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01:57 PM on 02/12/13
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1. I hate when people criticize the amount of money asked for in these campaigns (see: Classic Crime), but $20,000 for an EP is a little much.

2. This is going to be fascinating to watch.
02:00 PM on 02/12/13
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Damn you Jack, you ruined my perfect headline: Because Selling Macbooks Isn't A Full Time Job.
There were so many options.

Headlines I considered:
"Jonny reads prepared statement from Macbook"
"Donate to the Save-A-Jonny fund"
"Rise finally gave up on Jonny"
"LOL"
02:01 PM on 02/12/13
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I'm actually curious to see if people will fund this
Me too. 15 people have already paid $25 for a signed poster, a signed AltPress, 2 early singles, and a personalized Thank You tweet.
02:13 PM on 02/12/13
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We all laugh but I bet you this gets funded.
I'd be pretty surprised if it didn't.

I will likely donate $100 for free shows for life. That's a good deal.
Assuming tickets to his shows are about $15 a pop, and this gets you in with a guest, yeah, it actually is a good deal.
02:14 PM on 02/12/13
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The MacBook shit isn't funny anymore. I really wish people would just be original on this site. Same jokes get repeated constantly.

If he's clean like he claims, and is actually trying to continue as a music artist, good for him. The guy is a great singer.


If he relapsed, still talks like an illiterate douche, and doesn't use this money or follow up with what he promises on this acct, the dude should just go to prison already.
Tend to agree with all of this.
02:18 PM on 02/12/13
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My day is now awesome.
I literally thought to myself "what would Jason do" as I wrote the headline.

I totally should have gone with LOL as the headline.
02:19 PM on 02/12/13
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percentage of actually coming out with an EP... zip
I would be really, REALLY interested to know who is managing him.

Which brings the question: can Jonny Craig be managed?
02:30 PM on 02/12/13
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In the 10 minutes between checking the IndiGoGo page, he's made $100.


I feel like he'd find some kind of loop hole to get out of it -- the guy comes across as a huge flake.
Oh jeez.

I'd be seriously interested in learning the average age/gender of contributors to this.
02:43 PM on 02/12/13
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To be honest, I don't think the amount of money is absurd. Protest the hero asked for $150,000, and broke down all the costs, and that seemed legit, so $20,000 for an ep isn't absurd.

What is absurd is that people think he's actually going to use the money for recording purposes. He has not shown anything that should lead people to believe that he can handle this money properly.
Well, he's recorded every single record he's ever released with Kris Crummett.
I assume Kris costs what... maybe $1500 a song? $2500 tops.
06:14 PM on 02/12/13
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From the site:


For those wondering why it costs so much to make this EP, here is a breakdown of my expenses:
$10,000 for studio time
$4,000 for Producer Expenses
$2,500 Travel/Accommodation Expenses (Southern California/East Coast)
$2,000 for Art/Promotion/Marketing for the EP
$1500 for Indiegogo Cut for Running This Campaign

Again, I reallyyyyy don't like it when people criticize how much it costs to record, but $14,000 for a producer/studio? He must be after a HUGE name to justify that.

Also, regarding travel - if he's going East Coast, that means he's not going Crummett.
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