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I do my best to be authentic and honest with my work, because listeners are smart, and they can spot a pretender from miles away. All the touring/competing in 09 along with making YouTube videos gave me a fantabulous chance to establish my quirkiness in genre, sound, & persona. I’m learning daily as I go, and have found a new side to my songwriting/soundscaping that’s nudging me in my sleep. So, for the New Record, I want to follow wherever this feeling is taking me, and bring something bright and shiny to the table.

In thinking about how I want the record to sound, my co-producer (Aaron Bowen) and I agreed strongly that we want a fresh sound from my last two albums. The songs here are more upbeat, less melancholy than before, but never forgetting how emotions are vital to existence. I’ll be working with an orchestral arranger and symphonic band members, a KILLER rhythm section (2 diff drummers), SICK guitar player, many many neat sounds, and Aaron – whose most valued instruments are his ears for forward-thinking production.

I’ll be away from home for months, staying in LA where I have a nice roof to wake up to, and strapping myself in on weekdays for drives to San Diego to record. It’ll be a lot of work. But… while recording the first track the other day, Aaron said, “we gotta make them Smile right away listening to the record..”
Work can only be Fun if we keep That up. :)

One big thing I learned last year was how Great it is to share my process, progress, and harvest with my listeners. I mean, you’re reading words from a girl whose closest friend as a kid was imaginary, she’s awkward in crowds, and would rather stay home to read cereal labels on weekends. You have no idea how humbling it is to see people lining up for tickets ready to share their evening with me. It blows me away every time, and makes me constantly look for ways to thank you without being cheesy. So besides making music, This will be a CD+DVD! (2-disc edition), featuring the sweat and personalities in making this album, Q/A that you helped put together, and outtakes that’ll officially be immortalized. get it? I want to bring my life to you.

in addition!
To thank my listeners, I have something in store that I cannot disclose yet till a later date. Sweet Mystery! But! If you decide to pledge & help me make this record, you’ll be receiving double! Have a ball picking from the fun options I’ve put together! ie. Let me take you to Karaoke! (if you only knew how painfully shy i am at it..sigh.)

Join me!

always a hello,
Jane


Quick Facts o’ Janie:
I love touring – stories and kindness in people always surprise me.
I love recording – deconstructing something so intangible is addictive like psycho-analysis.
I love travel songwriting – brings out my potential in bridging genres for some reason.
I love laughing – it’s when my voice REALLY projects.

YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/luieland
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2009 YouTube’s Featured video – “Long Ago.”
2009 1st Runner up of Kollaboration IX – Shrine Auditorium (L.A.)
2008 Best Recording Nominee (Barkentine) – San Diego Music Awards
2008 Winner of Kollaboration Acoustic – Ford Amphitheatre (L.A.)
2008 SONY: Firefly on music playlist – MYLO, wireless gadget
2007 Best of Performing Arts Nominee :: SD/LA Asian Heritage Awards
2006 SONY: Freddie Goodtime on music playlist – MYLO, wireless gadget
2006 Best Female Performer :: SD Honoring Acoustic Talent Awards
2006 Best Keyboard Player :: SD Honoring Acoustic Talent Awards
2006 Best of Performing Arts Nominee :: SD/LA Asian Heritage Awards
2006 Freddie Goodtime Music Video: Official Selection for SD Film Festival
2006 Freddie Goodtime Music Viedo: Official Selection for SD Asian Film Festival

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A mixed CD of my favorite music, personalized to you!

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A mixed CD of my favorite music, personalized to you!

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + a Handwritten Letter

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CD/DVD with special features on Making of the Album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift!
(We believe they will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + a page of my travel journal

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CD & DVD: contains special features on Making of the Album! Delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured.
(We believe they will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + a Polaroid I took!

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CD/DVD with special features on Making of the Album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. (option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift!) I’ll write out the story behind the polaroid too.
(We believe they will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + album "Barkentine"

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CD/DVD with special features on Making of the Album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. (option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift!)
(We believe they will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + album "Teargirl"

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CD/DVD with special features on Making of the Album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift!
(We believe they will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + Guest pass to a performance

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CD/DVD with special features on Making of the Album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift!
(We believe they will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + your name/link

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2-disc Special Edition: Signed + your name/link on my official website.
CD/DVD with special features on Making of the Album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. (option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift!) You or your business will get linked from my website.
(We believe albums will be available between July and August, 2010)

2-disc Special Edition: Signed + signed press photo

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CD/DVD with special features on Making-of the album. Signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured. option: personalized to you or someone else as a gift! (we believe they will be available between July/Aug)

Signed Hot Air Balloon ornament from my trip in the sky!

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Oct 2009, I traversed to Albuquerque’s Hot Air Balloon Festival, and rode a beautiful hot air balloon while making a video in the air. These hanging ornaments are from that festival, so dear to me.

Pledgers only House Concert in L.A. + CD Preview party!

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House Concerts are intimate – up-close and personal, i’m keeping the audience at 25-30 members only, so get your friends involved! (or buy a seat for them as a gift!) It’d be held at a mansion in Silverlake, Los Angeles. snacks and drinks will be served.
Date to be arranged with pledgers separately.

Skype into a solo practice session! (45min-1hr)

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I can skype you into a solo practice session with or without video. Timezones may lead to wacky timing, but that’s why it’s fun. If you pledge for more than 1 session, they will each be separated by 24hrs minimum.

Skype into a Soundcheck!

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I can Skype you into a soundcheck with or without video, timezones may create wacky timing, but that’s why it’s fun. length of soundcheck may vary!

Skype into a recording session!

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I can Skype you into a recording session with or without video. Timezones may create wacky timing, but that’s why it’s fun! Length of session may vary.

Skype and chat with me! (45min-1hr)

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have questions for me? ask without disruptions! I can skype you in with or without video. Timezones may create wacky timing, but that’s why it’s fun. If you pledge for 2 sessions, the hours will be skyped separately with at least 24 hours in between.

Come down to a soundcheck (for Cali-pledgers. see details)

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This one is catered to Cali-residents. I have best control over my soundchecks in San Diego, LA, and San Francisco. it would be real tough to deliver this incentive if you live in Europe!
Delivery Date TBA with pledger separately.

I'll record a Voicemail Greeting customized to you.

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I’ll record a Voicemail Greeting customized to you for your phone! (mp3 file up to 30 secs) Singing/making harmonies/speaking/whatever you like as long as it’s pg-13!

Work together on a setlist for a show: backstage or on Skype

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Great if you can come down to the show and hang backstage! if not, i can skype you in with or without video, so we can work together on a great setlist!
Delivery Date TBA with pledger separately.

I will COMPOSE a Custom Ring Tone for You.

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I will compose a Custom Ring Tone. not necessarily one of my songs, but a SOUND that NO ONE else will have. I’ll sing your name into it with harmony!

Hang out w/ me backstage! (for Cali-pledgers. see details)

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I have best control over my backstage space in San Diego, LA, and San Francisco. Come down to the greenroom where the nerves are buzzing with excitement!
Delivery Date TBA with pledger separately.

Your Name in album credits!

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your name in album credits! :)
(you will see it in the album come July-Aug, 2010!)

Be the MC at my show! (LA, SD, or SF)

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Introduce the night and the band! we can talk about your approach and work together on the show. if you pledge for this, you must be a charmer, anyway. :)
Delivery Date TBA with pledger separately.

Have one of my Melodicas, Signed!

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You can have one of my beloved melodicas that i’ve used in performances and albums past.

Be in one of my YouTube Videos!

$325
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folks from far away: there is a world of technologies that’ll make this work. i’ll probably have you send me footage that you’ll record, and i’ll edit it into my video. Get your best friends to chip in, and you can ALL be in it!

Cal-raoke night! wow! (Cali-pledgers. see details)

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I love and hate karaoke! This option was designed for Cali-city dwellers. I’ll bring a friend. this is good for one karaoke room for 2-3 hours. get your friends to pledge and chip-in!!

YouTube Video dedicated to you! (read details)

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we can discuss wide range of format/subject options! get your best friends to CHIP-IN, and it’ll be dedicated to ALL of you!

The All Day Hang: Play on the album! Be on the DVD!

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The All Day Hang: Play on the album! Be on the DVD! Have lunch with us and talk music!
DETAILS: Join us in a recording session in LA or SD, we’ll record you PLAYING SOMETHING ON the Album! (not musically inclined – clap your hands!) We’ll video record it, and you’ll be on the making-of DVD that comes with the physical album. Have lunch with us & talk music. (free album/DVD + guest pass to gig, of course.)

House Concert - Los Angeles (only for you and your friends)

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House Concerts are so fun – upclose and personal. You can bring up to 35 people of your choice, come and enjoy a concert customized for you and your friends only! or get your friends/family to CHIP-IN! It’ll be held at a mansion in Silverlake, Los Angeles. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Delivery Date TBA with pledger separately.

House Concert - U.S. (pledgers from a region can join-in!)

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House Concerts are hosted in yours or your friend’s home, and since they’re meant for small to medium intimate audiences, have them chip in & help make it happen!
Delivery Date TBA with pledgers separately.

House Concert - World (pledgers from a region can join-in!)

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House Concerts are hosted in yours or your friend’s home, and since they’re meant for small to medium intimate audiences, have them chip in & help make it happen! (especially since the dollar is weaker than usual! :p)
Date: To be arranged with pledgers separately.

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