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Timeless Music Lovers! Imagine listening to Cat Stevens as you walk past Paul Simon holding a Nick Drake record. #Positivelove

Final Update!: Less than 24 hours left to pledge!

Here's a final day video signing off this kickstarter with a French twist. The song 'Chances' is an ode to my childhood. My mother would play french music and sing in french to me while growing up in Athens, Greece. The song lyrics float on French balladry. It reflects the passing of time by way of chance. You either get a chance, or you lose a chance. With that said:

There are still a couple of chances to get the $75 dollar pledge. This gets you a live video of an original song by me, dedicated to you. If interested, 11:11 PM is the deadline to pledge. There is still a chance to share this video with friends as well. :)

Update!!!: About 3 Days left to pledge: Every dollar helps in reaching the goal. Here's another track to raise your interest in supporting. Thank you to Everyone who has helped so far!

I'm looking to you for help to cover the costs of my debut record, "Positive Love". With your help, this album will take off in dream-like proportions. Become a part of something special.

Over the last 10 years I have honed in on my skills as a singer-songwriter/producer and I am ready to share these accomplishments with you. Having gone through numerous jobs in the past, I have deepened my fundamental observation of life. We all have hardships that we are going through and I'm trying to help shed light towards a positive outlook on life. Ever since letting people into my craft, I have had an overwhelming amount of response that has helped me open up within the last year. People have created music videos, drawn artwork, taken stunning photographs, written articles, and even painted exclusive art on a piggy bank for me to enhance my street performance. I'm thankful for all I have received and I am inviting you to help create the Positive Love debut record movement with me. 

Take a closer listen to the title track off my debut record:

Here's a live video for the debut single 'Any Way Out Of It' off my record:

I was recently invited by GBS Detroit to perform at the Motors and Music Experience at the Pontiac Silverdome. Other major artists at the festival included Mayer Hawthorne and the Stone Temple Pilots. Here's a live performance from the GBS live EP that will come with your $15 pledge.

If you are interested in pledging to have me cover a song and put in on YouTube, here's an example: 

Here's the Greater Alexander Art masterpiece pledge for those interested in getting a closer look:

Greater Alexander Positive Love Masterpiece
Greater Alexander Positive Love Masterpiece

Here's a break-down of what your pledges will help pay for:

  • Paying to have the record mixed and mastered professionally
  • Paying to have the record replicated and pressed for a Digital CD
  • Paying the musicians who played on the album
  • Paying to get the record published and copyrighted
  • Paying to have the record pressed on Vinyl
  • Paying for the record artwork packaging layout designed professionally  
  • Paying the videographers for some extra live video content
  • Paying to have the record distributed to online stores
  • Paying Kickstarter and Amazon their fees for using their platform

AND some extra headspace for a bunch of other little costs like final shipping and expenses that tend to pop up! 

This is an all or nothing project. I am humbled by all of your support. Help create positive love by sharing this kickstarter project with your family and friends. 

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Kickstarter intro photo taken at The Heidelberg Project by Erin Marie Miller Photography

Extra huge thank you for video production by Ian Sigmon and Chris Rosik of Pluto

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I believe that the positive energy of the universe will hold out its hand and guide this project to fruition. In any case, I'm still a new artist that is building his following one person at a time. I'm willing to take out a credit card loan to cover the costs of everything even if this project does not reach its goal. I believe in the positive potential and success of this record.

FAQ

  • I started learning protools professionally at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI a little over 10 years ago. I initially invested in a great mini-me apogee pre-amp because I wanted a nice clean sound. I'll be looking to invest in different pre-amps for my next album.

    For this record, I also had friends lend me great microphones like the Blue bottle microphone.

    Additional drumset overdubs were done at a church in Sterling Heights, MI. I brought my protools rig over there and set it up. I am thankful enough to have known my friend Jax of Flint Eastwood who let me use the space at night.

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  • The guitar is a one-of-a-kind Hootenanny. I found it up at a thrift store in Mackinaw City, MI. It was sold to me for $20. A U-per ended up drilling a make shift bridge when it should have remained movable. The neck was completely warped, but it sounded like it sounded amazing. I fixed it up and added an L.R. Baggs acoustic guitar pick-up. I'm very thankful for the beautiful sound and cherish it as if it is priceless.

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  • In regards to the note: Note*** If you want a vinyl test pressing with this pledge, select this reward and add $50.

    I meant to say add $25 and then your total pledge would be $50.

    Also, If you want to add the Eco-friendly CD, add $15.

    Both Vinyl and an Eco-friendly CD? add $40.

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  • I recorded digital via protools but in the mixing process some tracks were thrown into analog and then back to digital.

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    RAISE YOUR POSITIVITY AND LOVE: {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} 192 Kbps MP3 Pre-released digital download of the WHOLE RECORD + Digital Album Cover. For the last 48 hours of this campaign, I'm asking as many people as possible to raise their voice in solidarity with Positive Love by donating just $1. You won't change the world with this pledge, but you will show your support and get a whole bunch of beautifully crafted music. A pledge of $1 carries as much weight as a pledge of $808 because every voice matters and together we can create this beautiful movement! The more people that back this project, the greater the movement. So, RAISE YOUR POSITIVITY AND LOVE and help move this debut. If you are interested in an amazing amount of more digital goodies, I highly suggest the $15 pledge below. Take care.

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    {DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD} 320 Kbps MP3 Pre-released DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the WHOLE RECORD + Digital Album Cover and Artwork + Digital Lyrics Artwork.

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    {SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD} DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + EXTRA MUSIC including an ambient remix of a song from BON IVER + Positive Love UNRELEASED FIRST TAKE DEMOS + Live Exclusive Groove Box Studios EP + PDF of all 25 handmade covers. NOTE: if you're currently backing @ less than $15, you can UP your pledge & get this! just go to your page then re-select this package. (this package will also be added to EVERY bundle over $15! Yeah, Woah! **Wise choice**)

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    {HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY KICKSTARTER CD} A HARDCOPY LP + USA shipping included + SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. Enviro-friendly positive love.

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE UNIQUE LIMITED EDITION HARD COPY CD} Each backer receives an exclusive, Individual, Beautiful, Michigan hand-crafted art piece. This is a backer-only version of the cover CD made by me - USA shipping included. Also includes an exclusive kickstarter only printed booklet of the lyric sheets +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD +A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. Note*** If you want a vinyl test pressing with this pledge, select this reward and add $50. One-of-a-kind positive love.

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    {LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING} You will get a limited edition test pressing of the debut record courtesy of United Record Pressing. (Test pressings come in a blank sleeve hand stamped and will only be exclusive for this kickstarter project.) + HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD + SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + a nice one-of-a-kind sticker. Boy Joy, Girl Squeal type of Positive Love.

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    {Personal Live Performance - Kickstarter Exclusive} - I'll give a shout out to you and perform just for you and post the video on your facebook wall or send the video to you via e-mail + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING+ HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD + SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. Just-for-you type of Positive Love.

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    {Pick a cover, any cover YouTube/Facebook Kickstarter Exclusive Pledge} 3:1 Think of three songs and envision me covering one. I'll pick choose one of three songs and make a Youtube Video and dedicate it to you and plaster it on the Facebook wall. Check out a sample to your left. + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING + HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. That's self-love-in-a-great-way kind of Positive Love.

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    {Backer-Exclusive Original Greater Alexander Masterpiece} - I enjoy putting positivity into art. This is a one-of-a-kind painting. You'll get a painting that I have sent a lot of positive messages to while making this record + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING+ HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. You'll be able to complete your positive love morning by plastering this on your master bedroom wall.

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    {Planetarium Astronomical Pledge} This is a once in a new universe type of pledge. Available in Michigan only. Your pledge will allow me to rent out the Acheson Cranbrook Planetarium and do my Record Release celebration party here. I will sing to you while you sit comfortably under the stars. You will have dibs on first seats and you can invite whomever you choose. Remaining seats will be for sale to the public. It will be on a Saturday at 6pm + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING + HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. ASTRAL amount positive love. Note: This date is still being secured. If you decide to become a backer, we can decide on the date together. Looking to do this after the holidays.

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    {Concert in your Home Serendipitous Pledge} I'll come to your house and make you delicious treats and play an hour of music for you. That's one idea...or maybe have an intimate candle light session, I'll even tuck you in to bed if you want. + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING+ HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. Note: You can invite as many people as you want. The more the merrier. Note: If you live more than 4 hours away from my Detroit, you will also have to cover travel expenses and a place to stay (If more than a 10 hour drive, you'll have to cover a plane ticket + guest for me to travel with and provide accommodations) If you have a guest bedroom, I'll take it :) That is a John Cusak playing-the-role-of-Jonathan-Trager-telling-you-how-you-have-Cassiopeia-freckle-alignment-on-your-skin dream state amount of SERENDIPITOUS Positive Love. Did you really just read all that? I'm proud of you. You are Awesome.

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    {A Day Tour of Detroit Epic Pledge} - I explore Detroit a lot on my own and now you can come with me. I find special little places that need a moment of positivity and serenade songs into the space around me. Detroit has a deep place in my heart and I love to give it some positive love as it's going through it's rebirth. + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING+ HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. **Note**: Choose-your-own-adventure, thrill seekers only. Out of town? Fly on in and we can re-arrange the time and schedule for this. I'll also treat you to morning brunch at Commonwealth as well as an afternoon coffee at Astro and/or Anthology. EPIC Positive Love.

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    {Record a Three Song EP in my home studio} - Are you a singer-songwriter/musician that has been holding on to amazing songs but needs a little guidance in recording them properly? Give me the go ahead to Produce for you. We'll spend 5 marathon days together recording the layout of your songs with my guitars/microphones/piano/light percussion. Feel free to bring any additional instruments. I have a great amount of gear and I use protools to record. + LIMITED EDITION VINYL TEST PRESSING+ HARD COPY ECO-FRIENDLY CD +SUPER ULTRA DELUXE DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION DOWNLOAD + A nice one-of-a-kind sticker. Note: Mixing/Mastering/Artwork layout and Accommodation not included. Contact me for more details and for a review of three demo songs to see if we can make it happen. ORGANIC Positive Love.

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