Ken D. Webber is creating
Songs, Videos, and Smiles
The best way to kick adversity squarely in the face is to spread a smile!
Soundcloud - PRO!
We are now able to upgrade our Soundcloud account to the Professional level.
At this level of support we are able to go unlimited on Soundcloud to bring even more songs to the table!
I create another PATREON ONLY song for you
Adobe After Effects
Reaching this goal will enable me to subscribe and learn Adobe After Effects to take Plague's videos to a new level.
New Rendering Computer
I add another computer to Plague of Smiles so we can produce better animation at a faster rate.
Photographer Erin Black
We now have enough to pull a professional photographer into the studio and contribute to Plague of Smiles.
The idea is to travel to really cool places, document everything, return, make some inspired music, and pair it with the video we took so that you get to share in the places we hit. This will add some balance to the videos so they're not all digital worlds.
We make the BLIND see...the fnords. Heavens NO!
"Do not SEE the FNORDS! If you do not see the FNORDS then they cannot eat you!"
CEO of Plague of Smiles LLC, Artist, Graphic Designer, Musician (Ableton Live), 3D Modeling and Animation (Carrara 7.0) Marine (Honorably Discharged), Acromegaly Survivor
Marlin, TX 76661, USA
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Hey, some applause for that (cue cards and all, my brother Mike did a great job in the video, yes?)!
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My story begins in the early 90’s. Living in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, going to school at S.C.A.D., I was busy falling in love. Then things went bad and for many, many years I had not a clue what was going on. Truth arrived many years later (in 2006), when the answer to my questions popped up on an MRI . Unbeknownst to me, a rare brain tumor was growing inside my head, putting pressure on my brain, and making me see and hear all manner of things. That tumor (medical term; acromegaly) cost me my friends, my peace of mind, my health, years and years of time, and set me back so far that at one point I was homeless on the streets of San Diego.
With help from the VA, I underwent brain surgery in 2008, then gamma radiation in 2010. You may call me a living train wreck! In the end, I am left at a severe disadvantage in comparison to my fellow artists and musicians, but grateful and eager to show you, as a survivor, what mojo remains!
Why Ken? Why do you bother to create art and music?
The musicians and artists that I grew up with and that inspired me to create art and music… also had a hand in killing Rock-N-Roll. “Jumping the Shark” is the popular term that describes exactly what I’m talking about. They came, they conquered, they cooked on stage, they made their mark, and then they repeated that formula over and over and over for years on end. Today’s art and music scene? It’s an overcooked joke. Seen that, done that. Like many of you, I'm tired of the old ways, the old attitudes, and a broken business model that no longer works as it did. I want something fresh and new. I want something more personal. I want something with variety. I want art and music to be more intwined. Creators should be more involved with their works than they've been in the past.
I create the things I do in Plague of Smiles because no one else is doing exactly what I’m doing, the way that I’m doing it. I create things for myself first, to impress myself and make me go, “WOW, that is amazing, if I do say so myself.” Yes, I have a niche and I feel alive creating this stuff. I’d like to think that other people, who take the time to delve into what Plague is doing, will also come away with this same feeling and may feel inspired to take things to an entirely new level. And when that feeling for me disappears then my involvement with Plague will also disappear. I will pass the pick to the next musician and be invisible.
Behind the scenes, Ken D. Webber and Plague of Smiles are busy doing plague-y stuff (“Polish those skulls bitches!” – CRACK! – sound of a whip slicing through the air ) and we're preparing to make the BLIND see ...the fnords. Do not see the fnords... which is always an admirable goal, yes?!
"If you do not see the FNORDS, then they cannot eat you!" --- Quote from The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
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How often do I post new things?
My goal is one new song a month. Videos, a few times a year. It is my promise to you that I won't abuse your patronage by rushing out cheap songs. I prefer quality over quantity. But you have nothing to worry about because Patreon allows you to cap your pledge so you'll never go past your budget and you may cancel at any time!
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN...
Final word here, no matter how many times any of you get knocked down... get up off the table and do it AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN until your dream becomes real! This is my dream and much love and beauty to every one of you that are making it real. THANK YOU!