Oh, hello there.
Just in case you don't know me, I'm Eric Hunker, and you look fantastic.
You know the feeling you get when you see an episode of an old favorite t.v. show? (in my case: The Simpsons, Fraggle Rock, Seinfeld and anything with the words 'Thunder' or 'Cat'). Well that's the feeling that I get when I play music.
Imagine getting up every single day and feeling that again. Boy Meets World. Boom. Salute Your Shorts. Boom. That episode of Global Guts when the most annoying kid finally comes in last place. Boom.
It all boils down to this. Making music makes me happier than anything else in life. I've been lucky enough to be able to make some people happy with the music I make. I'm asking you to help me make that music.
Who is this guy? And why should I give him money?
That, my friend, is a very good question. You already know that my name is Eric, and how fond I am of the way you look. Here's a little more about myself!
I graduated with a degree in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh
I am a full-time musician (read: I have a Finance degree, but nofinances)
I recently moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a music career!
I have been putting out a youtube video, every Wednesday, for a year and a half (see links below)
I have an unhealthy obsession with wearing flannel
I met Bill Nye the Science Guy when I was a kid!
Bill Nye the Science Guy yelled at me for taking an extra dessert
I hate Bill Nye the Science Guy
So, where's the money going?
I want to be completely transparent. Basically this is how it breaks down.
- $1,500-$2,000: This is going to be a full-band album! I want to make sure I can get the best musicians I can to help me make magic in the studio! If that means I have to fly in a kazoo specialist, SO BE IT!
- $5,000: For recording, mixing, mastering, design and artwork, and the physical replication of the cd's and usbs, plus the inevitable unforseen obstacles along the way.
- $1,000: for the percentage of the total contributions that goes to indiegogo and the credit card companies, as well as incidentals.
- I ALSO WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR: Any funds over the $8,000 threshold will go directly to the album project. This budget leaves very little room for error, and all funds will be going towards making this album as great as it can possibly be!
How do we get there?
There is a ton of flexibility in how much you can give and, in turn, what you'll get!
$2 - Every single bit counts.
You will recieve the single off of my album a month before the album is released! (AND my undying grattitude)
$5 - Bump it up a bit!
Along with the prereleased single, you will recieve an Eric Hunker bumper sticker! (It's about time you classed up the car, or your laptop, or your cat)
$10 - Oh, hey there Mr. Album.
Not only will you get the aforementioned bumper sticker and prereleased single, but $10 buys you a digital download of the entire album! Your iPod will thank you.
$18 - What are you wearing? Is that...Eric Hunker?
Why listen to an album, when you can wear it! This level buys you a usb bracelet with my album pre-loaded! You will also get everything included in the levels below this one
$25 - Call me old fashioned.
There's still something to be said for compact discs. For $25 you get a signed cd as well as everything below this level (aside from the usb bracelet).
$35 - Just got my allowance.
Maybe you just sold your beanie babies collection on ebay. Maybe you found twenty bucks. Or maybe you just want an official Eric Hunker shirt and the option of a signed CD or a usb bracelet. (hopefully all three) (also get everything below level $18)
$50 - Shout it on a mountain top!
If you're going to pony up fifty bucks, then you're going to get yourself a signed CD, AND a personal thank you in my thank you video! (also everything below level $18) Also, you can send me something, ANYTHING, and I'll sign it. Even babies...especially babies.
$75 - They make great birthday presents.
Did you forget that special someone's birthday? Well, that's no problem at all! The perfect gift is two signed CDs, a usb bracelet-album and an official Eric Hunker T-shirt!
$100 - Dance, monkey.
$100 and you get to choose a song for me to cover on YouTube. Boom. No questions asked, you call the shots. But let's be reasonable, people. No Boy George. (You'll also recieve everything at/below level $18)
$150 - Make-your-own-concert
Yup, you and whoever wants to crowd around a computer screen, get your own private, 1-hour, internet concert. YOU make the set list. As many covers or originals as you want. Go in on it with frieds and make it a shindig! (projector anyone?) (also comes with everything at/below level $18) You also get a thank you in the Liner notes!!
$300 - You are my muse.
Your extreme generosity has inspired me to write a song about you! That's right, I will write and record a song all about you. Probably because you're the best. (Also comes with everything at/below $35 level)
$700 - I do Bar Mitzvahs!
For $700 I will fly to wherever you live (in the U.S. and parts of Canada) and put on a personal concert for you and your friends. Birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Quinciniera, a Tuesday...you name it, I'll be there. Also, I will cook you a DELICIOUS meal of your choosing. I'm talking 5 courses of culinary delight. If you really want me to, I'll sing while i'm cooking, but that's totally optional.
$1,000 - You are now a producer.
Yep. You are now a producer of this album. Along with your producer credit, you will get a 1-hour online concert (YOU make the setlist), you get to choose a song for me to cover on YouTube, AND you get your own personal song, all about you! If you act now, 'cuz we can't do this all day, I will clean your entire house. I am very serious. (Also comes with everything at/below $35 level)
$3,000 - You are my personal hero.
Aside from being my personal hero for all of time. You will get a full concert (with band)! Wherever you live, me and my band will fly there and put on a full concert! You can create the setlist and name the place (US and Canada). In addition, you get everything below this level, aside from the acoustic concert. That means a producer credit, a personal song, a YouTube cover pick, a signed CD, usb bracelet, shirt...etc. You know what, if you want to, I'll let you shave my head. Basically anything you ask for (within reason) I will try my best to deliver.
$5,000 - I dare you.
If you purchase this level, I will pick you up from school (or work), and re-enact, scene-for-scene, Ferris Beuller's Day Off with you. We can discuss the specifics of who play's who...but getting Jennifer Grey to be there (pre-nose job) is non negotiable. (Also comes with everything else...and I'll let you punch me square in the face).
$1,000,000 - Mr. Branson? So nice to see you.
If you have the money to donate one million dollars...I'll just say it. I will cut off my left arm, sign it, and send it to you. (does not apply on planet earth)
Other Ways You Can Help
I know that everyone can't afford to give to the project, but that doesn't mean you can't help!
Spread the word
Make some noise about this indiegogo fundraiser!! The most powerful force in this whole process is awareness! The more that people are aware of this project, the more likely it is to succeed!
So share this page, and let's do this together!!
SO MUCH Love,
Eric Daniel Hunker