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A CSM is like a CSA except i farm songs instead of food.  Buy in for the year and get monthly songs delivered directly to your email!
A CSM is like a CSA except i farm songs instead of food. Buy in for the year and get monthly songs delivered directly to your email!
161 backers pledged $4,555 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Kickstarter,

Thanks for helping me reach my financial goal!  I'd still love to reach 1000 members one day... For now, i'm setting a fresh goal of reaching 150 members by January 17th.  Also, I decided to share with you the first video i made for Kickstarter... it's not as silly but i still like it... i'm using a loop pedal to make the song up as i go... it was shot by Maria Sykes at Epicenter in Green River... enjoy!

I'd like to make my musical career more sustainable and I'm borrowing the model of the CSA to do it.  In a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) you buy into a farm for the year and each month you receive  a box of whatever produce is in season that month.  My CSM (Community Supported Music) is just like that except that i farm songs... which are like food for your spirit... so really, a CSM is just a CSA for your spirit!

I actually tried the CSM model out during the past year and it's been well received in its small circle.  But expanding the membership is crucial for this to become a sustainable model. 

In addition to providing more time to devote to my songwriting, the funds from this project will allow me to invest in better equipment so i can provide higher quality recordings for the CSM and future albums.

In the long term, i'd love to see about a thousand members in the CSM but for now i'd be content to reach 100 in hopes that it will grow from there.  Please help spread the word by sharing this video as much as you're willing and able.

Thanks to Lena Rothman for lending her time and video camera, to my partner Kyle Durrie, for sharing her KICKSTARTER experience and helping me print posters in her MOVEABLE TYPE Truck, all of the folks who gave me feedback on this project, and of course, to Allegra Ahlquist for being her.  She is one of MANY lovely souls i've met in my travels and i sincerely hope YOU will be too!

Thanks for your support!

may flowers grow in your footsteps,

-dustin

www.runonsentencemusic.com

Here's a video of a full Run On Sentence performance:

And here's a video of me playing a song solo from a few years back:

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    Thanks for your support! I'll email you a digital download of "I Am the Blood", the song featured on the second half of the video.

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    Basic Membership: 1 year CSM membership. Each month, you will receive a new, previously unreleased song in your email!

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    Bonus Membership: Basic CSM Membership, plus a monthly bonus. Bonuses will be things like experimental sound recordings and poems.

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    Supporter (A): 1 year Bonus Membership to CSM
    AND 1 digital download of "You, The Darkness, and Me" the latest album by Run On Sentence.

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    Supporter (B): 1 year Bonus membership to CSM
    AND 1 digital download of "Oh When the Wind Comes Down" the first album by Run On Sentence.

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    Bonus Gift Pack: Save $10 and give the gift of song!
    Two 1-year Bonus Memberships to CSM. Please be sure to include an email for the recipient of your gift in addition to your own.

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    Moveable Type Bonus! 1 Bonus Membership and a limited edition, Run On Sentence poster, letterpress printed by Kyle Durrie and me in her Moveable Type truck.

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    Super Supporter: 1 year Bonus Membership to CSM, Digital Downloads of BOTH Run On Sentence albums, AND a digital download of my to 5 picks from the Pilot Season of CSM (i tried CSM on a very small scale in 2011)

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    Moveable Type Deluxe! Everything that comes with the $50 Super Supporter, PLUS a Limited Edition, Run On Sentence poster letterpressed by Kyle Durrie and me in her Moveable Type Truck! (signed upon request) *international backers, please add $7 for shipping

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    All of the above plus, I will record a cover of any song you want!

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    Pledge $333 or more About $333

    All of the above, plus i will write and record a unique greeting for you to use as your voicemail message. AND I'll sing happy birthday to you via phone or video chat on your next birthday!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    All of the above, plus I will write and record a song based on whatever criteria you give me. It could be a song about how awesome you are, a eulogy for your dead cat, a dirge about your old car, a song about the time you peed your pants in school and everyone made fun of you so you learned witchcraft and cast a spell that made everyone in your school except you pee their pants and then you didn't make fun of them just to prove how much more gracious and kind you were than them, or just a nice, simple tune about someone you love. If you can think of it, i'll do my best!

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    All of the above, plus a private concert in your home! We can work out scheduling details once the project has been funded. If you are outside the continental U.S. please plan to provide travel and accommodations as well.

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