NEW Blitzen Trapper Kickstarter

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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
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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!!
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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.
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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. 
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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."


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C'mon people - support our Kev.
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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.
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I shall exclusively be reviewing this track for the forum next December.
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Half way there ..
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So close. I need to push it over. There are still backstage passes left!
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ONE DAY LEFT!  Get into this!  Still some backstage passes left! Plenty of signed records and stickers and stuff too. ALMOST FUNDED!
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Job done. Nice.
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Backed. Almost there. 
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Time to get to work, Kev!! :)
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Is it finished yet ??
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LOL. No, about halfway through now. :)
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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!

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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!

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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!

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