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Mr. Gee has recorded an album of songs inspired by Minecraft. Music is equal parts Jack Black and Flight of the Conchords. Read more

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Mr. Gee has recorded an album of songs inspired by Minecraft. Music is equal parts Jack Black and Flight of the Conchords.

San Dimas, CA Pop
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**REWARDS CHART UPDATED**

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Rewards Chart

**NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED**

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Unlocked Level 1!!!!!!!
Unlocked Level 1!!!!!!!

**UPDATE 2014/01/25**

Someone asked, "How can I get TWO copies?"  GREAT QUESTION!
Here's how you can do that.

Add $10 to any pledge over $25 to add an additional album.
So, if you pledge $25 and want to add an album, just add $10 and I'll ship you an additional album in addition to everything else you're entitled too.

Click the green pledge amount (if it's your first time) or click the blue "Manage your pledge" button and update the amount with +$10 to get the other album added on. Share with a friend!

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Hi. I’m Mr. Gee (aka as Mr. Guiles aka Steven Wesley Guiles). I’m a husband, father, musican, educator, creator. And I’m a Minecraft player. 

Mr. Gee
Mr. Gee

 
I have been making music for more than 20 years and have released more than 30 recordings in that time.  Here's a short songwriting/production bio.

BACKSTORY 

I love gaming and have played video games my whole life. I've written songs for video games several times before.  When my students first introduced Minecraft to me  I just thought they were overly obsessed.   I finally caved in and downloaded the game. It was ok, but I didn’t love it. 

Fast forward 2 or 3 years. My son, at the time was 10, wanted to try it out. Within two days he was completely hooked, playing non-stop, to the point that I had to pry his little fingers off of my keyboard so I could use my computer. It was at this point that I decided to play the game myself. I kicked him off so I could play.  MINECRAFT IS AN AMAZING GAME.

 My love for this game happened to coincide with February Album Writing Month. I took my newfound love for the game and channeled it into songwriting (one of my passions) and wrote an entire album’s worth of Minecraft-inspired songs.  When I told my students I was playing I immediately had 15 students hop up and start telling me about the game they loved so much. How do I make a cake? It only took two seconds for a kid to respond and tell me what do do and how to do it along with tons of advice. My students started giving me ideas for songs and even helping me write lyrics! This was (and is) a truly collaborative project that got my students and I very excited.

SO WHERE ARE WE NOW?  WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING?

The songs are all recorded, but need the fine-tuning to make them truly awesome. I have my own studio, so I won’t have to pay someone to help me record the songs. 

Here's the breakdown:

CD Duplication and Packaging:  $950
Additional Perks and Rewards:  $800
Mastering and Final Mixes:  $750
Art Design and Layout:  $500
Shipping of Rewards:  $500

HERE'S THE CD COVER BY DANIEL JACOB HORINE

Album Cover
Album Cover

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE RAISE MORE MONEY THAN INTENDED?

See stretch goal graphic above.

STICKER AND BUTTON DESIGN CONCEPTS

Carl the Creeper
Carl the Creeper
Ernie the Enderman
Ernie the Enderman

 *All original artwork used in this product created by the incredible Daniel Jacob Horine.

Risks and challenges

I really see no issue with FINISHING the project. It's mostly finished. The mastering and final mixing process could potentially take a little longer than planned depending on how available my mastering engineer is. I can see a potential for a 2-3 week delay depending on his availability.

The biggest risk is the finishing time to get the CDs manufactured and delivered. Once all the mixes are finished and mastered, the turnaround time should be roughly 10 business days to get the cds delivered to me here in San Dimas, CA. From there, I will ship them out to all the backers as quickly as I can.

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Rewards

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    7 backers

    GRASS LEVEL 1 - You get a high quality digital download of the first hit single Minecraft, You're My Best Friend...and a happy feeling in your heart. *When we reach 10 of these Mr. Gee will play a drum solo while wearing the Minecraft Steve head. Heck, he loves the drums so much he might do it for FREE.* **Good drum playing not included**

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    47 backers

    STONE LEVEL 2 - Get the full album as a digital download BEFORE the official CD release date! And an invitation to the Mr. Gee's Top Secret Facebook Group. *When 20 $10 pledges are made, Mr. Gee will do 100 jumping jacks in the video update*. **Film may be sped up, but all jumping jacks will be jumped**

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    Pledge $25 or more

    46 backers

    IRON LEVEL 3 - Get the physical CD with awesome art design by Daniel Jacob Horine AND the full digital download! Plus a custom character sticker. Physical CD will have bonus tracks NOT available in the digital download. *Mr. Gee will make up a song LIVE on camera during the weekly video update when 50 of these are pledged!* **No guarantee it will be good...but it WILL be a song.**

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    6 backers

    ***SPECIAL PACKAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL CD PURCHASES *** IRON LEVEL 3 INTERNATIONAL - Get the physical CD with awesome art design by Daniel Jacob Horine AND the full digital download! Plus a custom character sticker. Physical CD will have bonus tracks NOT available in the digital download. *Mr. Gee will make up a song LIVE on camera during the weekly video update when 50 of these are pledged!* **No guarantee it will be good...but it WILL be a song.**

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    13 backers

    GOLD LEVEL 4 - The CD Songs in the Key of Minecraft AND Mr. Gee's first 26 song album, Super Silly Songs For Singing And Awesomeness And Stuff. Everything above, a limited edition Mr. Gee button, and a personalized shoutout in one of my video updates.
    *Mr. Gee will attempt to do 50 pushups live on camera when 25 of these pledges are filled* **Mr. Gee is in pretty horrible physical condition...this should be entertaining**

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  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)

    DIAMOND LEVEL 5 - Get all of the above AND a personalized 15 second ringtone or voicemail message in the musical styling of Mr. Gee. (You can even have a short custom message included). *When 20 people pledge at this level, Mr. Gee will film himself in front of the Circle K in San Dimas and quote lines from Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure for the Weekly Video Update.*

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    8 backers Limited (12 left of 20)

    REDSTONE LEVEL 6 - You will get everything previously mentioned AND a handwritten note with stick figure drawings by Mr. Gee. *When 10 pledgers donate $100 Mr. Gee will perform a cover song and post it on youtube as voted by those pledging at that level*.

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    OBSIDIAN LEVEL 7 - Your very own custom Mr. Gee song, producer Credits in the album liner notes, and all of the awards above. You will receive a personal Skype or Google Chat call from Mr. Gee to go over ideas for your song. You will also be written into the weekly comic strip as a character. You will most likely be killed off in the same episode...but still...FAME! You will receive a high quality PDF of the entire comic series when the campaign has succesffully funded. *Mr. Gee will attempt to recreate a Picasso painting using only crayons on the weekly video when two donors pledge this amount* Mr. Gee is not an artist. This should be entertaining.

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    EMERALD LEVEL 8 - Everything is yours! The world is your oyster. You will receive a personal phone call and/or video phone chat with Mr. Gee. In addition you will be given Executive Producer Credits on the album. Heck, Mr. Gee will take you out for dinner if you live in the Southern California area and are willing to meet somewhere. In addition to ALL of the above, Mr. Gee will also include you singing, clapping your hands, or playing an instrument in one of the songs on the album (if you wish and are available online or in person to do so)! If you live close enough you may even be invited over to record in Mr. Gee's private studio. *For every donor donating at this level, Mr. Gee will jump into a pool with an electric guitar for the weekly video update.* **Guitar will NOT be plugged in**

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  • You selected
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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    DOUBLE RAINDBOW LEVEL 9 - Supreme Commander Executive Producer credits. Mr. Gee will record and write a song WITH you (as long as you are able to chat online or drive to Mr. Gee's studio). In addition, he will give you a personal phone call or Google Chat/skype session. He will also write you your own personal theme song that you can use however you wish, in perpetuity, for the remainder of your life. *For each donor at this level, Mr. Gee will perform and record a song from the movie "Elf" and post it on Youtube*.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    THE END - You win. You win EVERYTHING. If you've got this type of money, you probably have everything you've ever asked for anyway. At this level, you're probably just looking for ways to blow your sweet wads of cash. This is a great way to do it. You get everything listed before and an invite to come over to John Cash Studio (you must get here) and record a song with Mr. Gee in the studio. See the entire process in an amazing one day recording session. You will be featured somewhere in the recording and pictures and video will be taken to commemorate the day!

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Funding period

- (28 days)