When Pezzettino wanted to get "Lub Dub," her awesome collaboration with LMNTylst, pressed, she took matters into her own hands and used Kickstarter to get fans involved. That proved a wise move.
Offering a wide variety of premiums for folks donating at many price points, Margaret Stutt -- the Milwaukee musician now living in Brooklyn that calls herself Pezzettino -- allowed her growing fan base to get involved in this project.
Today, she told her fans that they've made a massive success of her plan. OK, so not really double platinum, but she's raised twice as much as she was seeking to manufacture the disc. And there are still 12 days left on the project.
"Hey everyone!! We reached 200 percent funding today!! That's totally awesome," she wrote in an e-mail that also announced the upcoming release of an EP of bonus tracks.
"We're adding an extra track to the album. The entire album, mastered, will be up for download soon."
The new track is called "Ya Missed the Boat" and you can hear it in this video.
"Lub Dub" is officially released at a Pezzettino / Mondo Lucha gig at Turner Hall on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.