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My names Alex Goot and I'm about to self record and release my first full length album! Join me, and support independent music.
My names Alex Goot and I'm about to self record and release my first full length album! Join me, and support independent music.
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*** FINAL UPDATE LESS THAN 24 HOURS REMAINING***

Hey guys!

This will be my final update on Kick Starter! I want to say thank you one last time for all of the love and support you guys have shown me... It's unbelievable and I cannot wait to see you guys all over the world this year!

Please continue to spread the word, and let everyone know that they can pre-order my new album here with some sweet bonuses! I've lowered the price of all of the higher tier rewards as a thank you, and I've also posted a picture of both the "GOOT" license plate, and the exclusive T-Shirt below.

Thank you again, you've all made this album possible! Can't wait to finish it up and share it with you, hopefully you love these new songs as much as I do.

<3

Alex Goot

*** UPDATE FEBRUARY 29th, 2012***

Happy leap year day... or something!

If you watched the update video above you know that i've upped the stakes here, if I can at least double my goal I'm going to announce a European tour by the end of the year! Now I haven't booked it yet, so what I'm promising here is that I WILL put one together by years end! This is something I've wanted to do for a long time now, and since this Kick Starter continues to grow it finally seems realistic. 

I've also put up a new reward, and lowered the minimum donation for a few others so check it all out (especially the sweet license plate from the video I just shot with Kurt Hugo Schnieder). You can continue to pre-order the album, and grab up all the other cool stuff I'm offering... We only have a few days left, your continued support continues to blow my mind. I <3 you all.

Thanks for everything

-Alex

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Hello!

My name is Alexander G Gut, you probably know me as Alex Goot, or Goot (big difference, I know)...

You could be spending your precious time on the internet doing 8 trillion other things - in fact, I'm sure some of you won't read past this paragraph - but that’s ok! Go enjoy your time on Reddit, or Tumblr or wherever you are. The fact that even some of you are interested in becoming a part of my project, though, means the world to me. Thank you guys so much!

Welcome to my Kickstarter! For now I'm going to keep this short and sweet, I'm sure I'll beef this up with Kickstarter updates, more info, and way too many "thank yous” along the way, but for now here's the deal.

I'm in the process of writing my first full length album right now. So far I think I'm creating the best original material I've ever written, and I'm ecstatic for you to hear it all. However, as always - there's a catch.

Going into this recording process (I've already done some basic demos, just to get my ideas out there), I'm worried that I won't be able to capture the songs the way that I want to hear them, and the way that YOU deserve to hear them. Without the aid of a label, I'm stuck putting new gear, external studio time (I'd like to track some of the instruments and vocals in an outside studio to make things sound both bigger, and different from my usual releases), video costs, photography, artwork, physical production, and the costs of touring all on my credit card... For a guy my age, it’s pretty scary - but in my opinion, worth it to live my dream.

What I'm asking for here, is some support from you - my friends, and fans. I've come a long way, but I don't think I can do it on my own. I want to make this album EXACTLY what you and I both want it to be, and with this Kickstarter that becomes possible. I've torn my studio apart and made, what I think, are some pretty cool rewards for your generous donations. You can read them all on the side, hopefully I didn't get too crazy with them!

You can also simply pre-order the record, and get some sweet stuff at the same time... Everything helps, and every cent goes towards putting together this release, as well as making the FULL U.S. HEADLINING tour I'm trying to put together possible.

Being an independent artist is hard, I won't lie... But I can also say that it's the single most rewarding feeling I've had in my life. I'm able to interact directly with each and every one of you, and nothing feels better than making music for your friends. Every note on this album is as much for you as it is for me, and together I think we can show the world that it’s possible to create awesome music, and stay independent at the same time.

I can't say it enough, but thank you... I'd be nothing without you guys.

<3

Alex Goot

Twitter.com/AlexGoot <-- Follow me!

Youtube.com/GootMusic <-- Watch me do stuff!

Gootmusic.com <-- Check out my tour dates!

P.S Think you have a great reward idea for my kickstarter? Email AlexGootKickstarter@gmail.com with any suggestions (subject Reward Idea).

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    Twitter shout out & personal thank you.

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    Digital download of the album 1 week before it's released, as well as access to an exclusive Facebook group with updates directly from me about my progress.

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    Signed physical copy of album, digital download before album release, access to private Facebook group with exclusive updates from me. (please add 5 dollars for international delivery <3)

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    Exclusive T-shirt, exclusive signed poster, digital download before album release, access to private Facebook group with exclusive updates from me.(please add 8 dollars for international delivery <3)

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    "Gooties Cooties" package. Exclusive t-shirt, exclusive signed poster, signed physical copy of album, digital download before release date, access to private Facebook group with exclusive updates from me. (please add 10 dollars for international delivery <3)

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    88 keys, for $88! One of the actual 88 piano keys from the red piano that will be in my debut music video for the album. Key comes signed and labeled (so you know what note it was). You'll also get a phone call from me thanking you for your generous donations.. as well as the "Gooties Cooties" package. Whew!

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    Deluxe "Gooties Cooties" package. Same as "Gooties Cooties" package with the addition of one-of-a-kind polaroid picture of me holding a personalized sign just for you. Also, I'll include your name in the "Thank You" section of my album! (add 10 dollars for international delivery)

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    Signed handwritten lyrics from one of my songs, new or old (your choice), pulled right out of my actual lyric notebook. You'll also get the entire "Gooties Cooties" package

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    The "Goot" license plate used in my upcoming video for my song "Lightning" one of a kind, you can see a picture of it in my last update! Also comes with the "Gooties Cooties" package!

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    One of my many graphic tees (randomly selected) that I've worn in one of my past videos (does not include my Rubix cube shirt). Comes signed and with the ACTUAL video production checklist used during the filming of the video it was in. Also comes with the entire "Gooties Cooties" package. I'm literally giving you the shirt off my back!

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    My favorite graphic tee, the Rubix cube shirt! I wore it in the video for my original song 'Sensitivity' (and several others). Comes signed and with my personal Rubix cube (also signed) that I've kept on my desk in my studio for the last few years. You'll also get the entire DELUXE "Gooties Cooties" package and two tickets to ANY Alex Goot performance (not including festival dates)

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    1-minute long song, written for you, about anything you want! Recorded on my macbook camera, with love. Also includes the Deluxe "Gooties Cooties" package and two tickets to any Alex Goot performance of your choice (excluding festival dates)

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    The blue Squier P-Bass (with the Apple sticker!) i've used in 10+ videos on my Youtube channel, signed and delivered to your door! You'll also get a phone call from me as well as the Deluxe "Gooties Cooties" package, and tickets to ANY Alex Goot show, world wide, for LIFE.

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    The acoustic guitar from my "Edge of Glory" and "Lazy Song" cover videos. Comes signed and with a thank you phone call. Also deluxe "Gooties Cooties" package, and lifetime ticket pass.

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    I will record and upload a FULL PRODUCTION cover video of your choice to my YouTube channel. I'll give you a call and we'll talk about the ideas you have and find a song that you love to work on. Realisticly this needs to be a song that I'm capable of covering, so come up with several ideas, and we will discuss it. Also includes the Deluxe "Gooties Cooties" package, and a LIFETIME pass to ANY Alex Goot show world wide!

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    I will record, produce, and film a full production cover video (featuring me, Alex Goot) for your YouTube channel. I'll be using all the equipment I use to record and film all of my content. Travel expenses are on you, we would be working out of my studio in Poughkeepsie, New York... You also get the entire "Deuxe Gooties Cooties" package!

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