I’d apologize for the lack of updates to the blog lately, but it was never my responsibility to begin with so I’m happy to throw Bryan under the bus for this one.
Despite the lack of blog activity, there has been a lot going on in the TESD world. I know you must be thinking that I’m referring to the fact that Impractical Jokers premieres this Thursday at 10pm on Tru TV. I’d forgive you for thinking that, knowing as I do that the world is simply afire with anticipation for what I’m calling the best TV show since Jesus. But that’s not what I’m talking about.
I’m talking about the TESD Vinylcast. As far as I can tell, it’s the world’s first podcast to ever get released on a vinyl record. I shudder to think of you missing out on this. We’re taking pre-orders for it now here. We’ll be taking orders until January 7th. However many orders we have on the 7th is exactly how many we print. After that, we lock the plates away in the TESD vault, possibly never to be seen again. Each album will be numbered too, because people like numbered editions.
We’ll be shipping them out in late February, which isn’t as far away as that sounds. When you order the TESD Vinylcast, you get –
– 12″ vinyl record with a podcast on it that you have to stop, then flip over to finish listening to. Exciting!
– A custom sleeve with original artwork by Walt Flanagan, which will be numbered and signed by the TESD crew. Walt is pretty fired up about this, despite the fact that he shot me down when I first presented the idea.
– A code so that you can download a digital version of the show, complete with crappy record playing hiss-and-pop sound effects added to it. NOTE – We will never be selling this podcast in any other format than the vinyl. It won’t be popping up on Bandcamp in the future.
Now, here is the cool part, there will be approximately 100 colored vinyl records that we randomly ship out. I imagine that you will be able to sell these things on ebay for a few million in the near future. If you’re one of the lucky few to get one of these bad boys, you’re going to be the envy of everyone. Fucking EVERYONE!
JOB OFFER – We’re looking for some help on the sleeve artwork and, for once, it’s a paid position. Walt needs a digital painter / photoshop expert to work on his art with him. If it’s something you’re interested in doing, please submit examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org . It’s going to require a fairly quick turn around time, so serious applicants only. We need someone good. Again, we’re paying for this one.
POSTER CONTEST – Speaking of Impractical Jokers – If you live in NYC you can’t turn around without seeing an Impractical Jokers poster on walls, phone booths and on the sides of buses. I have two of these IJ posters to give away, and they’re signed by myself and the rest of the cast! Sure, if the show flops then it’s pretty useless, but you never know what might happen. These clowns might have a future. At least one of us should end up doing something bigger one day, right?
All you have to do to win one of these is follow both @BryWaltQ and @TheTenderloins on twitter. Since you’re reading this I’m assuming you’re already following @BryWaltQ. Now all you gotta do is follow @The Tenderloins. In a couple of weeks I’ll randomly select two people who follow both accounts to receive one. It’ll help me pick a winner (and help you win) if when you follow @TheTenderloins you send them a tweet that says something like “@BryWaltQ sent me here to win a poster.” Doesn’t have to be that exactly, just something that lets me know you’re there.
That about does it for now. I’m three days away from the premiere of my TV show, so I gotta go back to trying not to vomit.
Thanks for listening. It really means a lot to me.