Todd Stadtman is creating books, blogs, podcasts, radio, songs & music
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Hi, I'm Todd Stadtman. You may know me as the author of the book Funky Bollywood, or as co-host of the radio show Pop Offensive on Oakland's KGPC FM, or from my blog Die Danger Die Die Kill, or the video series Fighting Femmes Fiends and Fanatics, or as co-host of the podcasts Taiwan Noir and The Infernal Brains, or perhaps from my writings for websites like Teleport City, i09 and The Cultural Gutter, or my articles for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.

As you may have guessed, I am gifted/cursed with an abundance of creative energy, as well as an abiding obsession with the outer fringes of pop culture. Over the past 10 years, I have endeavored to channel those things into the creation of amusing, entertaining and informative content of various types for the enjoyment of humanity at large. I realize that what I create is not for everybody, but I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that, if you are someone whom it is for, you are very happy that it exists. That is not something that I take for granted, and I am committed to rewarding your appreciation of my work by continuing to churn it out at reliable intervals and at a consistent level of quality.

As you might imagine, the maintenance of all these projects consumes a lot of time--especially given it takes place alongside those endeavors I undertake in order to keep food on the table and the loan sharks at bay. I also have other, more labor intensive creative projects that take up time I would otherwise spend blogging, podcasting, or broadcasting obscure pop music to the farthest reaches of the East Bay. For instance, I am currently shopping a novel called Please Don’t Be Waiting For me, which is a young adult/crossover thriller about a bunch of teenage punks trying to solve a murder in 1980 San Francisco. I am also putting the finishing touches on a work of musical theater called Mad Girl that I hope to stage in some form early in the new year.

I should also mention here that I am a musician, singer and songwriter of some ability (the All Music Guide called my album Only I Can Save You “endearingly quirky and utterly charming”, while the Spanish magazine aB called me “a genius of timeless pop.”) If I had the time, I would devote a lot of it to writing and performing my songs. It’s a passion of mine that someone who only knew me through reading my film writing or listening to my podcasts might not be aware of.

Sometimes when I lie in bed at night, waiting for the narcotics to take effect, I dream of netting some kind of modest income from my creative works, if only so that I could carve out a little more time for them and give each the attention it deserves. This brings me to this Patreon account, by which I am holding out my palm to you and asking that you contribute whatever amount you deem appropriate, in the form of a monthly subscription, for all of the joy, laughter, edification and nausea that I have provided you over the years.

Of course, there is no reason that you should give your money to me.* But I feel it is my duty to make it as easy as possible for you to do so if you choose to. I also feel honor bound to provide you with some sweet swag in return for doing so, as you will glean from yon sidebar. You will also take with you the satisfaction of having helped someone (me) continue doing the thing that he loves most in the world to do. And for that, above all else, I thank you.

*Please note that this subscription is NOT mandatory. Those of you who prefer to continue enjoying the fruits of my labors without paying--as if you were but a tiny lamb yet too frail to stray from its mother’s teat—are free to do so. You are too adorable to resist.
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I will include you in my nightly prayer to Yog Shototh and give you a shout-out on 4DK.
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I will include all of the above and will also send you a colorful Funky Bollywood handbill autographed by yours truly.
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I will drop to my knees and scream your name to the heavens as if you had just murdered an only son whose existence I only recently discovered. I will also send you a code to get a free download of my album Out of the Past: The Best and the Rest of Todd Stadtman 1999-2007.
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To you, sir or madam, I will give an autographed copy of Funky Bollywood, along with a code to download my album for free.
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To you, imagined though you may be, I will bequeath not only an autographed copy of Funky Bollywood, but also the opportunity to pick a set of 3-4 songs that I will play on the next episode of Pop Offensive. Oh, hell, I’ll also give you the album.

If you got this far, that means that you were at least vaguely pondering the notion of contributing, for which I am grateful. Maybe, in lieu of cash, you can pipe in with a supportive comment now and then, or even a pithy insult. Honestly, I just enjoy the attention.
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Hi, I'm Todd Stadtman. You may know me as the author of the book Funky Bollywood, or as co-host of the radio show Pop Offensive on Oakland's KGPC FM, or from my blog Die Danger Die Die Kill, or the video series Fighting Femmes Fiends and Fanatics, or as co-host of the podcasts Taiwan Noir and The Infernal Brains, or perhaps from my writings for websites like Teleport City, i09 and The Cultural Gutter, or my articles for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.

As you may have guessed, I am gifted/cursed with an abundance of creative energy, as well as an abiding obsession with the outer fringes of pop culture. Over the past 10 years, I have endeavored to channel those things into the creation of amusing, entertaining and informative content of various types for the enjoyment of humanity at large. I realize that what I create is not for everybody, but I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that, if you are someone whom it is for, you are very happy that it exists. That is not something that I take for granted, and I am committed to rewarding your appreciation of my work by continuing to churn it out at reliable intervals and at a consistent level of quality.

As you might imagine, the maintenance of all these projects consumes a lot of time--especially given it takes place alongside those endeavors I undertake in order to keep food on the table and the loan sharks at bay. I also have other, more labor intensive creative projects that take up time I would otherwise spend blogging, podcasting, or broadcasting obscure pop music to the farthest reaches of the East Bay. For instance, I am currently shopping a novel called Please Don’t Be Waiting For me, which is a young adult/crossover thriller about a bunch of teenage punks trying to solve a murder in 1980 San Francisco. I am also putting the finishing touches on a work of musical theater called Mad Girl that I hope to stage in some form early in the new year.

I should also mention here that I am a musician, singer and songwriter of some ability (the All Music Guide called my album Only I Can Save You “endearingly quirky and utterly charming”, while the Spanish magazine aB called me “a genius of timeless pop.”) If I had the time, I would devote a lot of it to writing and performing my songs. It’s a passion of mine that someone who only knew me through reading my film writing or listening to my podcasts might not be aware of.

Sometimes when I lie in bed at night, waiting for the narcotics to take effect, I dream of netting some kind of modest income from my creative works, if only so that I could carve out a little more time for them and give each the attention it deserves. This brings me to this Patreon account, by which I am holding out my palm to you and asking that you contribute whatever amount you deem appropriate, in the form of a monthly subscription, for all of the joy, laughter, edification and nausea that I have provided you over the years.

Of course, there is no reason that you should give your money to me.* But I feel it is my duty to make it as easy as possible for you to do so if you choose to. I also feel honor bound to provide you with some sweet swag in return for doing so, as you will glean from yon sidebar. You will also take with you the satisfaction of having helped someone (me) continue doing the thing that he loves most in the world to do. And for that, above all else, I thank you.

*Please note that this subscription is NOT mandatory. Those of you who prefer to continue enjoying the fruits of my labors without paying--as if you were but a tiny lamb yet too frail to stray from its mother’s teat—are free to do so. You are too adorable to resist.

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FERNANDO POE JR. LEVEL
I will include you in my nightly prayer to Yog Shototh and give you a shout-out on 4DK.
Pledge $5 or more per month
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MITR CHAIBANCHA LEVEL
I will include all of the above and will also send you a colorful Funky Bollywood handbill autographed by yours truly.
Pledge $10 or more per month
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CUNEYT ARKIN LEVEL
I will drop to my knees and scream your name to the heavens as if you had just murdered an only son whose existence I only recently discovered. I will also send you a code to get a free download of my album Out of the Past: The Best and the Rest of Todd Stadtman 1999-2007.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
SULTAN RAHI LEVEL
To you, sir or madam, I will give an autographed copy of Funky Bollywood, along with a code to download my album for free.
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons
AMITABH LEVEL
To you, imagined though you may be, I will bequeath not only an autographed copy of Funky Bollywood, but also the opportunity to pick a set of 3-4 songs that I will play on the next episode of Pop Offensive. Oh, hell, I’ll also give you the album.

If you got this far, that means that you were at least vaguely pondering the notion of contributing, for which I am grateful. Maybe, in lieu of cash, you can pipe in with a supportive comment now and then, or even a pithy insult. Honestly, I just enjoy the attention.