Different Now (CD)

A project in Glen Ellyn, IL by Andrew Calhoun

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A legacy recording of twenty original song-poems spanning 45 years; with guitar, bass, harmonica, violin and vocal harmonies.
Backers: 97
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51

Funded: $4,940 of $2,285
Dates: Jun 12th -> Jul 15th (33 days)
Project By: Andrew Calhoun
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Latest News

Track 18, "Different Now"

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Been a day over here, I went and sang a long set for a longtime staunch fan who now has memory issues, and his daughter, who has been able to keep him at home. "If I Needed You" by Townes Van Zandt has a special effect on elderly people, and it comes... (Read More)

Near the Finnish lion. Tracks 15 & 16, "Grandfather's Time" and "The King"

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Campaign ends Monday at 11 AM. Then I'm going to find a lake to swim in before I start working on next steps; Different Now will be available on download / streaming sites such as Spogrify on Monday. I haven't updated what was the Waterbug radio /... (Read More)

Tracks # 14 & 15, "Tunnel Vision" and "Heavy Log"

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
"Tunnel Vision" is our only piece in Db here, giving it a nice lift in pitch from "Never Enough" with its seven driving minutes in C, even as the tempo calms. I wrote this at age 35, when I began having middle-of-the-life feelings. I wrote another... (Read More)

A quiet day on the ranch. "Never Enough," track 13

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Woke to the clarion smell of coffee. Houseguests, already up and buzzing, leaving their Vee-hickle here until September as they soar on over to Poland. A friend sent a nice note of appreciation for these very updates, so: to "Never Enough," written... (Read More)

"Bow & Arrow" and "Renaissance Land"

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I'd intended to do a 21 day funding campaign, 31 days was an accident that turned happy, as pledges keep flowing in, several in the last couple days. Good chance to cover the entire cost of pressing & promotion with 4 days to go.   ... (Read More)

CDs are coming, track 9 & 10.

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
I know, I know,    It's the humidity. CDs arrived here Saturday night and I got a large batch to the post office today. It took three clerks 90 minutes to get 65 packages processed. I've tracked down most pledgers' addresses but there are yet a few... (Read More)

Remembering "Recall"

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I had put "Recall" in the title of the last update, but gave up on trying to write about more than one song due to the neighbor's jam band with the loud drumming, and forgot to change the title. And since, fireworks, even into the evening of July... (Read More)

"Cruel Winter"

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Busy days of house guests & data entry for the release. I'm going with a company called Distrokid, which distributes digital music to download & streaming companies. Uploading info and filling out forms takes a long time. They wanted lyrics... (Read More)

No Secret Castle (track 6)

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers,       Backers has lately come to be spelled bachyrs in my head. I imagine satyrs and bachyrs, gamboling through the sylvan landscape. Gamboling problem? Call 1-800-Igambol. Lots goes on in my head that never comes out. Sometimes I... (Read More)

Track 5 The Living and the Breathing Wind

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The funding for Different Now has crested 4K, and aye, settled there quietly for a day now. Which is fine. Let's face it, this thing is going on too long, even until July 15th. I'd intended to do three weeks, and when I was setting this up I was told... (Read More)

Progress, & track 4, "Day In and Night Out."

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I went to see Dan Bern's show at Fitzgerald's and we had a few hours to hang out. It has been a few years since we crossed paths in south Florida. We were among a good group of young songwriters starting out in Chicago back in the early 1980s. Some... (Read More)

CD is going into production / track 3, "Water Street"

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Different Now is currently 150% funded, and I've put the CD into production. CDs will be available shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends on July 15, and thence I should be flush before the credit card bill comes due. I'll have downloads and... (Read More)

Look Away, track 2; plus video w/ Casey

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
The Different Now fundraiser has cracked 3K! Now I'll discuss track 2. At this rate, by the time we get to track 20, I'll have raised 60 thousand dollars. Updates! Why didn't I think of this sooner?      "Look Away" steps off the musical beaten... (Read More)

Song background. Track #1, "The Bull"

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
I wrote three songs in a second-floor apartment at 1434 Jarvis Street in Chicago on September 12, 1979, six weeks prior to the birth of my son Louis. Two of these songs are on Different Now, "The Living and the Breathing Wind" and "The Bull." This... (Read More)

Live on Facebook and YouTube Father's Day

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Rolling on, thanks to you all.  Tomorrow, Father's Day at 1:15 Central Time, etc. etc.,  there will be a Facebook/YouTube Live to preview Different Now. I'll be singing "Water Street" and "Heavy Log," and Casey Calhoun will join me on "Look Away"... (Read More)

Project is funded!

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Different Now is funded, inside of a day! THANK YOU! I'm heartened and relieved. More soon, Love, Andrew  (Read More)

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