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"As We Are" is Pam Shaffer's debut album, featuring 10 songs based on the diaries of Anais Nin. They are lullabies from a sunken pirate ship.
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I'm an LA-based singer-songwriter and I am currently recording my first full length album. It is entitled "As We Are" and is based on the diaries of Anais Nin. Each of the 10 songs are about a different person in her diary. For this album, I played the piano, wurlitzer, organ, rhodes, autoharp, marxophone, and melodica. It was quite an adventure! I write and sing my own material and so far have funded the entire project myself. However, after paying my amazing friends for contributing violin, bass, vibraphone, guitar and drums, along with the payment for some of the needed studio time for recording and mixing, I realized that my bank account was hovering around zero. I held a mini fundraiser for the album on Twitter and one of my friends recommended Kickstarter...so here I am! I would like to raise money to finish my album, which involves mixing, mastering, and duplication. Once the album is done, I want to promote it by playing shows up and down the coast. Please help me make this dream a reality!

You can come visit me on the internet and learn more about my music at these sites:
http://www.facebook.com/pamshaffermusicofficial
http://www.myspace.com/pamshaffermusic
http://twitter.com/pamshaffermusic
http://www.youtube.com/pamshaffer

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    For the mere price of a super fancy giant latte, you get first dibs on the album! You can download all songs online before the album even appears in its physical form.

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    Getting fancy now. You get to download all songs on the album before it comes out plus you get exclusive video and photo content from the studio (warning: contains sleep deprived musicians).

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    All of the above digital content PLUS a signed copy of the cd when it is pressed. That's right. SIGNED. WITH A SHARPIE.

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    Digital goodies as listed above, a signed cd plus mp3's of all the cover songs I get requests to record. Whew!

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    Everything mentioned above (digital album! mp3's of covers! signed album!) plus a shout out on my website and in my liner notes. Basically, you get goodies and everyone will know what an awesome person you are for donating towards the arts. Karma points through the roof.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Ok, it's no secret that I love making cover videos for Youtube. Pick any song and I will do my very best rendition of it just for you! You will also receive all the other goodies thus far in our kickstarter.com journey.

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    Have you ever wanted someone to write a song just for you, about you, or about any subject you choose? I will be your human jukebox! Give me a topic and I will write a song and make a youtube video in your honor! Plus you get all the other fantastic rewards from donating like your signed cd and liner note credits.

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    Woo house show! You pick the set list and I will play a gig in your house for you and your friends. Must be within a day's drive from LA or at least the west coast, as I will be taking my trusty vehicle on tour this summer.

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    Spend the day with me! I will play a show at your house, go out for coffee, hang out in bookstores, vintage shops, pick out your new couch, get freckled at the beach, whatever it is you'd like to do! You've got a Pam for a whole day for musical adventures and shenanigans in LA or within a days drive or along the west coast. See note about trusty vehicle above.

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    First, you will have to pinch me so I know I'm not dreaming. After that is confirmed, you can pick any reward you like. Want all the songs I have written and will write in the future? Done. Want me to write a song for you? Done. Want me to make cupcakes and babysit? Done. Need a translation of the Iliad? It might take a while but I could totally rock that.

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