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Seasons of Love is the long awaited solo music project of Deim Robinson. Only with the help of friends and family can he release it this spring. Read more

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Seasons of Love is the long awaited solo music project of Deim Robinson. Only with the help of friends and family can he release it this spring.

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Hello Friends, Family, Fans, the Curious, the Skeptical, the Positive:

(Un saludo en español abajo.)

Seasons of Love started years ago before I even joined Up with People, the bands Funkdacion and Passadena, or began collaborating as a songwriter for Universal Publishing and organ great Mauri Sanchis. Seasons of Love arose from my journey through life. The journey we all take that brings us pain, joy, adventure, love… These emotions needed a form of expression. I found my vessel through music, lyric, and poetry. For a long time these reflections have been hidden in tattered notebooks or jotted on any piece of paper I could find at the moment of inspiration. The day to share these songs with you has arrived.

Upon meeting Cheluis Salmerón, a Spanish producer/engineer and Javier Aviles, a songwriter/producer/musician/genius, I was encouraged to put aside other endeavors and focus on Seasons of Love. First, I worked on a demo of about 20 songs, and since have selected 12 of these for the studio recording. My musician friends have been incredible. Other than travel expenses, every single musician who appears on the CD has worked pro bono! This has been an enormous source of encouragement and support to me. Some even came off tours to spend a day recording as is the case with Rosario Flores’ percussionist and David Bustamante’s guitarist. Another blessing was when the studio decided they would give me a break on the 50€ (US$70) hourly rate. As I held my breath the owner said he would charge me 2€ an hour and I could have whatever I needed in the studio! The studio shares my enthusiasm with the project.

This is the part where you come in. We are at the end of the process. I have gotten this far through the efforts of friends and family. All of the songs have been recorded, I just have to lay down the vocals and edit a few more tracks. I’ve been fortunate to receive a grant from the City Hall where I live (Yes!!!) but it only covers about 30% of what I need. What happens now is the mastering of the project (that’s the last part of recording a CD), making the copies, registering the CD, promotion, etc. will cost me a lot of money and this is what record companies usually pay for. I am what is termed to be an Independent Artist so all these expenses are for me and for me alone. My musician peers who have been in the same situation have reached out to their friends, family and fans. This has helped them push ahead at a crucial time in their projects.

I want your contribution to mean something to you. When I write songs I think about you, people I’ve met and care about: my friend, my brother, my cousin, the woman who was swaying to the music at a concert, those who’ve had a bad day, those who want to have good time. I am aiming for $2,800 which is less than what I need, but you will be helping fund a vital component that will help me complete the project. If we are successful in funding, I will be able to start the Seasons of Love tour as early as this summer 2010. The complete proceeds of my first concert in June 2010 will be directed to Manos Unidas. A portion of all subsequent concerts will go to charities where I personally know the people who work in the organization.

I totally understand that everyone has their own expenses, priorities, and economic needs, but I’m asking you to give me a chance to share with you, to sing to you, to experience life with you. This music will accompany you on road trips with loved ones; will be with you in the morning, on your exercise routine, as you sip on wine. Thank you for letting me be part of all of your Seasons of Love.
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Kickstarter es una página web que ayuda a la gente a financiar sus proyectos con la ayuda de sus amigos, familia y conocidos. Yo me enteré de esta página a través de una amiga que hizo lo mismo para su proyecto.

Llevo un poco más de tres años intentando sacar este proyecto a la luz y el único problema que he tenido ha sido la financiación. Como no tengo una discográfica que se encargue de los gastos de producción, voy pagando yo como puedo. Afortunadamente, todos (músicos, técnicos, arreglistas) han puesto su granito de arena para ayudarme con este sueño sin cobrar nada. Estoy muy agradecido porque además de ser buena gente, son profesionales de categoría.

Ahora falta poco para terminar el disco y os estoy pidiendo un último esfuerzo para poder publicar mi disco que se llamará Seasons of Love (Estaciones de Amor). Mi objetivo es recaudar $2.800. Aunque me hace falta más, ésta es la cantidad que quiero alcanzar con la ayuda de todos vosotros. (Si no llego a esa cantidad, que se consigue con las cantidades que hayáis decidido donar a partir de $15, a vosotros no os cargarán vuestro donativo, no cobraré nada, y seguiré sin sacar el disco.) Es muy fácil participar y hay premios según la cantidad de tu donativo. Es bastante fácil pero si necesitáis ayuda traduciendo algo que no entendéis, no dudéis en contactar conmigo.

En este mes, he acordado con la Presidenta de Manos Unidas de Guadix y los músicos que la recaudación del concierto de Presentación de mi disco (si se saca) será íntegramente para sus campañas contra la pobreza, el hambre, la malnutrición, la enfermedad, la educación, el subdesarrollo, etc. Además una parte de todos mis conciertos posteriores será, por contrato, para ONGs donde conozco personalmente a alguien que trabaja con cada organización.

Entiendo muy bien que todos tenéis vuestros gastos, prioridades, y necesidades económicas...Solo pido tu granito de arena, para darme una oportunidad de compartir, de cantar mi vida, divulgar mi esperanza, y experimentar la vida contigo a mi lado. Esta música te acompañará en tus viajes, te ayudará con tus sueños y en los momentos especiales. Gracias adelantadas por dejarme ser parte de tus Estaciones de Amor.

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    19 backers

    Season of Joy Reward:

    Get a digital download of the album + a Skype call from the artist .

    Consigues descarga del CD+llamada del artista

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    14 backers

    Season of Peace Reward:

    Get a digital download + a Skype call from the artist + credits on CD

    Descarga del CD + llamada del artista + créditos en CD.

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    15 backers

    Season of Life Award:

    Get a digital download of the CD + physical CD of the album + a Skype call from the artist + credits on the CD.

    Descarga del CD + CD original + llamada del artista + créditos en el CD

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    2 backers

    Season of Harmony Award:

    Get a digital download of the CD + physical CD of the album + a Skype call from the artist + credits on the CD + Seasons of Love T-Shirt.

    Descarga del CD + CD + llamada del artista + créditos en el CD+ camiseta de Seasons of Love.

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    6 backers

    Season of Love Award:

    Get a digital download of the CD + 2 physical CDs of the album (one as a gift)+ a Skype call from the artist + credits on the CD + CD of Deim Robinson's Greatest Hits as singer with his band Funkdacion + Seasons of Love T Shirt .

    Descarga del CD + 2 CDs + llamada del artista + créditos en el CD+ CD Funkdacion + camiseta de Seasons of Love.

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    1 backer

    Season of Hope Award:

    Get a digital download of the CD + 2 physical CDs of the album (one as a gift)+ a Skype call from the artist + credits on the CD + 1 Limited Edition Seasons of Love t-shirt + CD of Deim Robinson's Greatest Hits as singer with his band Funkdacion + 3 of Deim Robinson Dance Tracks remixed by Europe's hottest DJs.

    Descarga del CD + 2 CDs (uno para regalar) + llamada del artista + créditos en el CD+ CD Funkdacion + camiseta de Seasons of Love + Remix de 3 canciones por algunos de los DJs mas punteros de Europa.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Season of Truth Award:

    Your name (or the name of your choice, unless it's Cleatus;) will be in a song, Get a digital download of the CD + 2 physical CDs of the album (one as a gift)+ a Skype call from the artist + credits on the CD + 1 Limited Edition Seasons of Love t-shirt + CD of Deim Robinson's Greatest Hits as singer with his band Funkdacion + 3 of Deim Robinson Dance Tracks remixed by Europe's hottest DJs.

    Tu nombre o uno de tu elección (a menos que te llames Anacleto;) ) saldrá en una de las canciones del CD + Descarga digital + 2 Cds originales + Llamada del artista + Créditos en el Cd + 1 Camiseta de Seasons of Love + 1 Cd con Funkdacion + Remix de 3 canciones por algunos de los DJs mas punteros de Europa.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Season of Inspiration Award:

    Deim will write, sing, and record you a song with his best collaborators. Use the song as a unique and original birthday, anniversary, or special ocassion gift. Get a digital download of the CD + 2 physical CDs of the album (one as a gift)+ a Skype call from the artist + credits on the CD + 1 item of your choice from the Deim Robinson Store at www.reverbnation.com/deimrobinson + Limited Edition Seasons of Love t-shirt + CD of Deim Robinson's Greatest Hits as singer with his band Funkdacion. Your song will also be sent to you in digital and hard copy format with the option to be published on the Seasons of Love CD.

    Deim escribirá, cantará y grabará con sus colaboradores una canción para tí + Descarga digital + 2 Cds originales + Llamada del artista + Créditos en el Cd + 1 artículo a elegir de Deim Robinson Store en www.reverbnation.com/deimrobinson + 1 Camiseta de Seasons of Love + 1 Cd con Funkdacion + Tu canción se te enviará personalmente y tendrás la opción de que salga en el disco.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Trip to Spain from any European or North American destination to attend the Seasons of Love benefit concert. You will receive tickets to the concert and backstage access, your name will be part of the contributors to the charitable organization, you will receive a free tour of the city, dinner with Deim Robinson and his band, lodging, transport and meals.

Funding period

- (31 days)