Let’s try that again minus the hideous double chin.
Let’s try that again minus the hideous double chin.
people keep following me on the wrong blog, go over to mrcarriebrownstein.tumblr.com
thats where i post stuff this place is a ghost town
How in the hell do I cut this down to 10?
i gone and did a playlist. enjoy.
please go follow mickjaggers.tumblr.com thats the blog i actually use. cheers :)
hey there’s heaps of people who follow me on here who don’t follow me on my proper blog.
head over to skepticalbirthdaydonut.tumblr.com and give us a follow please :)
Is there a such thing as a pasta fetish and if so please tell me it’s called fetishini alfredo
spot something that doesn’t have their faces on it ready go
A NERVOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.
(You can tell I’m nervous because I re-wrote the title six times)
So considering Tumblr is really the only place I have left where people don’t expect me to make a joke every two seconds, I thought it’d be a nice place for me to quietly announce my EP is now scheduled to come out in February. It’s going to happen. We’ve booked the venue to launch it in. The sounds have been captured in little boxes and are being shuffled back and fourth as each fights to be a little louder than the other.
Keeping with the spirit of now, I will leave room for one track to be done closer to the release date so there is a surprise for everyone, including people who regularly attend gigs.
The music sounds terrific and regardless of what happens next you will hear it.
I’m not sure what it is called yet. Maybe “Holy Shit.”
It is an EP yes, but it will be much heartier than just an extended single. It will have around seven songs on it I believe.
But I’d like to announce/mention/say something else important to me. Again I put it on Tumblr because I know a lot of you have waited for me to make up my mind on it, have seen me struggle with the principals of it, and I hope can appreciate what a big decision it is for me:
I will be doing a crowd-funding campaign. Yes, yep, I am doing it. The whole thing. The whole cliché will be happening. The flag waving, the tweets, the desperate e-mails. Baby I’m gonna do it with all my heart. I’m going to campaign until I cry and then I’ll crawl on the street and campaign some more.
This campaign will be for the purposes of packaging, mixing, and the final track for the record. This way you, who I can probably name personally, can see the reflection of your support on the EP.
I don’t need to say it but hey, if you’re still reading you’ve allowed me to be pretty self-indulgent so why not go the full tub of ice-cream. And please don’t think this is searching for sympathy, (I know how lucky I am to be a middle-class Australian with the ability to complain on the internet.) so far I have accumulated $8,700 in debt for this EP. I haven’t worked at the radio station since June. I’m living in the spare room at my parents house. Without a campaign the music will simply be put online and drift into obscurity and that’s no way to throw a party for my first release since 2010.
Maybe I should call the campaign: LET’S GET PHYSICAL. (Probably won’t hey.)
It’s taken me a long time, but I feel like I finally appreciate Crowdfunding. It’s not charity, it’s about supporting something you believe has the potential to be greater because of your contribution. It’s not about giving money to a bad idea, because that would achieve nothing. But now I feel I’ve earned my stripes, I feel justified in doing a campaign.
It will begin in February 1 and go for a mere twenty days. I will aim for $15,000.
I will not be using this money to pay the rent, that isn’t what Crowd funding is for. This money will create a record package you would be proud to keep on the mantlepiece. It would equate to a national full band tour so I can play where ever you are. It will help my music reach further than it would without your help by funding artist endeavors such as a video-clip and live recordings that you will be able to access easily.
The product is ready, you won’t have to wait eight months to hear the product, to touch it and feel the result. Achieving my goal in February will be you hitting MASTER in the studio, it will be you hitting PRINT at the factory, it will be you saying SEND ME MY TICKET TO THE LAUNCH PARTY IN MY STATE (in your pants if you play your cards right) NOW. I have the songs, they are ready and waiting for you - I just want you to receive them with the quality sound, packaging and show they deserve. I can’t be any clearer than that, you will get the rewards you are promised. I will give you my phone number if I have to so you can call and say “Brendan, where is my sweater that was meant to come in my Pozible pack.” And yes, there will be sweaters people. Not just any sweaters either, sweaters from my closet.
I have so many terrific ideas for rewards, from Polaroids, to letters, to songs, to covers, to videos: let’s make it cool. I want to make sure even being a $1 supporter is fucking cool. If you can think of ideas too please send them along to.
Yes, this is all premature and early but I wanted to share SOMETHING with you and today, nursing a swollen jaw from surgery, this felt like the right time.
Okay, I’ll shut up.