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SlugStarter Ends April 8th!

We need YOUR support to reach our goal of 2020 supporters in 2020

It's our first ever SlugStarter Campaign!

SO! What’s a SlugStarter campaign? It’s kinda like a Kickstarter but through Slugs & Bugs. And we can’t do it without you! The SlugStarter will help us pay for the cost of production, and even more importantly, fulfill the mission of this record. 


I know you’re going to love this joyful, hopeful, VERY silly, fun-loving music.Think about the families you want to introduce Slugs & Bugs to. And then get SlugStarting! Thank you! From me and the whole Slugs & Bugs team; we love and appreciate you, and we can’t do any of this without you.

About Modern Kid

When I recorded Slugs & Bugs Under Where? nine years ago, my "modern kids" were still little bits, teaching me how to be a dad. They taught me to take children seriously, and take myself much less seriously, and I’m a better man for all the lessons. 


We also entered the age of smart phones together. What a minefield! Modern Kid glances at our screen-filled world, then pushes back against the isolating and anxiety-inducing impact of technology with songs about balloons and ping pong and pants.


For parents, I hope these songs help us sing out loud, dance like crazy people, and remember to be kids right along with the little sticky miracles that call us mom and dad.


For the kids, I hope this music brings you light and laughter, and freedom to be the masters of wonder that you are. I’m excited to introduce the uninitiated to Doug the Slug, Sparky the Lightning Bug and Ms Carla (from our Slugs & Bugs TV Show) and the super-cute (and endangered!) Pangolin. And among other things, I hope this record makes bed-making and dog-walking more fun for everybody. Enjoy!


– Randall Goodgame


Song Titles

1. Modern Kid (featuring Ben Goodgame)

2. The Backwards Alphabet (featuring Doug the Slug)

3. The Pangolin Song

4. Cell Phone Jones

5. Foster’s Duck and Hedgehog Repellant

6. Catapultanaugahikawallawallarickitikianapoodloodlakastanvilletown

7. Pants (featuring Doug and Sparky)

8. Poop In A Bag

9. Ping Pong Song

10. I’ve Got A Balloon (featuring Doug, Sparky)

11. The Bed Making Song (featuring Waterdeep)

Catapultanaugahikawallawallarickitikianap

oodloodlakastanvilletown 

Sometimes, songwriting is like shuffling across the shallow ocean floor, feeling for sand dollars with your feet.  Sometimes you fill your shirt with sand dollars, sometimes you strike out, and sometimes your toes bump up against an old lost snorkel mask, which fits perfectly and changes your whole day. 


That’s how I feel about Catapultanaugahikawallawallarickitikianapoodloodlakastanvilletown. I could never have planned it, but this song may be the perfect kids song for a global pandemic. 


Right now, I want to go to there.

Select your Supporter Tier Below!

TIER 1: The Modern Kid $25 ($45 Value)

Join us for tier one and you’re in the music business!


You’ll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!


All with our utmost thanks!

Modern Kid

Even before the global pandemic, worry and anxiety were at an all-time high for children in the U.S. The song “Modern Kid" takes a glance at this age of isolation through ever-present screens, and reminds us that kids today need the same ancient things kids have always needed. In addition to love, friends, and freedom from harm, children need to laugh, and they need to sing.


 “There are things that a modern kid can’t live without…"

Digital Tier #1 $25 ($40 Value)

For all of you digital only lovers, we've made a tier just for you!


You'll receive

(1) Two Digital Download codes for the Modern Kid album

(2) Digital Download of The Slugs & Bugs Show Episodes 1-3

(3) Full color download of the CD booklet with lyrics


Tier 11: The Gift! $50

We've had some requests for a gift only tier for those that would just like to be financial supporters (we love you for that)! If you would like to give more you can do so by selecting multiples of this tier. Thank you so much for your love and support of Slugs & Bugs.


TIER 2: The Cell Phone Jones $35 ($75 Value)

This exciting opportunity includes everything in Tier 1 PLUS plus a DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor, Chord charts and a limited edition magnet.


You'll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!

(3) Chord charts for all songs on the new album.

(4) Limited edition 5" magnet featuring Doug and Sparky.  

(5) DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor.

Digital Tier #2 $40 ($70 Value)

For our digital only supporters!


You'll receive

(1) THREE Digital Download codes for the Modern Kid album

(2) Digital Download of The Slugs & Bugs Show Episodes 1-3

(3) Full color download of the CD booklet with lyrics

(4) Chord Charts for the songs from Modern Kid


TIER 3: The Pangolin $60 ($105 Value)

Have you ever wondered what a Pangolin is? You’ll find out with this package and fill out your Slugs & Bugs library at the same time. This package includes everything from Tier 2 plus three more CDS.


You'll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!

(3) Chord charts for all songs on the new album.

(4) Limited edition 5" magnet featuring Doug and Sparky.

(5) CD of Sing the Gospel

(6) CD of Under Where?

(7) DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor.

The Pangolin Song

To put it mildly, it's a bit of a weird time. So we moved up the release of this video for The Pangolin Song to bring more joy and smiles to your quarantimes.


The Pangolin Song is from our upcoming album, Modern Kid.


Did you know that the pangolin is endangered, and the most trafficked animal in the world? I wanted everyone to know about this amazingly cute and astonishing creature. That’s why I wrote this songl

TIER 4: The Poop in a Bag $100 ($150 Value – Autographed!)

This package will make you the envy of your block! Includes all the goodies from Tier 3 plus more CDs of Modern Kid to give away! PLUS your CDs will be autographed!


You'll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!

(3) Chord charts for all songs on the new album.

(4) Limited edition 5" magnet featuring Doug and Sparky.

(5) CD of Sing the Gospel

(6) CD of Under Where?

(7) DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor.

(8) Three more Modern Kid CDs (Autographed!)

TIER 5: I've Got a Balloon $250 (Priceless)

 

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to stock up on gifts for friends or for your church. This special package includes EVERYTHING from Tier 4 plus a Slugs and Bugs CD library and shout out from Doug the Slug!.


You'll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!

(3) Chord charts for all songs on the new album.

(4) Limited edition 5" magnet featuring Doug and Sparky.

(5) CD of Sing the Gospel

(6) CD of Under Where?

(7) DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor.

(8) Three more Modern Kid CDs (Autographed!)

(9) Slugs & Bugs 8 CD library

(10) Cameo video message from Doug the Slug!

TIER 6: The Big Bundle $250 ($400 Value)

Do you like to make new friends? Do you like hugs? Do you just like to introduce people to some of the most fun, silly and inspiring music ever? Well, this package is for you. Sign up for The Big Bundle and you’ll receive not 1, not 5, not even 10, but 25 (TWENTY-FIVE) CDs of Modern Kid. Perfect for churches, youth groups or amazingly big families!


You'll receive

(1) 25 CDs of Modern Kid

TIER 7: The Randall $999 (Priceless)

Yes – you get everything in Tier 5 (featuring the Doug the Slug video shout out) plus a personal invitation to a super special fun and silly 90-minute Video concert for Tier 7 supporters only. Randall will be happy to take your song requests as he performs! (note: the concert(s) will take place on a date to be scheduled in May).


You'll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!

(3) Chord charts for all songs on the new album.

(4) Limited edition 5" magnet featuring Doug and Sparky.

(5) CD of Sing the Gospel

(6) CD of Under Where?

(7) DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor.

(8) Three more Modern Kid CDs (Autographed!)

(9) Slugs & Bugs 8 CD library

(10) Cameo video message from Doug the Slug!

(11) Invitation to 90 minute video concert!

TIER 8: Live in Concert $5,000 (Priceless!)

The whooooole enchilada! You get everything in Tier 5 plus a live in-person concert at your home or church with Randall Goodgame. (this level does require provision of rider requirements and some flexibility in scheduling. Travel within the continental U.S. is included.).


You'll receive

(1) The digital download of the full Modern Kid album weeks before its official release.

(2) Two Modern Kid CDs with sing-along booklet, one for you and one to giveaway!

(3) Chord charts for all songs on the new album.

(4) Limited edition 5" magnet featuring Doug and Sparky.

(5) CD of Sing the Gospel

(6) CD of Under Where?

(7) DVD #1 of The Slugs & Bugs Show, Silly Tractor.

(8) Three more Modern Kid CDs (Autographed!)

(9) Slugs & Bugs 8 CD library

(10) Cameo video message from Doug the Slug!

(11) Randall Goodgame Slugs & Bugs Live concert!

Frequently Asked Questions

What's a SlugStarter?

It’s kinda like a Kickstarter but it is hosted on SlugsandBugs.com. Not quite as public, more personal for Slugs & Bugs fans and supporters.

Why a SlugStarter?

Our very loyal fans have been very faithful to help us produce our last five albums through crowd-sharing. This is a way you can tangibly participate and help us bring music to the next generation. It is expensive to make an album, but thanks to you, it is possible!

What if I need more CDs for a larger group?

Just message us at info@slugsandbugs.com and we'll be happy to work with you!

When will rewards ship?

The SlugStarter campaign will close on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:59 pm CST. Rewards will begin shipping on April 9th!

When will Modern Kid be available for regular orders?

Modern Kid is set to be released on Friday, May 15th.