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Web Extra: Josh Freese for Hire

With record sales plummeting and disposable income not so disposable anymore, musicians (along with everyone else) are going to greater and greater lengths to stay solvent. Still, drummer Josh Freese - a top L.A. session musician and former Nine Inch Nail, currently a member of Devo, the Vandals and A Perfect Circle - has taken the idea of a musician for hire to a completely different level.

For $50, Freese will call you (or someone else) and thank you for buying his album. $250 buys you lunch with him; a one-on-one drum lesson and bonus strip-club buffet runs $2,500. "It's really crazy," Freese tells Vickie Chang of Houston Press sister paper OC Weekly. "It's going into this realm of performance art and jackassery. I do have that kind of weird, kooky, kitschy part of my personality, and it's just the way I've always been."

Read the entire Web extra here.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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