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PAMELA MEANS and THE REPARATIONS!

PAMELA MEANS and THE REPARATIONS: An all Black and Brown Women Empowered Trio (this is also Pamela Means's TENTH album!)

PAMELA MEANS and THE REPARATIONS!

PAMELA MEANS and THE REPARATIONS: An all Black and Brown Women Empowered Trio (this is also Pamela Means's TENTH album!)

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    DIGITAL COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM

    DIGITAL COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM: You will receive the mp3 files and PDFs of the artwork before anyone else can buy it.

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    SIGNED COPY OF NEW CD

    SIGNED COPY OF NEW CD: Autographed with a favorite sharpie, while pondering your name in silent reverence and sincere gratitude. Then delicately packaged up and mailed off by yours truly. (You can also request an unsigned CD. Yah hey 'dere, I'm from Wisconsin, I don't want to impose!) You will also receive digital copy of new album and pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    VIP Listening Lounge Pizza Party

    CAMPAIGN EXCLUSIVE! TWO TICKETS (You +1) to Luthiers Co-op Listening Lounge VIP Album Pre-release Pizza Party! One Night Only! SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020, 7pm! (Luthier's Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton MA 01027) Secure your spots, ONLY through this campaign. This $30 reward covers VIP admission for you, +1 guest, PLUS free pizza - while it lasts, but there'll be plenty! The Luthier’s Co-op Backstage Bar will be selling its full menu of beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. The new Pamela Means and The Reparations album will spin a few times on the system and I'll be there working the room, saying Thank you Thank you Thank you in person! All ages welcome. This reward also includes SIGNED COPIES OF THE NEW CD, presented at the event, for you and your guest PLUS each of you will also receive a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork. Really? Yeah, I gotchoo.

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    VIDEO LESSON (30 minutes)

    30 min VIDEO LESSON! (Zoom, Google Hangout, FaceTime, Skype, your choice of platform!) ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOPS: GUITAR, BASS, SONGWRITING, MUSIC THEORY, or CREATIVE COMBO' OF TOPICS... Let my uptight background in the Conservatory study of classical and jazz guitar go to work for you! Finding yourself at home a little more often (quarantine) these days? Always wanted to (quarantine) learn an instrument? Or upgrade your (quarantine) skills or knowledge about this thing we call (quarantine) muuusic? NO better time, as long as you're healthy, than the present (quarantine) to dip your toes or dive right in. Plenty of openings in the schedule (quarantine)! Pick your preferred day or time! This Kickstarter doesn't have to be all gimme gimme gimme - you can get get get. And, stay comfy at home. Invest in yourself. The dividend return is uplifting and soul-satisfying. Can be scheduled ANYTIME before or after (quarantine) this Kickstarter campaign ends.

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    PACK O' PAMELA MEANS MUSIC

    ONE SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD (or unsigned if you choose)! AND THREE OLD SKOOL ALBUMS - OR TWO OLD, TWO NEW, ETC., OR ANY COMBO OF FOUR PAMELA MEANS ALBUMS. Your choice of digital or actual CDs. (Caveat: 8 of 9 previous albums are available digitally; 6 of 9 are available digitally as well as in CD format. "Bone Spurs" and "Pearls" are digital ONLY, not on CD; "Seven Romans" is only available in memory and the pages of history) Gifts for every occasion. Be the cool kid on the block handing these out like gluten-free candy. Or keep them all for yourself! I won't tell anyone. You will also receive one digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    VIDEO LESSON (60 minutes)

    60 min VIDEO LESSON! (Zoom, Google Hangout, FaceTime, Skype, your choice of platform!) ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOPS: GUITAR, BASS, SONGWRITING, MUSIC THEORY, or CREATIVE COMBO' OF TOPICS... Let my uptight background in the Conservatory study of classical and jazz guitar go to work for you! Finding yourself at home a little more often (quarantine) these days? Always wanted to (quarantine) learn an instrument? Or upgrade your (quarantine) skills or knowledge about this thing we call (quarantine) muuusic? NO better time, as long as you're healthy, than the present (quarantine) to dip your toes or dive right in. Plenty of openings in the schedule (quarantine)! Pick your preferred day or time! This Kickstarter doesn't have to be all gimme gimme gimme - you can get get get. And, stay comfy at home. Invest in yourself. The dividend return is uplifting and soul-satisfying. Can be scheduled ANYTIME before or after (quarantine) this Kickstarter campaign ends.

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    MEET -N- GREET

    GUEST LIST FOR TWO TO SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE: Attend a show of your choice, come backstage and say "hello, 'sup," and receive a signed copy of the new CD, on the spot, plus sincere thanks in person. I can be very friendly. At times.

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    NEW SKOOL, OLD SKOOL BUNDLE

    SIGNED COPY OF NEW CD (or unsigned if you choose), PLUS DIGITAL COPIES OF ALL AVAILABLE ALBUMS. Be a collectah' of the entire discography! ONE NEW CD and EIGHT DIGITAL COMPLETE ALBUM DOWNLOADS! (I do have nine previous releases, but the very first one, "Seven Romans," was recorded on tinfoil back in 19-ticky-tacky and it is not available in any format.) You will also receive a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    HAND-MADE LOGO BELT BUCKLE!

    HANDMADE BELT BUCKLES: CAMPAIGN EXCLUSIVE! Pamela Means 'Self-Portrait Logo' Belt Buckles, Each one handcrafted by Michael Poole of Blue Collar Artisans in Easthampton MA. Exclusive ONLY to this campaign! (Buckles only, no belts). You will also receive a SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it. (Buckle and CDs will be mailed in separate packages to avoid any potential damage to either.)

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    VIDEO LESSON TWO-FER'

    TWO 60 min VIDEO LESSONS! (Zoom, Google Hangout, FaceTime, Skype, your choice of platform!) ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOPS: GUITAR, BASS, SONGWRITING, MUSIC THEORY, or CREATIVE COMBO' OF TOPICS... Let my uptight background in the Conservatory study of classical and jazz guitar go to work for you, and save a few bucks on a two-fer! Finding yourself at home a little more often (quarantine) these days? Always wanted to (quarantine) learn an instrument? Or upgrade your (quarantine) skills or knowledge about this thing we call (quarantine) muuusic? NO better time, as long as you're healthy, than the present (quarantine) to dip your toes or dive right in. Plenty of openings in the schedule (quarantine)! Pick your preferred day or time! This Kickstarter doesn't have to be all gimme gimme gimme - you can get get get. And, stay comfy at home. Invest in yourself. The dividend return is uplifting and soul-satisfying. Can be scheduled ANYTIME before or after (quarantine) this Kickstarter campaign ends.

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    IN-PERSON WORKSHOP 1-on-1

    ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOP in Guitar, Bass, Music Theory, Songwriting, or creative combination of topics, IN-PERSON (Pioneer Valley of Western MA or in conjunction with tour schedule). We'll have a one hour sesh' focusing on your musical goal of the moment. Might go over time a little, I tend to ramble and nerd out when talking about music stuff half diminished. See? You will also receive SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    "MIX TAPE" ON A THEME

    MIX CD (OR USB PLAYLIST) ON A THEME YOU PROVIDE. I'll hand draw a cover (go ahead and lower your expectations on that ahhtwork). I would super enjoy nerding out on creating a mix for you from my vast interests and collections. You will also receive SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE

    COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE: You pick a song you've always wanted to hear me play and sing, and I'll practice it, oh, five, six hundred times, and record it in my home studio. I may also employ artistic license to rework the number in order to 'play it how I gotta play it,' for instance, if you throw Metallica at me, I can make it into a jazz ballad. If that's what calls to me. Or a polka. Did I say I'm from Wisconsin? You will receive a digital copy of the cover song. This is kinda scary, actually, but that's why I walk the tightrope. You will also receive SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    CUSTOM SONG JUST FOR YOU

    HAND-MADE SONG, WRITTEN AND RECORDED FOR YOU: You give me up to ten words, about someone or something, and I write and deliver to you an original song. The words would be a prompt and may not even appear in the song. I'll write it from my heart and mind, record it in my home studio, and send you the recording, either on a CD or as a file. I’ll retain copyright. Obvs. Imagine it, you'll get to say you've had a custom song written, specifically, for yourself, or a loved one. There will be smiles and nods. There may even be tears. There will be many points earned. Not that there's any kind of tit for tat or chord pro quo in your world. Heh. You will also receive a SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork, before anyone else can buy it.

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    LOCAL HOUSE CONCERT (SOLO)

    SOLO CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE. I will travel to your place (ANYWHERE WITHIN 100 MILES OF EASTHAMPTON MA) and play a show there for you and your peoples. It can be planned anytime in 2020 or 2021. Note that it is completely legit for you to charge a cover, or suggest a donation, to recoup your costs. you will also receive a SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork.

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    REGIONAL HOUSE CONCERT (SOLO)

    SOLO CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE. I will travel to your place (ANYWHERE WITHIN 300 MILES OF EASTHAMPTON MA) and play a show there for you and your peoples. It can be planned anytime in 2020 or 2021. Note that it is completely legit for you to charge a cover, or suggest a donation, to recoup your costs. you will also receive SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork.

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    LOCAL HOUSE CONCERT (BAND)

    PAMELA MEANS AND THE REPARATIONS CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE. We will travel to your place (ANYWHERE WITHIN 100 MILES OF EASTHAMPTON MA) and play a show there for you and your peoples. It can be planned anytime in 2020 or 2021. Note that it is completely legit for you to charge a cover, or suggest a donation, to recoup your costs. You will also receive SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork.

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    STRETCH GOAL HOUSE CONCERT (SOLO)

    SOLO CONCERT ANYWHERE IN THE USA. I will travel to your place (ANYWHERE IN THE USA!) and play a house concert/party/show for you and your peoples. It can be planned anytime in 2020 or 2021. This is a NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD DESIGNED TO SUPPORT A RETURN TO NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TOURING. A house concert such as this would become an anchor date to help absorb major expenses incurred with travel from one region to another. We would plan it far in advance, six months or more, so I could have time to build a mini (or not so mini) tour around it with club, college and theater shows lined up in that region around our confirmed date. This is for real. This is an actual, thought out, plan and feasible way to make it all happen. I could even name each mini tour after you! Ooo, fancy! Note that it is completely legit for you to charge a cover, or suggest a donation, to recoup your costs. you will also receive a SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork.

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    REGIONAL HOUSE CONCERT (BAND)

    PAMELA MEANS AND THE REPARATIONS CONCERT AT YOUR HOUSE. We will travel to your place (ANYWHERE WITHIN 300 MILES OF EASTHAMPTON MA) and play a show there for you and your peoples. It can be planned anytime in 2020 or 2021. Note that it is completely legit for you to charge a cover, or suggest a donation, to recoup your costs. You will also receive SIGNED COPY OF THE NEW CD, PLUS a digital copy of the new album and its pdf artwork.

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    WRAP IT UP!

    WRAP IT UP, ALREADY! For immediate gratification, and because you can, help me kick this Kickstarter goal all in one go! You'll be a superhero for life PLUS receive ALL the other rewards, including solo house concert, anywhere in the USA; or Pamela Means and The Reparations house concert, anywhere in New England or New York. Note that it is completely legit for you to charge a cover, or suggest a donation, to recoup your house concert costs.

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