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Hi, my name is Todd Giglio with the band The Turnback. Anyone that is familiar with this band would know we've tried numerous DIY ways to gain recognition. Our award winning indie feature film DRAWING WITH CHALK kickstarted it all (written, directed, starred myself with my son, Brennan, as well as my college friend (and brother-in-law), Christopher Springer, with Pooja Kumar and The Turnback providing the soundtrack). The band went on to record 3 full length albums, various singles, played the famed Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, released 7 music videos and about to release an eighth music video titled 'Broken String Guitar'. This is the video we are trying to get noticed.

The music video's budget was $25 and food/gas money. I filmed mainly in my hometown of Canisteo, NY and Hornell, NY with the help of family and friends. I was fortunate to include my youngest son, Jaidan, as well as my dad, Mike (whom I never thought I'd be able to convince to be in one of my videos).

The goal is to get a promoter to pitch this video to various markets including CMT, The Country Network, Heartland networks as well as exposure across the US, and international as well, impacting tens of millions of viewers.

You might not have wanted to be an entertainer like I did, but where we wanted to be when we were young and where we ended up sometimes never meet. This video is a reflection to show it.

The lyrics truly represents where I am in life and I'm sure will speak to many others. These might be my words, but they could very easily be yours as well.


BROKEN STRING GUITAR

When I was young I had my whole life figured out
I would be a star.
I'd live in a big old fancy house,
drive a fancy car.
I knew where I was going,
going far.

I could be like the king of rock and roll
or the man in black.
I could sound like the sounds
I heard many years back.
Whatever they seemed to have
I seemed to lack.

I tried with song,
I tried with heart.
I tried again at the end of every start.
If trying is winning,
I'm top of the chart.

And with time we come to realize
exactly where we are;
at the bottom of a glass
in another empty bar.
I hide all regrets
behind a broken string guitar.

I tried with song,
I tried with heart.
I tried again at the end of every start.
If trying is winning,
I'm top of the chart

I'm really good at making bad decisions.
Always puts me into bad positions.
Now my body's worn, my mind is shot.
Feeding addiction's all that I got.
Know what I am and what I'm not.

I tried with song,
I tried with heart.
I tried again at the end of every start.
If trying is winning,
I'm top of the chart.


We're all getting older and time just speeds up. I wrote this song as a way to tell it. I made this music video as a way to show it. I'm doing this GoFundMe as a way to share it.
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  • Brian VanKeuren
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Ron Benchetrit
    • $75 
    • 2 mos
  • Thomas Peters
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • SALLY A WISSMANN
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Valerie O'Brien
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
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Todd Giglio
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White Plains, NY

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