My name is Terri Tarantula. Wait, there's more! (Canceled)
Singer, songwriter, keyboard wrangler and drum machine button-pusher Terri Tarantula is making her second album. Are you in?
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
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!
- (36 days)