June 5th, 2011

"Now that the Mountain Goats have cracked the big-time [...]"

Peter Hughes on "residuals":

One of the rad things about a career in show business is residuals. You're probably like me in the sense that you've always assumed that every person you see on TV is free to pursue a life of leisure just based on the checks that roll in each month in perpetuity. Now that the Mountain Goats have cracked the big-time I'm happy to report that this is exactly the case. I can't even go away for a couple of weeks without coming home to another official-looking envelope. Here's one right here from NBC Universal, says something about Late Night with Jimmy Fallon foreign cable rebroadcast something something, and it looks like a check for ... lessee here ... okay, sweet, $10.80! Oh wait though, there's some federal taxes taken out, and forty-five cents for social security, and sixteen cents for Medicare, okay and some New York state stuff, so, um, scrolling down here to the actual check, okay, looks more like actually $6.38. Still though. Is that not awesome? It's like, I feel certain that there was a time when I actually had to worry about money, or at least, you know, like, keep track of it? But damn, it just seems so foreign and distant to me now, it's hard to remember what that was even like. Anyway, who's up for lunch? My treat!