So ya’ll remember how i done told yinz about this little theater company who wants to show The Dolls Of New Albion at the Fringe Festival, right? And how they need some money through their kickstarter campaign? Of course you do.
But have i told you of the weird and crazy perks donations can get you? For instance, i will personally video myself playing you the song of your choice for on of the donation bars. Yes, i have done it before and will do it again:
You can also receive copies of songs written for the operas but never used. Huh?
But hell, those aren’t even close to my favorites. Check THIS shit out: You can request any two character from the opera to go on an awkward date together and a A VIDEO OF THAT AWKWARD DATE WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.
Now holy shit, THAT is awesome. It’s…that’s just… come on, that’s just bloody batshit crazy right there. I would pay money to see that alone.
You want a copy of the Steampunk Opera piano sheet music songbook? That’s been in the works for awhile now. Get a copy LOOOOONG before it comes out for reals.
Here’s a list of the very strange and rather interesting perks (it’s starts to get really interesting the higher it gets, obviously):
Now here’s where it gets interesting. Are there two characters from the Steampunk Opera that you always thought should get together? Tell us who they are and we will send you a video of them going on an awkward date. Plus a New Albion family tree artwork print – and all of the above!
For this, the writing group currently working with Paul on his next album will write you a short story on a prompt of your choice – choose any word or phrase and the writing-monkeys will get on it! Also, if you’re up in Edinburgh, we will buy you a pint and you can have a drink with the cast and crew. Plus all of the above!
All of the above, plus either (for video download): 1. a personal ‘thank-you’ song written especially for you, and performed on ukuleles on top of Arthur’s Seat by the Production Team OR 2. Paul Shapera covering a classic rock song of your choosing on piano. (No Bohemian Rhapsody, please.) You will also have a free album download from Paul Shapera.
Ah hell, if you give £500 or more, this sin’t on the Kickstarter site, but i’ll name a character in an upcoming album after you. Give this one a good perk.
I’d like to see these guys make it to Ediburgh. I mean, they’re performing my show for heaven’s sakes and apparently no one’s holding any of their loved one hostage tog et them to do it (my usual method). Plus, i’d like to go to Ediburgh. This would give me an excuse to do so.
So consider giving these folks a chancebut MOSTLY…. WHO could pass up an awkward date video? Dude, i LOOOOVE the awkward date video. I have GOT to see this. ( i wonder if they’ll let me see them even if i can’t afford the donation bar?)