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Terry Matsuoka

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I am so grateful to everyone that helped me reach my goal!  Any new contribution is a very tasty gravy and is still very much appreciated.  

I am so happy to have the support of everyone that supports my creative endeavors.  Doing music and art independently can be discouraging at times.  Playing in bars where it seems like no one is listening to you and going to your shows with little attendance sometimes.  

Creating my music and art is very much a part of who I am and what I do.  Thank you for being an active audience to share my art with.  


We're half the way through the Kickstarter campaign and we have just 50% of the funds raised!  Please help me to reach my goal to get the rest.  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1565490622/handmade-the-new-album-by-terry-matsuoka/

The new album must come out!

Share this link with everyone you know and contribute whatever fits into your budget.  Everything helps!  

Thank you all for your support.  A few days in, we are at 18% of the funds raised.  We still have a long way to go though.  I was feeling really nervous for a day when I had only a couple of contributors.  

This image above is the cover image for my new album "Handmade".  It is a handmade drawing that I did.  I wanted to make a "handmade" drawing of a "handmade" object.  This image is a symbol of beauty and hope and represents my Japanese ancestry as well.  

The Kickstarter Campaign for "Handmade" my new album!

I'll be customizing shoes for Toms at the Nordstrom in Escondido.  I'll be there from 12pm to 4pm drawing and painting away.  They have Toms available to purchase from about $40 and up.  And the artists will customize your shoes for free.  They don't let us draw and paint on any shoes that you have previously purchased.  They must be purchased that day.  They ask that the artists finish a pair of shoes every 20 minutes.  So the designs can't be that elaborate.


I just officially launched the Kickstarter for my new album "Handmade".  For those of you that are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it's part of a new phenomena called crowd funding.  It's a way for artists and entrepreneurs to fund projects and inventions without going to the banks.  If people are behind the project or are into rewards the entity is offering, people contribute to their cause.  

Please help me fund my album and contribute at any level you feel comfortable with ($1 gets you a virtual high five!).  I think i've offered some other cool rewards as well (including an advance copy of my new album!).  

Please watch my Kickstarter video above and a new live video done by Mosaic Sound Recordings.  Please spread the word about my Kickstarter and my new album!  i'd really appreciate it.  



I just submitted my CD project to Kickstarter to be reviewed.  I'm really excited about it.  One, because i've never launched a Kickstarter project and two, it's a huge step in getting my album out.  I'm hoping for support from the public.  That's always a little scary.  I hope it goes well!

As a lead in to the AMP Music Festival, were doing an acoustic show at the Merrow.  The schedule is as follows- Ivan Cheong 8:15pm, Kenny Eng 9pm, Isleside 9:45pm, Terry Matsuoka 10:45pm


Jnav and I are currently working on the cover of my new album "Handmade".  We're working with a drawing that I did of a paper crane.  I really like the way it's going.  I think it will be very understated but lovely looking in the end.  

My friend J posted this on his Facebook page Awkward Band Photos .  We took note not to make any of the mistakes these artists made.

I am teaching a new photography series at Mira Costa College.  It's my Beginning DSLR class broken up into 3 seperate 2 hour classes.

This introductory digital SLR

photography series can be taken

as individual courses for $39, or

together for only $85!

The photography topics are interrelated

and affect one another, so

we recommend you take all three to

get a complete understanding of the

camera and picture taking.

That's the little blurb we have on it in the Mira Costa Bulletin.  If you click on my quick calendar links to the left, there are more details on each class.

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