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pledged of 8 889 $pledged of 8 889 $ goal
58
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 18 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

This album would address the following topics:

  • The state and effects of United States farming in The 21st century so far, including big companies monocropping and small businesses introducing diversity
  • Sustainable farming practices
  • Ingredients in and recipes for tasty, healthy dishes
  • Local CSA shares
  • The development and expansion of GreenStar Natural Foods Market 
  • Popular dinner foods
  • Sustainable restaurants
  • DIY food movements

Why

Why a sustenance album? Music has the special ability to get into your head and activate an emotive response. It has motivational power unlike any other. My first debut album, Panther on Piano, was about my journey from birth to where I am now, and I will endlessly thank those who made that album possible. As a musician, I want my skills to be used for just causes; to empower people, and to enhance their lifestyles. I want individuals to upgrade (if possible) their habits and develop better versions of themselves. I want them to move towards or act within healthy and happy states of being. 


Album Mission: 

To confidently illuminate healthy food places, ingredients, and choices.

YOUR FUNDS WOULD ENABLE: 

  • Professional recording, mixing, and mastering of 8 food music tracks 
  • Music video of the track "Star Mission"
  • Recipes, ingredients, dishes, and other food options you might not have known about or considered
  • Exultation, rejoicing and fits of exuberance
  • ASCAP & BMI Fees so awesome film projects can use the music
  • Kickstarter's project and payment processing fees
  • Anything made above the goal goes to getting the album on more platforms 

THE FOODWISE ALBUM & MUSIC VIDEO TIMELINE: 

  • Record, Mix, and Master the Album April 2019 to December 2019
  • Deliver Kickstarter Rewards November 2019 to December 2020
  • Music Video Script Completion & Cast/Crew Reads September 2019
  • Film the Music Video October 2019
  • Edit the Music Video November 2019
  • Promote the Music Video Release December 2019
  • Release the Music Video & a Single from the Album February 2020
  • Promote the Album Release Show February to April 2020
  • Album drop & Release Show April 22, 2020  
  • Perform out the Album at Ithaca Festival and Grassroots Festival June-July 2020

***FOODWISE COLLABORATORS***

Rakim Jones on vocals/drums

Jacksonic on vocals

Tenzin Chopak on guitar/vocals

Jhakeem Haltom on vocals/drums

Koa Scimae on vocals

Malaya Quinn on vocals 

Jamie Love on vocals/photography/videography

Remanu on vocals/trumpet/production

Ryan Curtis on guitar

Cozmic Theo on guitar

Richard Vagner on violin

Max Ribner on trumpet/flugelhorn 

Norm Scott on sound design/videography

Banyantree on synths/production

Trevor on album design

DiViNCi on production

Julie Manso on video editing


Anticipated Recorders: 

Wilburland Studios, Rep Studios, Pyramid Studios



Shoutouts to Paul Kempkes for letting us film in his beautiful house on the market! 



If you’re with a media or press or promoting organization or you’re a blogger, please include my campaign in your news or writing! You can download official campaign media assets at the following link:  https://goo.gl/hSzSWg 



Sample Food Music: 

It may not be your favorite food, but here's an example of a song centered around food, from my first studio album, which was funded by generous Kickstarter supporters:


Q&A with Trevor Thorpe, Instrumentalist and Producer

Trevor Thorpe moved to LA in 2009 for music and graduated from the Los Angeles Recording School 9 months later. He began working as a recording engineer in studios, a period during which he developed as a producer, making instrumentals, recording artists he would meet. He played ukulele and sang in a local reggae band called Big UpState and has since put out two solo albums (Hawksview in 2011, and HipHoptical in 2017).

Remanu: What do you hope to contribute to this campaign and/or album? 

Trevor: I hope to contribute my creativity and passion for good quality food. 

What do you think this campaign and/or album is about?

I think the album is about food awareness. Whether the lyrics are heavy and foreboding or light and silly, shifting consciousness towards healthy eating practices seems like what it's all about. 

How could the first widespread music album about food in the last 15 years change things locally, regionally, nationally, or globally? 

This album could create, or support food movements locally and connect warriors for the cause. Locally and abroad, this album could touch many people and have a positive influence. 

Q&A with Jacksonic, Rapper and Producer

Jacksonic is a rapper/ producer from New York City who has single-handedly pioneer his “vegetable rap” movement, Eat Vegetables. Over the years he has amassed a wide variety of music about farming and nutrition, with many hit singles such as “Carrot Field” and “Basil 4 U” off of his immensely popular projects “July Garlic On August Tomato Sandwiches” and the “The Eat Vegetables Ep.” He is currently working on creating content for host Eat Vegetables YouTube channel with his team based out of Watkins Glen, putting out new music videos, interviews, farms tours and educational videos every week.

Remanu: what do you hope to contribute to this campaign and/or album? 

Jacksonic: Some fire bars and instrumentals.

What do you think this campaign and/or album is about?

Making positive uplifting music about the realities of food and consumption.

How could the first widespread music album about food in the last 15 years change things locally, regionally, nationally, or globally? 

Music about food can really inspire people to think about the food they put in their bodies and to learn where their food is coming from, and how to develop a connection with their food providers. GRATITUDE!

Risks and challenges

It will be less of a risk when I am backed by supporters who want to hear an album all about food! Seriously, successfully scheduling recording sessions is always a challenge, considering I am employed full-time and have a partner with three children. I am prepared to overcome challenges this situation may pose, by inviting the whole family to be involved in the project.

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    The Foodwise Album Early Listen

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    We'll ship a copy of the album on a wooden 8GB USB flash drive to anywhere in the US, with a Foodwise Poster. You may need to pay for shipping, unless you pick up the reward at our album release in April 2020 in Ithaca. Thank you for caring about sustenance (music)!

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    The Foodwise Bracelet

    The Foodwise album, album art, and music video on a USB bracelet in a color of your choice shipped anywhere in the US. A thank you card as well!

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    A Tasty Custom Track

    A one-of-a-kind, personalized rap track written about a food item of your choice. (1-2 mins., mixed and mastered in high-quality format like .mp3, .wav, and/or .aiff)

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    The Dinner Listening Party Invite

    You'll receive an invite to my exclusive dinner listening party when the album is finished; be the first to hear the entire album before its released! Plus a USB of the Foodwise album and a thank you letter: You. Are. So. Cool.

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    Google Suite Business Course

    You'll receive a USB flash drive with the Foodwise album, shipped anywhere. You'll also receive a 1-hour video workshop on utilizing the following Google Suite applications for business: Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.

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    The Foodwise Album in Concert

    We'll gather as much of the Foodwise Album crew together as possible to pull off a performance of Foodwise for you! The concert can be public or private, but it MUST take place within 60 miles of Ithaca, NY. You'll also receive a USB flash drive of Foodwise, shipped anywhere in the US. We love you. We appreciate you with all of our hearts.

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    The Foodwise Album Metamorphosis

    A $100 Gift Card to Greenstar Natural Foods Market, plus your choice of an exclusive private or public performance of tracks from the album. You'll also get a SIGNED hard copy of the album on 8GB Bamboo USB Flash Drive and a written thank you letter! Undying gratitude blossoming from my heart; you are truly a great human.

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    Food Endorsement Medium

    Receive a definitive endorsement of a food production company of your choice! You will get a public letter, photo, and video of support from me to the company, highlighting the endorsement and my definitive support of the company.

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