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THE COLD, HARD FACTS:  I am writing a book. I am making a new full-length album. The project is entitled CMYK.
THE COLD, HARD FACTS: I am writing a book. I am making a new full-length album. The project is entitled CMYK.
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WHAT IS THE CMYK PROJECT ABOUT?
Good question. I'm glad I asked me that. It started with a letter I received that spoke directly to me and the moment I was living in. It gave me a sense of hopeful context that I was in was one moment of my life's process and that my life was part of a yet larger and even more hopeful process. I wanted to write something for friends and loved ones, some of whom I know in my role as a pastor, who found themselves in moments similar to mine. Fifteen songs and letters later, I had the beginning of CMYK. I posted a few of the letters at my blog and released the fifteen songs on three EP's entitled C, M and Y.  All along, I've had the vision of bringing this project to completion in a more comprehensive and meaningful form, including the CMYK book and the album, "K." Help me make that happen.

WHY IS IT CALLED CMYK?
In the CMYK print process, every one of the colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) is a necessary part of the process. I believe the same to be true of life.  Some moments might be more bright, happy yellow, some a moodier blue (cyan) and some have their fair share of flashy pink (magenta) but no moment is without meaning and no moment is wasted. In fact, in the printing process, the Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink plates are aligned (or "keyed") with the black ink plate, meaning that the darkest element in the process is perhaps the most vital. Abraham Kuyper wrote "There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!" I want this project to help provide that kind of hopeful context for those who read and listen.

WHATIS GONNA BE IN THE BOOK? 
The book features the letters I've written to loved ones and friends as well as essays, reflections and stories I'm writing centered on the themes highlighted in the letters. The book will also feature original visual art, made in relationship to the songs from the CMYK project by Macha Suzuki, Dylan Mortimer and Laura Van Duren. 

WHAT'S GONNA BE ON THE ALBUM?
Working with producers Masaki Liu and Dustin Smith, we are fully re-imagining key songs from the C, M and Y EP's (already available) and then tying them together with recordings of traditional songs that have been key to my process as a person of faith.

LASTLY, BEGINNING WITH A NOTE OF THANKS
I meant what I said in the video about your support being deeply valuable to me since 1998 when I started making music.  I wanted to particularly thank you for challenging me to turn my story-telling towards the discipline of writing.  Your encouragement has been a key element in my process as an artist. I hope you will partner with me in this next phase of my creative process. -Justin

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    THE VIRTUAL FIST BUMP:

    Your name shouted to the heavens with thanks (It’s possible you may not hear this) + digital download of the 2010 updated version of “Waiting On Your Love” featuring Reese Roper of FIF.

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    Digital download of the new full-length album, K before the official release (plus $1 pledge perk).

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    THE "ALL THREE EP's OH, MY!" PACKAGE: Digital downloads of C, M and Y EPs (plus $1 pledge perk).

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    ALL CMYK MUSIC (DIGITAL FORMAT): Digital downloads of C, M and Y EPs + the full length album K before the official release* + plus $1 pledge perk.

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    ALL CMYK MUSIC + BOOK (Digital Format): Digital copy of the CMYK Book* before the official release + downloads of C, M and Y EPs + full length album K before the official release* + $1 pledge perk.

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    THE "STUFF I DON'T ALREADY HAVE" PACKAGE: Physical copy of K + Physical copy of the full-collor CMYK book + digital copy of K + $1 pledge perk. *(K releases Winter 2012)

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    THE "MY FIRST BOOK" PACKAGE: Physical copy of the full-color CMYK Book* mailed to your house + C, M and Y EPs (download) + K (download) + the $1 pledge perk.
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    THE COOKIE LOVER'S PACKAGE: A box of my Favorite Cookies + the $35 pledge perks.

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    THE "POLISH POTTERY?.. WHO KNEW?" PACKAGE: My favorite polish pottery coffee mug + the $35 pledge perks.

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    THE "COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE!" PACKAGE: My favorite Peets Coffee + the $35 pledge perks.

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    THE BOOK-IN-HAND COFFEE LOVER'S PACKAGE: My favorite polish pottery mug + my favorite Peets Coffee + the $50 pledge perks.

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    THE TANGIBLE CMYK COLLECTION + COOKIES PACKAGE: Physical copies of all things CMYK:  A physical copy of the full-color CMYK Book*, physical copies of C, M, Y EPs + physical copy of the full length album K* + a box of my favorite Cookies + Through Songs I Was First Undone CD (my covers project) + the $5 pledge perk.

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    THE DIGITAL COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE: My entire music collection (that’s 7 albums and 3 EPs) digital downloads + $35 pledge perks.

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    THE WHOLE TANGIBLE TAMALE PACKAGE: My entire music collection (8 albums, 6 EPs - includes C, M, Y and K)  in physical form + a box of my favorite cookies + physical copy of full-color *CMYK Book.

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    CMYK BOOK CLUB + COOKIES PACKAGE: 1-year* Membership to my CMYK Book Club: 1 book mailed to your house every other month. Includes write-up on the book’s significance to the me and the CMYK project + a box of my favorite Cookies + $50 pledge perks.

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    BATMAN GRAPHIC NOVEL + CMYK BOOK CLUB + COOKIES PACKAGE: My choice of a Batman Graphic Novel + $200 pledge Book Club perks.

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    THE "BOOK CLUB FOR COFFE LOVERS WHO EAT COOKES: PACKAGE: Peets Coffee + Polish Pottery Mug + $200 pledge Book Club perks.

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    COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE: I will cover any song you choose & film a personalized video of your cover. I may or may not do it in costume. I will send it to you and post it on my blog + $50 pledge perks.

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    PERSONALIZED SONG ABOUT YOU PACKAGE: I will write a song for you, about you, & film a personalized video. I may or may not do it in costume. I may or may not make it rhyme. I will send it to you and post it on my blog + $50 pledge perks.

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    CMYK EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Be listed as an Executive Producer of this project + $100 pledge “Tangible CMYK Collection” perks + 500 Virtual High Fives + personal Thank You phone call from Justin.

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    THE INSTRUMENTAL PACKAGE:
    You receive one of the guitars I will use in the CMYK studio sessions + $50 pledge perks.

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    HOUSE SHOW (CALIFORNIA): A private show for you and your friends complete with free copies of C, M, Y and K Cds + text version of CMYK book for your guests. (Limit 25 people per event. California only).

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    HOUSE SHOW (NATIONAL): A show for you and your friends complete with free copies of C, M, Y and K Cds + text version of CMYK book for your guests. (Limit 25 people per event. Travel not included.)

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