Friday, February 20, 2009

Josh Freese Takes Variable Pricing to the Next Level

Former GN'R, Nine Inch Nails, and A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese has taken Radiohead and NIN's variable pricing model for his new album to the next level.

Cheap digital downloads for the casual fans, and deluxe editions for the hardcores.

The packages range from $7 to $75,000! The top-tier package even includes raw lasagna made by Robin Finck's wife.

You can laugh all you want at this model, but it's not a joke. This IS the Future. They are:

Digital download of Since 1972, including 3 videos

CD/DVD double-disc set
Digital download

CD/DVD double-disc set
“Thank you” phone call from Josh for buying Since 1972. You can tell him what you like about the record that you purchased, or what you thought sucked. Ask whatever you want, like “Is Maynard really THAT weird?” or “Which one of Sting’s mansions has the comfiest beds?” or “Are Devo really suburban robots that monitor reality or just a bunch of dads from Ohio?” or “Why don’t the Vandals play more stuff off the first record?” It’s your 5 minutes to yack it up. Talk about whatever you want.

$250 (limited edition of 25)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Signed drum head and drumsticks
Go on a lunch date with Josh to PF Changs or The Cheesecake Factory (whatever you’re into)

$500 (limited edition of 15)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Signed cymbal and sticks
Meet Josh in Venice, Calif., and go floating together in a sensory-deprivation tank (to be filmed and posted on YouTube)
Dinner at Sizzler (get your $8.99 steak and “all you can eat” shrimp on)

$1,000 (limited edition of 10)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Signed cymbal, drum head and drumsticks
Josh washes your car OR does your laundry … or you can wash his car
Have dinner with Josh aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif.
Get drunk and cut each other’s hair in the parking lot of the Long Beach courthouse (filmed and posted on YouTube, of course)

$2,500 (limited edition of 5)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Get a private drum lesson with Josh, or for all you non-drummers, have him give you a back and foot massage (couples welcome)
Pick any 1 member of the Vandals or Devo (subject to availability) to accompany you and Josh to either the Hollywood Wax Museum or the lunch buffet at the Spearmint Rhino
Signed DW snare drum
Take 3 items of your choice out of his closet (first come, first serve)
Change diapers and make bottles with him for an afternoon (after hitting the strip club)

$5,000 (limited edition of 3)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Josh writes a song about you and makes it available on iTunes
Co-direct a video with him for the song about you and throw it up on the YouTubes
Josh gives you and a friend a private tour of Disneyland
Get drunk together. If you don’t drink, we can go to my dad’s place and hang out under the “Tuba tree”
Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam will send you a letter telling you about his favorite song on Since 1972

$10,000 (limited edition of 1)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Signed DW snare drum from A Perfect Circle’s 2003 tour
Josh gives you a private drum lesson OR his and hers foot/back massage (couples welcome, discreet parking)
Twiggy from Marilyn Manson’s band and Josh take you and a guest to Roscoe’s Chicken ‘n’ Waffles in Long Beach for dinner
Josh takes you and a guest to Club 33 (the super-duper exclusive and private restaurant at Disneyland located above Pirates of the Caribbean) and then hit a couple rides afterward (preferably the Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror)
At the end of the day at Disneyland, drive away in Josh’s Volvo station wagon. It’s all yours … take it. Just drop him off on your way home, though, please.

$20,000 (limited edition of 1)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
A signed drum from the 2008 Nine Inch Nails tour
Maynard James Keenan, Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo and Josh take you miniature golfing and then drop you off on the side of the freeway (all filmed and posted on YouTube)
Josh gives you a tour of Long Beach. See his first apartment, the coffee shop on 2nd Street where his buddy paid Dave Grohl $40 to rip up tile just weeks before joining Nirvana. See the old Vandals rehearsal spot, the liquor store he got busted at using a Fake ID when he was 17 (it was Dave from the Vandals’ old ID). Go check out Snoop Dogg’s high school. For an extra 50 bucks see where Tom and Adrian from No Doubt live. For another $25 he’ll show ya where Eric from NOFX and Brooks from Bad Religion get their hair cut.
Spend the night aboard the Queen Mary and take the “Ghosts and Legends” tour. (Separate rooms … no spooning.)
Josh writes 2 songs about you and both are made available on iTunes and appear on his next record (you can sing back up on ‘em, clap, play the drums, triangle, whatever)
Drum lesson OR foot and back massage (once again … couples welcome and discreet parking available)
Pick any 3 items out of Josh’s closet

$75,000 (limited edition of 1)
Signed CD/DVD and digital download
Go on tour with Josh for a few days
Have Josh write, record and release a 5-song EP about you and your life story
Take home any of his drum sets (only one, but you can choose which one)
Take shrooms and cruise Hollywood in Danny from Tool’s Lamborghini OR play quarters and then hop on the Ouija board for a while
Josh will join your band for a month … play shows, record, party with groupies, etc.
If you don’t have a band he’ll be your personal assistant for a month (4-day work weeks, 10 am to 4 pm)
Take a limo down to Tijuana and he’ll show you how it’s done (what that means exactly we can’t legally get into here)
If you don’t live in Southern California (but are a U.S. resident) he’ll come to you and be your personal assistant/cabana boy for 2 weeks
Take a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN, go back to Robins place afterwards and his wife will make you raw lasagna



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Mack Arillo said...

Thank YOU

Mack Arillo said...

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