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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 28 2011
$2,837
pledged of $2,263 goal
45
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 28 2011

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UPDATE (JULY 9):

First, if you are new here, skip to my original post below to see who I am and what we're doing. And now, the update: we passed the goal! Thanks! There are three weeks left (I cannot turn it off even if I wanted to)  so to let you know - any and all further pledges that come in during July will go directly to making this project even better. More songs on the actual CD, an even better bonus disc (more and more stuff!) etc. None of this pledge $ will be left over in my pocket - it'll all go to making the rewards better on every level. I am also working on a 'web portal' idea so people who pledge now will have access to exclusive new stuff even after the record comes out. In other words... for backers, it doesn't end when the CD comes out and everyone gets the rewards they signed up for. There will be continued access for you to even more new music for months afterward. (Backers: make sure to check out my video update, available under the green "updates" tab above.)

Tell a friend! Tell a stranger! Tell a stranger that might become a friend as a result!    Thanks everyone....    Terri

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Hi,

I'm Terri Tarantula. So here's what's going on... I'm making my second record. I'm hoping you can kick me to the finish line. 

Wait, you've you already started it?

Yes. I've got a bunch of it done. But working in real studios - not "leather couch and cappuccino" studios, of course, but for sure the kind where things sound good - adds up. So I'm asking for you to join me in making it happen. Well, I'm asking you to make it happen, really. Okay, you know what I mean.

How did you get that $2,263 number?

I sat down and worked out what it will cost to finish recording and mixing the songs, mastering the record, and having the finished CD be in really gorgeous packaging. I had to do a little estimating for some things, okay, but I worked pretty hard on the calculator at getting it right.  

Where can I find out more about you?

Here's an article from a Seattle arts weekly about me:  http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/deep-six-diva/Content?oid=3347810  

What do you sound like? I should know that, right?

Here's a video clip featuring a new song. This pretty much captures it: http://youtu.be/VbUFgxYVsiw. You can also stream some songs at territarantula.com, although, as you can tell in the video, I've gone the way of analog drum machines, weird amps, spring reverb and wrestling with my keyboard. I can also call you and play over the phone because this month I got unlimited minutes on my phone by checking the wrong box and they can't fix it until next month. 

So the record will be released when?

November 18 is when it will be available in indie record stores and on my web site. Will you get it before then with a kick-pledge? Yeah! Be the first on your block! Or maybe in your whole town! Or state! Or country (Someone in Luxembourg mail-ordered my first one, so... that is actually possible.) I'll make sure pledgers have it on their doorstep before the November 18 release date.  I can assure you my shipping department will not let you down in this matter. How? Because I am my shipping department. Every last package.

What if I have other questions? 

Just send me a note. I'll get back to you so quick, you'll wonder if I even have a life. Beyond my keyboard and drum machines, that is.

Thanks! I hope we can pull this off!

Terri

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    This is really fun and I like it when other artists do it, so I'm adding this. For this kickstart pledge, I'll cover the song of your choice, and send you the mp3. You'll have to send me the song if I don't know it, though. You'll be the only one who has this (as you will probably realize when I dedicate it to you on the recording.)

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    The download, a copy of the CD and the bonus disc, and assorted other goodies from the whole process - all packaged in a custom decorated box. What else will be in there? Original scrawled lyric sheets from my notebook, some photos, a third disc filled with video taken all along the process... it will be really, really good. There will be only 10 of these, so I'll probably write a letter to you and put that in there too (tell me about yourself!) Shipped registered mail to any address in the continental USA.

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    The "Terri Tarantula" box described up above, shipped to any international address. Note: these are the same 10! There are only ten total. So if three people in the USA grab one, the total left is seven. There is probably a less confusing way for me to write this, I know.

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    Here's where I stretch even more. I've been making 6" x 6" mixed media paintings, and I'm making 10 to go with the record. They each go with a song, and each piece shares the name of the song it goes with. I expect I'll miss them when they are gone (five are finished) but if they are going out the door this seems like a great way to do it. Shipping (and very very careful packing) to any address in the continental US is included. I'll also tuck a copy of the CD in with it, so you can listen to the song that goes with the painting for the wild total immersion effect, and a couple of other surprises as well. Note: due to my fear that a baggage person will crush yours on a plane, these are offered for the US only. I know, I know. But shipping would probably be really expensive, and I'd worry the whole time that it was getting smashed by something like an international orchestra player's tuba.

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    I see most projects have one 'big amount' pledge option, but this is as high as I'm comfortable going. So here it is! I'll play a house show for you and a dozen of your friends, and... extra good part coming up... you all get a copy of the new CD, too. Wait! There's more! I'll bring chips and salsa. You provide the room (and a bunch of power strips) and I provide the music. OK! Pony up! I've got 19 new songs, and they all want you to hear them. Note: this is for the Seattle area only. Are you in Portland? That's possible, too. I'm a very good driver.

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