P.K. Gregory is creating Honkabilly Blues
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patrons

$143
per Songs
Well. A lot has been said about the plight of the independent musician and the struggle to continue producing art in the face of the current “everything is free” business model. I, for one, will always write songs because I always have. I am deeply affected by music as I know you are (if you are reading this), and find a great deal of satisfaction, amusement, and catharsis in the act of creating a song. I’d like to share that with you. I’d like to be able to record these songs, all of them, and have the time and resources to do so. I’d like to then upload these songs and share them with my fans, friends, family, and random strangers, so that they too can share in my satisfaction, amusement, and catharsis. And I’d like to do all this for absolutely free.

I’d also like to have a fairy godmother who can turn me into a unicorn, but that’s where you come in, my sweet potential Patrons. Now is your chance, collectively, to turn me into a unicorn. A songwriting unicorn. What a beautiful thing.

Here's how it works: Patreon.com is a crowd-funding platform that allows individual supporters to pledge a set amount to a creator (like me) per created work, which in my case would be “per song” or “per video” that I complete and upload to my private Patreon stream. Think of it like a tip. The amount is up to you, anywhere from one dollar to a zillion baht. (I don’t know what that is in dollars, but Patreon will convert it for you.)  The support is ongoing, and paid on a monthly basis. Of course, you can change the amounts or cancel entirely at any time. It's all controlled by you.
For example: if you were to pledge $5 per song, and I completed and uploaded three songs in a given month, you would "tip" me $15 at the end of the month. You can also set a monthly maximum, so that if I’m extraordinarily prolific in a given month, you would still only be obligated for your maximum amount. In the above example, let’s say you set a maximum of $10. I’ve uploaded three songs, but you’re still only in it for $10. Make sense? The maximum number of songs I can see being able to complete in a month is probably around four. That’s what I’m gonna shoot for, so that may give you some kind of idea of what you might be in for on a monthly basis.

Now, since none of what I just said made any sense, just watch this video:



In exchange for your patronage, you have exclusive access to my private songwriting stream, and henceforth a window into the inner workings of my feverish mind. You can give me feedback, if you want. “More zombies, PK”, you might say, “and less nuns”. Or, “can you write a song about the Jamestown Cannibals?” Done. Now I just gotta make a good recording so you can listen to it . . . In the end, with your feedback, many of these songs will make it on to a CD, and be available to the world. Now, don’t you feel good that you had a role in all that?

There are other rewards at higher levels of patronage, like maybe a monthly Google hangout where we can talk about songwriting, the weather, what red tastes like, etc. Maybe I’ll give you a songwriting or guitar lesson. I can try to give you some ideas for next weekend. We can have a virtual cookout! I don’t know. The important thing to remember is that these songs are written and performed for free; your patronage is a gesture of support because you like my songs and want them to run free and mostly naked through cyberspace and into your ears. That’s gonna happen a lot easier, and I’ll be tremendously inspired to do what it is that comes most naturally, if I can count on a little financial incentive to see these songs through.
If you have any questions about Patreon, or what I’m talking about in the above screed, just ask! And thank you so much for your support! I really couldn’t do it without you . . .

And lastly, a little something just for making it this far - here's me at the 2nd Annual Kudos Folk Showcase:





Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Songs
4 patrons
A window into my feverish mind via my private songwriting stream
Pledge $10 or more per Songs
1 patron
A window into my feverish mind via my private songwriting stream

Let's hang out when I'm in your town. I'll make sure you have first dibs on any tickets to my shows, though at this point most of them are un-ticketed. But that don't mean I can't put you on the VIP list anyway.
Pledge $25 or more per Songs
1 of 10 patrons
Everything in the "lower" packages, plus . . .

A monthly songwriting/guitar/bass/harmonica lesson. We can do it via Skype if you're out of my area. This could be fun . . . :)

Pledge $100 or more per Songs
0 patrons
Everything in the other packages, plus . . .

Something good. What do you want from me, besides my eternal gratitude for your well-placed dollars? A private house concert? Me to cook you dinner? Unquestioning obeisance to your chthonic puppet-masters? You name it, and I'll do my best to deliver. The least I can do is write a song about it . . . Let's talk.
Goals
$143 of $200 per Songs
At this goal level, I can dramatically improve the sound of my recordings with proper mixing/mastering, beyond what I can do in my home studio! Shit's gonna sound goood . . . Also, I will be able to buy guitar strings and harmonica reeds more than once a month.
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Well. A lot has been said about the plight of the independent musician and the struggle to continue producing art in the face of the current “everything is free” business model. I, for one, will always write songs because I always have. I am deeply affected by music as I know you are (if you are reading this), and find a great deal of satisfaction, amusement, and catharsis in the act of creating a song. I’d like to share that with you. I’d like to be able to record these songs, all of them, and have the time and resources to do so. I’d like to then upload these songs and share them with my fans, friends, family, and random strangers, so that they too can share in my satisfaction, amusement, and catharsis. And I’d like to do all this for absolutely free.

I’d also like to have a fairy godmother who can turn me into a unicorn, but that’s where you come in, my sweet potential Patrons. Now is your chance, collectively, to turn me into a unicorn. A songwriting unicorn. What a beautiful thing.

Here's how it works: Patreon.com is a crowd-funding platform that allows individual supporters to pledge a set amount to a creator (like me) per created work, which in my case would be “per song” or “per video” that I complete and upload to my private Patreon stream. Think of it like a tip. The amount is up to you, anywhere from one dollar to a zillion baht. (I don’t know what that is in dollars, but Patreon will convert it for you.)  The support is ongoing, and paid on a monthly basis. Of course, you can change the amounts or cancel entirely at any time. It's all controlled by you.
For example: if you were to pledge $5 per song, and I completed and uploaded three songs in a given month, you would "tip" me $15 at the end of the month. You can also set a monthly maximum, so that if I’m extraordinarily prolific in a given month, you would still only be obligated for your maximum amount. In the above example, let’s say you set a maximum of $10. I’ve uploaded three songs, but you’re still only in it for $10. Make sense? The maximum number of songs I can see being able to complete in a month is probably around four. That’s what I’m gonna shoot for, so that may give you some kind of idea of what you might be in for on a monthly basis.

Now, since none of what I just said made any sense, just watch this video:



In exchange for your patronage, you have exclusive access to my private songwriting stream, and henceforth a window into the inner workings of my feverish mind. You can give me feedback, if you want. “More zombies, PK”, you might say, “and less nuns”. Or, “can you write a song about the Jamestown Cannibals?” Done. Now I just gotta make a good recording so you can listen to it . . . In the end, with your feedback, many of these songs will make it on to a CD, and be available to the world. Now, don’t you feel good that you had a role in all that?

There are other rewards at higher levels of patronage, like maybe a monthly Google hangout where we can talk about songwriting, the weather, what red tastes like, etc. Maybe I’ll give you a songwriting or guitar lesson. I can try to give you some ideas for next weekend. We can have a virtual cookout! I don’t know. The important thing to remember is that these songs are written and performed for free; your patronage is a gesture of support because you like my songs and want them to run free and mostly naked through cyberspace and into your ears. That’s gonna happen a lot easier, and I’ll be tremendously inspired to do what it is that comes most naturally, if I can count on a little financial incentive to see these songs through.
If you have any questions about Patreon, or what I’m talking about in the above screed, just ask! And thank you so much for your support! I really couldn’t do it without you . . .

And lastly, a little something just for making it this far - here's me at the 2nd Annual Kudos Folk Showcase:





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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Songs
4 patrons
A window into my feverish mind via my private songwriting stream
Pledge $10 or more per Songs
1 patron
A window into my feverish mind via my private songwriting stream

Let's hang out when I'm in your town. I'll make sure you have first dibs on any tickets to my shows, though at this point most of them are un-ticketed. But that don't mean I can't put you on the VIP list anyway.
Pledge $25 or more per Songs
1 of 10 patrons
Everything in the "lower" packages, plus . . .

A monthly songwriting/guitar/bass/harmonica lesson. We can do it via Skype if you're out of my area. This could be fun . . . :)

Pledge $100 or more per Songs
0 patrons
Everything in the other packages, plus . . .

Something good. What do you want from me, besides my eternal gratitude for your well-placed dollars? A private house concert? Me to cook you dinner? Unquestioning obeisance to your chthonic puppet-masters? You name it, and I'll do my best to deliver. The least I can do is write a song about it . . . Let's talk.