Shirt / Producer / Ukulele
over 2 years ago
– Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 03:22:13 PM
To me, this shirt explains kickstarter’s whole deal. I make music, you help. I wouldn’t be able to do this without you, not the way I hear it in my head, not the way I’m gonna be able to do it now that you’ve decimated my goal.
Keep sharing, keep tweeting, remind your bff that you need to have matching shirts so you can wear them together to my next show.
Lately, I’ve been tackling some of the half written songs, filling out verses, combining 2 songs into 1, and recording demos. I have about 7 totally written songs and then another 5 that could be contenders but I’m kind of expecting that I’ll write some brand new all-stars once we start recording. 3 of the tracks off Some Feelings were written in the car on the way to the studio.
I’ll be recording a track with a potential producer on the last 3 days of this kickstarter soooo it’s gonna be a strong finish. I feel like I shouldn’t say who it is yet but, I’ve covered one of the bands he’s produced.
Can I get multiple CDs?
Yeah! I use backer kit to send out the surveys at the end of the project. They collect your address, shirt size, or any other info that’s relevant to your reward level. They also give you the option to add things to your cart from a menu so you can totally add an extra CD or vinyl or shirt
Can I just get a download and a shirt?
See the last answer, YES, you can add a shirt BUT I’ve decided to put the names of everyone from the shirt level and above on the back of the shirt. Get it? Because you’re my BACKers? I’d love to do everyone but it’s not possible to print that many names that small. I also wish I could keep track of the shirt people from backerkit but it would be super messy and I’ll need the info sooner than the surveys take to come back.
Will the vinyl be signed?
YEA, sorry I didn’t specify that
What are the ukulele specifics?
-It's a spruce-top, concert ukulele by Kala with aquila strings. I've been playing mine for about a year and a half with a pick so I've scratched the laser design a little but it's holding up pretty well. Here's one of my favorite doodle ukes from the last kickstarter
Any other questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll put the answers in the next update!
LASTLY - I loved doing that KickstarterLIVE video chat but I know 6pm PST on a week day isn't great for everyone. Please let me know when would be good for you and I'll try to cater to more people!
Update from the road
over 2 years ago
– Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:14:07 PM
Being on tour and running a kickstarter at the same time is wild. I've never felt love and support this viscerally.
This record is officially happening and it's because of you. Surpassing the goal means I get to relax about the budget and studio time and see what happy mistakes I can make with that kind of freedom.
The living room shows are proving once again why I love them so much. I love belting out songs from Some Feelings. I have some oldies in there too, most people still know the words
I even met the mysterious girl who made me cry from my last update. She walked up in the merch line and said "so...last week my sister secretly filmed me while I was talking about you"
I made her take a Polaroid with me and sign it
I've also started trying out some new material on the road. One song, "Boys Who Follow Me" is gonna be a Motown inspired, background vocal heavy track once I get in the studio but I've been doing it in living rooms a capella and getting the crowd to snap with me.
SO NEW GOAL: If we hit 1,250 backers before the end of this tour (jan 21) ill film it and post it here privately, for backers only.
Live Stream Tonight: Talk With Me
over 2 years ago
– Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:07:28 PM
I'll be going on Kickstarter Live tonight. This will be the first but it definitely won't be the last one so don't worry if you can't make it. I'm just trying to check out the format and talk to you guys.
6pm PST // 9pm EST here on my kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/julianunes/julia-nunes-makes-music
I'll answer some questions, talk about t-shirt designs and new music but also I want to talk about what is up in this country right now. I want to hear from you guys, share fears, talk game plans and hang out. Maybe we will laugh, who knows.
All I know is that it feels bad to pretend nothing is happening.
See you in a couple hours
ps. I'm probably going to do more of these and I know that what's convenient for Americans is not convenient for everyone so let me know in the comments what time would be good for you. Include your country/timezone
24 hrs in
over 2 years ago
– Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 08:56:35 PM
Launching a kickstarter is scary. I think it's very similar to telling someone you have feelings for them, or if you've ever auditioned for something you want really really really bad.
I can remember "praying" my senior year of high school that I would get the role of The Cat In The Hat in Seussical The Musical. Bargaining, saying I'd never ask for anything again. Boy, was that a lie.
Asking is hard. I rewatched Amanda Palmer's The Art Of Asking last night, sobbed, and resolved to stop feeling guilty and undeserving of this magic
You guys are magic. I really really can't believe this outpouring. It has over whelmed me more than a few times in the last 24 hrs. Happy tears used to be a thing that seemed kind of preposterous to me but they leaked from my face like 10 times yesterday.