My first goal is close! So close I can almost see the confetti and hear the trumpeting fanfare! With a week and a half left and only 8% remaining, I think it's about time I revealed my stretch goals...
$7,500: A professionally recorded audiobook, spoken word only, will be distributed with every contribution of $15 and above. Free stuff!
$8,500: The same audiobook will feature music from the incredibly awesomeCrooked Fiddle Band, who will generously contribute as much music as I wish to include from their current (and substantial) body of work.
$11,500: Crooked Fiddle Band will write and record a song especially for the audiobook. I am hoping it will be the song as described in the chapter "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", ie: the greatest and most magical song ever heard, as played by the god Pan. No pressure.
I am very excited at the prospect of having music by The Crooked Fiddle Band for this audiobook. A group of exceptionally talented musicians, they blend the past and the present with traditional folk sounds and modern rock to produce music that is exciting, emotive and inspiring; a perfect addition to this project.
For the recording and producing of the spoken word audio I have Alex O'Toole on board, who is experienced both as a musician and as a producer. He also happens to be an extremely awesome person. I will be doing the reading myself, with the hope that my dulcet tones will be pleasant and enjoyable to hear.
Here is a very rough sample of how the audiobook might sound, to whet your ear whistles. The final, professional recording will undoubtedly be much, much better.