Friends! There are only FOUR DAYS LEFT to get your Kickstarter goodies. If you want a poster, a t-shirt, a flask, tickets to “Valentine’s Day for Broken Hearts” or a hand-crafted piano key necklace, now is the time.
We’ve already reached our First Stretch Goal, which is incredible. I get to record a beautiful Secret Christmas Song for my lovely backers and message it to them on 12/20.
What happens if we reach our Second Stretch Goal? I’ll bust open a can of whimsy and make a little music video covering Wham’s “Last Christmas” featuring my handsome boyfriend’s lovely sphinx cats Oolong & Sencha, festively dressed to thrill. If you’ve never seen naked cats before, they are hideously adorable.
Thank you so much to those of you who have already pledged. You’ve given me the opportunity to make something beautiful and put it out into the world. This has been a wild ride and I feel truly blessed to have so much love, support and anticipation for this upcoming album. If you cannot contribute, then please show your love by sharing. Happy Holidays!
You are beautiful.
WE DID IT!!!! I am in my pajamas, in shock. We are at just shy of $6,000! That is 120% funded!! And it happened in less than 48 hours. I am overcome with the outpouring of love from all of you, my lovely, beautiful backers. It is people like you who make the world a good place to be in spite of all its challenges
I recorded a little thank you video, please click below and watch it. It also announces my special surprise stretch goals and gives you a little taste of them…
- If we hit $7,000 (only $1,000 away) then I will record Elvis Presley ‘s “Blue Christmas” and release it on 12/20 (5 days after the Kickstarter ends on 12/15).
- If we hit $8,000 I will film a little tongue and cheek video of me with my/my boyfriend’s Sphinx Cats, Oolong and Sencha covering Wham’s “Last Christmas”.
- If we reach $9,000, I will release a 3 song, digital Holiday EP on on 12/20 (5 days after the Kickstarter ends on 12/15), just in time for Christmas.
If we reach our stretch goals, I will be able to fully fund this album without going into debt a penny. How amazing would that be? As I stated in my Cost Section the total cost of the album is around $13,000. I am just trying to make it happen and pay my rent and eat at the same time. Thank you SO SO much for your support. My heart is going to burst!! <3 <3 <3
Hi Friends! There are ONLY 5 DAYS until I launch my Kickstarter for my new album, “Painted Fan”. Here is the poster I hand drew and designed which will be included in my incentive packages. A lot of you asked about it, and it warms my heart I succeeded in making something you love even before the album is finished. <3 :)
I know this is a tough time to be breathing. The last few days have been a shock to our nation and the world. We are all scared to death of what the future holds. I’m battling PTSD as I type this.
Yesterday night, I went to the protests that marched from the Mission to Civic Center in SF. I needed to be a part of. We all needed it; the feeling we are one of many who are going to fight to protect our civil liberties for the next four years. It was something to behold. Young and old, gay, straight, male, female, queer, all ethnicities and religions gathered together, shouting at the top of their lungs against an election which didn’t represent the popular vote. It’s important to remember that. Our nation is still our nation. Just because he won, doesn’t mean he represents the opinions of our majority.
I had to force myself to make a decision on how to promote this work, this album, or whether or not to continue promoting it at all right now. All I can think about is Emperor Screaming Yam and how he will embolden the worst aspects of our society and culture….what good will my art do in the face of that?
I was beside myself and talked to my Mom yesterday and today. She said, “Don’t worry, it will be okay.” I said, “How do you know that?” She said, “Because there are too many people who want it to be okay and are going to fight for it. You have to move forward. Keep going [with your album]…”
Winston Churchill said, “The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them…ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.”
He was a smart dude.
I promise you that I will create art for you….not just entertainment, although the two often go hand in hand. I get messages from people on Facebook all the time, thanking me for my introspective navel gazing, ramblings and music. They say it helps them. They feel less alone. It makes them think. I look at the face of the Queen of Broken Hearts in this poster and I feel it. I feel it is important to share our inner worlds with each other in the years to come. Some of the best art was created at the worst times.
If given the opportunity to complete this album, I will work my hardest to give you something that moves you, that hopefully helps heal you, that reminds you on the inside we are all human, have souls and need to be loved. Love is the answer, always. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. When people failed to vote or participate in their local politics that was indifference. We will all need to care more in the years to come, starting now.
I love you. This one’s for you.