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YOU (yeah, you) + TOYS (of the musical sort) + ME (Woman-CHILD) = TOY (A grown-up EP made with childish things)

*ALL BACKERS WHO PLEDGE $30 OR MORE GETS A PAIR OF SIGNED "KAWEHI TOY" SLIPPAHS!!

*CREEP AND LIGHTS DOWNLOAD FOR ALL KICKSTARTER BACKERS!  CHECK THE UPDATES TAB FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE LINK :D*

*NEW INCENTIVES!*  

1. Yup, you read right....I'm pledging my Martin guitar - the first guitar that I bought with my own money.  Sometimes, you have to give up things you love so you can DO the thing you love:).  But it makes me happy that it'll make one of YOU happy!  And that it's going to someone in our Kickstarter family:).

2. Stagg Classical Acoustic Kids Guitar 3/4

3.  Jay Turser 1/2 size Pink electric guitar with tiny amp

THANK YOU STEVE FOR DONATING THESE WONDERFUL TOY INSTRUMENTS FOR ME TO MAKE MUSIC WITH!!  AS ALWAYS, YOU'RE AWESOME, DUDE.

The first time I kickstarted, I failed.  Cue the violins....

...the second time I kickstarted - well, let's just say we were 100% funded in a day and rainbows and unicorns were involved.

The third time I kickstarted, we were 324% funded in the end, and there were definitely rainbows, unicorns drinking water and pizza tables (my ultimate fantasy) for you to eat/eat on.

The fourth time I kickstarted...yep, here we are!  I can't believe this is the fourth time I've done this.  Making a record used to be such a private thing for me - I'm a private person in general, so sharing something so intimate to me is incredibly difficult.  But after every time, in the end, I feel so grateful to have experienced this with all of you out there.  Besides the fact that I'm doing everything D.I.Y. - and that you're the reason why I get to do what I love - this journey wouldn't be the same without you, and I'm just starting to realize that now.

What are we all up to this time?  Well, WE (and I say WE because you are now a part of this, whether you like it or not!) are going to make an entire EP...with toy instruments!  Yup, everything will be a toy instrument - toy drums, toy piano, toy guitar - sky's the limit.  I had TONS of fun making an all-vocal EP with VOX, and thought the best way to challenge myself would be an album made with toys...you know, because that's what a normal 30 year old woman would think, right?

From now on - you guys are with me the whole step of the way.  EVERY Kickstarter Pledger gets a credit on the EP - because I don't believe you should have to pay a premium for that.  Whether it's $5 or $1000 - you played a key part in making this EP, and you deserve to be recognized.

Whether you've been with me since POP, or since VOX - or even if you're just beginning here at TOY - you all are helping me do what I love most - make music.

I will be forever grateful for that.

love,

kawehi

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Risks and Challenges:

One challenge is shipping. I can mail you your goods, but I can't guarantee when it'll get there. If you're overseas, please keep in mind that your goods might take a little longer coming from the U.S. Human error is always a factor (especially with me) - I may have typed out the wrong address an it could've been sent to the wrong address. Please let me know if everyone else seems to be getting their goods while you are without!

Since Kickstarter requires us to be incredibly thorough with this Risks and Challenges section (understandably so) - there are always risks and factors involved - I could get very ill, lose my equipment that I use to record with, get abducted by aliens, etc. Fortunately, Paul (my producer, better half and husband) and I HANDLE EVERYTHING OURSELVES - from production, to songwriting, to hand making EVERY CD AND PACKAGE, it all relies on us - which makes it easier for me, since I have no problems pulling all nighters to get you all your goods in time. While it's great and less stressful to rely on others, in the end I always feel better knowing that I'll be responsible for making your product as wonderful as I can. I take pride in the fact that many of you have said that I was the best project you've Kickstarted! I never want to lose that, and hope to convert more of you :).

I am very religious with my updates - so please check back here and please check your Kickstarter email address for messages from me. I want you guys to be with me on the entire project - so if something's taking a bit more time, you will most definitely know why.

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    Woo-HOO! You are officially a part of TOY, and I am so thankful, oh boy, that you get the digital pre-release of TOY (before everyone else does!)

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    Heey-NOW!! Have a computer? Watch me from home! You'll get to stream my LIVE CONCERT ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS on February 9th/10th (depending on where you're at in the world) + digital pre-release of TOY

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    Ka-BOOM! You're so awesome, you get a signed physical copy of TOY - 2 weeks (or more) before the rest of the gang does + digital pre-release of TOY + LiveStream Concert

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    Va-ROOM! *The Trilogy Package* - You get a signed physical copy of POP + signed physical copy of VOX + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Sa-WEET! You're so sweet, you get a signed, homemade DVD of "The Making of TOY…and other mysteries" + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    ECHOOOO! You get my PRINCESS PLASTIC ECHO MIC that I used in my Kickstarter Video, signed! + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Pa-DOW! You so wow! You get a signed physical copy of VOX + homemade DVD of "The Making of TOY…and other mysteries" + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    THANK YOU, I SEE YOU! Wanna be 1 in 15 people who get to GOOGLE HANGOUT with me three times a week, until the end of TOY? You got it! Exclusively for 15 people, you'll get to be in the studio with me, write with me, make cd's with me - three times a week. Hang out with me the whole time - it'll be FUN! + signed physical CD of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Sha-ZAAM! You da MAN! You get a signed, homemade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* physical copy of "B-Sides For Car Rides: Unreleased Tracks" + signed physical copy of VOX + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    WEEEE! You get a signed, homemade copy of KAWEHI'S VOX KICKSTARTER COVER SERIES + signed, homemade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* physical copy of "B-Sides For Car Rides: Unreleased Tracks" + signed physical copy of VOX + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Wha-BANG! Well, dang! You get a signed, homemade DVD of "The Making of TOY…and other mysteries" + signed, homemade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* copy of "B-Sides For Car Rides: Unreleased Tracks" + signed physical copy of TOY + signed physical copy of VOX + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    MEEEOOOWWWW! You get my PIANO CAT - signed. I've used it in this Kickstarter video and I'll be using it on the rest of the EP. She comes with different sounds - and a drum loop! + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Boo-YAH! Hot dang, I'm so happy I can sang! I'll cover a song of your picking and dedicate the video to you on my vimeo "Kawehi's TOY Kickstarter Cover Series" + digital copy of your cover + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    YOWZAA! Now this is the real deal. *Song Pledge* You get a song WRITTEN FOR YOU, named after you - about whatever you want! I will pick 3 of my favorite songs out of the *Song Pledgers* and it will become the EP, TOY + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Pa-DOW!! Let's work together. It takes a village…or just you and I to write a song! Wanna collab? Want female vocals on your music? Let's do this! + digital copy of our song + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Hot-DAWG!! The Silver Package - Get everything from POP, VOX and TOY all in one box! You get a signed physical copy of POP + signed physical copy of VOX + signed physical copy of TOY + Signed homemade DVD of "The Making of VOX…and other cool shenanigans" + a signed, handmade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* copy of "POP…goes ACOUSTIC EP" + signed, homemade DVD of "The Making of Toy…and Other Mysteries" + signed, homemade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* copy of "B-Sides For Car Rides: Unreleased Tracks" + signed homemade copy of KAWEHI'S VOX KICKSTARTER COVER SERIES + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Vroom, VROOM!! Own my DISNEY CARS TOY ACOUSTIC GUITAR that I've used in Carolina and the rest of TOYS EP + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    ELECTRIFYING!! Feel like a princess and get this pink beauty - a Jay Turser 1/2 size Pink electric guitar with tiny amp that I'll use on our TOY project! + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    You're so CLASSIC! You get the Stagg Classical Acoustic Kids Guitar 3/4 that I've used for our TOY project! + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    Hot-DIGGETY-DAWG!! The Gold Package - I'll cover a song of your picking and dedicate the video to you on my vimeo "Kawehi's TOY Kickstarter Cover Series" + digital copy of your cover + signed physical copy of TOY + signed physical copy of VOX + signed, homemade DVD of "The Making of TOY…and other mysteries" + signed, homemade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* physical copy of "B-Sides For Car Rides: Unreleased Tracks" + signed, homemade copy of KAWEHI'S VOX KICKSTARTER COVER SERIES + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    He-LLOO!! Want me to loop in your living room/backyard/canoe/workplace/park/kitchen? You got it! You get a private house concert wherever you want and I'll bring the equipment, the music and the FUN! + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY (travel to be discussed) + livestream concert

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    YOU AREN'T TO BE TOYED WITH! BUT YOU'RE GETTING A TOY! You get my Toy Piano that I used in "Somebody That I Used to Know" and this EP! Signed by yours truly + The Silver Package - Get everything from POP, VOX and TOY all in one box! You get a signed physical copy of POP + signed physical copy of VOX + signed physical copy of TOY + Signed homemade DVD of "The Making of VOX…and other cool shenanigans" + a signed, handmade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* copy of "POP…goes ACOUSTIC EP" + signed, homemade DVD of "The Making of Toy…and Other Mysteries" + signed, homemade, *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER PLEDGERS* copy of "B-Sides For Car Rides: Unreleased Tracks" + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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    WHOOOOAAA! Own the guitar that's been across the country, in almost all of my videos - the first instrument I was able to afford with my own money...MARTY! Marty is a fantastic Martin Acoustic that I've owned for...well, since adulthood. I'm sad to part with him, but I know he'll make one of you VERY HAPPY!! + signed physical copy of TOY + digital pre-release of TOY + livestream concert

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