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Alfa moved across the country to follow her dreams. Now she's ready to make her next album! Help make it happen & get some sweet swag.

Update: 

I'm waayy excited to be working on 3 songs on the upcoming EP with the talented Paul Wight. After a night of hanging out, we got this crazy idea that we would take my song "Isabelle" (from 2009's Second Skin LP) and give it a 180-degree sonic spin. What has resulted is streaming below. Enjoy! And if you're a fan of all things FREE, be sure to download the mp3!
 (I'm a poet and I didn't even know-it...)

Plus, Here's a FREE DOWNLOAD of "My Only One" as a small token of my BIG appreciation.

"MY ONLY ONE" Free Download

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OK, now let's keep on Kickstarting this baby to $6,500 and make a 7-song EP!!! <3

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READY...SET... GO TEAM ALFA!!!

This is it!  A year after leaving my job and moving to L.A., I've written, re-written, and over-written dozens of brand new songs.  They are inspired by the experiences, lessons and adventures that I have lived in this whirlwind year. And you know what?  I am SO excited about them. 

I want to get back in the studio to record my follow-up to 2009's "Second Skin" LP (yep, it's been THAT LONG! Have mercy!) But studio time, duplication, mastering, and all that jazz takes serious G's.  I'm ready to foot part of the bill, but I can't do it without you!  Let's make the next EP as amazing as it can possibly be. :D

Here's how it works.  If I get your support in the next 30 days, you will get one of 15 sweet rewards.  Donate $25 or more, and I'll let you in on live video performances of unreleased songs.

These seashells are symbolic of my music...and this is me offering it to you.
These seashells are symbolic of my music...and this is me offering it to you.

If I reach my goal, everyone who pledges will get some token of thanks (again, see Rewards list to the right). BUT ... here's the catch. If I don't reach my goal, I don't get any funding from Kickstarter.  Nada. Zip. Zilch. :(  But let's not think about that.

Instead, let's think about the possibilities - about how even Missed Opportunities can be good opportunities:

How, even though life can feel like a Three-Act Tragedy, the good things can still pull through...

Or.. how the number Pi is a really long one:

I digress.
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There will be more updates soon. In the meantime, help a sister out by Sharing, Liking, Following, and telling all your beautiful friends about how TOGETHER, a little Kickstarter lovin' can get this chica from New Jersey (and the Philippines!) a brand new EP that you, me, your mom, your sister, your bros, your homies and your grandpa can enjoy for years to come.


Pow!
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BIG thank you to Paul Wight for this Kickstarter video and overall assistance. Also to Faith & Jesse Duran (for letting us hijack their house lamps), Rob Bieselin, Kawehi, Mike Violago, Janice Chau and Patrick Allocca. Big-ups to Mya-Moe Ukuleles, Walden Guitars & DANSR Hamilton Stands. <3 Love love love!

Photo credits: Garrick Fujii, Ted Kim.

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    Every dollar counts! Thank you - and... wait for it.... MENTAL HUG

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    Get a free download of a song one week before the EP release (and a mental hug!)

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    You rock! You get a pre-released digital download of the EP + a personal thank you note on specialty origami paper

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    NEW REWARD! - VINTAGE BUNDLE: A collection of 16 b-sides, rarities, and remixes of Alfa's songs (old and new), many of which can't be found anywhere else! **If you already made an earlier Pledge, add this amount to your original Pledge to get both Rewards**

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    Thanks so much! You get a physical copy of the EP, a pre-released digital download of the EP + personal thank you note. You also get EXCLUSIVE videos of unreleased songs, performed live!

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    NEW REWARD! - SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW: Pre-released digital download of the EP + a personal thank you note on specialty origami paper + Vintage Bundle of 16 b-sides, rarities, and remixes of old and new Alfa songs.

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    *EXCLUSIVE* Wooo! Thank you! Remember my handmade stick-figures in my video for "Missed Opportunity"? (See it @ http://youtu.be/DGxNG0Gf96A) Consider those drawings yours, along with Reward #4

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    You angel, you! You get a signed copy of the CD BEFORE the release date, a handwritten lyric sheet of one of my songs (your choice!), a signed copy of my 2009 album, "Second Skin" + Reward #4

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    Holy cannoli! Thank you so much! Land your name in my EP's liner notes + I dedicate a song to you on my YouTube channel + Reward #4

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    YOWZA!! I give you a 45-minute private lesson of your choice (songwriting, voice, violin, piano, guitar, ukulele, writing, frisbee) via Skype or in-person + Reward #4

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    You're sweeter than cupcakes! Speaking of which, I bake you a batch & hand-deliver (limit 35-mile radius) or air-mail it your way. PLUS a signed copy of "Second Skin" + Reward #4 + your name in my liner notes

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    FORREAL?! You're AMAZING!! So amazing, in fact, that you deserve a song. Your own. And I'll write it. You tell me what it's about (nothing profane, of course), I'll record and send it to you. ALSO: a copy of "Second Skin" + Reward #4

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    *EXCLUSIVE*: First of all, YOU JUST ROCKED MY SOCKS!!! Second, I'm going to give you my first-ever Kala ukulele (featured here: http://youtu.be/0yDX4qVpaKc), decorated by me with an original poem from my journal. Case and uke strap included. Third, you get Reward #4 + a signed copy of "Second Skin". [Uke specs available upon request]

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    YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME CRY!! Thank you! I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles, Nashville, and NYC, and if you're from those cities (or visiting), I'll take time out of my next trip there to take you out to my favorite spots! Plus Reward #4 (copy of EP will be signed & sent before release) + your name in my liner notes + a signed copy of "Second Skin".

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    I. LOVE. YOU. No, really, I DO! You and 3 friends are invited to Chez Alfa for a BBQ gathering, including an intimate mini-performance. ALSO: Reward #4 (copy of EP will be signed & sent before release) + your name in my liner notes + a signed copy of "Second Skin" (Transportation not covered)

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    MY HEART OVERFLOWS WITH GRATITUDE. I will play a show for you at your home (or wherever you prefer; travel costs must be covered), AND I'll bring a batch of cupcakes with me. :) Plus Reward #4 (copy of EP will be signed & sent before release) + a signed copy of "Second Skin."

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    HOT DANG. YOU'RE AMAZING. I credit you as a "Consultant" to the EP: you are part of the whole experience - you get Skyped in on every studio session, I send you updates on the album art, and you can give me your input. PLUS, you get an original, one-of-a-kind art piece illustrated by Janice Chau, the designer of my album cover (sample piece here: http://bit.ly/NC3aEO). PLUS, you get Reward #4 (copy of EP will be signed & sent before release) + your name in my liner notes + a signed copy of "Second Skin"

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