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My father painted >2,000 works in his last 5 years on earth. I'm working to preserve, present, and curate a complete digital archive.
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What is One Man's Trash?

One Man's Trash is both my upcoming debut LP and a legacy project, which began as my father's final lens of the world he unexpectedly departed from on November 24th, 2010.  John Clark Pegg (JCP) was a lawyer-turned-painter, creating well over 2,000 works during his final five years of life, nearly all of which were left behind in a storage space in the mountainous region of Northern Georgia.  Painting on canvas, cardboard,   construction refuse, and countless other mediums pulled from trash heaps and second-hand stores, JCP uncovered beauty in the refuse of others.  

Painting Pile by JCP, Photo by Kari Tribble
Painting Pile by JCP, Photo by Kari Tribble

In Spring 2012, I had finally saved up enough money to quit my job, purchase an old van & trailer (painted by my incredibly talented friend Louis N. LaPierre), drive from MN to GA, load up all of his art, and bring it back home to MN.  

Photo by PCP, Trailer Painted by Louis N. LaPierre
Photo by PCP, Trailer Painted by Louis N. LaPierre

Once back in MN, I lived in a tent in a friend's backyard for three weeks, utilizing a two car garage as an art studio to hang, measure, label, photograph, and archive each individual piece of JCP's work.  This journey has been a test of my mental and physical limits, as well as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.  

Photo by Kari Tribble
Photo by Kari Tribble

Who am I?

My name is Patrick Cavan Pegg (PCP), I am a multimedia producer / musician based in Minneapolis, MN and JCP's youngest son.  Over the past six years, I have done extensive work within the Twin Cities hip-hop community, filming and recording handfuls of projects for other musicians;  worked in the Westside Saint Paul after-school community, providing a safe and productive learning environment for youth interested in learning production / songwriting skills, and spent countless hours honing and developing my craft by writing and recording my own material.  

Photo / Studio Setup by PCP
Photo / Studio Setup by PCP

In February 2013, I holed up in a spaceship and worked for weeks on end to release my first entirely Self-Composed / Engineered / Mixed / Mastered / Produced project, Peace EP (Phuket!), and have nearly finished my first LP, One Man's Trash, which I am offering in several formats as incentive to donate to this campaign.  

I am also an established videographer.  Here's a YouTube Playlist of several video projects which I have produced within the last year or so: 

In addition to my main occupations, I love shooting photos.  Want a professional photo session for yourself?  Maybe your family? How about your pet?  Take a peek at the PHOTOBOMB donation incentive and click the photo below to peruse my Flickr account:  

Photo by PCP
Photo by PCP

I come to you today asking for financial support in helping me wrap up and press my LP, the proceeds of which will be used to begin the process of sharing my father's art with the world.  

Why would YOU give ME money?

I've researched Kickstarter campaigns for several months, and I believe I am offering truly unique incentives to donate to my cause.  One Man's Trash is a great example of the symbiotic nature of artistic creation:  My LP wouldn't exist in its current state without the experiences I have had as a result of pursuing and preserving my father's art.  This album exists because his art existed, and with my help, so can yours.  I want to help YOU bring YOUR vision from your mind's eye to reality.  

Are YOU an aspiring creative?  Singer?  Songwriter?  Emcee?  Producer?   Are YOU looking to record or bring your songs to the next level?  Are YOU looking for someone to capture your daughter's wedding?  YOUR son's first guitar recital?  YOUR niece's birthday party?  YOUR nephew's graduation?  YOUR grandchild's baptism?  Do YOU wish YOU had an important day captured in the life of YOUR family?  Friends?  Loved Ones?  

Because, with my help, you CAN.  Whether capturing professional artists or your child's first steps, I take every project as a profoundly intimate way of envisioning dreams into reality, and I am willing to risk my reputation as an artist to prove it.  

Your pledges will be used to:

  • Finish Production of PCP's debut LP "One Man's Trash". 
  • Press CDs and Vinyl of PCP's debut LP "One Man's Trash". 
  • Offset costs incurred by storage & preservation of JCP's works.  

Any amount I raise over my goal will be put towards the next step in the larger picture of One Man's Trash: web development.  The virtual art gallery I envision for JCP's works will take time and money to develop, and a majority of proceeds from my LP will go towards funding this effort.  My father's legacy is the most important project I have ever been a part of, and I want to sincerely thank ANYONE who donates ANY AMOUNT to help with my efforts.    

I leave you with ONE of THOUSANDS of JCP's works.  I can only create what I envision with YOUR help!

Your support truly means the world to me.

Painting by JCP, Photo by PCP
Painting by JCP, Photo by PCP

See ya when I see ya,

PCP

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk associated with this project is perhaps the most powerful incentive for me to succeed: my reputation, both as an artist and as a human being. I believe wholeheartedly in the powerful transformation hidden in the depths of my father's final expressions, and I'm willing to put my reputation as a producer on the line to unveil JCP's art to the world in the only way I see fit.

The challenges to my audio / visual skill sets, creative demands, and production output will be intense. Depending on how I receive my funding, I could end up spending the next year of my life traveling around the world, meeting new artists and creatives, working with others to bring their creative visions to life… or not. This all depends on YOU! This will be a test of my organizational skills, project management, and creative expression like no other previous project I have ever undertaken.

For me, working alongside others in manifesting a vision into reality is the most satisfying part of the collaborative process. I look forward to tackling any challenges which may arise from the successful funding of this project, because it will only help me grow and build as an artist.

I will be very involved in this campaign to raise funds for preservation and promotion of my father's legacy, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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    Word to your mother. Literally. Send me your mother's name and I'll send an encouraging word up through the sun and across the universe.

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    DIGITAL //
    $10 gets you a digital copy of PCP's recently released "Peace EP (Phuket!)" as well as an advance digital download of PCP's LP "One Man's Trash", ahead of release date. This is shaping up to be my best work yet, and I can't wait to share it with the world.

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    VINYL //
    DIGITAL + a vinyl copy of PCP's LP "One Man's Trash". Vinyl is an artform in and of itself, and I feel strongly enough about the songs I've created to warrant pressing to wax. The album will be specifically re-mastered for the vinyl pressing and no shortcuts will be taken to ensure the best quality possible.

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    DIGITAL + CD + VINYL // + a personalized "thank you" postcard from me to you (or whoever you want it sent to).

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    FREESTYLE RHYME ENHANCING SKILL HANDLER //
    Are you an emcee? Singer? Lover of instrumental music? Aspiring freestyle artist / improviser? In 2009, I started what is known to the hip-hop community as "freestyling", or off-the-cuff improvisational poetry and it has changed the way I see the world for the better. $100 gets you a .ZIP file of 10 unreleased PCP instrumentals from 2009 - 2013, along with a video example of the single most important freestyle exercise I have learned to date. You are free to use the instrumentals in any manner you see fit, but remember, anyone else who donates for this incentive is free to use them as they see fit, too… so if you're looking for unique instrumental creations, keep reading.

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    BEATOLOGY 101 //
    Are you into Ableton Live? Cool! Me too. I've been using version 8 since 2009 and believe to have a heavy-handed grasp of the program. $100 gets you a two hour lesson in all things Ableton Live, as well as a template set built from scratch using only plug-ins included in the program. Whether you are new to the program or an experienced user, I'm confident our interactions will help you envision the program in new and expanding ways. Heck, I know a few tricks I could show you in the first 30 minutes which would be worth the price of admission alone. Lessons are tailored to your individual strengths / weaknesses. I'm willing to do Skype Lessons, but this incentive would be best utilized in person. If Ableton Live isn't your DAW of choice, lessons can be tailored to other programs. Travel expenses not included. Questions? Ask!

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    COVER? NO! TRIBUTE? YES! //
    Pick a song. Any song. Your favorite song. For $200, I will re-envision it, record it, and send it to you online.
    If you choose anything with noodle-y lead parts, I'll likely call upon at least one of my talented friends to help, or re-create the feeling of the original with a kazoo. Be forewarned. Just kidding. Or not. :)

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    PHOTOBOMB // PCP will provide you with a two hour photography session, in-studio or outdoors at a place of your choosing, complete with 20 edited photos from the session, delivered digitally. In order to access the studio setting, you must come to me. Otherwise, I'm willing to travel, but travel / lodging expenses are not included. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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    YOU, IN-STUDIO //
    Do you (or does someone you know) have talents the world needs to see? I bet you do, even if you don't know it. $500 gets you a 2 hour filming / recording session with PCP, complete with a YouTube-ready version of your performance! Willing to travel, but travel / lodging expenses not included.

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    SINGER / SONGWRITER FTW //
    Do you dig my songwriting? For $500, I'll write a song based on anything you supply me with and deliver it both digitally and as a hard copy in a hand-designed envelope. A photo, a story, a news clipping, an audio sample of your dog crooning you to sleep… your life is my muse. Whatcha got?

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    BEATOLOGY 501 //
    Same as Reward #8, but with 5 lessons instead of 1. Great for someone really looking to revamp their live performance or geting a better understanding of Ableton Live / their DAW of choice. Travel expenses not included.

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    ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL PRODUCTION //
    Are you musical? Are you a fan of my production work? $500 gets you audio stems from a one-of-a-kind, meticulously hand-crafted instrumental piece to use in any manner you see fit. Some restrictions apply, but anyone who has worked on a recording project with me will attest to my astute ear for detail and engineering chops. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask. Above all, the piece will be yours to use as you see fit.

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE //
    PCP will accompany you & your family (or twenty closest friends) to a destination of your choice and capture a short film of the experience. Music video? Picnic? Theme Park? Zoo? Grandma's Birthday Party? Some restrictions apply. Travel Expenses not included. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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    MIXING MASTER //

    PCP will Mix & Master your next recording project. Some restrictions apply. I am always willing to travel, but travel expenses / equipment are not included. This option could be utilized remotely or via many of the cloud services which exist. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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    PRIVATE SHOW //

    PCP will go anywhere in the world to play for you. Only you, sure, but it would probably be more fun if your friends are invited, too. Want a turnt-up rap set? Cool. Acoustic swoons? Cool. DJ your son's Bar Mitzvah? Cool. Travel / Lodging expenses not included. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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    TEST PRESS // One-of-a-kind test pressing from the vinyl recording BEFORE the record is released! This is a chance to own a piece of PCP's history. Who knows? This might be worth twice as much after I move along from this plane of existence.

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    WEDDING BELLS //

    PCP will film and produce a short film of a wedding. Your wedding, your friend's wedding, your daughter's wedding, etc. Please e-mail for video examples. Travel / Lodging expenses not included. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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    DELUXE PRODUCTION PACKAGE // PCP will engineer, mix, and master a recording session, film & edit a triptych / narrative music video, and cook you dinner. I make a mean red sauce. Willing to travel, but travel / lodging expenses not included. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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