The first episode of Bullseye will be up here on the website soon, but it's already in our podcast feed.
If you were subscribed to The Sound of Young America, you're now subscribed to Bullseye with Jesse Thorn; you don't have to change anything.
If you're not already subscribed to Bullseye, subscribe now!
As you likely already know, today marks the first day of a new era here at Maximum Fun, as our flagship show, The Sound of Young America, becomes Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.
It's a very exciting day for me, personally, but it's a bit sad, too. I've been working on The Sound of Young America for eleven years now. That's the longest I've done pretty much anything. It has been as central to my life as anything that doesn't have "Thorn" in its name. It's my thing.
I decided a few weeks ago that the best way to remember the show would be to offer a free torrent of all of it. Every single file we've got. Every episode. 500 or so, by my count. More than 15 gigs. A few videos I found lying around, too.
The contents of this torrent are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. That means you can share them non-commercially as freely as you like. In fact, I hope that you will. Feel free to upload the torrent to public trackers, as well.
I do have two requests.
First, remember that we're supported by your donations, so if you are a donor, thank you, and if you're not, please become one.
Second, if you can, please seed this torrent, so others can share in the fun.
Without further ado...
Bullseye shirts are here!
They're just $20 over at the MaxFunStore. We're currently taking pre-orders for three colors. Everyone who pre-orders will get their favorite color, but once they go into production, we'll only be offering the best-selling color, so act now.
Let's be friends! Electric friends!
Before our show last week, photographer Zac Wolf stopped by to shoot some pictures of Jordan and me. He did a wonderful job. You can check out his shots on his tumblog here.
Sound of Young America contributor Andrew Noz just dropped off his top 50 rap singles of 2011. I have to admit that I look forward to this list every year.
Above is one of my favorites of the year, Pete Rock's "Roses," with Smif & Wessun and Freeway. Noz's top pick this year is a natural, N*ggas in Paris.
Ice Cube presents a defense of Los Angeles architectural aesthetics and an appreciation of Charles & Ray Eames.
Yes, Ice Cube.
Also of note: he declares traffic on the 110 freeway to be "gangsta traffic." Good to know.
Probably my favorite song by a white person.
Also: who knew that Fred Wesley toured with Van Morrison?
Yeah, you better give Fred Wesley a solo.
Thanks to The Go! Team and Memphis Industries records, we have a theme song for Bullseye! It's "Huddle Formation," and I couldn't be more excited about it.
January, people! January!