Dustin Sipes is creating Music
6

patrons

$13
per Song or Video
HEY BEAUTIFUL PERSON

Yes.
You.
Thanks for taking the time to check me out here on Patreon. My intro video pretty much says it all, but if you feel like doing some more reading, then hey! Feel free to keep on keeping on, you intrepid adventurer you.

About My Music:
---

My sound changes constantly based on whatever influences are tugging at my ears, but it trends towards wordy folk-pop with indie/soul splattered all over the vocals. I take notes from a huge variety of artists, ranging from The Airborne Toxic Event & Modest Mouse to Hozier & Radical Face.
I also do loop pedal things!
You can see videos on my YouTube!
You can hear my recordings & latest demos on SoundCloud!

About My Videos:
---
My videos are usually song covers, though I do post my originals from time to time as well! I never post simple acoustic & vocal covers as paid content, as they’re usually pretty easy to learn and are just fun to do (especially if you give me requests!) The only cover videos I will post as paid content are my loop pedal covers, as those take a lot of time, practice and creative energy!

About Me:
---

I am a father of two adorable little ones, ages three and 18 months.
They are the light in my life, and they make me grin like an idiot when nothing else can. They also love music, and it is partially for their sake that I want to make music a reality in my life (and subsequently theirs) - I want to show them thatmusic is a dream they can realize in their lives, if that is what they so desire when they get older.

I am also a general purveyor of poetics and prose.
In addition to songwriting, I dabble in poetry and fiction, a smattering of which you can find here. I love weaving words, and I know them to be immensely powerful things.
Especially when woven into music.
I believe, as you most likely saw in my intro video, that music is one of the most potent and effective and truly rad things we humans have ever had the sheer audacity and genius to develop. When you add in well-woven, meaningful words, you are creating a vehicle for so many things: emotions, experiences, truth, hope, love.
I believe that the things one can weave into a good song are invaluable not only to the creators of the music, but those who receive it. Music is a way for us to relate as human beings, on a level that can only be described (in my eyes) asspiritual.
I believe music is a way to bring people together and share who we are.
THAT is why I love making music.


About Your Support:
---

I figure, if you're going to support me, you may as well know what your hard-earned dough is being used for.
So, here's how I use your wonderful support:
1)I use it to make music.
2)I use it to feed my family.
...
That's it. Seriously.
Whether it entails purchasing new equipment as needed, paying for some pro help with recording, or being able to afford a few extra hours off of work so I can practice and record and still pay my bills, those two items are what it all boils down to.
...I also want to emphasize:
If you have pledged your support to me and you hit a tight spot monetarily...That is abso-freaking-lutely fine!
...Heaven knows I have been there. Just let me know, and I will rest easy in the knowledge that you didn't withdraw your support because I offended you or you decided my face was just too annoying to stand looking at any more. If you get the cash flowing again, just sign right back up! It's that easy! If life keeps you down, no worries there either. You have my deepest gratitude, even if you only supported me for one song.

You are a wonderful human being.
Never, ever forget that.

Love and thanks,
Dustin

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Song or Video
2 patrons
If you are so kind and wonderful a person as to pledge $1 for my humble works, you gain access to the following little perks: 
  • Any time I record an acoustic demo of a cover I'm working on or a tidbit/preview/rough draft of a song I'm writing, YOU get to hear it before anyone else! I will post a private, for-your-ears-only link to it right here!
  • Patron-exclusive FREE downloads of paid content songs when I finish them!
  • After supporting me for 4 or more pieces of paid content, you get access to the Patron-exclusive Facebook Page DAW SHUCKS (Dustin's Awesome Wonderful Supporters Having Ultra Cool Kickback Sessions)! There you can get even more exclusive musical tidbits and updates, as well as be a part of my songwriting and musical decision-making!
Pledge $3 or more per Song or Video
2 patrons
Your kindness and free spirit have taken our relationship to the next level! You have received the following, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • I'll follow you on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, WordPress... name it (within reason of course) and I will follow you! Interact with you! Like your posts! ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA THINGS! 
  • I will send you the handwritten lyrics to any one of my songs, with a thank you note!
Pledge $5 or more per Song or Video
1 patron
You gave up a good espresso drink for me. Every time I release a song or video, you just gave me the equivalent of a delicious caffeinated beverage, possibly plus tip. That, my friend, is a noble thing. Take the following things, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • I love me my music, and I love sharing the music I love. $5 gets you enrolled in my "Playlist 4 Patrons" program - i.e., once a month I will send you a hand-built playlist of my favorite songs for the month! (Actual songs unfortunately not included; that breaks all sorts of laws and stuff.)
  • I will also - due to my aforementioned love of music - send you a personalized mix CD of my favorite songs from your genre of choice! Or, if you are a universalist like myself and don't have a particular genre you want to choose, I will make it a SURPRISE SMORGASBORD OF MUSICAL FUN!
Pledge $10 or more per Song or Video
0 patrons
You are a gentleperson and a scholar, and I am humbled by your generosity. As tears brim in my eyes, I extend my hands towards you and whisper, "Here, take these! PLUS all previous rewards!"
  • This one is one of my personal favorites. For $10, you get enrolled in my "Packages 4 Patrons" program! This program is where, three times a year minimum I will send you a hand-addressed package full of goodness. I write poetry, so often I will almost always send you a poem of mine, usually scribed on a piece of watercolor art done by yours truly, my wife, or my kids! You also get custom mix CD's of my favorite music, concert flyers from recent shows, signed album art ideas, custom drawings/pastels/watercolors/doodles/word art... you never know! But you can be guaranteed, it's from my heart to your door. 
  • I will add you as a friend on Facebook if you so desire!
Pledge $15 or more per Song or Video
0 of 25 patrons
Bless you. (If you just sneezed, then doubly so.) You have reached your third multiple of $5 in your gifts to me (or fifth multiple of $3, however you want to look at it), and I am touched by your open-heartedness. Have these extra benefits on me, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • Pick five of my songs, any five that you want, and I will put them on a CD for you. I will then hand-decorate that CD and proceed to mail this personalized EP of love directly to you.
Pledge $25 or more per Song or Video
0 of 10 patrons
You crazy, crazy person. Words cannot express how thankful I am, but in deeds I will attempt to convey it. Take these as a token of my gratitude, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • I will write you a song. It can be about anything you want: you, your significant other, a life struggle, your trip to Australia, your pet hamster, your imaginary friend, the prune tree in your backyard, the number of legs on an Arachnid... whatever!
  • You can write it with me. If you so wish, I will get on Skype with you for an hour, and we will make sure this song is just right. 
Pledge $50 or more per Song or Video
0 of 5 patrons
I can guarantee you, you have probably made me cry. Or rendered me speechless as I flail about like a madman. In either case, you have done something indescribably special for me and my family, and have touched my life in a way I can't begin to describe. On top of ALL the previous slew of rewards, take these paltry offerings:
  • I will Skype you for an hour every month for the next year (or more, who knows?) We can be pals. Amigos. BFF's. Soul Sisters. Various other terms meaning roughly the same thing. You can tell me about your life, I can tell you about mine, I can play you a song or read you a book, or vice versa... whatever you want, within reason, we can video chat about it! Or, if you prefer, we can go the old-fashioned route and be pen pals!
  • Your song will be on the deluxe version of my next album or EP. Obviously, if we've gone this far, I wrote a song for you. That song will now be on the deluxe version of my next multi-track release.  
Pledge $100 or more per Song or Video
0 of 1 patrons
Okay... what? You. I don't know why you've done what you've done, but you've done it. Words are not a thing that can be utilized to elaborate the insane depth of feeling I have towards you, good sir or madam or gender-non-conforming-being. You have changed my life in one swift stroke. I can only offer you the following to top off what you've already earned:
  • I will make you an EP. Every song on that EP will be unique, and written specifically for you. You will be the only person on this planet aside from myself in possession of this collection of songs. 
  • I will perform at your house. Now, this one is a bit touch-and-go. I have a family and a job, so finding time to travel is difficult; however, what you have done for me is spectacular, and I feel like I should give this reward my all. SO: with some heavy negotiating and shuffling, I will make every effort to travel to your town (USA only) and perform in your home or at your venue of choice. I would love to meet you and shake your hand (or, if your personal space allows, give you a great big freaking hug.)
Goals
$13 of $75 per Song or Video
I love bongos. I truly do. I was also blessed with some measure of beat-boxing skill. But let's face it - sometimes only some good ol' fashioned drums are gonna cut it. 
$75 per song or loop video should enable me to start looking into purchasing some rudimentary percussion (e.g. a bass drum, hi-hat, and snare - maybe even a tom! Oooooohh.) Even if it's a drum at a time, I'm looking forward to getting some real, full-sounding beats going! 

1 of 4
HEY BEAUTIFUL PERSON

Yes.
You.
Thanks for taking the time to check me out here on Patreon. My intro video pretty much says it all, but if you feel like doing some more reading, then hey! Feel free to keep on keeping on, you intrepid adventurer you.

About My Music:
---

My sound changes constantly based on whatever influences are tugging at my ears, but it trends towards wordy folk-pop with indie/soul splattered all over the vocals. I take notes from a huge variety of artists, ranging from The Airborne Toxic Event & Modest Mouse to Hozier & Radical Face.
I also do loop pedal things!
You can see videos on my YouTube!
You can hear my recordings & latest demos on SoundCloud!

About My Videos:
---
My videos are usually song covers, though I do post my originals from time to time as well! I never post simple acoustic & vocal covers as paid content, as they’re usually pretty easy to learn and are just fun to do (especially if you give me requests!) The only cover videos I will post as paid content are my loop pedal covers, as those take a lot of time, practice and creative energy!

About Me:
---

I am a father of two adorable little ones, ages three and 18 months.
They are the light in my life, and they make me grin like an idiot when nothing else can. They also love music, and it is partially for their sake that I want to make music a reality in my life (and subsequently theirs) - I want to show them thatmusic is a dream they can realize in their lives, if that is what they so desire when they get older.

I am also a general purveyor of poetics and prose.
In addition to songwriting, I dabble in poetry and fiction, a smattering of which you can find here. I love weaving words, and I know them to be immensely powerful things.
Especially when woven into music.
I believe, as you most likely saw in my intro video, that music is one of the most potent and effective and truly rad things we humans have ever had the sheer audacity and genius to develop. When you add in well-woven, meaningful words, you are creating a vehicle for so many things: emotions, experiences, truth, hope, love.
I believe that the things one can weave into a good song are invaluable not only to the creators of the music, but those who receive it. Music is a way for us to relate as human beings, on a level that can only be described (in my eyes) asspiritual.
I believe music is a way to bring people together and share who we are.
THAT is why I love making music.


About Your Support:
---

I figure, if you're going to support me, you may as well know what your hard-earned dough is being used for.
So, here's how I use your wonderful support:
1)I use it to make music.
2)I use it to feed my family.
...
That's it. Seriously.
Whether it entails purchasing new equipment as needed, paying for some pro help with recording, or being able to afford a few extra hours off of work so I can practice and record and still pay my bills, those two items are what it all boils down to.
...I also want to emphasize:
If you have pledged your support to me and you hit a tight spot monetarily...That is abso-freaking-lutely fine!
...Heaven knows I have been there. Just let me know, and I will rest easy in the knowledge that you didn't withdraw your support because I offended you or you decided my face was just too annoying to stand looking at any more. If you get the cash flowing again, just sign right back up! It's that easy! If life keeps you down, no worries there either. You have my deepest gratitude, even if you only supported me for one song.

You are a wonderful human being.
Never, ever forget that.

Love and thanks,
Dustin

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Song or Video
2 patrons
If you are so kind and wonderful a person as to pledge $1 for my humble works, you gain access to the following little perks: 
  • Any time I record an acoustic demo of a cover I'm working on or a tidbit/preview/rough draft of a song I'm writing, YOU get to hear it before anyone else! I will post a private, for-your-ears-only link to it right here!
  • Patron-exclusive FREE downloads of paid content songs when I finish them!
  • After supporting me for 4 or more pieces of paid content, you get access to the Patron-exclusive Facebook Page DAW SHUCKS (Dustin's Awesome Wonderful Supporters Having Ultra Cool Kickback Sessions)! There you can get even more exclusive musical tidbits and updates, as well as be a part of my songwriting and musical decision-making!
Pledge $3 or more per Song or Video
2 patrons
Your kindness and free spirit have taken our relationship to the next level! You have received the following, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • I'll follow you on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, WordPress... name it (within reason of course) and I will follow you! Interact with you! Like your posts! ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA THINGS! 
  • I will send you the handwritten lyrics to any one of my songs, with a thank you note!
Pledge $5 or more per Song or Video
1 patron
You gave up a good espresso drink for me. Every time I release a song or video, you just gave me the equivalent of a delicious caffeinated beverage, possibly plus tip. That, my friend, is a noble thing. Take the following things, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • I love me my music, and I love sharing the music I love. $5 gets you enrolled in my "Playlist 4 Patrons" program - i.e., once a month I will send you a hand-built playlist of my favorite songs for the month! (Actual songs unfortunately not included; that breaks all sorts of laws and stuff.)
  • I will also - due to my aforementioned love of music - send you a personalized mix CD of my favorite songs from your genre of choice! Or, if you are a universalist like myself and don't have a particular genre you want to choose, I will make it a SURPRISE SMORGASBORD OF MUSICAL FUN!
Pledge $10 or more per Song or Video
0 patrons
You are a gentleperson and a scholar, and I am humbled by your generosity. As tears brim in my eyes, I extend my hands towards you and whisper, "Here, take these! PLUS all previous rewards!"
  • This one is one of my personal favorites. For $10, you get enrolled in my "Packages 4 Patrons" program! This program is where, three times a year minimum I will send you a hand-addressed package full of goodness. I write poetry, so often I will almost always send you a poem of mine, usually scribed on a piece of watercolor art done by yours truly, my wife, or my kids! You also get custom mix CD's of my favorite music, concert flyers from recent shows, signed album art ideas, custom drawings/pastels/watercolors/doodles/word art... you never know! But you can be guaranteed, it's from my heart to your door. 
  • I will add you as a friend on Facebook if you so desire!
Pledge $15 or more per Song or Video
0 of 25 patrons
Bless you. (If you just sneezed, then doubly so.) You have reached your third multiple of $5 in your gifts to me (or fifth multiple of $3, however you want to look at it), and I am touched by your open-heartedness. Have these extra benefits on me, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • Pick five of my songs, any five that you want, and I will put them on a CD for you. I will then hand-decorate that CD and proceed to mail this personalized EP of love directly to you.
Pledge $25 or more per Song or Video
0 of 10 patrons
You crazy, crazy person. Words cannot express how thankful I am, but in deeds I will attempt to convey it. Take these as a token of my gratitude, PLUS all previous rewards:
  • I will write you a song. It can be about anything you want: you, your significant other, a life struggle, your trip to Australia, your pet hamster, your imaginary friend, the prune tree in your backyard, the number of legs on an Arachnid... whatever!
  • You can write it with me. If you so wish, I will get on Skype with you for an hour, and we will make sure this song is just right. 
Pledge $50 or more per Song or Video
0 of 5 patrons
I can guarantee you, you have probably made me cry. Or rendered me speechless as I flail about like a madman. In either case, you have done something indescribably special for me and my family, and have touched my life in a way I can't begin to describe. On top of ALL the previous slew of rewards, take these paltry offerings:
  • I will Skype you for an hour every month for the next year (or more, who knows?) We can be pals. Amigos. BFF's. Soul Sisters. Various other terms meaning roughly the same thing. You can tell me about your life, I can tell you about mine, I can play you a song or read you a book, or vice versa... whatever you want, within reason, we can video chat about it! Or, if you prefer, we can go the old-fashioned route and be pen pals!
  • Your song will be on the deluxe version of my next album or EP. Obviously, if we've gone this far, I wrote a song for you. That song will now be on the deluxe version of my next multi-track release.  
Pledge $100 or more per Song or Video
0 of 1 patrons
Okay... what? You. I don't know why you've done what you've done, but you've done it. Words are not a thing that can be utilized to elaborate the insane depth of feeling I have towards you, good sir or madam or gender-non-conforming-being. You have changed my life in one swift stroke. I can only offer you the following to top off what you've already earned:
  • I will make you an EP. Every song on that EP will be unique, and written specifically for you. You will be the only person on this planet aside from myself in possession of this collection of songs. 
  • I will perform at your house. Now, this one is a bit touch-and-go. I have a family and a job, so finding time to travel is difficult; however, what you have done for me is spectacular, and I feel like I should give this reward my all. SO: with some heavy negotiating and shuffling, I will make every effort to travel to your town (USA only) and perform in your home or at your venue of choice. I would love to meet you and shake your hand (or, if your personal space allows, give you a great big freaking hug.)