Mike Doughty is offering fans a chance to buy a personalized version of his unreleased song "Dogs/Demons," but it won't come cheap. We were sent these details:
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, see http://doughtybespoke.com/
"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 6 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Dakota Jazz Club
Dec 10 -- Chicago, IL -- City Winery
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