Hello and Welcome!
Let's Get Down to Business:
How To Decide If You Want To Donate:
1. Watch my video!
2. Listen to the audio samples of the book and the album!!
3. Check out my incentives and see what get's you excited!!!
(A BOOK and a CD for $20 GETS ME EXCITED!)
4. Read the rest of this paragraph:
WHO AM I AND WHAT AM I DOING?
I am William Greene. I write, I make music and videos, I run community programs sometimes, and I teach a bit, too. To date I've created 2 works of note: a book of fiction and a 9 track album of homemade songs. With the funds from this KICKSTARTER I shall print up and launch both projects together so as to get them into the hands and brains of as many people as possible.
(NOTE: do realize that these works are both well into the finishing stages, so a donation is a sure win for both of us—I get to disseminate my work in primo packaging and you get two crackerjack works of art)
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THIS ALBUM?
The album is entitled These Days Are The Old Days and comprises the 9 best and most cohesive songs that I've written over the past 5 years. I've recorded the album in a studio and now need to add a few finishing touches, including paying to have it mixed and mastered by a professional sound man.
Below are two older demos of songs that are on the album. These two particular songs remain almost unchanged in terms of words and structure, but the fidelity on the new tracks is most improved. Enjoy:
You can hear a whole bunch more of my demos HERE!
A BOOK? REALLY?
Yes. And a novel length one, too. It's called Flip A Three-Sided Coin and it chronicles the story of a wayward young man's collision with a strange mountain community, a wild young lady, forces of near evil, and bad behavior in all its sordid/assorted varieties.
BLURB: Youthful Hollace attempts to navigate a challenging world of manly men and threats of death only to find he has no functioning moral compass to speak of. Volatile Lolly attempts to deny his advances while rebuilding her fragile young life. Gene bemusedly sets the two youths upon each other and Bernard vows to get the deed to the ranch by any means necessary!
Listen to me read the prologue here:
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WITH ALL THAT MOOLAH?
The money (7000 buckaroos) will be divided up as such:
$4300 gets 500 copies of the book printed up all fancy (no horse glue) and shipped to me so's I can ship 'em to you. This is the BIG expense but since the thing is worth doing at all, it is of course worth doing properly. The high cost for the book buys a high quality product worthy of you, the reader.
$1000 for 1000 CD's. Bam. CD's are cheap. I am making/appropriating all the packaging, so saving us all a little scratch there.
$400 goes to mixing and mastering the album. This is a deal I am getting from a friend and will make a world of difference for the end product.
$600ish (8-10%) goes to Amazon and Kickstarter.
$700ish goes to income taxes cause Uncle Sam's gotta eat, too.
Any extra moolah will be dedicated to publicity for the releases and scraping together a tour of, at least but not limited to, the Western coast of this, our great nation.
To the right of your screen you will find my exciting list of incentives. These of course include the book and record, but extend as far as handmade ceramic artwork, shows played at your house or local American Legion, camping trips, a day on the golf course with me and my brothers, and much more. Investigate!
See some pictures of my incentives HERE!
So... Thanks. Thank you very much for you attention, your consideration, your time, and hopefully your donations. The truth of the matter is that this could not be possible without your confidence in my work and your expression of that through the donation of funds. If you have any questions; comments; jokes; suggestions; criticisms; schemes; or notions, please feel encouraged to contact me anytime.
- (26 days)