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Two EP's on one vinyl record or digital download: "Home Phone" and "Ghost of Payphone". Hear the music and see my new video!
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http://vimeo.com/27135069 (<----here's my first Kickstarter video: "Kickstartin' It")

GREETINGS-

This is Chris Peck, the Town Crier.  I call my music HIST-HOP.  I try to make fresh sounds, while staying connected to the past.  In January, I want to release two short albums in vinyl or download form:  

“Home Phone” is all about ROOTS.  “Ghost of Payphone” is a wild look at things to come. By uniting these seeming opposites on one record, I hope to show you where I'm from and where I'm going.

Both albums are completely tracked. That means we’ve recorded every note that’s going to be played.   Here’s what is left to be done, and where I need your help:

The money I raise with this campaign will go toward professional mixing, mastering, pressing of 500 vinyl records (remember, HOME/GHOST will also be available in digital form), publicity, patches, posters and payment for the brilliant musicians who will help me perform these albums live.  

Words fall short...Want to hear the music? Here are working versions of both albums:

http://peckthetowncrier.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-of-payphone

http://peckthetowncrier.bandcamp.com/album/home-phone

I hope you like what you hear!  I am grateful for this chance to connect with you all, and invite you into this music making process!

Thank you for reading, for helping me continue to do what I love, and for bringing this project to fruition!

With heart and soul,

Chris Peck, the Town Crier

psst...here is some of the rad artwork to be gifted, and some photos of the HOME/GHOST recording process!

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    Mp3 download for any song of mine. (This will include the songs from HOME/GHOST when it is completed.)
    Visit www.peckthetowncrier.bandcamp.com, and sample the buffet.

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    An mp3 download of the "Home Phone" EP. Charming, warm, fuzzy home-made album. I played all the instruments, and my oldest musical collaborator, Miles Kennedy, produced. We recorded at my folks' house and dedicated the album to Tom Petty (my first songwriting hero)...ROOTS!

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    An mp3 download of the "Ghost of Payphone" EP. Produced by Tomas delToro Diaz, this album has an electronic sound palette unlike any I have attempted. Some of it's fun, some of it's gritty, all of it's groovin.

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    Own BOTH EP's: "Ghost of Payphone" and "Home Phone" mp3 downloads, plus an exclusive mp3 of "the Myth of Mystikal", an epic story-rap, dedicated to my favorite MC, Mystikal!

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    "Groundhog's Day" CD, autographed by Peck. This full-length album (2008) includes "Underwear", "Coffee" and other heartwarming chestnuts.

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    "Home Phone" or "Ghost of Payphone" T-shirt! Nice and simple, just the shirt. You choose the style of shirt, the color of the shirt, color of the print, and pick from the 3 images to your left here! Then my friends at backyardBOOGIE will custom make your shirt on a high-quality American Apparel tee! Saucy...

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    "HOME/GHOST" vinyl: This is it friends, the way to pre-order the deluxe vinyl album package! This record will include both of Cameron Forsley's companion posters, signed and numbered by the artist! "I remember life before cell phones" and "Ghost of Payphone" (look! pictures below)
    +mp3 downloads for all album songs
    +"myth of mystikal" mp3
    +hard-copy lyric map for both albums...The best bang for your buck!!!

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    Brrrrand new gift! (as per request of Ruthie...)
    The custom t-shirt, plus digital downloads of both HOME/GHOST EP's...11th hour special :)

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    Super-rare "The Garden Sings" CD, autographed by Peck (music so rare, that it's not available on the internet...woah.) The full-length album (2005) that saw Peck's first rap songs...a garden of weird delights.
    +HOME/GHOST VINYL + everything in the previous levels of donation!!!

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    "Ghost of Payphone" or "Home Phone" T-Shirt- Choose from 3 graphics (pictured below), choose color/cut of shirt, choose color of paint, and I'll have backyardBOOGIE silk-screen it for you on an American apparel t-shirt. + the HOME/GHOST vinyl package

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    Limited edition SILK SCREEN patch "Ghost of Payphone" spider monster...very metal, very scary (2nd to last picture below) + Complete HOME/GHOST vinyl package + mp3 downloads for HOME/GHOST+ "Groundhog's Day" autographed CD + "the Garden Sings" autographed CD

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    TWO TICKETS to the San Francisco release party for HOME/GHOST !!! + the HOME/GHOST vinyl
    + everything in previous donation levels

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    60-minute GUITAR LESSON with Peck! I can travel to your home (as long as it's in the San Francisco Bay Area), you can visit my San Rafael studio, or I can teach you via Skype. Psst...this is what I do for a dayjob!

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    EVERYTHING I'VE EVER RECORDED...I've always wanted to do this: a memory stick for the Peck completeist. High-quality mp3's of every track I've recorded, from my first cassette in 1994 all the way to HOME/GHOST. A companion document tells the story of each album and track. Album covers and photo history included too. This will add up to more than 70 songs, many of which are not available on the internet!!! ALSO, I promise to make the memory sticks look really cool :)
    +complete HOME/GHOST vinyl package

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    "Ghost of Payphone" or "Home Phone" silk screened T-SHIRT. Choose one color ink, color of t-shirt, which of Cameron Forsley's 3 designs you'd like, and where you'd like the design placed on the shirt...have it YOUR WAY!
    +HOME/GHOST vinyl + HOME/GHOST patch + both Cameron Forsley 11x 17 Posters

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    4 one-hour music lessons with Peck! Study guitar, bass, drum kit, harmonica, or slide guitar. I teach from my home studio in downtown San Rafael. Reaching your musical goals can be fun. This has been my job for 15 years!

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    SOLO SHOW by Peck the Town Crier at your home, party or function. Depending on the vibe of your gathering, I can play intimate balladry, party raps that make you laugh, quirky performance art, or barnstorming rock tunes. Let's collaborate to create the perfect setlist for your gathering. This gift is limited to the San Francisco Bay Area, but if you live elsewhere and are really interested in a solo show, please contact me and we'll discuss! (Total performance time: 60 minutes)
    To get a feel for my live performances, please visit www.youtube.com/cpeckthetowncrier

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    ENSEMBLE MUSIC CLASS with Peck. For 90 minutes I will coach your band, or host a group music class. A great activity for you or your kid's party! This could take several forms: all guitar, all percussion, body music...at your San Francisco Bay Area home, or my San Rafael studio. I love ensemble music! Here is one class I particularly enjoyed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLfPj-z2dMs

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    CUSTOM SONGWRITING by Peck. A ballad for your beloved? A "congratulations" song for your niece? A jingle for your company? Whatever the commission, I love to write songs. I will compose an original song, with your input, and make a simple, professional recording of myself performing it. Consider combining this gift with the GUITAR LESSON gift, and I'll teach YOU how to play and sing the song!

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    One-of-a-kind HOME/GHOST scrapbook. This is going to be a collector's item :)
    Original handwritten lyrics, at least two original concert posters I've created in this time period (check'm: www.peckthetowncrier.com) , production notes, art drafts, in studio photographs, and Peck's hall of weird self-portraits. All of this will be bound in a rather large scrapbook, worthy of a wizard or scholar.

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    Peck the Town Crier & the Crymuscles rock your party, function, or home. This my band, comprised of the cats and kitties who have performed on many of my albums. We will play two hour-long sets, and make your people sweat! Here is a recent performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DlTf3iiDOI

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