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September 25, 2017:

LAUNCHING THE LEVI INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

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Well, dear readers, I am quite weary after a non-stop Sunday of stuff. I literally never stopped all day and evening. Happily, I did get ten hours of blessed sleep, which I really needed – so I didn’t arise until twelve-thirty and therefore missed the entire morning. But once up I answered e-mails and then began adding more perks to the Indiegogo campaign. They’ve made it so difficult to do proper copy for the perks – they’ve cut the number of words by about sixty or seventy. I know this because I tried to cut and paste a couple of perk blurbs from previous campaigns, and they no longer fit. Sorry, Indiegogo, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to tell people what’s really special about what they’re being offered and now that’s really difficult and really irritating. There are also a couple of other irritating changes that really serve no purpose whatsoever, except to them I guess.

At some point I went over to Gelson’s and picked up a few little foodstuffs – from their hot food bar I got some chicken enchiladas, from the deli I got two really small chicken tenders, and just about three ounces of hatch chili mac-and-mabel – sorry, mac-and-cheese. I then came home and ate all of it up in one fell swoop. Then I began writing the commentary and got about a third of it done. Then I had some rather long telephonic calls, then wrote more commentary. At some point I listened to some music whilst working – the Previn guitar and violin concertos – and I have to say I just don’t really care for either so I nuked them out of iTunes – and then some Bruckner, who I’m trying to get with.

I took a few breaks, did a little more smoothing out of the Indiegogo campaign, then wrote a lot more commentary, leaving only three things to do, and frankly I’ll try to do them after posting these here notes, so I don’t have to have that on my plate for tomorrow.

I never had time to sit on my couch like so much fish, due to finding and photographing new perk items and lining up the perks I’ll be adding throughout the campaign, and trying to get all that into one place so I don’t have to go searching for everything. I also made a stop to the local liquor store for some cashews for my evening snack. They were kind of nauseating but that didn’t stop me from eating each and every one of them

Today, of course, is a big day. I’ll be up by ten at the latest to launch the Indiegogo campaign. I will, at that time, edit these here notes to include the handy-dandy link right here.

So I’m hoping all you dear readers and lurkers out there in the dark will check out the campaign and avail yourselves of one of the many wonderful perks available. Many are one-of-a-kind items, but there are multiples of some things. So, check it all out and help us reach our goal as swiftly as possible, and then perhaps even surpass it, which would give us a nice cushion as things always end up costing more. As I’ve mentioned before, the first two to three days of an Indiegogo campaign are the most crucial – it sets the tone for what follows and if we don’t achieve good numbers then everyone assumes it will fail. We’ve done really well in the past with good opening days, which is why those campaigns all funded at well above the goal set. It’s crucial we hit at least twenty percent of our goal in two to three days, and even better if we can hit thirty percent. So, let’s DO this, shall we. Let’s just start with a big ol’ puuuuuuuush.

After taking it live, I have to get it announced everywhere, so share it as much as you can. I have to do an eBlast, post on Facebook and Twitter and all that stuff, and that is all very time consuming. Then we have our first Kritzerland rehearsal, which, due to schedules is happening earlier than usual, at one-thirty. That will be done by four, I think, then I’ll be able to eat. And I have to keep my eye on the campaign constantly in these first two days.

The rest of the week is meetings and meals, our second Kritzerland rehearsal, our stumble-through, and then sound check and show, after which we move right on to the November Kritzerland and really getting ready for our start of rehearsals in October. Whew!

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, launch an Indiegogo campaign, I must announce an Indiegogo campaign, I must have a rehearsal, I must eat, and I must keep my eye on an Indiegogo campaign. Today’s topic of discussion: What perk that is not listed, from stuff you know about me, would you most like to see or better yet own? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, after which I shall put on my Indiegogo boots to launch the Indiegogo campaign.

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