日本の皆さん！ このページを見てくれてありがとうございます。 もしKickstarterから寄付をするにあたって問題があったり、不明な点があれば jodyporterFOW@gmail.com までメールをしてください。 日本語で回答を送ります。 皆さんのサポートに感謝します。
日本語で回答を送ります。 皆さんのサポートに感謝します。 Kickstarterの使い方については、こちらにわかりやすい日本語のガイドがあります。 http://bit.ly/137DIdz アメリカのamazon.comのアカウントを開設するだけ。とても簡単です。
日本のファンの皆さん、ソロアルバムを作るためのプロジェクトをKickstarterというサイトで始めました。皆さんのサポートでレコーディングをする事ができるようになります。寄付の額に応じて、いろいろな特典があります。日本であなただけのためにライブをすることもできます！ それぞれの特典の詳細については、このページの一番下の“I live in Japan. Please translate the rewards”をクリックしてください。 サポート宜しくお願いします。
I've recorded in big studios with major label budgets in the past, but the music industry has changed over the last several years. I'm looking to put out my second solo album and want you to be part of the process.
With today's technology, I could probably record 95% of this in a Barnes & Noble bathroom but I've decided to bring it to Kickstarter to get funding so I can put out a proper product. The Kickstarter platform provides a way for me to stay in touch with you along the way too and that's important to me.
In exchange for your support, I am offering rewards including high-resolution downloads, advance copies of the CD, lyric sheets, lessons, performances and personal experiences. If you have ideas for other rewards, let me know. Remember: You won’t be charged for anything until I reach my goal. If we beat the goal, I’ll set a reach goal and add in other reward packages as well as some surprises for those who backed the project in the early stages (bonus tracks, possible outtakes, video footage, etc.).
Funding will pay for:
- Studio time
- Art & Design
- Shipping supplies & fees
- Kickstarter & Amazon Payments fees
If I don't reach my goal, I get nothing...and that would be the worst.
Keep checking in on the campaign and looking at Twitter @jodyporterNYC for updates.
I got this drum kit for my 4th birthday and this ukelele for my 5th birthday
I got a 1965 Fender Mustang for my 6th birthday. It was bought used for $75. I still have it and I'm using it in the recording of Month of Mondays as a tribute to being six, mentally. I gave up drums for guitar because I like notes more than rhythm. I can do a lot more with notes. People ask me why I chose to be a guitarist. In the end, the answer is simple. It chose me.
Before I was in Fountains of Wayne and The Belltower, I was in The Westwinds and Foreign Aid. The Westwinds were rootsy, influenced by Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. We played school dances. Foreign Aid was my second band. I switched to electric guitar in that band. We were influenced by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. We had trouble getting gigs though because we were a liability of some sort playing over 21+ shows. The riders couldn't include Jameson anyway.
When I was 19, I moved to New York and started The Belltower. You can read more about that under the full bio section. We spent a few years in London before I returned to New York. In 1996, I joined Fountains of Wayne as their lead guitarist. We put out six albums and toured all over the world. Here's my view from a show in Japan. Good lookin' fans.
In 2011, we released Sky Full of Holes. In the last year or two between touring, we appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan O'Brien Show, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
I'm most inspired by guitarists like Keith Richards, George Harrison and Tom Verlaine: players who played vital parts for the sake of the song, not for themselves. I've always found understated arpeggios and atmospheric voicings to be more interesting and powerful than flashy solos. As a teenager, I got to attend a few of Keith's recording sessions for his debut solo LP, Talk is Cheap. That will forever symbolize my right of passage into the NYC music scene and is certainly something to share with the grandkids one day. He has some crazy stories but then again so do I after 20 years in the biz. Heh. Maybe whoever pledges for the SKYPE SESSION will get 'em outta me.
I also spent three months recording in England at the home of John Entwistle, bassist for The Who. More recently, I became friends with Joni Mitchell and spent time at her home in California. Although there's a generation gap between me and my influences, it's inspiring to know that there is a collective conscious we all share as musicians and it's evident on occasions when I've been fortunate enough to have some impromptu jam sessions with them.
In my time off touring with FOW, I've collaborated with musicians including Sean Lennon, Albert Hammond Jr., Juliana Hatfield and Jesse Malin. I've also played alongside Norah Jones, Nicole Atkins, Adam Green, Butch Walker, The Strokes and others at tribute concerts for Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones, benefiting Doctors Without Borders, The Musicians Cancer Fund, and Sweet Relief, a non-profit that helps musicians facing illness and disability.
In 2008, I released my first solo album Close to the Sun. The songs spanned several years and were recorded at several different studios with a number of musicians. In contrast, Month of Mondays is comprised of songs written over a two month period. I'm taking a more active role in this album by shaping the vision myself and playing all the instruments.
I've been a gypsy with a ruck sack since the last FOW record came out, going with the wind from coast to coast. I picked up a lot of ideas in SF, LA, Japan and the south of France. I left NYC for the country to write and do pre-production for this record. It's moved along quickly with no distractions and this environment allowed me to be more productive than I've ever been. Now I want to bring these songs to you and Kickstarter is the perfect way to do that.
I tried to put together some good bundles but if you want more than one reward, just add the additional money in your pledge and write me a note via Kickstarter. Here are some pictures of the rewards. I'll post more in the update section as we go:
Artwork by Mark Chandler
My friend Rob's book about the history of music and nightlife in New York City, specifically the East Village and Lower East Side. Musicians and bands featured in the book include Joey Ramone, The Psychedelic Furs, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Strokes, Interpol, The National, Longwave, The Bravery, The Hold Steady, Marty Willson-Piper (The Church), Elliot Smith...and me.
Trophy guitar strap (Lennon Rooftop style)
This is a historic reproduction of the strap John Lennon used on January 30, 1969 with The Beatles in their final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple Records building in London.
I'll play on your record. These guys dug it.
My 1973 Gibson ES-335
Risks and challenges
Over the course of my career, I’ve learned nothing is guaranteed in the music business. I’ve stuck with it because I am passionate about playing, not because I expect to make a quick buck. This is a completely independent project so the risks involved with making the record are minimal. The fewer people involved, the less red tape and the quicker I can get it into your hands. The songs have been written. The demos have been recorded. As soon as I get into the studio, I’ll track it all.
I don’t anticipate any setbacks, unless it is something that happens outside of my control (a natural disaster, I break all my strings and there is a nationwide shortage, etc.). I have experience recording and will work in the most efficient manner. I’ll be keeping you updated on my progress along the way. I’ll be attentive to your questions and requests. I'll do everything in my power to fulfill all incentives on time and as promised. In the unlikely event an unexpected delay occurs, I will offer extra incentives.
I take your support seriously and I couldn’t do this without YOU. I'm excited to go in the studio and record. I can't wait for you to hear these songs. I will ship your rewards AT LEAST a week before the official release date. I will PERSONALLY be going back and forth to the post office to fulfill every reward.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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