I am going to make a new album, I need your help...
Above film by Nathan Austin, illustration by Micheal Arthur, sound by Stephan Loor, Sxipenspiel by Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, music by Sxip Shirey. Filmed in Dumbo on the first day I gave up coffee. I was sweating bullets.!
The money goes to studio time, musicians, the engineer, mastering, the art work (3 artists and one designer), the printing of the CDs, the creation of the extra surprises, mailing the CDs and surprises to YOU, about 10% to Amazon and Kickstarter and then taxes on the whole thing. IF I go over 20K the rest will be spent on a publicist. I will also have an administrator/assistant to make sure all prizes get out in a timely manner! I am skimping on nothing, it will sound and look amazing. It will be art in your hands and a sonic origami event that will unfold into tsunami in ears.
"BOBBING DONE BY MEN EXPERTS"
Take a good look at the photo above. That's my Albanian grandfather sitting in the middle,-those are his boys at the shop. That's his barber shop. Before the crash Grandpa Charlie owned property all around Gary and Chicago. "He wasn't making all that money from 25 cent hair cuts", my mother recently said to me.
Why make a CD? -To Hear and to Hold
People have been asking me to make a new CD. The last one cost about 17K to produce. I had a backer for part of it and used kickstarter for part of it and I paid for part of it. This one I want to fund entirely through kickstarter. I will create a great piece of sonic art, wrapped up in great visual art, for you to hear and to hold. If you have Sonic New York you know how serious I am.
A bottle of WHISKEY and a handful of BEES
Bees are value that is hard to hold, little stinging coins. Pour the whiskey on the blister to heal your hands, take a slug from the bottle to still the heart.
A Surprise in Every Box!!!!
My rewards are all surprises, good surprises, GREAT surprises. Also I will WEEKLY, YES WEEKLY send an mp3 or video or written story of some sort relating to the inspirations of this album and/or whatever my current sonic environment is. This is starting NOW!!! This is an act of action and art that in the end will great an great album.
The whole thing is ART
I am approaching some of my favorite visual artists to create the whole package, I am paying them, the whole thing will be amazing to see and to hold.
- (30 days)