JLB here. Dolphin Safe Tunes is a collection of songs I've been working on for the past two years. This EP is my maiden voyage into songwriting and I'm all at once excited, terrified, and jazzed (all puns, ALWAYS intended)! A tip of the hat to classic cabaret acts and Motown funk, these tunes are enriched with equal parts silliness and sass! I can only hope you have as much fun listening to them as I had writing them!
"But Jaime Lyn, water you doing making an EP?"
Great question! First of all: I love music. Second of all: I love puns. Third of all: Let's be honest, I've always wanted to wear a mermaid tail and this seemed like a proper excuse. As a kid, I grew up singing at the piano with my dad and performing in musicals from age 2 to 22. I spent the last year touring the nation with 9 of my closest friends, playing in sold-out venues, and living on a tour bus. The following is a conversation I had with myself late one night in my bus bunk/sleep-pod:
ME: Wow! Singing in concerts is fun! I sure do LOVE making music!
ME TOO: I know right?! We should do this more often!
ME: That would be so wonderful!... Ooo, I have an idea!
ME TOO: Teach us how to drive a car and finally get a driver's license???
ME: Nah, that'll never happen. Let's make an EP!
ME TOO: Cool idea! Can we dress up like a Mermaid, too?
ME: Sure! That makes so much sense and has everything to do with making music!
ME TOO: Hooray!
...and so began the tail of Dolphin Safe Tunes!
"Quit fishing for cash! Money grows on trees!"
Everything about the above statement is false (and that pun was REALLY forced). Long ago, Liza Minelli sang, "money makes the world go around". Longer ago, Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I have a dream". Suffice to say, these two phrases often go hand in hand. Truth be told, even the dreamiest of dreams typically don't come cheap. Studio time, venues, musicians, customized cans, and mermaid tails (oh, my! ) all cost many "gold coins" and the last thing I'd want is to have to pirate it all....
Without your support this project will never be mer-made. So please, lend a fin and help me reel in my dream of making Dolphin Safe Tunes: Music with a Porpoise a reality.
Risks and challenges
Like the brave Odysseus, I too, will likely sail into rough seas and encounter many fateful obstacles throughout this musical journey... Whether I'm braving the call of Siren song deadlines, wrestling the cyclops of writers-block, or simply find myself stuck between a rock and a hard place, your support will be my floaties! Together we can dive in head first and let this EP set sail!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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