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A man walks into a bar. That's how it starts. £13 and he'll tell you what happened after he walked out.
A man walks into a bar. That's how it starts. £13 and he'll tell you what happened after he walked out.
A man walks into a bar. That's how it starts. £13 and he'll tell you what happened after he walked out.
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I just read this on Kickstarter...

"...Making a record is expensive. I’ve set the goal here to $13,000 (which is actually the bare minimum cost of just recording and mixing)..."

Well, I'm going to make a record for a little less. I've set the goal here to £13. 

On Friday the 13th of this month I'm going to publish a poem online. It'll also be available to read in other formats (see rewards). I'm then going to give these 'lyrics' to a composer who is going to set them to music. We're going record it and then release it the following month. It will be Friday the 13th. Again. And it will be dark. Very dark.

Risks and challenges

There are many risks involved in writing poetry. These include: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction. 3) Eventual madness. There is also every possibility that A) I will not finish the poem or B) the poem will be shit. In case A) the poem will be presented as an unfinished work. Case B) will probably result in one or a combination of the following: 1) Prolonged bouts of melancholia. 2) Laudanum addiction 3) Eventual madness.

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    I will email you a password where you will have exclusive access to read the finished (or unfinished) poem online.

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    I will email you a private link where you will be able to download a recording of this poem (plus a bonus track) set to music as an mp3 file.

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    - THIS REWARD IS ONLY OPEN TO BACKERS WHO HAVE PLEDGED AT LEAST £50 OR MORE IN THE PAST -

    You're either my mother or your name is Eric Cooper, Warren Neill, Rae, or Trevor Pearse. Or perhaps you're trying your luck in the hope of getting a cheap book. That's what you get here, for your loyalty, the poem presented in a booklet with your name in.

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    I'll send you a copy of the poem/lyrics, unsigned and badly photocopied onto saver-standard, low-grade paper. I will scribble an illegible iTunes link on the back telling you where you can purchase the download. Contents will probably be creased if it arrives.

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    I will send you a copy of the poem, printed on Bond premium-weight paper, signed and numbered to a limited edition of 11 + a link where you will be able to download a free audio recording of this poem set to music.

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    I will email you a password where you will have exclusive access to read the finished (or unfinished) poem online + a link where you will be able to download a free audio recording of this poem (and a bonus track) set to music.

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    I will send you a signed copy of the poem, finished or unfinished, and presented in booklet form with your name printed in the credits + a link where you will be able to download a free audio recording of the poem set to music.

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    I will send you a signed copy of the poem/lyrics, finished or unfinished, and presented in a hardback book with your name printed in the credits + a link where you will be able to download a free audio recording of the poem set to music.

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    You are invited aboard the floating home/studio of Justine Armatage who will be setting these words to music. We will perform the poem/song (and play you a few other tracks we're working on) as we take a trip up (or down) the river Lea in London. We'll give you signed copy of the lyrics in a hardback book and a CD of all the tracks we've recorded.

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