Christianity Today LEAD Article!
Congratulations, team. We are the lead story at CT. That's nothing to shake a stick at. Also, you should really stop shaking sticks at things… it's really odd.
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Come To A CMYK Reading/Performance ... for FREE
The Kickstarter Rewards just keep coming…
Over the next several months, I am setting up CMYK shows all over the US. At each event, I will read from the book,... Read more
Responses, Reviews and… something else beginning with "R"
I got this message from a man who recently attended a CMYK reading/concert:
"My wife and I were divorced early in my daughter's life. I haven't been as present as... Read more
A Little Help?
Last week, we set the CMYK Project loose upon the world. To be honest, it’s a touch odd to NOT be writing, recording, fixing, editing and preparing something. That's all... Read more
1 Week From Launch… And I Need Your Input
One week from today, the world beyond our Kickstarter family will be able to order, receive, hear and read this beautiful and good work we've done together. I'm excited... Read more
From Me To You To Facebook and Twitter
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE (or more likely in a box) The last batch of reward packages are en route. Books, music, cookies, coffee, coffee mugs etc… You will be... Read more
Kickstarter Reward Fulfillment.. So It Begins
This is the beginning of the first round of what will be several CMYK shipments...
On their way to you.
Here we... Read more
Black on Black?
If you were granted digital access to K but struggled with the black on black form, please accept my apologies. It was an unintentional glitch and has been fixed.
Most... Read more
K 4 U
I can count on one hand the number of people who have heard the full-length album "K."
That changes today.
If your reward package included a copy of K (physical... Read more
THE GOOD, THE NOT AS GOOD and THE VERY ENCOURAGING
If an early-release, digital copy of K is part of your reward package, you will have another message in your inbox soon with detailed instructions for retrieving it.... Read more
It's Almost Here
The CMYK Project, which started with a letter I received in the mail, will come to completion this Spring. We're still in process, but we're almost finished.
The original... Read more
Text-Only Books Are In! Album Art and Track List for "K" Revealed!
My son came bounding up the stairs into the office today. "Dad!" he called out, "I have some thing for you!" Often enough this means he'll be handing... Read more
Text-Version Cover Art And First Supporter Song/Vid Posted
Jo and Joe contributed to the CMYK Book/Album Kickstarter and their chosen reward was a personalized song. They asked me to write it about their newborn daughter, Clara, who had... Read more
UPDATE and an Online McChristmas Show (Tonight)
ALBUM UPDATE: We tracked the last element of the album.
There is nothing left to track.
We will track no more.
That means I can listen to the whole... Read more
Rewards. Round 1.
You Pledged. You Received.
-a poem by Justin McRoberts
Twas the night before Thanksgiving
And in your inbox
Was a link to a song
That I think kinda rocks.
It's... Read more
Delays, Obstacles and The Hard Work of Making It Right
A few months ago, I posted a piece at the Art House America blog about facing difficulty in the creative process. I'm re-reading my own words for inspiration. We've hit... Read more
The CMYK Project Grows
Kansas City-based artist Dylan Mortimer is one of three visual artists contributing work to the CMYK book. I was in Kansas City this past weekend and had the chance to... Read more
And The Beat Goes On
At 9:45 this past Sunday morning, this Kickstarter campaign ended 120% funded.
You are amazing. All 192 of you.
I will keep posting project updates here... like this...
THE... Read more
48 Hours. 20 to 200 and An Art Contest.. of sorts
If you're on the email list you know that I've got quite a weekend ahead. Performing my first wedding, A's playoff baseball and we will cross that finish line I've... Read more
One Week Left.. What Now?
I was at Young LIfe's Woodleaf property teaching at a leadership retreat last weekend and kept running into folks who have backed the project. One friend threw his arm around... Read more
FUNDED!... And What's Next
IT HAPPENED AT 12:43PM YESTERDAY
That's when we crossed the green line signifying the project had been fully funded. I didn't really know what to do with myself. I got... Read more
10 Days, 10% and A Party Thursday Night
This is the home stretch, friends.
Yesterday, we crossed the 90% mark (see the progress image below) and tomorrow we enter the final 10-day stretch of the campaign. I'm so glad... Read more
Four Days + A Fortnight + Matt Maher = ?
A fortnight is 14 days, which sounds like a long time to spend in a fort, if you ask me. But I don't make the words, I just use them.... Read more
Three Weeks and 30% To Go!
On September 5 (last week) producer Masaki Liu and I logged a twelve-hour studio day and solidified vocals on all the songs for K. 12 hours is a long time... Read more
31 Days, 62% And Unreleased CMYK Material
We are approaching the back half of this campaign with the project already 62% funded. That's good news! And here's more good news:
SPECIAL OFFER (TWO WEEKS ONLY) ... Read more
52% Funded. More Than Half Way There!
I believe it was Kenny Loggins who sang "Meet me half way across the sky!" (pause for google search) Yes! yes it was. (pause again for Stallone sighting in "Half... Read more
We're 40% Funded.. and we have hot sauce!
I know I'm onto something when I read or listen to what I'm doing and feel moved. It's not always that way but I'm getting that feeling a lot with... Read more
So,.. I'm Chained To This Tree...
We're having fun making this happen and hope you are, too. Sometimes fun means finding 25ft of chain and visiting a public park.
Week Two Begins At 30%
After the first week of the campaign we are 30% funded. That's good news. Please keep inviting friends to check out the project.
I keep saying "we." I like that because... Read more