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11:58 AM on 04/19/13
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12:08 PM on 04/19/13
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handwritten lyric sheet for $100? I wonder what Jesse Lacey thinks about this
OK, I admit, I laughed. If he woulda known, they woulda charged more than $1!
01:32 PM on 04/19/13
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Is it really 4 kids? They should just pitch it as a reality show instead to one of those networks with apparently nothing better to show.

TOUR MOMS
I'd watch. Better tahn The Voice.
01:33 PM on 04/19/13
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This band fucking sucks. Rent a bus like everyone else who wants to tour in a bus does, ugly lazy bitches..
Try and keep the sexism language outta your feelings on a business/band decision.
02:06 PM on 04/19/13
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That's disingenuous. She's not the only member of the band. And I doubt Max is some personal bank for that band.

I get the hesitancy, qualms, and eyerolls. I get that some people don't like their sound.

However, being against this means you either:

a.) Aren't aware of that family's relationship with money (Online articles make obvious they have a very unusual relationship with money - as in, they've never had much of it or cared about having much of it).

or

b.) Aren't in favor of bands using every resource available to them to prolong their career in an immensely fucked time to be an artist.

... Either way, no one is getting swindled here. It will live or die on its own merit.
I disagree with this being an A or B scenario.
02:23 PM on 04/19/13
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Give us the truth, Taters. What is your opine on this subject?
1) That I, personally, would not take newborns out on a tour. As parent's it's 100% their call to do it.

2) That I think collecting money before a tour feels backwards. As the one's touring 100% their call to do it.

3) That asking for $100,000 is pretty crazy. I don't know many people that make that for a living in general. But if their fans want to pay for that and like the gifts -- that's 100% their call to do it.

4) Not the kind of thing I personally back on Kickstarter. I back pre-orders for awesome not made products (love my evolution dock), or movies I wanna see (Calvin Hobbes Documentary / Veronica Mars) that need the money to make the actual tangible products I'll then receive in the mail.

5) That as a music fan I want to support bands I love. I do this by buying their music, paying for streaming services, buying merch, and buying tickets to shows. If it got down to it to support a band ... I'd rather give a musician, directly, 30 bucks for a download of a new album so they can keep making music and releasing it ... then back something for a tour I probably won't go see, and items I don't really want. I believe that bands have the right to do what they'd like to raise funds to keep doing what they wanna do. And fans can choose to buy/donate/support or not. That's all their call.

I know it's starting to look like bad PR though the more and more these stories with huge goals come out.
02:45 PM on 04/19/13
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Using a Kickstarter to fund a tour?
Really? #punkrockpanhandling

https://twitter.com/steveisdareason/...64367522672640

Seen a lot of musicians speek out against this today.
02:51 PM on 04/19/13
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To everyone criticizing Eisley's Kickstarter goal of $100,000, remember: They're the first band in the history of music to have children.

https://twitter.com/scottheisel/stat...50068825776130
02:52 PM on 04/19/13
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instead of donating to their Kickstarter, i'm just gonna send everyone in Eisley a copy of this: http://t.co/9daWWsVIrm

https://twitter.com/JosephMarro/stat...37185043763200
02:55 PM on 04/19/13
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Of course @Eisley would start a Kickstarter right when I'm due for my tax refund. Guess that check is already spoken for!

https://twitter.com/paulaaajonesss/s...23101850198018
03:00 PM on 04/19/13
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Can you comment on the kickstarter pages? This deserves to get absolutely torn apart. This makes me furious! And I don't care about your shitty "you don't have to donate" rationale because that's not the fucking point.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ecord/comments

Comments.

Thanks for everyones comments and questions! To reiterate, rewards do not include lower priced rewards unless specifically noted in the reward description. You can find more information about backing multiple rewards in the FAQ section at the bottom of our project page! Thank you SO much everyone!
10:15 PM on 04/30/13
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19 days ... based on the stats of most kickstarters (if they're not over 60% in the first few days they don't make it), this doesn't look like it's gonna get funded.
12:07 PM on 05/02/13
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That's not an accurate statistic. Most of the pledge will come in the last 2 - 4 days. It will succeed.
It's directly from Kickstarter.
05:24 PM on 05/07/13
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No, "the first few days" have nothing to do with it...

"Of the projects that have reached 20% of their funding goal, 82% were successfully funded. Of the projects that have reached 60% of their funding goal, 98% were successfully funded." (http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter+basics)

...Which is why Eisley's looking great at 42% with 12 days left. The majority of pledges will come in the last week (probably the last 3-4 days). Piece of cake.
The other stat is somewhere else on their page, I don't have time to look for it now.

Edit: http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/tren...g-and-duration

The initial push of the project is when a large majority of the funding occurs. So yes, the first few days has a lot to do with it. I don't just make shit up for fun.


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