Thursday, March 29, 2012

Become and Engineer-eteer!

 
Hey y'all!

This is Rabbit, coming to you live from my computer, on official Steam
Powered Giraffe business. The gang and I are excited to announce that
the future has arrived and we think you'll love it as much as we do!

We've teamed up with Patronism.com to bring you an insider's look into
our whole creative process, and a way to keep the engines running on
all our steam powered adventures, past, present and future.

Introducing... the Steam Powered Giraffe Engineer-eteers!

When you become an Engineer-eteer, we'll start stoking the coals of
creativity together. You can track the progress of our new album and
DVD, watch private video blogs from our members, and get complete
access to our entire song library, including lyrics, chords, artwork,
and behind-the-scenes information on how we bring it all together...
all while personally ensuring all these projects and visions make it
out of our heads and into the great big world!

And the world is big... it can be a cold, unforgiving place for a robot.

Even with full steam power, we'd have to sell 12,388 tracks
per month on iTunes to make minimum wage (for one of us), or 4.5
million plays per month on Spotify to do the same. We are huge in our
heads, and tall in our shoes, but we admit... we're still a few months
away from accomplishing that steam powered goal.

On the other hoof, 120 Engineer-eteers at $10 a month will generate
more income than those other sites, every month. We can put all of it
directly into more creativity to give to you, and that you can give to
your friends. That seems more like the way it should be! An easy,
creative space for all of us to work together, and believe me... it
takes a whole army to keep the boilers burning!

An army of Engineer-eteers!

Does that sound like you? If so, click:
http://www.patronism.com/steampoweredgiraffe and we'll see you in the
Engineer-eteer's room!

Ever grateful,
Bunny Bennett

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kickstarter Success!



You guys did it! We successfully raised our goal of $3000!- Aaaand then some! The final donation count is $10,786! We can't believe how you guys responded to our call for help, and you totally blew away our expectations.
We'll be sorting through the details to send out your rewards as soon as we can- Expect updates to keep you in the loop, and those of you getting early copies of the 2-Cent show don't have to wait long- May is the targeted production wrap up. Once we have those puppies in our hands, we'll sign them and ship them out to you first!
Friends, from the entire band we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A lot of people have been asking if we'll be doing more Kickstarter fundraisers in the future to help fund more tangible projects- and I think with the success of this, Kickstarter is a great way not only to realize our more expensive endeavors, but give you some additional cool stuff! Take care and we'll hopefully see you on the road!

March 31st we've got a real treat for you San Diego California residence! An event organized by our fan community! Featuring a plethora of entertainers ranging from dancing to magic, plus games, prizes, and food! And of course, acoustic performances by Steam Powered Giraffe! This is the Spring Carnival at Balboa Park, and the best part is that it's FREE! Granted it is a fundraiser, but here's your chance to see how the robots started out- right off the prado.

If you've never been to an acoustic SPG show, here are a few helpful hints to make the experience the best it can be:

1. Be absolutely quiet when the robots are playing (except for the appropriate choruses) - since there is no amplification, we need to use the natural resonance and acoustics of the park, and it sounds much better when nobody is talking over us. You'd be surprised at how quieter we sound when not on stage

2. Let the kids sit in front!

3. Bring your own chair and shade. This is at a park after all.

It is our honor to do this special busking show for you, so please remember to tip us if you appreciate the robots, and make sure to bring all your friends and family!

We'll see you there!