popular and highly sought after Tarot of Ceremonial Magic Deck. Via telephone.

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    For $250 you'll get the autographed CD, the unreleased tracks and a one hour Tarot reading from Lon, Tarot Grandmaster, world renowned expert and creator of the popular and highly sought after Tarot of Ceremonial Magic Deck. Via telephone.

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    For $1000 you'll get the autographed CD, the unreleased tracks and Lon will write and record an original song for you, that captures your essence, musically and whimsically. When people say, "I think that song is about you!" You can reply "Damn right it is!" He will sing you your song live, over the telephone, on, or around, your next birthday, as his schedule permits, and provided he is still alive.

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    For $2000 you'll get the autographed CD, the unreleased tracks, your own personalized song sung to you on your birthday (see $1000 for details) AND an abstract representation of your unique personality in the form of a signed, original one-of-a-kind Lon Milo DuQuette painting.

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    For a donation of $2,500, you will receive a liner note credit of "Associate Producer", a house concert anywhere in Southern California (within 100 mi of Costa Mesa) featuring every song on the album, 20 autographed copies of the CD, a one hour tarot reading and a copy of the Tarot of Ceremonial Magick tarot deck.

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    For a donation of $4000, you will receive a liner note credit of "Executive Producer", a house concert anywhere in the continental United States featuring every song on the album, 20 autographed copies of the CD, a one hour tarot reading and a copy of the Tarot of Ceremonial Magick tarot deck.

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