In which the exchange of monetary sums for entertainment isn't quite what it used to be:
- First, the old-fashioned method of retail. We've said it before and we'll probably say it again: Todd Barry's new album comes out today! Cop it (legally)!
- WFMU is currently in the second week of their annual two-week marathon, and Henry from Chunklet has a surprise for anyone that pledges during The Best Show on WFMU:
As many of you will know, WFMU is without a doubt one of the best radio stations on the planet. We feel so strongly about it that we're releasing an exclusive Patton Oswalt CD-EP entitled "Frankensteins And Gumdrops" which will only be available to people that donate during The Best Show on WFMU either last Tuesday or tomorrow night [Tuesday night] between 8 and 11.- Jimmy Pardo and producer Matt Belknap are making Never Not Funny a paid subscription service. The next season will cost $20 for 26 hour and twenty minute episodes. And for the cheapskates, you can still listen to the first twenty hours for free. We've been listening since the beginning of the second season and are constantly amazed by how funny the two same guys (plus a guest) can be without any format at all.
Also! Patton will be appearing on the show tomorrow night to help with the pledge drive along with Ted Leo (of his own Pharmacists fame) and Ben Gibbard (from Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service). We couldn't even fathom a more legendary collection of folks for Tom's show.
Again, this CD-EP will only be available if you call in and donate during the show, so we can't think of a better incentive to be donating to this incredible listener supported radio station.
UPDATE: Pitchforkmedia's got coverage of the Best Show festivities. We pledged $75 to get the fun pack with the comment that we support the podcast and 'The Wire', so listen out for it!