You may not have head of Josh Freese. The L.A.-based session drummer has pounded the skins for Devo, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle and others, appearing on over 300 records. He's also a very, very funny man.
For his latest solo album, Since 1972, the YouTube-proclaimed uber drummer is offering various album packages, ranging in price from $7 (includes digital download and three videos) to $75,000 (includes CD/DVD and T-shirt, getting to tour with Freese, having Freese write and record a 5-song EP about "you and your life story," having Freese be your "personal assistant/cabana boy" for two weeks, a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN, plus getting to go back to Josh's house and having his wife make you a raw lasagna, among many other specials).
Read about it all at JoshFreese.com, and/or watch the appropriately bizarre promo video below.
Local tie-in/Fun fact: Freese was hired to play the drummer in Juliette Lewis' band in the movie Strange Days. You know who else was in that movie? You do!!?? Yes, Ralph Fiennes, the English patient. But so was Kansas City band Season to Risk. Remembers S2R frontman Steve Tulipana: "Malinowski and Freese created some mayhem on set every day.That guy is super cool and hilarious. I wonder how many of these he might sell."
If you haven't heard already, S2R is reuniting this weekend to play a benefit show.