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Ukulele Jim
07-27-2011, 08:00 AM
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Hey, everyone!

I am excited to let you know that my new album "Fretting The Small Stuff (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff)" is almost ready to go! This is my third studio album, and I think it represents some of my best songs I've written so far. If you enjoyed my previous CDs, or even if you're new to my work, I think you're really going to enjoy this record. (One of our own members even came up with the name. Thanks, OldePhart!)

Pre-orders are now being accepted (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff), which will entitle you to download the album a whole month before it's released! Plus you can get your hands on bonus tracks and other exclusive merchandise not available anywhere else.

By pre-ordering the album, you also will be helping me finish it! Your order will go towards the final production costs, which will allow me to complete and release the CD in time for the holidays. You can even pre-order a 1-song download with bonus goodies for only $1. It all helps!

Please take a look at the details in the link (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff), and spread the word if you can think of anyone who might be interested. Many thanks!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff

All the best,
Jim

[Final album cover art may vary]

fabioponta
07-27-2011, 10:42 AM
I did my pre-order! As I live in Brazil, did just the digital version. Still, I really like their songs, and I hope her album will be ready soon!

Ukulele Jim
07-27-2011, 10:43 AM
Thank you so much!

joeybug
07-27-2011, 12:17 PM
I am a fan, but I'm also a broke fan right now, so will pre-order/order when I get paid next :D

Ukulele Jim
07-27-2011, 12:18 PM
That's cool, thanks. The pre-order is up for another 30 days. You can even order a single song for as low as $1 and get a cool sticker with it. :)

PhilUSAFRet
07-27-2011, 03:02 PM
any samples on you tube?

Ukulele Jim
07-27-2011, 03:10 PM
No videos yet. I had one made but it didn't turn out the way I expected and I had to shelve it.

However, there are two audio samples in the pre-order link.

If I get enough funding I may have enough to do up some nice videos. It all depends.

ukulefty
07-28-2011, 03:44 AM
The two samples on the website are cool.

Does that website goal mean that you need $1000 worth of pledges for the CD to be released?

Ukulele Jim
07-28-2011, 04:11 AM
Yes, I can't afford to finish it unless I can raise that amount.

joeybug
07-28-2011, 12:46 PM
I pre-ordered, had some spare $$ so managed it!

Ukulele Jim
07-28-2011, 12:50 PM
I pre-ordered, had some spare $$ so managed it!

Thank you! The good thing is that you don't actually pay until the project is funded.

joeybug
07-28-2011, 12:57 PM
Thank you! The good thing is that you don't actually pay until the project is funded.

I saw, another reason I was able to preorder! I also posted the link on my FB, maybe some Uke people there who will see it and spare a $1 or two!

Ukulele Jim
07-28-2011, 12:59 PM
Awesome, thanks!

Ukulele Jim
07-28-2011, 05:24 PM
We're now at 30% funded after only 2 days! Yee haw! Thanks to everyone for pitching in with those pre-orders!

To celebrate, I posted another song preview from the album:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff/posts/102272

Ukulele Jim
08-01-2011, 02:35 PM
Today I received a donation of some original trading card artwork by artist Patrick Scullin (http://www.bansheecomics.com). These one-of-a-kind, hand-painted cards are available with a $25 pre-order of the album, so pick the one you like and make a donation (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff) before it's gone!

http://www.swagazine.com/etc/cards/card1.jpg

http://www.swagazine.com/etc/cards/card2.jpg

http://www.swagazine.com/etc/cards/card3.jpg

http://www.swagazine.com/etc/cards/card4.jpg

Ukulele Jim
08-04-2011, 08:25 AM
The record has been 50% funded. We're halfway there! I posted a new song preview to celebrate, so come have a listen (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ukulelejim/ukulele-jim-fretting-the-small-stuff/posts/104230). Still plenty of time to pre-order the record and get your incentive prizes!

Ukulele Jim
08-04-2011, 01:00 PM
Hey everyone! There are some more trading cards available for this Kickstarter campaign! My friend the talented artist and all-around good guy James Riot has donated some new hand-painted original cards, and they're pretty cool. Have a look at these!

http://www.swagazine.com/etc/cards/riot_frog.jpg

http://www.swagazine.com/etc/cards/riot_gator.jpg

Just like the other cards, there's only one of each of these, so get 'em quick. Good music AND cool art make a good combo. Pick the donation that specifies which card you want, and it shall be so!

Ukulele Jim
08-15-2011, 05:49 AM
Only about TWO WEEKS LEFT to pre-order my new CD! Have YOU donated to my Kickstarter yet? There's just over $300 left to go, and if I don't reach the funding goal the album will NOT get made. So please help by ordering the CD now, or even just a $1 donation will be helpful (and gets you an MP3 download). Thanks! :)