lo-class is creating Smut
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patrons

Make smut. Not art.

It’s a good word, right? Smut. We like its history of confounding the close-minded and being an affront to the enlightened. Art accomplished this for a long time. Historically, art has often been smut’s synonym. But today we think art’s accessibility, for creator and consumer, is inhibiting.

So do we create art? Sure we do, but why do we have to call it that? We wanted a different descriptor. Something inclusive. Something expansive. Smut.

Medium is dead.

We don’t relate to the classification of artist. So we call ourselves creators.

The term artist is too limiting. We just want to create cool shit. We want to write, record, and perform.

Creating is how we reconcile the beauty and the bullshit. And we want to share it with others.

OUR PAYMENT PHILOSOPHY

You’ll never have to pay up front for lo-class content that’s released digitally. We don’t think content should have a pay barrier. Barriers are exclusive. And we believe creation should be an inclusive process. If you like what you get here, though, we’re always accepting contributions. Pay what you can. When you can. And you’ll help keep lo-class up and running.

But we think you can contribute in other ways as well. Share our content on your own social media channels or join The Swarm by subscribing to our  E-mail list. Your continued interest keeps us going too.
Rewards
The "I Like What You're Doing" Tier
$1 or more per month
Thanks!  This simple show of support means a lot to us, and the cash keeps the lights on and the beer fridge cold.  In this tier, we’ll brainwave good vibes to you direct from Chicago.  More importantly (and tangibly), you’ll get exclusive access to our patron-only Patreon feed.  Get your ears on at least 6 special podcast episodes available only to patrons throughout the year.
The "I Like What You're Doing" PLUS Tier
$2 or more per month
For your extra dollar a month, you'll get exclusive access to our patron-only Patreon feed, which includes at least 6 special podcast episodes a year, AND (this is the PLUS part) two lo-class stickers and an embroidered lo-class patch.  Vandalize or customize.  We just send them.  We don't ask what you do with them.  Stick and stich 'til your hearts content!
The "Have You Heard This Guy?" Tier
$5 or more per month
You’ll get a sweet package of merch previously available only from an old, modded Samsonite suitcase after a Justin Golak road gig.  Now, from the comfort of your own stinky futon, you’ll get the comedian’s full merch kit, which includes the following: A 3 Album Anthology which include Justin's first three albums; Influenced: The Complete Edition, Rosemary's Baby, and American Apathy and an I Have Fuck You Time beer coozie. You will also receive access to the patron-only Patreon feed and the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle.
The "This Song's About Me" Tier
$10 or more per month
Suggest one topic to be debated as part of the podcast “A Feminist & A Comedian Walk Into A Bar.”  Listen to co-hosts Jackie and Justin wax less-than-philosophical on the political, social, or cultural issue of your choosing. You will also receive access to the patron-only Patreon feed, the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle, and the merch package from The “Have You Heard This Guy?” Tier.
The "Handmade" Tier
$20 or more per month
Receive a framed, hand embroidered piece of artwork by Jackie Mantey, similar to her pieces on MildlyDepressed.com.  She’ll even hand write you a personal note on the back because she’s the nice one at lo-class. You will also receive access to the patron-only Patreon feed and the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle.
The "I Want It All!" Tier
$25 or more per month
We get it. You scrolled down through the Rewards and each one was better than the last. And now you've reached the Reward Tier summit and you're a slurry of disposable income, indecision, and a profound and important urge to support creativity. You want it all. Well, we're happy to give it.  At this tier, you receive: access to the patron-only Patreon feed, the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle, the merch package from The “Have You Heard This Guy?” Tier, the ability to suggest one topic to be debated as part of the podcast “ A Feminist & A Comedian Walk Into A Bar," and a framed, hand embroidered piece of artwork by Jackie Mantey.
Goals
2 of 100 patrons
If time is money, then the transitive property would dictate that money is time.  Right?  We're not great at math, that's why we became creatives.  The point is, each donation provides us more freedom to create, and we want to use that freedom to give back.  When we reach 100 patrons, we will double the number of patron exclusive podcast episodes we release in 2018 to 12.  Any donation helps--and even the base donation tier gets you access to the patron-only podcast feed!
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Make smut. Not art.

It’s a good word, right? Smut. We like its history of confounding the close-minded and being an affront to the enlightened. Art accomplished this for a long time. Historically, art has often been smut’s synonym. But today we think art’s accessibility, for creator and consumer, is inhibiting.

So do we create art? Sure we do, but why do we have to call it that? We wanted a different descriptor. Something inclusive. Something expansive. Smut.

Medium is dead.

We don’t relate to the classification of artist. So we call ourselves creators.

The term artist is too limiting. We just want to create cool shit. We want to write, record, and perform.

Creating is how we reconcile the beauty and the bullshit. And we want to share it with others.

OUR PAYMENT PHILOSOPHY

You’ll never have to pay up front for lo-class content that’s released digitally. We don’t think content should have a pay barrier. Barriers are exclusive. And we believe creation should be an inclusive process. If you like what you get here, though, we’re always accepting contributions. Pay what you can. When you can. And you’ll help keep lo-class up and running.

But we think you can contribute in other ways as well. Share our content on your own social media channels or join The Swarm by subscribing to our  E-mail list. Your continued interest keeps us going too.

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Rewards
The "I Like What You're Doing" Tier
$1 or more per month
Thanks!  This simple show of support means a lot to us, and the cash keeps the lights on and the beer fridge cold.  In this tier, we’ll brainwave good vibes to you direct from Chicago.  More importantly (and tangibly), you’ll get exclusive access to our patron-only Patreon feed.  Get your ears on at least 6 special podcast episodes available only to patrons throughout the year.
The "I Like What You're Doing" PLUS Tier
$2 or more per month
For your extra dollar a month, you'll get exclusive access to our patron-only Patreon feed, which includes at least 6 special podcast episodes a year, AND (this is the PLUS part) two lo-class stickers and an embroidered lo-class patch.  Vandalize or customize.  We just send them.  We don't ask what you do with them.  Stick and stich 'til your hearts content!
The "Have You Heard This Guy?" Tier
$5 or more per month
You’ll get a sweet package of merch previously available only from an old, modded Samsonite suitcase after a Justin Golak road gig.  Now, from the comfort of your own stinky futon, you’ll get the comedian’s full merch kit, which includes the following: A 3 Album Anthology which include Justin's first three albums; Influenced: The Complete Edition, Rosemary's Baby, and American Apathy and an I Have Fuck You Time beer coozie. You will also receive access to the patron-only Patreon feed and the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle.
The "This Song's About Me" Tier
$10 or more per month
Suggest one topic to be debated as part of the podcast “A Feminist & A Comedian Walk Into A Bar.”  Listen to co-hosts Jackie and Justin wax less-than-philosophical on the political, social, or cultural issue of your choosing. You will also receive access to the patron-only Patreon feed, the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle, and the merch package from The “Have You Heard This Guy?” Tier.
The "Handmade" Tier
$20 or more per month
Receive a framed, hand embroidered piece of artwork by Jackie Mantey, similar to her pieces on MildlyDepressed.com.  She’ll even hand write you a personal note on the back because she’s the nice one at lo-class. You will also receive access to the patron-only Patreon feed and the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle.
The "I Want It All!" Tier
$25 or more per month
We get it. You scrolled down through the Rewards and each one was better than the last. And now you've reached the Reward Tier summit and you're a slurry of disposable income, indecision, and a profound and important urge to support creativity. You want it all. Well, we're happy to give it.  At this tier, you receive: access to the patron-only Patreon feed, the 2 sticker/1 patch bundle, the merch package from The “Have You Heard This Guy?” Tier, the ability to suggest one topic to be debated as part of the podcast “ A Feminist & A Comedian Walk Into A Bar," and a framed, hand embroidered piece of artwork by Jackie Mantey.