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After 50 United States & Canada, Marian Call sprints to Europe to record a LIVE ALBUM. Our heroine is undaunted by that ocean thing.
In which Marian Call fans launched an incredible and successful European tour and helped to create not one but THREE new albums of material -- plus a music video!
In which Marian Call fans launched an incredible and successful European tour and helped to create not one but THREE new albums of material -- plus a music video!
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    1. Lisa C on August 22, 2015

      Both sets of covers have been released. Also a new kickstarter now that this project is done....

    2. Erik Berry on May 29, 2014

      Were the cover song stretch goals ever released?

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      jnik on October 25, 2013

      Kinda surprised there isn't an update for this, but Bandcamp just let me know Marian's new album is available for preorder:

    4. Dan Keller
      on June 28, 2013

      Marian, any progress on the cover songs recording from the stretch goals?

    5. Arjan Kroonen on October 19, 2012

      2 down... tons to go!

    6. jwhedonfan on October 15, 2012

      Hope you have an amazing trip!!!!

    7. Arjan Kroonen on October 15, 2012

      For historical purposes, let's make sure this one is linked here:

      Marian's blog on the day of departure to Europe. You go girl!

    8. Chris on August 30, 2012

      Marian, I cannot even tell you how glad I am to have "discovered" your music. My wife and I LOVE it! I've never heard a more relatable song than "Nerd Anthem." Thank you!

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      Ed Rafalko on July 28, 2012

      If you want to distribute my coins somewhere it may make a difference, feel free to do so!

    10. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 28, 2012

      No new countries to report, or I would have made a lot of noise. Will design a survey on film locations when more research is done -- might need to get you all good links so you can see/imagine the spaces.

      Surveys yay! Please fill out your surveys swiftly, I don't have time to chase you guys down. :)

    11. Lisa C on July 27, 2012

      Got my survey! That was quick. How's the country/coin count coming?

    12. Tom B.
      on July 25, 2012

      For Good Morning Moon, besides the well known sites like Stonehenge and Avebury, there are the stone circles at Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran. Much more primitive and small, but nice. Although Equinox may work better for any of the stone circle locations.

      How about Glastonbury Tor for Your Fault?

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      Chris Olson on July 25, 2012

      Cheers as to funding. Per my location, it's currently in Frederick (MD) and Silver Springs isn't that bad of a drive, true. However, given my job, I'm subject to move frequently and without much notice, so I've learned not to try to plan much far ahead.

    14. Tom B.
      on July 25, 2012

      Congratulations! Looking forward to the new and old music.

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      Daniel on July 25, 2012

      Ok, video ideas - I love the Darcy/Austen idea and Good morning moon at one of the 'henges, if you need the official suggestion. Some other ideas that are a little out there:
      Got To Fly - at the White Tower in the Tower of London (regarding the ravens)
      Good Old Girl - at Buckingham palace

      Maybe "Love and Harmony" in Paris?

      I like the "Oldest" coffee shop idea, too

    16. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 25, 2012


      This is amazing. It's getting old, but I think it's true what Amanda Palmer said: This is the future of music. Or perhaps This is one future of music. Thank you for being in my path!

    17. Arjan Kroonen on July 25, 2012

      LOL@ your new goal... done, NEXT!

      Listing to Vanilla right now and what I see is a road movie/compilation of bits of footage from your trip and concerts... You'll sing for us so it kinda makes sense... right? Might be a ton of editing work and requires some planning but I guess you could collect enough footage along the way to compile.

    18. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 25, 2012

      Okay fine. New stretch goal: at $63,000 I will take a couple days' vacation at the end of the Europe tour.

    19. Marian De Kleermaeker on July 25, 2012

      Thinking about the video here..... I agree with Lee (from a few posts back) that you really also need to see this as a monetary way of us expressing our affection :-) We love you! We love your music! So next (retrospective) goal should be 'go on vacation' 'sleep in for a week' or 'buy yourself superduper luggage for the trip' or something :-)

    20. Hanno Girke on July 25, 2012

      If you retrospectively neeed a goal for $62,000 - what about "If I had a million dollars"? That would be a great line for the next Kickstarter, btw. :-)

    21. James Donovan on July 25, 2012

      What about the countries of the world from the Animaniacs?
      Good song, and you can start checking the countries off as you visit them.

    22. Simcha Gralla
      on July 24, 2012

      If you were going to make it to Sweden. I was going to suggest The Volvo Song there.

      Other than that, "Whistle While You Wait" with shots of you waiting at various points along the tour could be fun, maybe changing the places in the verses?

    23. Eugene LeRoy on July 24, 2012

      Woot! 60K. Way to go everyone!

    24. Josh Hale on July 24, 2012

      I still want a music video for "Good Old Girl" (unless I can figure out a perfect venue for "In the Black"), so how about at the newly-restored Cutty Sark? a wee bit obscure, but...

    25. Will Hughes on July 24, 2012

      From the looks of it you're not actually going to be *in* Brussels, but you'll be passing nearby (depends on if you get the Eurostar from London or fly, I guess) - But The Atomium ( would probably be a cool backdrop, along with the 'Mini Europe' thing.

    26. David Byron on July 24, 2012

      @Chris, I think Maryland is on her schedule. Silver Springs rather than Frederick, but worth the drive!

    27. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 24, 2012

      Still soliciting ideas here in the comments: where should we shoot a music video in Europe? "Dear Mister Darcy" at a Jane Austen landmark? "Good Morning Moon" at a Stone Circle or planetarium? "Nerd Anthem" at Legoland?" What do you want? I'll be researching the legality of filming and proposing a few awesome places for you to vote on in the next couple of days -- you'll decide what song and where!

    28. Jeremy Peterson on July 24, 2012

      Happy to help... but also looking forward to getting a crapload of amazing music from Marian!

    29. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 24, 2012

      Yeah, apparently we have a whole album of covers now? I should have known that Animaniacs and Muppets would motivate you guys. Because you rock.

      @Chris - where in the U.S. do you live? I'll cover a good portion of the eastern U.S. before the Europe tour, and a good percentage of the Western half next spring.

    30. Lisa C on July 24, 2012

      Chris - as a non-European you'll have the opportunity to use your coins to vote on a song/location where she will make a video (in addition to Particle man @ Cern).

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      Chris Olson on July 24, 2012

      @Marian - Thank Techdirt for getting me here before the end. Pledged Merchant, but live in America and my schedule doesn't allow for travel in the near future (that being a year or so). That said, feel free to put the 5 coins to whichever city you want.

    32. Tom B.
      on July 24, 2012

      6 hours for lessees than $1000? Shouldn't be too hard.

    33. Tom B.
      on July 24, 2012

      6 hours for lessees than $1000? Shouldn't be too hard.

    34. Dan Keller
      on July 24, 2012

      You might as well just go ahead and release a covers album at this point. Congrats!

    35. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 24, 2012

      OK, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by Monty Python at $59k, and then one of the most perfect of perfect songs, "All I Want" by Joni Mitchell at 60k.

    36. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 24, 2012

      Oh crap! I need a new stretch goal!

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      TBL on July 24, 2012

      I have to say just this... You are absolute fun, Marian! Thanks for all of it!

    38. Lisa C on July 24, 2012

      Well said Lee. It'll probably be a tight squeeze to fit in recording all these covers with her busy touring schedule. I've updated my traveling salesman map while waiting on the quest map to update:…

    39. Lee Daniels on July 24, 2012

      Part of me would love some more cover songs or, well anything but a bigger part of me is saying, that's enough. You have given us an unbelievable amount of stuff and then added to it, you don't need to keep giving, use the money to help you, whether it be a new computer, recording equipment or a car, if it will help make your life easier with writing and making music and touring then it benefits us all.
      That number to the right isn't just about funding a tour of Europe, it's our way to say thank you.

    40. Marian De Kleermaeker on July 24, 2012

      @lee darn, you're right! What DOES happen at 60K? I promise I won't make a suggestion ;-) (how about the KS backers vote for the cover or song you'll do? Oh no, sorry, I didn't say anything)

    41. Lee Daniels on July 24, 2012

      Woo, amazing! Well done Marian, so what happens at 60k?

    42. Marian De Kleermaeker on July 24, 2012

      @lisa your hands get used to it. Sadly, your keyboard doesn't ;-)
      Oh and...... YEAH!!!!!! 55 K!!!!!

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      James Park on July 24, 2012

      Particle man at CERN!!!! that's gonna be a video right???? :)

    44. Marian Call 2-time creator on July 24, 2012

      YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! LOOK AT YOU GO! SCOTLAND IS IN!!!! Sorry about all the all caps, it's that kind of day!

    45. Lisa C on July 24, 2012

      @Marian & MarianNotCall - I'm new to Kickstarter - how do you not wear your hands out with all the wringing and the F5-ing? So exciting!

    46. James Donovan on July 24, 2012

      Threw my support in!

    47. Lisa C on July 24, 2012

      Too easy to get CERN at this point. Either a few more donors pop in between now and 4 AM... or every backer raises their contribution by 30 cents.

    48. Marian De Kleermaeker on July 24, 2012

      Make that 223... :-) Oh how I love a good countdown! F5-ers FTW!!!

    49. Frank Rodolf on July 24, 2012

      just 12 hours left, and just $338 needed to get "Particle Man"... :)

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      Mike Boston on July 23, 2012

      =D We need to get to $54k PLEASE. Hurray for Animaniacs =D =D =D

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