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$21,613
pledged of 9.999 $pledged of 9.999 $ goal
243
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, August 27 2018 12:22 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Between writing Alone Rewinding and doing all I can to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Water & Solutions, I've been digging through ALL the boxes. In the process, I've discovered a bunch of Far music that I hadn't heard in years, or maybe ever -- songs and versions of songs that I can't remember writing, playing, or hearing. It definitely felt like I was listening to some of these recordings for the first time. 20-ish years in, it holds up well. Some of it feels especially magical to me, like when new-Dad me sings about Hannah in the song I used for this project's video. The first time I heard it, I actually got chills.

Far was pretty on fire during the making of Water & Solutions; perpetually touring, moving fast, trying to figure out who we were as individuals and as a band. Most of this music will be from around that time, in celebration of the anniversary and all. That said, I'm also using this project as a great excuse to finally release all the other unreleased Far stuff from before and after Water & Solutions. So many people have asked for different recordings over the years. This project is about putting it all together, preserving and presenting it as well as possible, and getting it to anyone that wants it -- all in the most personal way possible. 

As you'll see, I've got some simple options for vinyl, custom clothing, handwritten lyrics, house shows, and Unique Recordings... and really it's just about sharing this rediscovered music, and letting go. One way or another, please be a part of this, and help me spread the word to anyone that ever loved Far. Thx for listening to and living these ideas with us.

Questions, thoughts, anything? As always, say hi anytime at jonahmatranga.com 

Love,

Jonah

ps - Since a few ppl have already asked about adding handwritten lyrics to their Bonus Vinyl Combos, and for some goofy reason the machines won't let me create new rewards right now, here's an easy DIY way: If you want handwritten lyrics with the Bonus Vinyl Combo or the Unique Recording level, just add $18, and let me know which tune when I send the survey around at the end of the campaign. Any levels above that, you get 'em anyway, so yay.

Oh, and the survey will have easy ways for you to tell me what color, size, and cut you want yr shirt to be, too. 

I love making this stuff with you!

Risks and challenges

I've been doing this for a lonnnnng time now, so I feel real solid that I'll follow through, and I hope you do too. The music part is in process already. Shirts are usually simple. Vinyl pressing can be a pain sometimes, always seems to take longer than planned, but I always work it out.

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    Music & Mementos

    You'll get all the unreleased Far music that I can find. Most of it will be from the Water & Solutions era, but I feel like this is a good time to just let it all out into the world, so there will be lots more. Hours, for real. Not TOO many, I'm not gonna include any bullshit -- but yea, lots of music. Also, I've been playing with the songs from Water & Solutions on my own and with friends, so any experiments that I end up enjoying will be included too. And because some of us still like physical things, I'll also send you a cool keepsake (if you like). I'm dreaming of a nice little signed & numbered print to commemorate the project. But yea, mostly, the music. Lots of it.

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    Music & Vinyl(s)

    You'll get all the music as above, and you'll get my favorite selections on a slab of beautiful vinyl, likely accompanied by plenty of rambling liner notes. I might get various vinyl colors, etc, but mostly I just want to make sure it sounds great -- and that it's as personal as possible.The quantity will be tailored and limited to this project. Each copy will be signed and numbered by me. It'll be nice.

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    Music & Shirt(s)

    I've been wanting to do this with a batch of shirts for a while now, so this is the perfect time. You'll get to choose from a wide variety of T colors & sizes, whether you want it to be fitted or not, all the good stuff to make a shirt that's just for you. I'm workin on the design now, dreaming of something around handwritten lyrics and simple imagery. The design & printing run will be limited to this project. And of course, you'll get all the music as well.

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    Music & Handwritten Lyrics

    If you would like all the music and a slightly fancier, more personal memento, this is for you. I'll happily handwrite the lyrics to any Water & Solutions song (open to other song ideas, too). It'll be simple and sweet, on quality paper and all, suitable for framing. Yay for handmade things.

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    Bonus Vinyl Combo

    You'll get allll the stuff -- custom shirt, limited vinyl, all the music -- plus an extra-special bonus vinyl full of Far music that I don't want to talk too much about, but I promise it'll be a perfect fit with this project. As with the other vinyl, the pressing will be limited to this project.

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    Everything & A Unique Recording

    You'll get the music, the shirt, both vinyls, and yr choice of a personally-made Unique Recording (jonahmatranga.com/yard-sale/unique-recordings.html) of any Far song you like -- or any song at all, really.

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    Everything & A House Show (Local)

    This is for people within 360-ish miles of San Francisco. I'm thinkin down to SoCal-ish, or over to Reno-ish, or up to Redding-ish. I'm secretly hoping that lotsa people will do this or one of the other show options, and then I can do a little tour based around them. Anyway, yea, we'll set a date together, and I'll happily come and play at yr house (or some other fun space) for you & yr crew. I'll also make you a Unique Recording (if you like). And handwritten lyrics (if you like). And hey, if I haven't sent you the stuff yet, maybe I can hand-deliver it. Either way, you'll get it, and you'll get a great deal on all this stuff, and we'll have a great time.

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    This is for people in the continental US. I'm secretly hoping that lotsa people will do this or one of the other show options, and then I can do a little tour based around them. No matter what, if you're willing to trust & support me like this, I'll happily make it to you somehow. Anyway, yea, we'll pick a date together, and I'll happily come and play at yr house (or some other fun space) for you & yr crew. I'll also make you a Unique Recording (if you like). And handwritten lyrics (if you like). And hey, if I haven't sent you the stuff yet, maybe I can hand-deliver it. Either way, you'll get it, and you'll get a great deal on all this stuff, and we'll have a great time.

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    This is for people anywhere in the world. I'm secretly hoping that lotsa people will do this or one of the other show options, and then I can do a little tour based around them. No matter what, if you're willing to trust & support me like this, I'll happily make it to you somehow. If for some reason it costs a whole lotta loot (let's say over $1500-ish) to get to you from where I am, we'll work out a bit for any extra travel costs... just reach out if you're curious. Anyway, yea, we'll pick a date together, and I'll happily come and play at yr house (or some other fun space) for you & yr crew. I'll also make you a Unique Recording (if you like). And handwritten lyrics (if you like). And hey, if I haven't sent you the stuff yet, maybe I can hand-deliver it. Either way, you'll get it, and you'll get a great deal on all this stuff, and we'll have a great time.

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    It's become a kinda personal tradition for me to put this level on here. Almost every time, some very generous someone (sometimes even more than one!) has a great idea that leads to more great ideas. So, along with pretty much as many copies of everything on here as you want and everything else (including the house show and Unique Recording, of course), I have guitars I'll happily give to you, time I'll happily spend with you & yrs, recording gear I'll use to make stuff with you... it's really whatever we dream up. Let's!

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