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Help fund "ATLAS LOUNGED," an uncensored behind-the-scenes BOOK about the Richard Cheese band by Mark Jonathan Davis, creator/producer!

Comedian/producer Mark Jonathan Davis, also known as Richard Cheese, is seeking funding to self-publish a book about his band.

"ATLAS LOUNGED:
THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE"an autobiography by Mark Jonathan Davis

Printed Book & eBook available in 2013!

ALL COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE!



***** If you like Richard Cheese, you will LOVE this book! *****

In 2000, comedian Mark Jonathan Davis created the Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine band.  As lounge singer Richard Cheese, Davis has released 14 albums, sold 200,000 CDs, appeared on radio, television, and movies, and played hundreds of sellout concerts around the world.

But Davis was never a professional singer, never performed in a band before, and can't even read music.

How did he do it?  Where did this idea come from?  What's the secret behind this success?  

ATLAS LOUNGED will reveal the uncensored behind-the-scenes backstory of the Richard Cheese band, and tell how a high school nerd worked his way from the Arizona desert to Hollywood to headlining the Las Vegas Strip.

Davis is ready to share his fun and fascinating rags-to-tuxes story, with a detailed autobiography about his eye-opening experiences in the music business.  The book will trace Davis's career through radio, TV, and the recording industry, and will include photographs, documents, celebrity interviews, and a thorough "making of" retrospective about each of his 14 CDs. 

Davis explains the process, shares his secrets, and shows the scars -- and fan tattoos -- from backstage, onstage, in the studio, and on the road with Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine.

"ATLAS LOUNGED: THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE" is a must read for fans of the band, and for anyone pursuing a career in the music business.  For those about to lounge, this book is for you. 

SOUND INTERESTING?
PLEASE BUY THE EBOOK, FOR JUST $10,
OR BUY THE PRINTED BOOK, FOR JUST $27.

OR PLEDGE MORE, AND GET SWANKY PERKS!

Mark Jonathan Davis is utilizing KickStarter to seek fan funding for the independent self-publishing release of his ATLAS LOUNGED book.  (In 2010, Davis raised $20,000 from fans via KickStarter, to help fund the release of his 2011 CD "Richard Cheese: A Lounge Supreme.")  

Our goal is to pre-sell 2,000 physical copies of the book, which is the minimum print run for a self-published book.

Contributions to this project will help pay for research, writing, graphic design,  publishing, printing/packaging, and digital marketing.  The book will be released by July 2013.

Thanks for your support, thanks for reading, and thank you for believing in the cheese.

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MORE ABOUT MARK JONATHAN DAVIS, A/K/A RICHARD CHEESE:

Before he created the Richard Cheese band, Mark Jonathan Davis worked as a DJ, jingle singer, announcer, program director, actor, and copywriter.  His career resume includes NBC, KROQ, TVLand, SNL, The Dr. Demento Show, MTV, Walt Disney Imagineering, and The White House. These varied career roles somehow led to the launch of lounge singer Richard Cheese in 2000.

After a dozen years of recording and touring with his band, Davis has seen plenty of highs and lows.  The highs: playing at private rockstar parties, performing on TV shows like "Jimmy Kimmel Live," playing for 20,000 people at England's Sonisphere Festival, providing entertainment for troops stationed around the world, and of course, showgirls showgirls showgirls.  The lows: record company lawsuits, broken pianos, cancelled gigs, shady promoters,  fleabag hotels, music piracy, vision probems, identity theft, Paul Anka, a tonsillectomy, and stalkers stalkers stalkers.

"ATLAS LOUNGED: THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE" tells an amazing story of creativity, ambition, adversity, and did I mention the showgirls?

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

We truly appreciate your generous and positive support.  If you have any questions, please send one email to lounge@richardcheese.com . 

Parental Advisory, Explicit Content.   Some premium items will not be sent until books are sent. If you are under 18, you must get permission from your parents to participate. Book title, content, premium terms, publisher, and release schedule subject to change.  This KickStarter page is not a public forum for free speech, this is a private promotional page.  We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments and refuse/refund contributions at our sole discretion.  Backers will be required to agree to anti-piracy pledge and other terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.  All rights reserved.  Thank you.

"ATLAS LOUNGED: THE MUSIC, MARTINIS, AND MADNESS BEHIND RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE" 

(C) Copyright 2000-2013 Mark Jonathan Davis

(artwork subject to change)

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  • Yes, this offer is valid in all countries except where prohibited.

    Pledge levels $10 and $16 are for any country, because they are eBook digital books only.

    Pledge level $27 is for U.S. shipping addresses only. Pledge level $41 is for Non-U.S. international shipping addresses only.

    Shipping costs for any country are included in all pledge levels $60 and higher.

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  • Please be sure to notify us at lounge@richardcheese.com IF your shipping address changes.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not provide a correct shipping address, and your shipment is returned by the post office, you will be required to pay for the costs of re-shipping ($8 for U.S., $17 for Non-U.S.) before we can re-ship your order.

    Be sure your KickStarter account's email address is correct so you can be contacted after funding is complete.

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  • Visit http://www.atlaslounged.com or http://www.richardcheese.com !

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  • We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it. If you have a question, please send an email to lounge@richardcheese.com .

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  • ATLAS LOUNGED will be released by August 2013. The eBook might be finished as soon as April 2013.

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  • We hope to release the eBook in all compatible formats, but this is not guaranteed, so please DON'T make a contribution pledge if you are uncomfortable with this potential limitation.

    If multiple formats are offered, you will be allowed to choose at time of delivery.

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  • Yes. Just click on the "Pledge Amount" and enter the new amount.

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  • If we reach our funding goal, your credit card will be charged on March 14, 2012 or a few days after.

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  • We will obtain mailing addresses from backers once funding is complete. KickStarter will automatically survey you to provide this information at that time. You do not need to email us with your shipping address information.

    Be sure your KickStarter account's email address is correct so you can be contacted after funding is complete.

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  • Contrary to popular belief, we're not rich. The Richard Cheese band is an independent band, without record label funding.

    Since the band performs cover songs, most of our revenue from CD sales is paid out in royalties to the original song writers and publishers. Also, the band doesn't make money from royalties because we haven't released more than a couple original songs.

    We don't sell a lot of CDs because we're a novelty act. And, we don't make a lot of money anyway because of the awful tax laws enacted by the Republican administration and President George W. Bush.

    We don't have a publisher for the book either.

    So that's why we're trying to raise funding to self-publish the book.

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  • Yes, you can have your own name or a friend's name or a business name printed in the credits. And, you can specify any name you like for the autograph. As long as you keep it short, we're pretty flexible on this.

    Examples of acceptable names:

    Bob McGee
    The Smith Family
    Great Western Barbecue
    Captain Spacepants
    Margie & Kevin
    flamenco-enthusiasts. org
    Heez-Franco Chevrolet of Mt. Nordquist
    Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky

    "Autographed" and "personally autographed" DO mean the same thing in these offers.

    Each autograph is personally signed by Richard Cheese and includes the backer's designated name(s).

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  • We will contact you after funding is complete. Be sure your KickStarter account's email address is correct so you can be contacted.

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  • Ha ha ha, very funny.

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  • This is a possibility. For inquiries, please send an email to lounge@richardcheese.com

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  • Visit http://www.richardcheese.com and click "Hire The Band."

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  • Down the hall, second door on the left.

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  • Yes, we are confused by this, too. This was a typo in the name of the pledge, but we can't repair it while the pledge process is still active.

    The original "OBSESSIVE FAN" level was sold out in February.

    The new one contains different rewards, and is still available.

    But, don't worry. Whatever you paid for is what you will get.

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    **OKAY, NOW IT'S GETTING WEIRD** FAN: eBook + your name printed in credits + FIVE autographed copies of the book + autographed 8x10 + thanked on FaceBook + YOUR NAME WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK AS A CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT QUOTE! .......... For example: "It's a swell book!" --Bob McGee. [text and content subject to approval, at our sole discretion.] Only 1 spot available!

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    **UM, THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AND YOU REALLY NEED TO STOP** FAN: eBook + your name printed in credits + thanked on FaceBook + FIVE autographed copies of the book + ONE OF THE BOOK CHAPTERS WILL BE NAMED AFTER YOU! .......... For example, "Chapter 15: The Bob Mcgee Chapter" [Name subject to approval, at our sole discretion.] Only 1 spot available!

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    **WHY, YES, IT IS A FUNNY COINCIDENCE THAT WE SHOP AT ALL THE SAME STORES** FAN: eBook + your name printed in credits + thanked on FaceBook + FIVE autographed copies of the book, each personally autographed + YOUR NAME WILL BE PRINTED ON EVERY RICHARD CHEESE T-SHIRT SOLD IN 2012!!! .......... [Personal name or business name will be printed below shirt logo, in a small but prominent font. Name subject to approval, at our sole discretion.] [You get FOUR free shirts, too!]

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    **SAY, IS THAT A RABBIT ON THE STOVE??** FAN: eBook + your name printed in credits + TEN autographed copies of the book + autographed 8x10 + thanked on FaceBook + RICHARD CHEESE WILL TRAVEL TO YOUR TOWN AND DO A "BOOK READING" FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS IN YOUR LIVING ROOM OR LOCAL LIBRARY!! [U.S. only, except Alaska; schedule and venue subject to approval at our sole discretion.] Only 3 spots available!

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    **PLEASE CAN YOU PLEASE REMOVE THIS DUCT TAPE PLEASE...?** FAN: eBook + your name printed in credits + TEN autographed copies of the book + RICHARD CHEESE WILL SEND YOU HIS AUTHENTIC ONE-OF-A-KIND TIGER-STRIPED TUXEDO JACKET, PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED TO YOU, PLUS AN AUTOGRAPHED 8x10, T-SHIRT, AND POSTER. REALLY? REALLY. [Jacket delivery by December 2013]

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    **FULL SCALE RESTRAINING ORDER** FAN: eBook + your name printed in credits + TEN autographed copies of the book + RICHARD CHEESE AND HIS BAND WILL PERFORM A PRIVATE CONCERT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM FOR UP TO 20 GUESTS. [Pacific Time Zone U.S.A. only; venue, schedule, and other details subject to approval, at our sole discretion.]

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