Jakob Martin

July 8, 2010, 1:47 am
Filed under: Blog, Uncategorized

You’ve probably heard the news. The campaign is on. It’s different from anything we’ve done before, and $18k (although modest by music industry standards) is nothing to sneeze at. I’ll admit that I was a little nervous this morning when I hit ‘send’ on that letter. But I’ve learned that a little bit of nervousness – for me at least – means I really care about something. And I really do care about this record. Me, Dan, and all of us have put so much time and heart into it already, and I care deeply about getting it out to the world. And while we’ve never done anything like this before, I have a good feeling about it, and I know it’s the right time to take a leap. We got our first contribution within an hour (thanks Ben!) and it’ll be interesting to see how the next 60 days (and beyond) pan out.

My friend called me this morning to say her congratulations, and made sure to remind me that in order to reach our dreams, we have to be willing to take risks along the way. I remember once I was in the middle of a tour, and I found myself playing this dingy blues club. There were about 3 people in the audience – two of them drunks; the other was the bartender. I was still singing my heart out, and I looked over this musty scene and had the realization that there was a chance that I could work hard, and give everything I have, and still end up playing these dirty, empty clubs for the rest of my career. And it hit me that I would be willing to do that, if it meant that I could continue to pursue this thing that I love. And it was that knowledge – that I was completely unafraid to fail – that made me certain I could do anything. We’ve come so far, but I think the same rules apply here. We have nothing to lose and the world to gain.

I’m in San Diego tonight, and looking forward to performing with the Guggenheim Grotto tomorrow night at Y-1 studios. Time for me to get some sleep, but I just wanted to thank you for having my back, and let you know that I’m here and enjoying every moment of it.



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