Well folks. You did it.
I found out while walking a dog called Hugo around a stunning lake and woodland park in Sussex. There was a bit of a cry, some embracing, and a brief distraction by a Boarder Terrier who'd lost his human. Then we walked around the lake very quietly taking in the enormity of this being a reality (and had a bit more of a cry.)
Thank you so so so much.
Endless endless love and thanks to you all. You won't be disappointed.
If you are disappointed...I've changed my name to Glen and have moved far far away.
So I was right in my assumption that the campaign has to run its course. So for the next 12 days, I shall alert people that they can still pre-order the album if they wish and all funding that has gone over the budget stated in the project would go to funding a top class PR campaign rather than one that just uses smoke signals and Puerto Rican dancing girls with sandwich boards...er...Mick Egan?? Was that you withdrawing your pledge?!!
I'm gonna pop up a little video this evening, just for you lot. It's a live track of a song from the album called Losing The Dog and features my very oldest and dearest friend Natalie. I wrote the song in Carrig on Bannow three years ago sitting on a cliff with my best-love-Judy-Dog beside me and realising she very likely had cancer and possibly might not be sitting physically beside me forever.
It's recorded in the exceptional 500 year old dining room of the manor house we were dog sitting in in Cambridgshire recently.
So it's for you, from me and Jude, with all the love and gratitude in the world.
Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for a compilation I'm going to make of The Idiot Video's. It doesn't feel right to keep desperately video-begging for pledges at this point but too much of a shame for you not to see the rest of them.
Chat soon kiddo's. I can't wait to get your rewards to you. You've done an incredible thing. Bloody love ya.