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We seek to hire artist and director Mister DeMaggio to create visual accompaniment for our fractured 3 minute pop song, 'Boby Tarlow'.
We seek to hire artist and director Mister DeMaggio to create visual accompaniment for our fractured 3 minute pop song, 'Boby Tarlow'.
18 backers pledged $1,250 to help bring this project to life.

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Computer Perfection just released a 5-song EP in a limited edition run of 100 cassettes, with MP3 download available for the purists.

Track 3, Boby Tarlow, floats somewhere in an ethereal 8-bit never world... bombing the bass... sampling old toy keyboards and twisting it into absurdly tongue-tied Koopa Troopa chants.  

We seek to raise funds in order to hire artist and director Mister DeMaggio, tasking him with creating the appropriate visual accompaniment to our 3 minute pop song.  Listen here...

http://thestrangeecho.bandcamp.com/

Mister DeMaggio's unfiltered and unguided proposal to the band prompted us to devise a plan to make it happen:

In 2011, I was again approached by the band Computer Perfection to create a video for the song “Boby Tarlow”.  Initially, the lyrics call out “Hey Toby” before the chorus becomes “Oh Boby Tarlow.”  Mysterious as this insignificant change was, my research of the name conjured up its hidden reworking of one Toby Barlow: Creative Director and Author.  The band was not interested in focusing on the individual; they claimed that they were merely amusing themselves with their friend’s name.  I wanted to appreciate some reference to an artist in the brainstorming phase, so I proposed an ongoing paper-fold transition, starting with a blank business card that generated colorful 2D and 3D animations as the song gradually became a chant surrounded in origami.

Money that we raise will offset the costs of renting a fancy camera and hiring a professional photographer. It will also cover the cost of time and materials incurred by Mister DiMaggio.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A copy of the limited edition cassette EP, The Merry Microbes (featuring Boby Tarlow)

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    Gridded artwork, original drawings by Mister DeMaggio himself.

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    Computer Perfection / The Strange Echo T-shirt. 2 color silk screen printed on 100% cotton American Apparel T's in mens/womens styles. 3 colors to choose from. Very nice.

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    Dinner with the band at their home & recording studio. Food is a big part of our band's activities... after practice, before shows, during shows, after shows... and Bem is something of a brilliant cook. Come to our house and hang out.

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    Have a song custom written about your name, just like Boby Tarlow did. (Boby Tarlow not eligible for this reward, if he's reading.) UPDATE: Boby Tarlow eligible, but must apply reward toward song about person other than Boby Tarlow.

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