KickStart Me Up
I’ve been talking up the latest Kickstarter I’ve been running and guess what? I’m going to talk it up some more.
On April 12th, the Dregs and 4 Pints Shy will be doing a show together. This in itself is a big deal because we haven’t really done one before. Not like this anyway.
We’ve performed a couple of brief shows together at the festival and they were a lot of fun so the idea surfaced to do a full-scale show together and at first that was all it was going to be – a show.
Well then we got talking and as such things often happen, we experienced some scope creep. If we were going to do a show, we figured, why not make a CD of the show? Trying to do a studio album with 12 vocalists and musicians seemed like a ridiculous amount of work. Why not just record a live concert?
And heck, if we’re going to make a CD, why not have someone videotape the concert so we can put together a DVD as well? Why not indeed?
All that sounds great but it isn’t free or even cheap. After a lot of conversation, we decided to Kickstart it. It has been just over a week and we’ve hit our initial goal of $2000. Which is amazing.
So why am I blogging about it now? Because making our initial goal is just the first step. We now have lots of time to do better.
We want to make a quality DVD of the show as well. Right now we have the money to have one or two camera people. With another $500, we can have three or four.
We want the CD to kick ass. We have the money to make sure our equipment is top-notch and the recording quality will be as good as it can be. With another $500 we can afford to make a 2 CD album so more of the music that we put on the stage can make it onto the CD.
Our next goal is $3000 and we have just under 20 days to make it. And believe me, we have more things that we can stretch for if we make that goal.
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to doing this show and having this CD. This is a tremendously talented group of people we’ll have on stage at one time.
If you think it is pointless to donate now, you are wrong. This is a great time to donate.
I keep encouraging people to donate at the $25 level and they keep giving more, which is awesome.
If you are on a budget, though, ask yourself if you are going to buy the CD. If the answer is “yes,” then donate $25. If we make it to $3000 (and we should), the double CD will probably price out at $20. If you donate $25, you spend only an extra $5 over what you would have already spent and helped to finance the CD.
If you haven’t heard of The Dregs or 4 Pints Shy, ignore this post and move on to my next blog about something else. If you have heard of either band, though, make a contribution. Get us to $3000 so we can start talking about what our next stretch goals will be!
Please, share this blog. Share a link to the Kickstarter. I feel this will be one of the best shows the Dregs have ever done and I’m super thrilled that it will be on a CD.
And hey – come to the show on April 12th! It is going to be epic!