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!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE TESD VINYLCAST!!!!!
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.
I don’t even have a record player, but I guess I can throw this in the pile next to my signed Florida Panthers calendar.
Can’t wait for the show to premier Q. It means I will have a great laugh and be in a good mood for the flea market on Friday morning.
Ordering it once I get paid on Wednesday. Also, do check out my poetry on my site!
BTW, will the digital have the record noises added to the master file, or will you be “ripping” it from a copy of the record using a turntable, which means the noises will be natural?
Also, please do not embed a secondary layer of inaudible sound, higher than humans can hear, audible to dogs and lower animals, that has been heard by crystal sensors dotted about my home. Sensors attached to bombs. That wouldn’t be cool.
Ah man, you should have talked about crystal sensors and bombs on Overkill.
Looking forward to my Vinyl. It will be my first Vinyl purchase since Poison’s “Open Up And Say Ahh.”
lol Chris. It’ll be mine since Reo Speedwagon’s High Infidelity.
Totally looking forward to this. I was the 54th backer to the project and then I went and bought a turntable for a one-time spin.
Keep up the good work, I’ll always support. Hurry back to the UK!
This is the thing I’m looking forward to the most in the world right now. I just bought a turntable a few months ago and only have 6 albums so far.
You should press the vinyl at Pirates Press, they have the fastest turn and the coolest selection of colored/splattered vinyl AND its so cheap EVERYONE could get a colored copy.
Make sure you leave some nice clear vocal samples of yourselfs for us Turntablists! Can’t wait to hear Walt’s laugh all Wiki wiki waaaaah’d up!
Lol also don’t have a record player but backed it. I have to pay for you getting me through leaving my wife somehow lol.
The vinyl thing is gonna happen? WICKED! 🙂
Oh, and vinyl isnt dead, doods! NEw shit is released all the time. AND…..if you like the classics, may i recommend retrobloke.com?!? (ok, im pimping out my place of work…..but, in these times of austerity, i need to keep my job!).
Stay classy etc. 🙂
Can’t wait! Would love to be one of the lucky listeners to win that Autographed poster… @Snoogans2K12 is my twitter!
can’t wait guys. i’m super excited about this.
i am a ‘collector’ of sinatra vinyl, and this will go right in there with them.
also, tell gitem to stop commenting on here.
this dude is killing me. who says BTW anymore. what does this guy have a twirley hipster mustache too? gitem? more like GITIOT!
oh, Q, watched I.J. pretty funny stuff. I generally stay away from TRU tv because everytime i tune in its a bunch of the worlds dumbest this and the worlds dumbest that. and the lack of creativity with that infuriates me. but IJ is original, random, and pretty damn funny. well done. hope you eventually get paid like you deserve sir.
also, even way down here in San Antonio, Tx, my hat is off to you for being a firefighter on NYC. you sir are one of the real heroes.
First vinyl for me ever, unless u count a 33 of tv show theme songs.
Hi Q, Walt, and Bry, and Ming,
I have been interested in the vinyl TESD podcast since the first it was announced. I am not certain if it has been recorded yet, but I would like to volunteer a suggestion. That is…. Make the recording as retro as possible. Prior to and during the audio capture all participants should make a conscious effort to make no reference to contemporary tings. All pop culture and tech references should be from the early 80s or past. Think “Muppet Babies”. Just my two cents…. which in the past would be worth even less. Yes, Walt, I am buying a record.
Paul in the Berkshires