Philip B. Price

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A CRACKER!

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$3
per month
More akin to a tip jar, but hey, we'll take it!

You get:

* First access to new music - starting with my new album, Oceans Hiding In Oceans, which you will receive before the world does!
* After that, new music as it happens!

* Live stream performances!
* A grab-bag of monthly music downloads of crazy old stuff, B-sides, C-sides, D-sides!
* Merch discounts!

NICE SLICE OF BREAD!

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$5
per month
More than a cracker - you can put a whole slice of cheese on it, or some peanut butter!

You get:
* First access to new music - starting with my new album, Oceans Hiding In Oceans, which you will receive before the world does!
* After that, new music as it happens!

* Live stream performances!
* A grab-bag of monthly music downloads of crazy old stuff, B-sides, C-sides, D-sides!
* Merch discounts!

A RUSTIC LOAF!

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$10
per month
You could make a lot of sandwiches with a loaf. Maybe even 5!

You get:

* First access to new music - starting with my new album, Oceans Hiding In Oceans, which you will receive before the world does!
* After that, new music as it happens!

* Live stream performances!
* A grab-bag of monthly music downloads of crazy old stuff, B-sides, C-sides, D-sides!
* Merch discounts!

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About

Welcome to my Patreon page!

In a nutshell - this is a public workshop for the music and writing that I do. If you choose to become a patron of me here, you'll also be participating in this lifelong project with me. Your support is an enormous gift.

Here is what I am offering for the one tier:

* First access to new music - starting with my new album, Oceans Hiding In Oceans, which you will receive before the world does!
* After that, new music as it happens!

* Live stream performances!
* A grab-bag of monthly music downloads of crazy old stuff, B-sides, C-sides, D-sides!
* Merch discounts!

Basically, you get access to my creative process, as it is. 


A little history, which some may know already.

  • I’m currently in a band called Winterpills. We've made 7 albums since 2005. I'm the primary songwriter. My partner Flora and I are the voices in the band, along with Dennis Crommett, Dave Hower and Max Germer.
  • I make solo music. I released my 13th solo album, Bone Almanac, on Signature Sounds in November of 2019. I'm preparing to release my 14th solo album, Oceans Hiding In Oceans, by either the end of this year or about January 2021. Still figuring it out.
  • I’ve been making albums in the solo mode since about 1988, and in 2018 released a hand-picked 'best of' all that music: a 2 CD, 40-song box set. The rest of that music was re-released into the wild via streaming and download.
  • I was the lead singer/songwriter for a band in the '90s called The Maggies; we made 9 albums and an EP.
  • I had a band in the '80s called Memorial Garage. We made 2 albums and compiled hours of live stuff that's still unreleased. The band was an outgrowth of musical collaborations with NoA (Antony Widoff), Adam Widoff and Doug Ryan.
  • I'm also a guitarist and singer in the band Look Park, which is the solo project of Fountains of Wayne frontman Chris Collingwood.
  • I write poetry and prose in uneven, chaotic chunks.

I tend to write about an album or two’s worth of music every year, but I generally only release an album (as whichever entity) every 2-3 years, so I always have a backlog of songs to pull from. And even though I released those 12 old albums in 2018, there's still quite a lot from that era that has not seen the light of day (for better or for worse). The way I work, I am always mining my catalog, notes, half-finished songs, for stuff i can re-make (or just finish) into new music. I'm always in a conversation with my past output.

In the past, I would sit on music until it was done. These days, it feels better to just release everything - from fully realized recordings to the most gossamer of demos. (In addition to the 12 albums last year, I also released 6 albums of all the demos I recorded for the Winterpills albums. That was actually quite fun. Demos to my ear are almost always as interesting than the final version, sometimes better.)

One more thought: often this work is lonely. Though music is probably the most collaborative of the arts, I have often worked in very isolating ways (interesting way to view it during this particular time in history); this is probably because of growing up watching my dad, a writer, slave away alone; and then later studying painting and printmaking in college, more isolating ways of being creative. It just became habit. But I feel like, via Patreon, and inviting folks a bit closer to my process, some of that loneliness could be alleviated. Icing on the cake.

So - to recap, here is what supporting me looks like:

  • First of all, to start, you get the new album, Oceans Hiding In Oceans, before the rest of the world, a song a week for the next 11 weeks! Right in your inbox. This will be starting around September 25. (2 of 3 of the songs will be singles released to the world too, but you get them before the world does).
  • And in general, going forward, I will release a new song every 2-4 weeks. Maybe more. Maybe less. Sometimes it may actually be a very old song that I recently remixed or reimagined. Sometimes it’s very new. Sometimes both.
  • As a patron, you’ll receive the song or poem directly to your inbox. Basically, you get it first, and sometimes exclusively.
  • I'll be playing some live shows for you! Details to come. Of this were normal touring days, this would be more like a free ticket to a show in your town. Here's to that coming back as soon as possible.
  • I'm making new merchandise and you get to have it for cheap. I'm making hoodies, t-shirts, hats, shot glasses, whatever I can come up with.
I hope you dig all this. Also: I'm learning this as I go, so there will very likely be changes and tweaks, so please feel free to send me feedback as to how I can make this a lovely exchange for us all.

mucho love and stay safe
Philip
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 14 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
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Links
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Poll
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Writing
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Videos

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