AMOUNT RAISED OF $5000 GOAL: $605
CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS: 3
WEEK: 1

8 SONG PROJECT IN 8 WEEKS


Hello good people.

Last year I raised money for my album, Deep Sparkle,
which was, in my mind, an extremely successful campaign.
Despite not meeting the entire monetary goal, the
involvement of the backers and the journey I got to take
with them, through the creative process and being able to
share the work on a weekly basis, kept the flow and the
direction of the production lively, timely and concise. The
money I raised was enough to see the process through to
completion much more quickly than if I had done it alone.
I am still so very grateful for the backers that helped
me in that endeavor.

Recently, I had a huge idea come to me in the form
of a record that I think will be entertaining to both
children and adults. It's a family record but with a
message. If you couldn't tell from my music already,
I'm interested in social justice, equality and near
and dear to my heart, climate change. I wanted to
address these issues in an uplifting way that the whole
family can sing together about, discuss and share with
others. The idea itself, to bring together all of those
elements, is a tall order. I'm challenging myself to
find ways to discuss difficult issues and bring people
in at the same time. As I am writing this record as we
speak, the process is constantly unfolding and
pushing me to "get the language right"
as Dr. Martin Luther King said.

The name of the record is Cicada.
The song synonymous
with nature.


Here is a live demo of the title track, "Cicada".



So once again, this year, I'm raising funds to complete
this record in a timely and professional manner with
the ultimate goal, if reached, of being able to take it
to audiences far and wide, worldwide.

I am working with the same format of last year's song
subscription. Basically you contribute to, in essence,
pre-order the CD as well as other perks, but you also
get the songs as they are completed on a weekly basis.
This song subscription will take place over 8 weeks.


What you get with a song subscription:

Demos of songs, live loop versions, outtakes,
live video versions via the Sandbloom's Bulk
Goods YouTube Channel & of course, the
finished CD, T-shirts, Lyric Books and more.

There is a simple way to subscribe. You can
make a direct contribution through Square Cash
or PayPal at your desired level. Your contribution
will be added to the running tally and you'll be
notified weekly of the release of new songs,
videos and updates about the campaign.

We have a goal of $5,000 a month.

What makes this release different? Why do I need
to raise money for this record? As stated above,
I believe this record can have a larger impact on
the world. I intend to be doing more engagement
this year about climate change/world change, in
schools, coffeeshops, poetry venues, music venues,
universities, etc., and I would like this release to
reach as many ears as possible. I need your help to
do so. I need all avenues of outreach available, and
certainly, that takes money and time.

This could be very big.

But, of course, I have to start with the process
of creating, recording, rehearsing, marketing,
packaging, and all other aspects of the making
of a top-quality product. Any and all help with this
will make for a better product. The more I can
raise, the further I can expand the reach of
this recording.

As you can see, there are a few different tiers
and perks for contributions. I'd like to make it
as easy as possible for you to contribute and I'd
like you to feel comfortable contributing whatever
you can. You can also contribute as many times as
you like.

If I surpass my goal in a month, I will be donating
10% to one of my favorite organizations, Greenpeace.
They have been leading the fight for an environmentally
just world for a long time and they still are on the
frontline of a lot of issues that most will not tackle.

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$5

1 week song subscription
+ a download of any previous album
of your choice


$10
2 week song subscription
+ a download of any previous album
of your choice


$20
1 month song subscription
+
+ a copy of the final CD


$50
2 month song subscription
+ a copy of the final CD and Lyric Book
+ a download of any previous album
of your choice


$75
2 month song subscription
+ a copy of the final CD and Lyric Book
+ a Sandbloom T-shirt


$100
2 month song subscription
+ a copy of the final CD and Lyric Book
+ a Sandbloom T-shirt
+ your name in the liner notes


$250
2 month song subscription
+ a copy of the final CD and Lyric Book
+ a Sandbloom T-shirt
+ your name in the liner notes
+ a boxset of my entire catalogue
+ a 1 hour online concert for
you and your friends


$500
2 month song subscription
+ a copy of the final CD and Lyric Book
+ a Sandbloom T-shirt
+ your name in the liner notes
+ a 1 hour concert anywhere in the
continental US for you and
your friends
(travel arrangements TBD)




SUBSCRIBE VIA SQUARE CASH
(no need to sign in)

or

SUBSCRIBE VIA PAYPAL
TO RDLLAMA7@SBCGLOBAL.NET




All fullfillment will take place within 3 months
of the end of the campaign unless
otherwise arranged.

Thanks in advance for your support!