I got this e-mail today.
"Hi there ~ this note is going out to my wonderful CD Baby Customers. I know that I contacted you about 3 months ago to tell you about Star Tomorrow. Well, I'm one of the last five standing and I thought I'd send out one LAST mention of my adventure and request for your vote, if you are so inclined. Here's the message that went out to my e-list:
We were not given dreams...without also being given the power to make them come true.
OK. I know I tend to joke around a lot. I get silly. I get stupid. And you all have put up with a lot from me, especially lately. Never in my life have I been offered so much free psychotherapy and massage therapy. Someone even offered to hypnotize me into the winners circle. You've been voting, you've been cheerleading, you've been pulling me through this campaign like a U-Haul and I am indebted.
To my new friends & fans, and for those of you who have missed the last 50 voting pleas and bulletins, here's a recap:
3 months ago I started the crazy adventure called Star Tomorrow. It's NBC and David Foster's big experiment - a network series that has been broadcast ONLY ONLINE. It's like American Idol with the exception that the focus is on ORIGINAL material, which is what attracted me to the project in the first place. I'm a singer/songwriter and have been doing this all on my own for over 10 years. I've put out 3 cd's (I am currently recording my fourth), participated in 4 compilations and soundtracks and have a bunch of songs in film and television. I've toured all over the United States, Germany and Ireland, and I've had the honor of sharing the stage with superstar bands and musicians who inspired me as a kid. I have an amazing band, newly dubbed The Incidentals (please read about them on my Star Tomorrow profile). I've taken it about as far as I can with no marketing budget, as an independent artist on my own label. When NBC approached me with the show this past summer, I figured that after working this long and this hard, maybe it was time to let someone with a little more clout (like a multi platinum, Grammy award winning producer) give me a push. That's why I agreed to participate in Star Tomorrow. Thanks to my Pnut Gallery, my MySpace friends and fans, my band, my family and people like YOU, I've reached the final week - the last 5 standing! The winner of this contest gets a recording contract with Warner Brothers. It would be a dream come true for me, and I invite you to help make that happen. I wish I could give you something equal in return, but I do not know what that could be. However, I can tell you that I put my heart and soul into my music, and offer it back up to you ~ maybe it will move you, make you smile, make you laugh or make you think... (or completely annoy you - however, I hope not!).
Everything you need to know about Star Tomorrow is here:
The only thing I left out from that link is this: If you're not from the US- pick any US city, state and zip code in order to register.
We're in Week 14 - the Final Five (use the drop down menu if you aren't directed there in the first place), and the song you are voting for is "818". The direct link to the video is : http://www.startomorrow.com/vote_all_in … &id=16
After 13 weeks, you'd think the site would be more user friendly. But, alas, it's still a pain in the behind (yes, I used a different word before but the email ended up in everyone's spam filter so now Im behaving).
Thank you as always, for your continued support and words of encouragement. The internet blows my mind with its ability to connect us all with just a click ~ thanks for being in my corner of cyberspace, no matter where on earth you may be.
Cindy aka pnut
PS: The Pnut Podcast premiered last night! You can link to it from the front page of my website, bottom left hand corner or get it through iTunes. FREE
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