Hello dear friends.
The 2013 WFMU fundraising marathon is about to enter its second and final week. If you arenít aware, WFMU is a listener-sponsored station. We are not beholden to sleazy corporations or horrible endowments that compromise our ability to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FREEFORM. And thatís a unique thing in the world today Ė it allows me to do the show I do every week. But the only way that it can continue is if you pledge to keep it going!
My second and final marathon show will be TUESDAY MARCH 12 from 9 PM-midnight EST. That is your last chance to pledge to The Best Show and to get my premium and to get in on the running for the amazing exclusive prizes I will be giving out throughout the show!
This year I have put together a premium that I am truly thrilled about! Itís called the ĎCOME ON YíALL ITíS TIME TO HAVE FUNí FUN PACK Any pledge of 75 dollars or more automatically secures you a copy!
It consists of:
-A GARY THE SQUIRREL VINYL SINGLE! This will be the recording debut of everybodyís favorite squirrel! Itís gonna be AMAZING!
-A BEST SHOW RAIN PONCHO! Be the envy of all your friends at whatever dirty rock festival youíre at!
-A set of BEST SHOW BUTTONS that will only be available by pledging DURING MY SHOW!
And if that isnít enough we will give you a DOWNLOAD of me and AP Mike doing a FULL DIRECTORS COMMENTARY for the Werner Herzog movie STROSZEK!
But you have to pledge DURING MY SHOW to get this premium!
There are more prizes! Everybody who pledges $500 or more will get A PHONE CALL FROM ME! I am already dreading this offer but I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP WFMU ON THE AIR!!!
And the only way to get these things is to pledge DURING MY SHOW on TUESDAY MARCH 12th - from 9 PM to midnight EST!
You can pledge by calling 800-989-9368 or online at wfmu.org, but again - you must do it DURING MY SHOW.
We try to make the marathon shows fun instead of being a boring PBS pledge snooze. And I could not be more excited to have two VERY special guests live in the studio: JOHN HODGMAN and AC NEWMAN! There will be lots of music and laughs and surprises!
I have some AMAZING PRIZES that we will be drawing for throughout the show. Stuff that I canít believe weíre giving away, like:
-Patton Oswaltís BOOTS, SECURITY PASS, SIGNED FINAL SCRIPT and DIRECTOR CHAIR from THE KING OF QUEENS!
- The MOUNTAIN GOATS will record a Kiss cover JUST FOR YOU with your name mentioned IN THE SONG!
-The original sketch for the Best Show t-shirt designed by COOP!
- Autographed books and DVDs by STEPHEN COLBERT, JON STEWART, JON GLASER!
And lots of rare/exclusive LPs, books, DVDs and CDs!
I know you might be busy on Tuesday night. So if you canít call or pledge online DURING MY SHOW and want to be sure you donít miss out, you can EMAIL ME YOUR PLEDGE at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will write it up myself!
But high roller or entry level pledge, we need EVERYONE to step up and make it happen! TUESDAY MARCH 12th! wfmu.org! 9-midnight EST! And PLEASE jam this on social media! Twitter, Facebook, all of them! The hashtag is gonna be #TomThon so I'm asking you all to spread the word HARD on this.
Thanks! I am grateful! Now letís DO THIS THING!