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Thank you for visiting my PledgeMusic page! I’m so happy to have you here and that through Pledge, we now have the opportunity to get close and personal.
When was the last time I released a new record? 2008? Dang, that’s too long -- let’s change that! I’m excited to say that I’m almost done with a new album for you, produced by Mikal Blue and myself. It’s time to bring this new music to the world…. But first to you guys, my partners in crime. I just need a little more help to make it happen. Let’s leave the business out of it, which unfortunately got me tripped up for far too long, and let’s do this together, just you and me. You in?
Here’s the DL:
For every pledge you’re able to make to help get this new album finished, I want to show you some love in return. I’ve been working hard to come up with some great exclusives for you that I think you’ll enjoy, everything from signed copies of the new album to delicious pie-eating dates and special visits on TV and movie sets. That said, I’m sure I’ve left out a few good ideas, so I also want to keep a kind of “request line” open so you can let me know about any exclusive ideas you don’t see but would love to receive. Just be sure to leave a note under the “comments” tab and we’ll see if we can get it added to the list for you.
With your purchase of any one of the exclusives listed to the right, you’ll get a download of the new album when it’s finished, BEFORE it hits the streets. Also, by pledging you’ll be unlocking the pledger-only updates section of the campaign, ensuring yourself complete access to anything I post there. What might those updates be? Well, they might range from first listens of unreleased demos to special footage of me in the studio…. Who knows, maybe I’ll even ask you what to make for dinner that night. I’m not sure yet, but I guarantee it will be good. Pledge to find out!
Finally, one of the coolest parts of this campaign is that once I reach my 100% target goal, 15% of the proceeds from there on out will go to two amazing, worthy causes. First, Falling Whistles. If you aren’t already familiar with them, be sure to check them out at www.fallingwhistles.com to hear about what incredible things this organization is doing to help bring Peace in Congo. Second (but not second in my heart), The Natural Child Project (www.naturalchild.org). This small, home-grown organization has completely devoted itself to ending child abuse -- a tragic epidemic that many of us, myself (and now you) included, have worked hard to remedy.
While both of these causes deal with HUGE issues, I think we can help them make a difference -- one song at a time. They get their first dollar once my goal has been reached, so if we can consider my goal to be our goal, yours and mine, I know we can pull this off.
I am looking forward to spending the next few months with you guys. Did I mention this campaign will be running through the holidays up to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, etc? Well, it is and I can promise you I have some special holiday goodness saved up just for you! Stay tuned and please leave me a message in the comments section. Can’t wait to hear from you!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your love and support. You inspire me.
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VIDEO credits: Directed by: Jack Perez | Director Of Photography: Colin Day | Produced by: Steve Hirsch, Hilary Bercovici | Sound by: Jack Fusting | Cast: Keaton Simons, Katie Silverman, Ashley Silverman, Lucas Williamson, Ryan Leong, Dylan Leong | Photography by: Zach Lipp, © Pamela Corey Photography, Sandra Gilmore, Laura Goldfarb
I’ve been holding onto quite a few songs over the past few years. It’s finally time to release those songs to the world and I want to bring them to you, my partners in crime, first! The two songs above are just sneak peeks into what I’ve got in store.
Delivered to your mailbox as soon as it is manufactured.
CD signed and delivered to your mailbox as soon as it’s manufactured
If I can help promote something you care about for 1 day on Facebook and Twitter with links and shout-outs, let’s make it happen! (Please keep it kind and PG.)
A handwritten postcard from me to you from my touring and travels.
Send me a photo of you and me and I’ll post it as my Facebook picture on my official music page for 1 day.
Guitar in hand, I will film a personalized video wishing you or someone you love a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Happy Festivus, Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday or whatever festive message you’d like!
You’ll be my high school crush – a love letter in CD form, comprised of some of my favorite songs throughout the ages.
Delivered to you as soon as I have a chance to sign them. 11×17.
One of my new tote bags, signed and with a signed copy of the new album when it’s ready.
Let’s hop on Skype together. We’ll ask each other 20 questions and make funny faces.
Signed KS Poster (11×17) + a signed copy of the new album!
5 digital tracks of complete studio versions of my songs that never went on any album.
Your name in the “Inspired By” credits of my new album + a signed copy of the CD delivered to your door. I can’t do it without you.
Tell me the song of your choice and I’ll hand write lyrics for you!
Great for parents! My charity, The Natural Child, is run by child and family psychologist, Jan Hunt. This exclusive is a consultation with Jan and me about the teachings of The Natural Child, which I believe wholeheartedly in. We believe all children should be treated with dignity, respect, understanding and compassion. In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.
I will record a cover song of your choosing and send you the digital track. I’ll do my best to do justice to the songs you’d like to hear me sing.
You write the set list for one of my shows in Los Angeles that you’re able to attend, or for one of my online live streaming webcast shows. (Note: If you don’t mind waiting, this could be for a show ANYWHERE!) I’ll play the songs you choose, in the order you put them in.
My sister, Morgan Simons of Pi Bake Shop, will bake you her 6 mini pie sampler! Choose 6 from classic apple, lemon meringue, pumpkin, banana cream, banana nutella, chocolate cream, coconut cream, and s’mores. Recipient must be within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles. I’ll personally deliver your pies!
One of my new tote bags, signed and personally stuffed with goodies like CDs, a copy of “The Natural Child” audio book, snacks, knick knacks. (Otherwise known to the Pledge community as a “mystery box.”)
2 VIP passes to any show of your choice, upon availability. Includes free tickets, a backstage/green room hang with me, priority seating, sound check viewing if applicable, and 2 drinks each!
I will film a personalized video performing a song of your choice just for you and/or someone you love for a special occasion or no occasion at all.
I’ll meet you at a favorite café or hangout in Los Angeles to share one of my sister’s award-winning home-baked pies. All you have to do is get yourself there and choose the pie! Classic apple, lemon meringue, pumpkin, banana cream, banana nutella, chocolate cream, coconut cream, or s’mores.
My girlfriend Laura and I would love to treat you and your date to dinner and a movie, or lunch and coffee…. just not breakfast because I like to sleep late. All you gotta do is get yourself to Los Angeles for the date and let me pull out your chairs for you.
I grew up in a show biz family who spends most of their time on TV and movie sets. Join us for a day on set in Los Angeles (specific set TBD – could be for a commercial, movie, TV, etc.) and see what happens behind the scenes! Your name will be waiting at the gate. All you have to do is get yourself to the set in Los Angeles.
Let’s do a writing session together and/or just jam. Either you meet me in Los Angeles or we can hop on Skype together!
A 2-hour personal guitar lesson with me. I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. All you gotta do is get yourself to Los Angeles for it, or we can hop on Skype together!
You book a recording space you want to work in either in LA
or in one of the cities I’ll be in on tour, and we make a demo together.
Prior to the actual session, we’ll communicate to choose a song, and to iron out details. I’ll likely have a recording partner of mine with me, and you’re welcome to have whoever you want with you.
Can’t wait to hear what we do together.
I’ll hand deliver your CD, sign it and jam the night away for just you…. or you and however many friends you can fit into your house or backyard! Recipient must be within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles, or agree to cover my travel and accommodation expenses in addition to the $1,000 pledge.