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5 years since our Kickstarter debut, and notwithstanding great sacrifice from family, we are ecstatic to say "Album 2 is ready for U!"
"Get Right" successfully funded! Now diligently preparing rewards. *Shipments begin in Apr. Latecomers may choose from multiple album packages: shop.sunsetalliance.com or facebook.com/theloyalwife **One single per month will be released throughout 2017.
"Get Right" successfully funded! Now diligently preparing rewards. *Shipments begin in Apr. Latecomers may choose from multiple album packages: shop.sunsetalliance.com or facebook.com/theloyalwife **One single per month will be released throughout 2017.
162 backers pledged $6,839 to help bring this project to life.

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LOYAL WIFE / GET RIGHT
Five years ago, I, David Jensen and good friend, Ashley Taylor created a Loyal Wife crowdfunding campaign centered around a number of songs I wrote during my days under the moniker "Art For Starters."  It was wildly successful, thanks to our thoughtful backers who nearly broke the internet while sharing our Kickstarter. 

Life has been quite different since then.
Good? Yes. Creative? Sure, but different.

Increased responsibilities with home + work + family + church can put other personal needs in a corner for more important AND time sensitive commitments. Sure...“Nobody puts baby(my music) in the corner,” ...unless there's an actual baby crying in the corner!!

After contributing to, and changing at least 5k diapers in the last 5yrs, I need another 'Kickstart!’ Loyal Wife has begun work on album 2...

Struggling with a number of health challenges and concerns, I had no physical outlet and I left no vacancy for music. I didn't feel "right." 9 emergency room visits, 3 surgeries and 3 years passed before my loyal wife encouraged me to picked up a guitar and write again. A condition I have makes it very difficult for me to grip and play the guitar. It was grueling to try to get back into playing shape, and then to perform in the studio. 

In addition to this spousal intervention (and the serendipitous availability of David Jerkovich), I truly felt an intervention of a divine nature. (no sacrilege meant.) This feeling and David's ability to play some of my more demanding guitar parts, gave me the motivation and help I needed! 

As I say in the video, I want to approach this opportunity with a greater sense of gratitude and outreach. I didn't want to mess this up. If I was going to 'get right,' I was going to have to 'do right' and that included "paying forward." 

MCC design class w/ professor Chris Todd.
MCC design class w/ professor Chris Todd.

I included students from Mesa Community College in the process. We worked together to develop art and ideas that we liked. The album singles and other packaging will include the great work of 10 different college collaborators. It was a pleasure engaging over the semester with Chris, Kelly, Andrea, Kate, Donna, Rebecca, Jeremy, Michael, Madison, Amber, and Megan.

With designs in motion and after an intensive month w/ David & Danny @The Ocotillo in LA, we have 16 songs in various degrees of completion.

With Danny Nogueiras and David Jerkovich @ The Ocotillo, Los Angeles.
With Danny Nogueiras and David Jerkovich @ The Ocotillo, Los Angeles.

 
Get Right Pledges

Here's where you come in... To date costs are $5078. That amount is already paid. What I need now is the remaining balance of $5000 to complete the album and fulfill Kickstarter rewards. And every penny over my costs will go to my collaborators. (See accounting below)

I will need you now to help me reach my goal. Will you help me finish my record?

Here is my Cost Breakdown: Recording: $4090, Mixing: $1500, Mastering: $1000, Studio Musicians: $600,  Distribution costs: $100, Art & Design Elements: $500, Merch: $500, Video: $300

SUBTOTAL: $10,080* 
-Paid: $5078

GOAL (Remaining Costs): $5000.*Kickstarter/processing fees may reach $1k, so unstated goal is $6k. 

"Get Right" spreadsheet of recording schedule/fees to date.
"Get Right" spreadsheet of recording schedule/fees to date.


JOIN MY 'GET RIGHT' CHALLENGE...
I'm sure many of us neglect parts of ourselves as we advance in our lives. Refinement can have unnecessary casualties. With this project, I aim to reach others who may have become 'numb' to joys they once shared, as I. And to encourage you to reach out to someone you trust. Then, develop an inclusionary process for which you too can 'get right.' (Please reach out to me about this.)

Thanks for the Jensens!
Thanks for the Jensens!

MY INSPIRATION:
Listen below to the first love song I've ever written. This album is dedicated to my loyal wife, Annelise. I've be forever grateful to her encouragement to create again. I can't imagine releasing music under any other name, and I thank Ashley Taylor for her blessing!

 GET RIGHT CREDITS: 

Songs: David Jensen w/ David Jerkovich, 
Production: David Jerkovich & Danny Nogueiras @ The Ocotillo, LA, CA.,
Videography: Sean Huntington,
Art: Daniel Bennion + Chris Todd & Mesa Community College Collaborators(The MCCC’s),
Altruist: Annelise Jensen

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Risks and challenges

There is the potential of a delayed release of the physical album due to the handmade nature of each packaging option. The digital version of the album will be made available immediately to backers who choose applicable rewards. Communication of any delays will be sent via Kickstarter.

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    Good Mojo

    Money is tight. Been there. You could use some good mojo while showing some support. Thx!

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    The Mini Album

    Get the first 3 singles two months before they are released on the new album---
    "Claim"
    "This Is An Apology"
    "I Notice Bones When They Break"

    (The 3rd single may not be released till next year!)

    You will receive and email with songs the day after the campaign ends, on Oct 7th. This is a limited offer.

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    Digital Copy

    Digital album copy on release date. Download of single tracks as they are made available each month.

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    Advance Digital Copy

    You get immediate download of the first single, plus get all future singles before they are publically available. (Plan: A new single will be released once a month. You won't have to wait like as non-backers will.)

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    [Reward of the Day #1]

    REWARD OF THE DAY #1
    ---> PROOF Chocolate Croissants
    1 dozen "Pan Au Chocolat" by the best bakery in Arizona, Proof. Chef Allen and I will prepare them together for you. Flaky, sourdough croissant, rich chocolate. Fah-get-a-bou-dit.
    So....
    12 Chocolate Croissants ($50 value) plus,
    -Digital copy of "Get Right"

    *If you don't know, Chef Allen has been recognized by Martha Stewart and a number of media sources for his skills.

    *Note, you can pick up this reward at the American Way Cafe (Chef Allen's establishment), David's home, or Overnight shipping also available if you add $27 to your pledge.

    Proof links:
    Site: http://www.proofbread.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proofbread/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProofArtisanBread

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    [Reward of the Day #2] *B4Braille

    Nostalgic T-shirts (*Before Braille and others)

    I just found some Before Braille t-shirts in an unmarked box in my shed. They were made 12 years ago! They are in amazingly good shape. Most of them are size Youth 10 or 12, but there are a few remaining adult sizes as well (mostly for women). Make this pledge and you can pick up to 2 shirts! (But we request you add a couple extra bucks for shipping upon checkout.)
    (Before Braille, Sunset Alliance, Art For Starters and one or two Loyal wife options are available)

    *We will send you a 'survey' through Kickstarter to get your requested sizes/styles.

    Includes:
    • Before Braille poster
    • Before Braille stickers
    • Before Braille magnets
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    GET REMIXES (Alternate versions)

    This reward is exclusive. For $25 you can have alternate mixes of the album. Some "all acoustic" versions, some different percussion, etc.
    All pledges from this reward go directly to David Jerkovich/The Ocotillo.

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    Wood-etched Pill Box USB

    The album packaging will be etched/burned into a wooden 'pill' box that opens up to present a album-titled USB drive made out of wood.
    This USB flash drive will include bonus items like photos, an extended video, art images, lyrics, instrumentals and more.

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    "Get Right" Handmade Double-CD

    The Handmade CD Packaging will include the "Get Right" complete album, plus a bonus disc of alternate mixes.

    -Packaged in a kraft recycled 'cardboard' stenciled sleeve
    -Handmade design
    -2 "Black on black" discs (impossible to find discs that are black on both sides.)
    -Each CD will be signed and messaged.
    -Each 'digipack' sleeve will be signed, stamped, dated and numbered #/10.

    *Only 10 will be made available.
    This is the only way to get "Get Right" on CD.

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    Star In Loyal Wife Video

    We will be shooting a lip sync video. You will be required to learn at least 3 lines of the lyrics. This video will be shot by Sept 24th. A second video may be shot in late-Oct.
    (Kickstarter backers from 2011 will be reimbursed should they select this reward. If you have what it takes, pledge. If you don't, well...then we'll still use you for out-takes and b-roll that is usually even more valuable to us! :)

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    [Reward of the Day #4] *Bacon! Bacon!

    [over $70+ value]
    (1) 4 lbs of the best bacon in all of Arizona, from The Pork Shop, hand-selected by the best guitar player and butcher in Arizona, Jason 'Mr Fantastical' Corman and hand-delivered by the best eater of bacon (unofficial), David Paul Jensen

    (2) Digital download of the album.
    (3) "Get Right, Sleep Tight" pillowcase (need something to carry the goodies!)

    Not kidding, you've never had delicious, fresh, perfectly seasoned bacon like this before and it will ruin for you all other bacon out there. Sorry in advance.

    Also...we might throw in some other designer pork delicacies for you.
    http://theporkshopaz.com

    *Local, Phoenix-area pledgers only.

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    "Get Right" Handmade Cassette

    Using vast experience from junior high school days of mix tape creations, David will make you the best mix tape you've ever had. Included will be the "Get Right" album.

    You will also receive the mix in digital form.

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    [Reward of the Day #5] *Wall Decor

    [$200 Value]
    (1) 48 x 24" Artistic Wooden Wall Sign provided by Two Bennions (and one Jensen).

    (2) "Get Right" album download

    I will assist in the creation of one of these awesome signs for you. The awesome part is, you have a few options of what you want your sign to be. It doesn't have to be Loyal Wife or "Get Right" related, but we have art developed for that as well.

    'Two Bennions' signs are made with especially meticulous hands. High quality, high care. This particular size will be even larger than most of their work. See their work from their websites:
    https://squareup.com/store/twobennions
    https://www.facebook.com/twobennions

    (Note: Some additional--minimal--costs may be required for shipping/materials.)

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    The Sleepy Pack (Last Day Reward)

    1) 2 KIng "Get Right, Sleep Tight" Pillowcases

    2) Advanced digital copy of "Get Right"

    3) Free entry to CD Release show (should one be scheduled)

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    'Funcooker' (Last Day Reward)

    1) Digital album (Weeks before its release.)
    2) 2 Pillow Cases ("Get Right, Sleep Tight")
    3) USB album (Awesome wood-etched packaging)
    4) CDR album (limited printing)
    (5) Before Braille and Art For Starters random selection T-shirt & merchandise.

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    Just Because

    You wanna support and you don't want a reward??
    You will go to heaven. The deal is sealed. Thank you.

    When you click on this reward option you can change your pledge to any amount you like. On the next screen you will see the "pledge amount" box. Click there and type in any amount you'd like.

    *And don't worry, I'll send you a copy of the album when it's all done. Thank you!

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    Student Art Book

    1) Student art book includes album designs created by Mesa Community College collaborators. The art will be printed in a paperback book with matte finish in a way that will best display the art.
    In addition to the art book you will receive:

    2) Get Right album contained in etched-USB (reusable drive with complete album, instrumental mixes, video and other extras!)

    3) Advanced digital copy

    4) Free entry to CD Release show (should one be scheduled)

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    [Reward of the Day #3] *Photo Session

    Half-priced photo session from Annelise Jensen photography.
    This is a full family session (Can also be used for bands/artists/business or be used as a $300 credit) and includes digital files of each photo and half-priced prints.

    You also get...
    (2) Digital download of the album
    (3) USB wooden "pill box" version of the album. (it's suuuper cool looking.)

    arizonafamilyphotography.com
    annelisejensen.com

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    'Get Trophy' (Last Day Pledge)

    (1) Personalized trophy w/ your name on it that will be awarded to you from Loyal Wife.

    (2) Wooden "Get Right" USB w/ the album and other goodies, encased in a wood-etched 'pillbox' style case.
    (3) Two pillowcases "Get Right, Sleep Tight"
    (4) Early-release of the digital version of "Get Right."
    (5) Homemade, Personalized Thank You Card
    (6) 3 T-shirts from a Sunset Alliance bands (Before Braille, Art For Starters, Other)
    (7) Free entry to Sunset Alliance shows or any of their bands’ shows for life.

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    [Reward of the Day #6] *In-studio Video

    (1) 4 hour video shoot in studio w/ green screen.
    (2) 4 additional hours of video editing.
    (3) Plus free use of the raw files.
    (4) Professional director/producer on set
    (5) "Get Right" digital album
    (6) and David Jensen as co-director/producer. :)
    (7) USB wooden "pill box" version of the album. (it's suuuper cool looking.)

    -State-of-the-art studio in old town Scottsdale, Arizona. ($1000+ value)

    This could be great for a family ‘christmas card,’ funny and/or super pro band video, great business ad, etc..
    Buy this up, or I will. This rate is about 1/10 usual cost thanks to Greg and the great people at DigitalWire360 for donating the space, manpower and gear to allow me to do this with you.

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    VINYL (read description)

    This pledge will allow me to print vinyl records for Get Right. This is for someone who has deepish pockets and a deeperish heart. (And potentially loves vinyl b/c they will get the first copy and thank you message.)

    Should this person add $150 I could make it a double vinyl and include Faux Light. (Kickstarter allows you to increase your pledge at checkout.)

    As soon as this pledge is made a limited addition vinyl album pledge option will be made available.

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    Song Of You, For You

    David will write and record a song for you at The Ocotillo studio in LA. You can take part in writing lyrics and performing on the track. Travel expenses not included, should you need to travel to studio.

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    Before Braille Electric/Acoustic Guitar

    Guitar and hard shell case...
    Get the electric/acoustic guitar that Before Braille played and toured the country for 5 years. It has taken a beating, but still plays great (was used on most "Get Right" recordings. *Also included is the beat up road case.

    It's an Ibanez, but sounds incredible. Used on Before Braille, Loyal Wife and Art For Starters albums, concerts and in-studio radio shows.

    A 'campfire' guitar that you can plug directly into your amp to turn into a 'big-stage guitar.' It includes equalizer and volume boost. The damage to the body might have actually improved the sound, but definitely improved the memories... Now, it's time to let it go for the sake of new ones.

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    Electric Guitar (Fender Telecaster)

    This 1951 Reissue American Deluxe Fender Telecaster guitar is butterscotch blonde with a maple neck. It's strikingly beautiful and it has been David's go-to electric guitar for shows and recordings since 2002. It includes a boost button next to the volume control and 3 classic pick-ups for bridge, neck and bridge+neck.

    Serial # : DZ5003058

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    My Personal Acoustic Guitar (+VINYL)

    If this reward is selected, I will release "Get Right" on Vinyl and offer it to Kickstarter Backers for only the cost of shipping.

    About 50% of songs from Before Braille and about 100% of every other band David has been in were written on this Fender guitar since 1998.

    Yes, pieces of David's skin (torn into shapes of countries and continents) are taped around the edge of the body. It can be removed, for the weak of heart.

    It's not a great guitar. It's not in perfect shape, but nor am I. But, I've loved my musical companion for 17 years.

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Funding period

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