Recent posts by Therealet on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

Too bad we have to see it go. I thought it was a decent addition to this site and I don’t see much reason to remove it but life goes on.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Self Titled full length album (free download/stream)

Awesome, I’d really appreciate that. Thanks for the kind words :)

 
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Topic: The Arts / Self Titled full length album (free download/stream)

My name is Erik Thomas, I worked on a full length original album over the summer and now that it’s complete, I’m giving away digital copies of it (“name your price” so you can put down “0” if you’d like)

I hope you all enjoy it (or at least a song or two).

You can download/stream it from either of these sites:
http://erikthomas.bandcamp.com/album/erik-thomas
or
www.erikrthomas.com

Sincerely, Erik Thomas.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Kickstarter Project.

A video isn’t necessary but it can be a great tool. Often times people would rather see a quick video than read a bunch of text.

Thanks Armis_Game! I am actually about to make a post on here regarding the free streaming/download you can all have if you are interested.

 
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Topic: The Arts / It's my birthday so here's a free song from my upcoming album.

Thanks man, I’ll be posting the album here once it’s completed. I hope you’ll enjoy the other songs.

 
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Topic: The Arts / It's my birthday so here's a free song from my upcoming album.

You’re right lol, quite a few of the songs off my upcoming album aren’t exactly the happiest. Hopefully I’ll write some more lighthearted songs in the near future.

 
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Topic: The Arts / It's my birthday so here's a free song from my upcoming album.

The title says it all. I hope you all enjoy it:
http://erikthomas.bandcamp.com/track/body-bag

This album will be available as a free download once completed.

You can keep up to date by using these sites:
https://www.facebook.com/ErikRThomasMusic
www.erikrthomas.com
http://erikthomas.bandcamp.com

 
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Topic: The Arts / Kickstarter Project.

That is very good advice. I would love to do a follow up video that gives more details as to how I will specifically use the money (I’d go in depth about production, photographs and promo). Sadly there is only 5 days left in the project and I will not have time to put out another video. Doesn’t look like I’ll reach my goal but at least I tried. I still look forward to creating and finishing this album to give it out for free to anyone who wants one.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Kickstarter Project.

I am attempting to raise money to help me fund my third album. Once completed I will be giving the full length album out as a free digital download. If you help me raise the money you will in turn get prizes such as CDs, shirts, signed stuff etc. as well as the free digital downloads for everyone!

Whether or not I raise the money, I’ll be giving the album out for free, I am just looking for some financial support to get things going.

I would REALLY appreciate it if you helped but if not then that’s fine too :)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/erikthomas/erik-thomas-self-titled-album

Sincerely, Erik Thomas.

 
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Topic: The Arts / My 3rd album.

I am attempting to raise funds for my third album (just a little to help me out financially). I do not expect you all to donate but I’d really appreciate it if you shared this link on Facebook or with family and friends. Even if you don’t help, I’ll be giving out this full length album for free as a digital download upon completion.

Thank you for taking the time to watch my video and read my post :)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/erikthomas/erik-thomas-self-titled-album

Sincerely, Erik Thomas.

 
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Topic: The Arts / For my birthday I am choosing to give you all a gift.

I feel retarded…here is the link lol: http://erikthomas.bandcamp.com/album/covers-by-erik-thomas

 
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Topic: The Arts / For my birthday I am choosing to give you all a gift.

I made some (rough) covers of some songs I like and you can download them for free. I hope you all enjoy. I will be adding more covers in the near future, this just happens to be what I finished today.

Technically my birthday isn’t till the 28th but that’s an hour away where i’m at.

 
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Topic: The Arts / My 2nd album "The Next Chapter"

Here it is! For one day only “The Next Chapter” will be available for the extremely low price of $3 as a thanks to all of you. It is available for unlimited streaming if you don’t have $3 to spare.

http://erikthomas.bandcamp.com/album/the-next-chapter

I’ll put the songs in the “sounds” sections of Kongregate as well.

I hope you all enjoy it.

Sincerely, Erik Thomas.

 
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Topic: The Arts / For a limited time purchase (or just listen to) my album for less!

In anticipation for the release of The Next Chapter, my first instrumental album, Time is In His Hands, will be on sale for $2.00!

http://erikthomas.bandcamp.com​/album/time-is-in-his-hands

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in the past on Kongregate. It really means a lot and this is a way for me to give back to those who care.

Sincerely, Erik Thomas.

 
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Topic: The Arts / What do you think?

The 3rd is definitely the best in my honest opinion. It is creative and you used the rule of thirds for it.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Rylynn by Andy McKee

Awesome job dude. Andy McKee is great and I think he’d be proud.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Check My Demo!!!!

Good job. Very 80s sounding lol.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

I meant to make a much better video including clips of the new album, better quality, and other important information but since no one seemed to be interested I decided it wouldn’t have been worth it.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

DragonArcher: That’s cool if you don’t want to help but I wasn’t asking for artists to help me. I was basically looking for “investors”.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

I actually do record all of my music myself using various programs, mics, pedals, and guitars. That is one of the reasons ill be going to college for audio production in September (so I can get even better at recording, EQ, mastering etc.). I can’t wait to start networking with other musicians at college and in Seattle. I’ve already started that but I plan on doing a bunch more of that when I get there.

All of my photos so far have been taken by a photographer I know named Amanda McCracken. She is an amazing photographer and is about to graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle. I literally had a photo shoot for my second album yesterday and the pictures will be AMAZING after she is done with the recording. Sadly I will have to pay her in the future as she will officially be a professional photographer but she is worth it. Already some of her pictures are going to be used for advertisement for the band August Burns Red (D’Addario Strings).

Believe it or not I have made a whole lot of home made CDs as well. I was trying to stay away from this because I want it to seem professional and maybe even have local coffee shops sell my album in their stores. I may revisit this option though, as long as I can make it cool enough.

Shows are definitely hard to come by (at least good ones). Most of the good venues require a whole lot of fans, the smaller ones no one pays the artist, and other decent venues I used to play at have now shut down. I try my best but it’s hard to keep consistent shows going. I am setting up a decent sized show in Seattle but it’s not till August 8th and I have a couple coffee shops to play at but I really need more. I am planning on going to Seattle to be a street performer for tips and so people can hear me (maybe even buy an album).

Thank you so much for taking the time to write out all of this advice, it was far beyond what was expected and I really appreciate it. Even though I am already following a lot of your advice it is good to hear because it affirms that what I am doing could be the right path.

Erik Thomas.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

Thanks, I really appreciate the advice you have given so far and am definitely not opposed to trying some of those things (I have already done some of the things you’ve recommended and will continue). I look forward to hearing more of what you have to say.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

I will but there isn’t a huge demand for my music as of now. Also, I don’t want to be part of a label just for the sake of being on a label.

I have a full time job so I don’t expect to make a living from music at the moment but I still have to be able to create my albums and get them out (I am saving for college so I can’t spend much of my own money on the albums).

I LOVE performing but it can be hard to constantly line up shows. Many of the coffee shops I play at can’t afford to pay the artists and tips can be hard to come by (I have made $100 in one night off tips before though). The bigger venues that i’ve been able to play don’t pay well and expect the artist to sell a lot of tickets.

Again, I was just asking for some help by doing this, I understand if people don’t want to help out a starving artist but I thought maybe, just maybe someone would like to help and then I’d be able to release this album (and hopefully future albums) without going broke…

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

I have talked to two different labels that said they really liked my music but aren’t signing any new artists at the moment (they even said they would get me shows in the future with some of their artists). You should know that it really isn’t the easiest thing to get signed though and much more difficult to get a deal that doesn’t completely screw the artist. This funding site seemed like a good alternative given the current circumstances.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

I am not just asking for money straight up. That’s why there are rewards for helping the artist out (I am giving out things that I wouldn’t sell to people that don’t donate). I would like to be able to do this all on my own but it is hard to pay for the process of having albums, merch, and promotion along with all the other bills that everyone has to pay. The main point is to help out an artist if you feel they deserve it, if you don’t think I do then I wouldn’t expect you to donate, come to my shows, or follow new releases.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I need help funding the release of my second album.

Oatlol: I’d really appreciate that, no big deal if it doesn’t work out.

Kemial: I need money to get the CDs made and put on iTunes and such. I also am making merchandise (shirts, posters, etc.) and it all adds up quick. The goal for this was to raise $500 total but it doesn’t look like I will reach my goal :(