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11:28 AM on 03/01/11
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oldwirehands
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none of the premiums involve Chris' hair, what's up with that?

LOL Holy shit!! I'm totally making that a legit option.
11:48 AM on 03/01/11
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The plural form of vinyl is still vinyl.

Woah! Thanks for teaching me something new today! Thankfully its early enough to edit so I can look like less of a jackass.
12:02 PM on 03/01/11
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Still waiting for my copy of the last album, but I will back this.

Those cd's are almost done! I would have had them done a lot sooner, but some of the concept ideas I had failed miserably (the cd's wouldn't even play in a cd player). Its been a trial and error process, but I plan on finishing it up this week, and start sending them out next Monday.
12:36 PM on 03/01/11
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I already said that I wouldn't have a problem if this was a tipjar, but the maths - they don't add up.

New laptop = $1,100
300 7" vinyl = $1,100
300 12" vinyl = $1,300

Estimated total = $3,500

That is just a very rough estimate, and doesn't include how much it will cost to ship everything to everyone. Also, I don't have the album art yet, and don't know how many colors it will be; that costs more money. The goal is $4,500 and both Amazon and Kickstarter take 5% of that, AND that is only if I reach my goal. If I don't reach it in the time allowed, I get no money, and no one pays anything.
01:49 PM on 03/01/11
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So you want people to buy you a personal laptop?

No, not at all. It'd be a laptop dedicated to music (recording and playing live). If I wanted something for personal use, I would buy it myself.

Whatever happened to people working hard for the things they want to buy? Saving money has apparently become a thing of the past. Instead of saying, "this is how much money I have saved for this project. XXXXX amount would help me meet my goal," it's turned into FUND MY WHOLE PROJECT.

Kickstarter removes all personal accountability. If you don't have the money to buy a new laptop or record with SUPER-AWESOME PRODUCER WHO'S DONE ALBUMS BY ALISTOFNAMEDROPPEDARTISTS....sorry. Life isn't peaches and rainbows.

I'm not about to publicly state my annual income, but if I were to try and save money out of my own pocket for this, you wouldn't hear new music from me until roughly June 2012. By that time, my good friend, whom I want to play guitar on the record, would already be over in the Middle East somewhere, as he is leaving for the military in May. Also, I am my own producer; I would be recording everything myself. That is why I need a new laptop.

$4k isn't going to fund the entire project. The site is called Kickstarter for a reason. This isn't jonnycraigslist.com (I had to say it!).

[edit] I also gave away my first album entirely for free, which was downloaded by somewhere around 20,000 people; I had absolutely no idea that my music would grab so much attention, and if I did, I would have charged for the album, and been able to use that money to fund my music just fine. Like I said, its a KICKSTARTER project, not a charity organization.
09:45 AM on 03/02/11
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It really made me happy to see that I have so much support here :)

I'm not 100% sure how donating works, but I read on the site that the backers won't be charged with anything until the project is over, and I've met my goal. So, even if you don't have the money immediately right now, I think you can still choose whatever reward you plan on paying for, and you won't be charged anything.
12:38 PM on 03/09/11
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We're in week two here, and about 4% funded. There's still plenty of time though! There is a new demo called "Lueda" she deserved it! in the latest blog post on the Kickstarter page.

Thank you guys who've pledged so far. I was really surprised by the ones who wanted their own song. It made me tear up a bit when I got that email It means a lot to me.
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