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Songs are written, plans are made. I am really excited to have everyone involved from the very beginning of this record. Gonna be fun!
Songs are written, plans are made. I am really excited to have everyone involved from the very beginning of this record. Gonna be fun!
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I feel like I am writing some of the best songs of my career right now, and I am ready to get back in the studio and share what I am working on. The project is titled Songs For You, and this theme will run throughout the album. There is actually a category in this campaign where I will write a “song for you.” I am hoping that at least one of these will appear on the album.

I have set the funding goal for this project low, in the hope that we will at a minimum get the studio time funded. Knowing what rock stars my friends and fans are, I have a good feeling that we can blow the goal out of the water and raise enough money to really give this record a chance to have some legs and get out into the world. Records are like kids, they constantly need more money. And as a parent we want the best for our kids.  And much like kids, once they leave the nest, they constantly call home for more money to support their travels into the world. Just as kids need college to better there chances at a good life, records need marketing so they don’t end up digging ditches at the bottom of the Big Lot’s $2 bin.

So this is where you come in. I have come up with some cool rewards that will let you get involved and be a part of this process. Making a record is so much fun. There is true magic in the process of taking an idea that lives inside your head and shaping it into a tangible recording. If you have never been inside a studio to see this magic happen, please join us for the day. Maybe you are more the live type. Bring the music to your house. If it is far from my home I will need to spend the night and I make a mean breakfast omelet free of charge. Please check out the rewards and be a part of this process with me. Let me know if there are other things you would like and we’ll make it happen. Listening to where the record wants to go is a big part of making it successful. I am here to listen to you and make “Songs for You.”

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    Eternal Gratitude.

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    A signed "Songs For You" Poster. Limited edition. Please add appropriate international shipping costs to your bid for this reward and any of the following rewards where shipping is outside of the US

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    A signed copy of my debut cd "Brand New Again"

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    A download of the entire album "Songs For You."

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    Both "Brand New Again" and "Songs For You" limited edition posters, signed.

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    An advanced download (be the first to hear it), and a signed copy of "Songs For You" CD

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    Signed "Songs For You" CD with a signed "SFY" poster.

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    Signed Songs For You and Brand New Again CD's

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    Handwritten, lyrics to any one of my songs. Plus a signed copy of "Songs For You" CD.

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    A drum head signed by the band. Broken or unbroken, you make the call. Also a signed copy of "Songs For You" CD.

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    Two Skype lessons with me. The first lesson we will talk about what you are working on and figure out what we need to do to make you into the rock star you know you are. In the second session we will work on a plan to get you heading in the right direction on, bass, guitar, songwriting, or theory. Beginner drums welcome, advanced we will call Mic into the session. CT residents are welcome to do the second session in my studio. Also a signed "Song For You" cd.

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    A box of Cd's. You will get 25 cd's to give to friends and spread the word. They make wonderful gifts for any occasion. You will also get a signed 'SFY" Poster and a digital download of the album.

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    Spend a full day in the studio. You can choose if you want to check out a day of tracking songs, or a day of mixing. Making records is really magic. If you have never been in a studio, this is a really cool reward. You are responsible to get yourself to CT or NYC, depending on where we are that day. Also a signed copy of "Songs For You."

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    A solo house concert for you and your closest friends. Typically guests bring a donation to offset the cost. Make it pot luck so we can all eat, drink and be merry. Add travel expenses outside of CT. Contact me if you are unsure of how much to pledge if you live far away. (This is my favorite reward!)

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    I will write a song for you and I will record it. We'll talk over lunch, Skype, or the phone so I can get to know you. I will than write a song about you. You will get a CD of your song. One of these may even end up on "Songs For You"

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Full band bash. We will come to your house and bring the rock! You supply the guests, food etc...Add travel expenses outside of CT.

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    You will receive executive producer credits for the album. We will thank you endlessly in the liner notes, videos, and public performances. Unless of course you prefer to stay anonymous.

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    Music affiliation package. If you own a business that is music related. ( Or even if you can listen to music while using your product.) You can be a sponsor of the album and the initial promotions, including the first video we shoot for "Songs for You." Your business name will be featured in the liner notes, video credits, and I will promote the heck out of you while I play to support this album. If you are unsure, contact me first so we can make sure that I believe in your company and it will be a good fit with what I do.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    First things first. You are the best.... Other than that you have now become the main producer of this album. You will be involved in all aspects of making this record. (I will still write the songs, and play them) but you are in on everything else. You will receive everything on the list above this as well (chose between solo or full band show at your place.) Depending on how far you want to go over the $5000 mark, you may just have become a record label!

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