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A flash of inspiration and collaboration creates a mountain of music. A rolling snowball gathers musicians and producers along the way. Join us.
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Dan had thrown his songster hands in the air after pitching for years to certain music types who didn’t know crap about songwriting.

Seth had survived the major label meltdown as his “six-single-deep” record was cast off like extra baggage from a capsized tanker.

Still a writer / composer / producer based in LA, Seth was hired to record Dan’s swan song vanity project.

Digging deep into the O’Leary catalog, they rewrote, revised, and arrived at ten solid tunes.

The newly cowriting pair hired top notch LA studio musicians to get the snowball rolling. Check out the impressive and growing list below!

With Seth on lead and backing vocals and Dan joining in on backing vocals, they originally recorded guitars and keys themselves as well.

Now, remember Letters To Cleo from the movie “10 Things I Hate About You” or their hit song “Here And Now”? When Kay Hanley speaks, people listen. Seth and Dan listened when she said the songs were too great to have only good recordings.

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This is no longer a vanity project for Dan. With the momentum building and the songs sounding more kick-ass, it is clear that we now need your help.

We spent all our money getting assistance from some of the incredible talent helping us, but now all these pros are working only on faith in our music, clocking hundreds of unpaid hours and allowing us to eat up their studio time, as well. At this point we’re halfway through the recording. We owe these people bigtime! What if funding goes above and beyond? Then we’ll be able to release and promote the record independently.

So let's do it, people! Watch our video, sample some early mixes at www.stillspark.com, www.facebook.com/stillspark, www.myspace.com/stillspark, or www.reverbnation.com/stillspark, check out the prizes / rewards, and become a part of our exciting project. Remember, it won’t be funded unless we reach our goal. So spread the word and share the link. Don’t wait, we only have 30 days!

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So far our "snowball of rock" has swallowed up this awesome list of people. Maybe you're next! Jack Black? Are you out there?

Kay Hanley - Producing, Vocals (Letters to Cleo, Palmdale, Miley Cyrus)
Chris Zerby - Producing, Engineering, Guitar (Helicopter Helicopter / Hello Dragon)
Michael Eisenstein – Mix Engineering, Guitar, Bass (Letters to Cleo, Our Lady Peace, Hillary Duff)
Lawrence Katz - Guitar (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
Linus Dotson - Bass (P-Diddy, Palmdale, Nerf Herder)
Jonny Polonsky - Lap Steel (Dixie Chicks, Pete Yorn)
Blair Sinta - Drums (Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morissette)
Joe Karnes - Bass (Five For Fighting, Damien Rice)
Jeremy Swan - Logo Design (Broken Art Tattoo)
Plus, the amazing vocal talents of artists Gaby Moreno, Katie Shorey, Laurie Geltman, Paula Kelley, and Sara Mann.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    We will give you a digital download of a Still Spark song, two Seth Freeman digital downloads from his most recent solo record One and Only Maybe, three Little John digital downloads, and we'll Tweet about you! That's six songs for five bucks just for helping us finish this record!

    For $10 or more you get two more Seth downloads and three more Little John downloads.

    For $15 or more you get four more Seth downloads and six more Little John downloads.

    (We can't edit the $10 and $15 rewards because they've already received donations, but we promise)

    We are still on your side.

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    We'll give you two Still Spark digital downloads, toast you on YouTube, and Tweet about you. It's just the way we are.

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    5 Still Spark digital downloads, a Still Spark guitar pick, a Tweet, and a YouTube toast. Look at our souls tonight. They are a brand new bright.

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    We'll give you a digital download of the ENTIRE RECORD, Tweet about you, toast you on YouTube, and send you a Still Spark guitar pick! You're lookin' fine!

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    Autographed CD (and digital download)! PLUS a mention on our WEB SITE, a PICK, we'll TWEET about you, and we'll TOAST you on YouTube! You are a good woman (or man).

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    An autographed Little John "Too Much Fun" CD, an autographed Still Spark CD (and digital download)! PLUS a mention on our WEB SITE, a PICK, we'll TWEET about you, and we'll TOAST you on YouTube!

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    Autographed Little John "Derailer" *and* "Too Much Fun" CDs, an autographed Still Spark CD (and digital download)! PLUS a mention on our WEB SITE, a PICK, we'll TWEET about you, and we'll TOAST you on YouTube! There are only 5 of these, so gobble 'em up!

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    LIMITED EDITION founders level T-SHIRT or TANK TOP, PLUS autographed CD (and digital download), a mention on our web site, a Still Spark pick, a Tweet, and a YouTube toast! Do this one twice and your t and tank will be skipping stones side by side.

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    LIMITED EDITION founders level T-SHIRT or TANK TOP, PLUS an autographed debut Still Spark album (and digital download), an autographed Little John "Too Much Fun" CD, a mention on our web site, a Still Spark pick, a Tweet, and a YouTube toast! Only 10 available so act fast!

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    LIMITED EDITION founders level T-SHIRT or TANK TOP, PLUS THREE CDs, all Autographed! The debut Still Spark album (and digital download), Little John's "Derailer", and Little John's "Too Much Fun", a mention on our web site, a Still Spark pick, a Tweet, and a YouTube toast! There are only 5 available, so go for it!

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    We'll make you juice, coffee, tea, and/or cocktails, and enjoy drinking them with you (SoCal or on tour), PLUS limited edition founders level T-SHIRT or TANK TOP, autographed CD (and digital download), a mention on our web site, a Still Spark pick, we'll Tweet about you, and we'll toast you on YouTube! Scientists know where all the atoms go, but you drinking with me defies gravity.

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    We will TwitPic you with us (Kay, Chris, Dan, and Seth) - just meet us at Peet's Coffee on Ventura Blvd in Studio City. PLUS everything from the $50 prize.

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    We'll walk your dog, cat, pig, or monkey (SoCal or on tour), PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Because those darn pets - you can't shoot 'em, can't change 'em.

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    We'll wash your car (SoCal). PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Because a dirty car ain't what love's for. You deserve a little more. She doesn't love you , she just loves being scrubbed.

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    We'll play a private acoustic concert for you via Skype or on the phone. PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Turn it up. Sing along.

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    Karaoke track of your favorite Still Spark song! PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Don't Do As I Do.

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    Seth will play a set of children's music at your child's birthday party (SoCal). PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Octopus Popsicle.

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    Jam Session (SoCal, on tour, or fly us out). PLUS everything from the $75 prize. One of these days is gonna find you, all of these tears behind you, and all of your dreams, just basking in the light of day. Seriously. And it is going to happen at our jam session. It sounds cheap now, doesn't it?

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    We'll caddy your golf game (SoCal or on tour). PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Through it all, this caddy will be on your side.

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    Guided Hollywood Tour. PLUS everything from the $75 prize.

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    Pub Crawl and Sober Ride Home (SoCal, on tour, or fly us out). PLUS everything from the $75 prize. Don't do as we do or go ahead and just stumble in.

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    We'll write a song with you or for you. PLUS everything from the $75 prize. " your words here ... "

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    A Private HOUSE CONCERT with Still Spark (SoCal, on tour, or fly us out), OR be in our video. PLUS everything from the $75 prize. These are the finest times I've known.

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    DINNER by Kay Hanley at Still Spark's private House Concert in your home (SoCal, on tour, or fly us out). PLUS everything from the $75 prize. It makes no difference where we go.

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    The house concert of your DREAMS, with Still Spark, Palmdale (Kay's band), and Hello Dragon (Chris' band) (SoCal, on tour, or fly us out), and dinner by Kay. PLUS everything from the $75 prize. These are the best times.

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    License any one of our tracks in your TV show, plus EVERYTHING else listed here except the $5K, $8K, and $10K prizes. (nonexclusive, standard no BS sync/master terms)

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    License any one of our tracks in your FILM, plus EVERYTHING else listed here except the $4K, $5K, and $10K prizes. (nonexclusive, standard no BS sync/master terms)

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    A single song co-publishing deal with a 3 year term.

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Funding period

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