We made it! Woo Hoo! It was down to the wire but y’all pulled out a victory for us. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Oh did I forget to say thank you? THANK YOU!
Man I’m glad that part is over. Fundraising is very stressful! I want to give one special thank you to two special friends who, in the midst of their own fundraising campaign, took the time to help us by teaching us how to do it. It is not as simple as signing up with Kickstarter and putting it on the internet. It is actually a lot of hard work. I had no idea going in how much work it was, but special thanks to Sue Young and Rusty Nelson of Young & Rusty for teaching us, cheering us on, and supporting us in this endeavor. I can honestly say that without your intervention we would not have reached our goal. Thank you so much!
I also must thank my beautiful wife Maggie. She is the one who took Young & Rusty’s advice and put it into action. She contacted everyone we know and got them to spread the word to their friends etc. Maggie was the drive behind the train and she got this thing done. I thank God every day for Maggie. It’s about time I thank her directly. THANK YOU MAGGIE!
Now it’s time to get down to business. Marvin Dykhuis told me the other evening that we are about one third of the way through this process, so we still have lots of work to do. Tomorrow I’ll be in Austin for the final preproduction meeting where we decide the final four songs. Then we go into the studio on the 28th to lay down the base tracks for those. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th we go back in the studio to complete overdubs and start mixing. Hopefully we can get it all mixed by the 5th. After that (if all goes well) it goes out to a Mastering studio to be mastered. That can take a while, but while that is going on we will be working on the CD cover, one-sheets, promotional items (depends on budget) and the rest so that when we get the Masters back we can send it out to have the first copies made. As soon as I get those in my hot little hands I’ll be signing yours and mailing them out to you.
I’ll keep all of you up to date as we reach these milestones.
One more time, THANKS to all of you who made this happen. Here are the final backers:
Frankie Magee from Alamo Title bought TWO copies! Thanks Frankie, I’m looking forward to getting those to you!
Sue Young, Jan Fullenwider, Phil Greer and Gary Kochan all went back in and bought more copies of the CD. Thank you all so much for that. That is a whole lot of support and I so appreciate you for that.
Eddie Dunn and his lovely wife Marilynn bought a copy of the CD. Thanks coach! I can’t wait for you to hear it.
And finally one anonymous donor who pushed us over the top. Thanks you-know-who. I promised I wouldn’t use your name, but I want you to know how much I appreciate your support.
Ok friends, I’m so excited that this is really happening. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Richard “Grumpy Puppy” Howard