I have been in a serious writing phase. I love it when creativity comes knocking. Sometimes it can feel like an old friend I haven't seen in years, but we always pick up right where we left off. I can't wait to share these new tunes with you!
At this point, we're sifting through all of the new songs and deciding which ones go on the CD.
For this record (yes, I'm still calling it a record. I like thinking of it as a body of work, a record/phase of life,) I have an idea...
I am so blessed to have a wonderful network of musicians here in L.A. and to be married to an amazing producer with a recording studio upstairs. We have a lot of ideas, but it takes money to make them a reality. Usually I end up with a CD I'm really proud of, and a huge credit card bill. When its time to tour and promote the new songs, I don't have any budget. So, this time, I'd like to open up the door to all of you to help make this CD happen. And if you decide to help, you will be rewarded. Even if you can only send ten bucks, it adds up!
Mark and I got together with some friends and brainstormed the other night to think of prizes we'll give for every price level.
For $10- a T-shirt and sticker,
$25- an advance signed CD weeks before they are available,
$100- my entire catalog, signed, (+advance CD, T-shirt, stickers),
$250- thank you in the CD credits (plus CDs, T-shirt, stickers,)
$500- Ideas? What do you think?
$1000- Attending a recording session in L.A.,
$2500- a signed guitar (it's a good one!),
$5000- we come to your house and play a concert,
$10,000- I will write a song for you!
I'd love to hear from you. What would you want to see on this list?
I was originally inspired to do this by Jill Sobule, who ended up raising $80,000 in a couple of months, and putting out an amazing record that Don Was produced.
I'm really fired up about keeping a blog and posting pics and recordings of what we're creating together. The musicians we hire and the time line of this CD are completely dependent on how much money we have to work with, so the sooner we start, better!
I'm so grateful for your support, and I look forward to hearing from you.