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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #120 on: March 30, 2015, 07:00:23 PM »
Not sure if this was intended as a general catch-all for Kickstarters that look interesting, but here is one:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film
A puppet (looks like mostly marionette and rod puppets) gothic ghost story.
I checked up on this, and luck would have it there was a posting just a little while ago. The movie is done and making the rounds of the festivals for a while. SO not really sure how much longer until the DVD is for sale.



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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2015, 12:21:14 PM »
Here is the Kickstarter for the band Luxury:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2019093747/luxury-documentary-biography-autobiography

They are looking to make a documentary about their life.  It's a really crazy story & definitely documentary worthy.


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THE BAND: Luxury is a band that began in the 1990's in the small town of Toccoa GA, but from the start, it was clear that their aspirations and influences were elsewhere. Sounding like Fugazi or Shudder to Think fronted by a younger, more vicious Morrissey, they were an anomaly, in Toccoa, or almost anywhere. They brought together such disparate influences that one could barely imagine them co-existing in a band, much less pulling it off as a thoroughly distinctive sound. The English melodicism laid on top of such pummeling instrumentation was a study in contrasts, but it was of a piece, as there was enough of the melodic in the instruments and enough brutality in the lyrics and vocal delivery that it hung together, just so. As singer, Lee Bozeman describes it, "I write these beautiful, nice songs, and then the band destroys them."  Upon the release of their first record, Amazing and Thank You (1995), Luxury seemed poised to move to another level, but a wreck in the summer of 1995 (with tour-mates and fellow Georgians, Piltdown Man) had the opposite impact. All told, there were 3 broken necks between both bands, with Bozeman sustaining the most devastating internal injuries. The wreck changed their fortunes as well (evidently) as their ambitions. With each successive record, there was a greater sense of self-reflection in Bozeman's lyrics, and the music followed that deepening maturity, all the while maintaining the fundamental dichotomy of soaring melodies on top of angular post-punk instrumentation. The first record was essentially a document of their live shows, which were remarkable events in their intensity and the band's posture of defiance directed even at their own audience. On successive records, though, Luxury learned to use the studio as an instrument. While, on the first record Bozeman asks "So, what do you expect from life?" he seems to have spent  each of the following records seeking to answer that very question.

Causation is a notoriously slippery force to get one's hands around. Yet, humanly speaking, it is hard not to point to the wreck of 1995 when hoping to understand how three members of Luxury are now Eastern Orthodox priests (the other two members are an ordained Presbyterian [PCA] elder and an occasional Lutheran board of directors member, surely cementing their status as one of the most ordained bands in history).  Now, it is doubtlessly a noteworthy fact that members of a band went on to become priests, as members of most bands are obliged to go on and do something different with their lives. But what can it mean for a band led by priests to continue making records?  On their newly recorded fifth album, Trophies, the lyrical themes may be said to be further musings on the expectations and memories of life. But as with prior Luxury records, spiritual concerns are obliquely addressed, if at all. So does Luxury sound anything like a band full of priests? There are several legitimate answers:
1. Who can say? There are no others.
2. Self-evidently they do. For they are.
3. No. They don't even sound like Christians.

(Their new album "Trophies" that is coming out fairly soon is REALLY good.  I got an early copy of it & it's in heavy rotation at our house.)


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #123 on: April 17, 2015, 11:37:38 PM »
So, William Shatner is trying to trying to start a $30 billion Kickstarter to save the state of California from a drought.

Mr. Shatner? The state of California has a budget of about $113 billion this fiscal year. Maybe you might want to talk to Governor Brown about you know, funding stuff. I would think that not dying of thirst might take a higher budget priority than other items in the budget.

And dear lord. Building a pipeline to take water from some other state and ship it to CA? You're next to an ocean. Build some desalinization plants. And some reservoirs.


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #124 on: May 28, 2015, 05:11:47 PM »
I didn't even notice this was being kickstarted.  I am so glad it met its goal!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/72RqpItxd8M" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/72RqpItxd8M</a>


The full movie  is out now, and it certainly is the Kung Furiest thing I've seen all day.


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #127 on: September 15, 2015, 06:25:16 PM »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/the-others-7-sins/

I've leapt onto CMON and Eric Lang's latest campaign.


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #129 on: September 16, 2015, 04:34:27 PM »
Indigogo but still, a great little theatre in Detroit could use some funds:

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Can I borrow your underpants for 10 Minutes?

The Ringwald is nine years old and needs braces, a training bra, money for volleyball camp….and a sugar daddy!

The Ringwald Theatre, the trailblazing Ferndale theatre, is about to embark on its 9th season!  And in order to look ahead, we must first look back:  8 seasons of great, sometimes groundbreaking theatre:  Southern Baptist Sissies.  Bug.  The Bad Seed.  Rent.  Evil Dead: The Musical.  The SantaLand Diaries.  When the Rain Stops Falling.  Killer Joe.  Angels in America.  Mercury Fur.  {title of show}. The Book of Liz.  August: Osage County. Glengarry Glen Ross. Stupid Fucking Bird.

This is just a fraction of the over 70 productions The Ringwald has produced since opening their doors in 2007.

And there are still stories to tell!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-ringwald-theatre-2015-2016-season-fundraiser#/story


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #130 on: October 09, 2015, 04:08:12 PM »
My fourth book campaign is live!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip

Who else wants to be a part of the Catbeard crew in a strip? You know you want to.


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #131 on: November 10, 2015, 08:21:15 AM »
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #132 on: November 10, 2015, 08:32:06 AM »
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

2 MILLION DOLLARS?! What the hell?



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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #133 on: November 10, 2015, 08:36:06 AM »
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

2 MILLION DOLLARS?! What the hell?

I guess he's not going to go with CGI and will need to lease a studio and rebuild all the sets?  That's the only reason I can think of for it to cost that much to start up the show again.


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Re: Kickstarter Projects
« Reply #134 on: November 10, 2015, 08:38:24 AM »
I can't watch the video since I'm at work, so maybe he answered it there. But maybe they are looking to licence more recognized movies, and that's why it costs so much.