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*
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.
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.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.