R. Reinhold Genauer here, reporting to you after a blissed-out week of skiing in Utah. My boys and I caught three days of fresh turns. My hope in general with digital communications is to share a range of thoughts that represent me as an entire person, from "here's my kid doing a face plant on a double diamond" to "here are my thoughts on the nature of reality" and (as you might expect) a reasonable dose of "Hey, buy my crap." Forgive me - with 20 days left of my #ConspireToSmile Kickstarter I am mildly consumed with making sure the word is out. As a result, this edition of Deep Thoughts From R. Reinhold is a little heavy on the "Hey - buy my crap" side of things. I will work on making future editions more interactive. In the meantime, the best place to reach me for a casual "YO..." is on my Facebook Page
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Some have asked me, "Why covers?" It struck me that in this instance, given the social mission that sits atop the artistic endeavor, the songs themselves needed to have an existing voice of their own in order to help convey the message. Plus we're having a blast re-imagining them. You can listen to the first 3 tracks on Conspire To Smile Kickstarter Page. So without further ado:
Reid Genauer & Folks "Conspire To Smile"
- Conspire To Smile - Strangefolk
- Amplified Messiah - Assembly of Dust
- Hey Jude - The Beatles
- Let Love Rule - Lenny Kravitz
- Love The One Your With - Crosby, Stills & Nash
- I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
- People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield
- One Love - Bob Marley
- Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
- The Weight - The Band
- All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
- What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
- This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
- TBD - voted on by fans
Listen On Kickstarter or SoundCloud
The core of the #ConspireToSmile Kickstarter Project is the album itself. 14 songs recorded by some 24 musicians, including all the members of Strangefolk and Assembly of Dust. It's intended to foster positive social sentiment and a sense of belonging. I suppose I could have left it at that, but there are 1,000 reasons we all come in the first place. Below are but a few:
- Conspire to Smile Album Conspire to Smile T-Shirt - NEW
- Conspire to Smile Logo Sticker - NEW
- Conspire to Smile Poster - NEW
- Conspire to Smile Logo Pins Poetic Pricks (Pins) with select lyrical quotes
- Reid Solo Acoustic Recording "We Are All Fables"
- Reid Children's Audio Book "Sandals or a Suit"
- Assembly of Dust HD Concert Video: AOD live from Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in 2016. Nine cameras and multi-track recording (two sets).
- Strangefolk Live Album: an Archival performance from 199? professionally mixed and mastered (two sets)
- Songwriting Workshop with Reid: Share a song via video chat and get Reid's input and ideas
- Co-author a song with Reid: Write and record a song with Reid Hardcover Coffee Table Lyrics Book: 1988-2018 NEW "This is What I Saw," 30 years and 100 song lyrics, written by Reid and presented with stunning pictures, graphics and pull quotes
- Your Life Is A Poem: Your life story is written into a playful Shel Silverstein-like poem by Reid
- Your Life Is A Music Video: Your photos and video clips professionally edited and set to any one of Reid's songs of your choosing
- Your Life Is A Song: Your life story expressed as a song written and recorded by Reid Dinner for Lore - NEW: Private in-home performance by Reid at your house
I’m upset by the news. And the blur of bad tidings. Facebook gives me the blues. 'Cause there’s simply no hiding. I talk in my sleep I’ve got a gassy constitution. But I #ConspireToSmile. Because there’s LOVE in rEVOLution.
Please don't feel an obligation to make a financial contribution to the project but please do join me in my conviction to be Shockingly Positive in 2018 #ConspireToSmile my friends.
Visit my website to get details on AOD dates in NYC, Philly, Vermont, Syracuse, New Mexico, Colorado and this year's Garden of Eden Fest.
Be shockingly positive folks.