80% of Goal Hit!
We passed 80% of the goal in only 8 days. I'm blown away. I'm so grateful for the support, and can't wait to see how this unfolds. A couple things I wanted to let you in on:
One of the incentives for this campaign is a limited edition T-shirt drawn by my twin brother, Adam Pasion. The T-shirt graphic is done, and I'm excited to show it to you. Here's the story.
I read an article a few months ago. It was all about why procrastinators procrastinate. If you want to read it, it really is brilliant. http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html
Anyway, in the article are characters such as the Procrastination Monkey and the Panic Monster, as well as a place we all go when we don't want to do our work; the Dark Playground. The Dark Playground is usually watching a worthless YouTube interview of Justin Bieber's mom or something equally meaningless…anything to get away from the thing you really need to do. Non-procrastinators will just never understand.
Needless to say, all throughout the launch of this project, I've had deadlines that my friend and cowriter Karyn has helped me keep - writing songs, launching the Kickstarter, videos, and general communication. There were more than a few times she called and caught me in the dark playground, watching some ridiculous (or if you ask me, very cool) documentary about an octopus. I don't know what it is about those creatures, but they captivate me. Anyway, one day, she texted for an update on a project, and I was watching a video of an octopus fighting a seal. It wasn't going well for the seal, and I needed to finish this video (it was very sad), but there was a looming deadline. Ignoring the deadline, I started watching beavers. They're fascinating as well. I texted Karyn how great it would be if we lived in world where a beaver would fight an octopus. Does a fresh water octopus exist? Where was i... oh, so the text I received from Karyn was a little emoticon of an octopus, an X and a beaver, which told me I needed to get back to work.
We thought it would be fun to make my dark playground into a wearable memory as well as give me my lifelong dream of seeing an octopus fighting a beaver. My brother is an incredible artist. You can find his work at biguglyrobot.net
There are only a few of these left, so please, if you haven't donated yet, go to my Kickstarter page, and choose the $75 option to get yours.
Also, anyone who has donated $250 or more - you automatically have 2 tickets to the VIP show. For those of you that chose the $125 VIP ticket option, you also get 2 VIP tickets. Sorry that wasn't more clear.
God bless you guys and THANK YOU for your support! Let's get this thing funded!
Guys - how awesome is this art print of the lyrics from "Without Your Love" by Portland, OR artist and calligrapher Rachel Jacobson? Think it would look nice on your wall? Look for it as one of the Kickstarter incentives when you make your donation!
Rachel, thank you so much for this!
Just uploaded a new song to Soundcloud - go check it out!!