ericcoleman: (Cheshire Moon New)
In honor of meeting our kickstarter goal, we are releasing two rough mixes into the wild! One song, two versions: one acoustic, and one with the full band. These are rough mixes and are not yet complete, but as a thank you for helping us make this thing, a present for you!

http://www.cheshiremoonband.com/nest/Horizon-full.mp3
http://www.cheshiremoonband.com/nest/Horizon-acoustic.mp3

There is still time to get in on the Kickstarter. We want to record a few extra things, and a bit of extra cash would certainly help that.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1547201902/the-midnight-contingent
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It's going slow. We will hit the halfway point of the campaign on Monday, and haven't hit the halfway point on what we need to make yet. This makes me nervous. Of course, anyone who knows me knows that everything makes me nervous. Being nervous makes me nervous. But I digress ... I was supposed to be talking about our Kickstarter.

We are offering two different CDs, one acoustic, one full band. Downloads and/or CDs. If you get a CD, you will get to download the tracks as soon as they are done, weeks before the CDs get mailed out. We're also offering ringtones, voice mail messages (we get to be Carl Kasell!), your very own Critter verse, and even a song written especially for you!

Please help us make this CD, and please help spread the signal.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1547201902/the-midnight-contingent

*drumroll*

Feb. 20th, 2017 01:51 pm
ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
The Kickstarter for our third full length album, The Midnight Contingent, is NOW LIVE~!!!

A romp of sinister silliness, guardians and goddesses, and a werebear who has an unusual appetite! Lots of nifty extras, too!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1547201902/the-midnight-contingent
ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
We went back into the studio Wednesday and got some more stuff recorded. There are now backing tracks for Ghost Train, Beast Within, Nighty Knights and The Midnight Contingent.

We go back in Wednesday to record one more guitar part, and then Lizzie will record vocals for the rest. We should be done recording then, with just mixing to do.

Those of you who went for the bonus on Concert Window could have the DL as soon as next weekend, but probably the week after sometime!

Then we start to work on the full band CD! Look for a Kickstarter coming soon to an internet near you!
ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
Ok, here's the deal. We have CDs. Just got them. We don't have everything signed yet, but we're plugging away at it (we have to track everyone down and make them sign over a 100 CDs). We will get them signed and out the door with everything else as soon as possible.

Chicon starts tomorrow. Yes, Ropers will have our CDs. If you are a KS donor and want yours, you will need to track me down before Opening Ceremonies. I will only be there for that and am leaving right after. If you want it signed by everyone, I'm afraid that you'll have to wait, because, as I said, we haven't been able to get everyone to sign all the CDs yet.

I feel kind of a bit of rat for this, I wanted the Kickstarter folks to get their CDs first, but we can't not have the CDs at Worldcon. If they had shown up a week earlier … or a week later.

Also, I don't have the bonus CDs duplicated yet, so if you are owed a bonus CD, I probably won't have it (unless I can get some done today before I leave).

AHHHHHHH.
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I cannot begin to say how grateful we are. 106 backers, 13 just today. $3,550, $550 above our original goal. This enables us to do the following.

Pay the producer of the CD, our good friend Isaac.
Get CDs pressed.
Get t-shirts made.
Get a new sound system.
Put money away for a travel fund, to get to some faraway places.

Thank you for believing in us. We'll be out to see you soon.
ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
ONE ... HUNDRED ... BACKERS !!!

We are at $3,369 of a $3,000 goal. Thank you everyone for being so kind. We go back into the studio in a little over a week and finish off vocals and overdubs. The CD will be out September 1st (barring badness).
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I want my 100 !!!

Ok, I'm fine with it as is, but 100 would be cool. Only 9 hours to go. We have made it plus a little extra. I intend to thank each of you personally.

Cheshire Moon - Ways of Wind and Water

You can hear demos of many of the songs that will be on the CD here.
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ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
We are at $3148 this morning (yeah, we lost a backer)

Everything we make now goes into the travel fund. With the amount taken out by KS, we are just about exactly $3000, which pays for everything that needs to be paid.

We have 91 backers, what I want now is for 9 more people to pledge, so we have an even 100! Yeah, I'm a little obsessive (Lizzie has been making fun of me)

It ends at 9:59pm Central time on Sunday.

Cheshire Moon - Ways of Wind and Water

You can hear demos of many of the songs that will be on the CD here.
Cheshire Moon
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We are at $3167 this morning.

Everything we make now goes into the travel fund. With the amount taken out by KS, we are just about exactly $3000, which pays for everything that needs to be paid.

We have 91 backers, what I want now is for 9 more people to pledge, so we have an even 100! Yeah, I'm a little obsessive.

It ends at 9:59pm Central time on Sunday.

Cheshire Moon - Ways of Wind and Water

You can hear demos of many of the songs that will be on the CD here.
Cheshire Moon
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We made our goal, but now have a stretch goal. Basically anything past this will start a travel fund, mostly so we can go to Conflikt next January.

I'm also sort of amazed that so few people have gone for the extra disc. This will include the entire album in rough mix and alternate mixes as well as extra tracks that will appear nowhere else. Right now that includes the title track which is a pretty instrumental/vocal piece (there are two versions of that right now), a wildly different version of one song that appears on the album, and probably one song that I will sing (if I have time to get it recorded). I'm sure there will be more as the sessions go on.

Also, no house concert inquiries. That is a little pricey though.

We expect everything to ship toward the end of August, which means Lizzie has some serious knitting to do!

Cheshire Moon - Ways of Wind and Water

You can hear demos of many of the songs that will be on the CD here.
Cheshire Moon
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We are 10 days from the end of the Kickstarter and we're just over $500 away. Please take a look and help us out if you haven't already. $20 gets you a signed CD, $35 a signed CD and a disc of bonus tracks and rough mixes. $50 gets you all of the above and something nifty and knitted by Lizzie. $100 gets you all of the above and a knitted Jayne hat and matching fingerless mitts/arm warmers. $400 means we come to your home and play music for you (geographic and scheduling restrictions apply). We do ship overseas, a Cheshire Moon t-shirt can be substituted at the $50 level if that is what you prefer. Cheshire Moon - Ways of Wind and Water You can hear demos of many of the songs that will be on the CD here. Cheshire Moon
ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
We recorded basic tracks for three songs last night, Widows Garden, Follow That Road (Anne Hills) and Family. The latter two were both first takes! Tonight Lizzie and I record Child Of Stars, If I Were The Rain and Caravan. Then basic tracks are done. Then we pick up again in a couple of weeks once we're back and Isaac has the studio moved to a new location and do overdubs.

It's really sounding good. So I'm saying it again. We're halfway there for funding the CD. We need your help. 20 bucks gets you a CD and a DL of all the tracks. 35 bucks gets you that and an extra CD of rough mixes and a couple of unreleased songs and special versions of songs from the CD including the title track, which, with typical brattiness, we have decided will only be on the extras CD (more on that as time goes along). And there are more levels with nifty stuff, including some of Lizzie's knitted wonderfulness.

Cheshire Moon - Ways of Wind and Water

You can hear demos of many of the songs that will be on the CD here.
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ericcoleman: Cheshire Moon (Cheshire Moon)
What have tracked so far in the studio.

Stream Of Consciousness
She Moved Through The Faire
World Walker
Companion
Lighthouse
Out Of The Light
Calvin's Girl
Critters
Daughter Of The Red
And something nifty for the extra disc for the $35 level.

Remaining to be recorded are ...
Follow That Road (Anne Hills)
If I Were The Rain
Family
Child Of Stars
Widows Garden
Caravan

Family will be recorded Tuesday night with Jared and John. The rest Lizzie and I will put down the basic tracks Wednesday and Thursday. After that is overdubs and mixing. It's coming along.

Our thanks to Isaac Norman for his hard work. You make everything so much easier.

Also, there is a new level for Kickstarter that includes a t-shirt! Help us out, we still have a long ways to go!

Ways Of Wind And Water
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It's been a good week. I have been dropping Lizzie off every morning, so that means I stop at Ritual Cafe and get a Chai.

The session last night went well. We didn't get as much done as I wanted, but that was a given anyway. We have a good take on Companion and a really good take on Out Of The Light. Both John (the drummer) and Jared (bass, oh, and aka WSPA-2) stepped up to the challenge.

It's going to be good folks!

So I'm mentioning it again, we need help to get this done. If you want to hear the songs, go to cheshiremoonband.com, all of the songs minus two are on the music page (and we'll get those demoed soon). Some of the recordings are rough, but imagine those fleshed out and with a good clean sound.

It doesn't take much from you, if enough people give 20 dollars we get this out. And each of those people get a CD. If you give more, you get even niftier stuff, everything from items knitted by Lizzie to a house concert. Take a look, take a listen.

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The question we most often get asked is "do you have a CD"? The answer is "not yet". We're starting on it now. Help us out.

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