Mike Doughty Will Record a Song Just for You...Literally
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:57:58
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Here's your chance to play producer + A&R guy. But it'll cost you some seriously big bucks.
Soul Coughing member Mike Doughty wrote a song called "Dogs/Demons." It's never been released, officially or otherwise; never been played at a show. But his biggest fans will have the opportunity to get their very own version of it, on the very device on which Doughty recorded it, through a sly and playful new art project.
Fans who purchase "Dogs/Demons" can choose between three different keys in which Doughty will play the song (C, D, or D-sharp), and the option to add a bridge for an additional price. And Doughty will record it onto a digital recorder, along with the buyer's name and the date and location of the recording, and send that digital recorder straight to the fan, signed and numbered by Doughty himself. The fan gets a unique piece of art: the only version of that performance of the song, anywhere in the world.
The base price for this exclusive, customized piece is $543.09, with an additional charge of $267.18 for the optional bridge. Doughty is willing to record a personal message, in addition to the purchaser's name, date, and other basic details; the charge for a personal message is $35,335.53. For more details, visit http://doughtybespoke.com/.
So if you want a custom song, it's gonna cost you a pretty penny.
"Dogs/Demons" is not Doughty's first foray into unique offerings for fans. This week, he completed The Lo-Fi Lodge, a subscription program through which fans received a previously unreleased recording each week for 32 weeks, including song demos and other rarities.
Mike Doughty will play a number of one-off shows in the coming months:
Dec 14 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club
Dec 29 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Tin Angel
Jan 12 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Gowanus Canal Conservancy Winter Festival
Feb 15 -- Harrisburg, PA -- The Abbey Bar
Feb 22 -- White River Junction, VT -- Tupelo Music Hall
Feb 23 -- Londonberry, NH -- Tupelo Music Hall
Anyone able to afford a bespoke Mike Doughty song?