NEW Blitzen Trapper Kickstarter

Kevidently almost 3 years ago
Hey there Blitzen Trapper fans! I've got a brand-new Kickstarter I'd like to share with you. FURR: Inside Blitzen Trapper's Breakthrough Album is a big project requiring a lot of work: research, reading, interviews, travel, and more. It's my most ambitious Kickstarter yet, and the best thing is: the band - BLITZEN TRAPPER ITSELF - is providing rewards on all levels, from stickers all the way up to BACKSTAGE PASSES. Check out the project and consider helping a poor boy get a book made:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/521727074/furr-inside-blitzen-trappers-breakthrough-album
OCDBT4ME almost 3 years ago
Way to go, Kev!!! And thanks to the band for supporting this fantastic project!!

Let's all give what we can to help Kevin reach his goal!!
junglelove almost 3 years ago
Kev,

I have funded your kickstarter - good luck.

I've read a few of the 33 1/3 books and some are fantastic whilst unfortunately some are mainly the author having a self indulgent jerk off about growing up (see the Pavement Wowee Zowee one... ugh..) or even some by people who don't even like the band (see the Ween chocolate and cheese one... puke..) 

I have no doubts about you on the latter and high hopes on the former - my advice is keep it fun, make the focus the band and the music and have a good time writing it.

Good luck and god speed.
Kevidently almost 3 years ago
Junglelove - yeah, the one on Neil Young's Harvest: he likes some of the album but just HATES some of it.  It's interesting. I'm going to try to straddle the line between academic and accessible. It helps that I love the band, and all the songs on this record. 
Kevidently almost 3 years ago
Oh, and here's a rough cut of the opening paragraph:

"Portland, late aughts.  The local music scene is hitting the national stage in a big way.  The Shins had surged in popularity thanks to a song on the Garden State soundtrack, and an appearance on Saturday Night Live.  The Decemberists had signed to Capitol, Bruce Springsteen’s label.  The third release by Iron & Wine, The Shepherd’s Dog, arrived via the hugely influential label SubPop, and hit #24 on the Billboard album charts.  Bands like Menomena were self-producing and getting rave notices from Pitchfork, the online Chicago-based music journal now known for “breaking” indie bands.  And Blitzen Trapper, whose first two self-produced records had received some local notice, was about to get major.  Their third record, Wild Mountain Nation, received a “Best New Music” designation in Pitchfork and its title track made Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Songs of 2007” list.  SubPop was so interested in the band that they’d released Nation overseas on their label.  Blitzen Trapper was primed to make a bold entrance into the seemingly oxymoronic world of mainstream indie pop … and they would not disappoint."


junglelove almost 3 years ago
C'mon people - support our Kev.
OCDBT4ME almost 3 years ago
Hey Gatorbutts!! Did you see this reward at the $100 pledge level?!

- an UNRELEASED Blitzen Trapper digital track! Not on an album! Not on an LP! UNRELEASED! And now it's YOURS.
junglelove almost 3 years ago
I shall exclusively be reviewing this track for the forum next December.
Kevidently almost 3 years ago
NICE!
junglelove almost 3 years ago
Half way there ..
Kevidently almost 3 years ago
So close. I need to push it over. There are still backstage passes left!
Kevidently almost 3 years ago
ONE DAY LEFT!  Get into this!  Still some backstage passes left! Plenty of signed records and stickers and stuff too. ALMOST FUNDED!
junglelove almost 3 years ago
Job done. Nice.
otisarungus almost 3 years ago
Backed. Almost there. 
OCDBT4ME almost 3 years ago
Time to get to work, Kev!! :)
junglelove over 2 years ago
Is it finished yet ??
Kevidently over 2 years ago
LOL. No, about halfway through now. :)
junglelove about 2 years ago
Just read your update 9 Kev - I must have been on holiday/drunk wh…

Editor's Note: We accidentally blew away a few forum posts recently, so all we have of this one is an excerpt. If it's yours, please feel free to edit it back to it's former glory (and delete the note). Sorry about this!

OCDBT4ME about 2 years ago
YES!! Definitive history!! Detailed discography!! And released simul…

Editor's Note: We accidentally blew away a few forum posts recently, so all we have of this one is an excerpt. If it's yours, please feel free to edit it back to it's former glory (and delete the note). Sorry about this!

Kevin Quigley about 2 years ago
LOL. Thanks guys!   So, the book should be done soonish - still…

Editor's Note: We accidentally blew away a few forum posts recently, so all we have of this one is an excerpt. If it's yours, please feel free to edit it back to it's former glory (and delete the note). Sorry about this!

junglelove II 6 months ago
Bump - seems like a good time to get this published Kev.
Kevidently 5 months ago

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