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Author Signed Copies of Winding Up Strangers in Bars Added to Store

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While you could certainly pick this title up from Amazon or Google Books or Barnes & Noble for about the same price, the author actually profits substantially more if purchased from us here at Templars and Broccoli™. Plus our copies are signed by Barfly, so whaddya gonna do, am I right? Ayy. $20 + $5 s/h

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The Banality of Evil: An Infrequent and Soon Abandoned Column by Barfly

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Ten minutes in the parking lot listening to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ just to firm up my resolve for the imminent retail affray. Courage mustered, I made my way toward the threshold. Whisper soft, I stole past their perimeter and gained the initiative.

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Happy Valentines Day from your Kind Uncles at Tempest & Brolly™

Insure a successful courtship with these thoughtful valentines cards, compliments of your one stop shop for everything worth while on this celestial backwater.

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Winding Up Strangers in Bars – Lisbon, Portugal Engagement

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Tempest & Brolly™ brand Luxury Contraband are proud to announce that Barfly’s novel+CD release Winding Up Strangers in Bars has been added to the LA//LX art installation opening tomorrow at Manteigaria de Lisboa in Lisboa, Portugal. Character sketches, editorial notes and loose leaf lyric pages lending insight into the author/musician’s creative process will all be on display along with the book and music. The exposition is focused on Los Angeles artists with connections to Portugal. Barfly’s grandmother Marie came to California from the northern coastal city of Porto. Erotic illustrator Natalie Krim and sculptor/miniaturist Matt Nichols round out the bill on this diverse little cultural exchange.

The show opens tomorrow and continues through the end of the month at Manteigaria de Lisboa located in Calçada de Santo Andre N33 Bloco 21 Esq in Lisbon. Copies of the book & CD package will be available there for purchase and the remaining 30 copies of the personally inscribed limited first edition are still available here:

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Now Taking Orders For the Final Copies of Winding Up Strangers in Bars Limited First Edition

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Get one of the final copies of our Winding Up Strangers in Bars limited first edition book and CD packages personally inscribed by the author – $40 shipped to your door.

The first 50 units were sold and shipped in less than a month and now final 50 units of the 100 unit first edition are shipping fast. Once they are gone they are gone, out of print forever. After the first edition has sold out entirely it will be followed by an unlimited second edition pocket paperback with different cover art. The second edition will not include the CD or author’s inscription but all editions include a complimentary download link to the ebook edition and an MP3 copy of the Floods album Tentacles of Abraxas.

 

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K-Records’ All Your Friends Friends Out Now

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In much the same way Blue Note opened their vaults to Madlib, Olympia, Washington’s beloved K Records (launchpad for such artists as Beck. Dub Narcotic Sound System and Chain & the Gang) opened their vaults to our Oldominion brother Smoke. The result is the album “All Your Friend’s Friends” which dropped Nov 11th. Our own Barfly has a slot on the album putting his words over a reworking of the legendary Daniel Johnston song “Some Things Last a Long Time”. Don’t let that turn you off though! The album also features real songs by real rappers!

You can get it online or order hard copies from K Recs.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-your-friends-friends/id929643165

http://shop.krecs.com/collections/frontpage/products/klp255

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“Sinking Ships” Video from Sleep of Oldominion

We are proud to have handled the art work for this album and we are proud to present to you the first video from the album. This is Sleep and Maulskull’s “Sinking Ship” pulled from their forthcoming full length LP titled ‘Oregon Failure’. Enjoy.

If you think this is right up your alley, then head on over to Strange Famous Records, who are kindly lending a hand with the pre-orders.

http://sfrstore.myshopify.com/products/sleep-oregon-failure-cd-pre-order

This is Sleep’s fourth solo LP and the first full length he’s undertaken releasing on his own. It’s a career milestone as much as it is a creative milestone and we wish him all the best with the album.

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New Song: Seattle’s Diogenes f/ Barfly

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Tempest & Brolly™ Presents Wolf Hotel Good Bye (Deconstructed) Free Download

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Option 1:

Free download

Wolf Hotel – Good Bye (Deconstructed)

 

Included in this download:

•Wolf Hotel – Good Bye EP (five mp3s) words by Barfly, music by Graves33

• Wolf Hotel – Good Bye art and storybook penned and illustrated by Barfly (34 pdfs)

• Wolf Hotel – Good Bye cover art for mobile devices (1 .jpg file)

• Instructional txt file for crafting your own hardbound book (1 .txt file)

Option 2:

Stream songs for free on soundcloud

Happy Holidays from T & B™ Lux Contraband!

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Wolf Hotel Deconstructed Arrives Xmas Eve

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Wolf HotelGood Bye EP and book content will be available 12-24-13 for free download from Tempest & Brolly™ Luxury Contraband.

Back in June of 2012, Graves 33 and Barfly released their limited run, handcrafted Wolf Hotel book and CD package with Seattle’s Members Only label. The limited release was sold at three shows in the Northwest (Oly, Sea, and PDX) for $20 and the pair moved about half of the run on those dates. They’ve played no shows since then, and in deference to the dedicated listeners who came to those three shows to see them and pick up a copy, they delayed taking mail orders on the remaining EPs for eight months.

Tempest & Brolly™ began offering the remaining copies of the Wolf Hotel package online at $40 in March 0f 2013. By June we’d proudly found owners for the remainder of the run, save nine retail copies and four artist’s proofs we’d saved for our own collections. They are now truly and officially out of print and have already traded for over $100. Thanks to every one of you who supported such an unlikely and belligerently priced little piece of art.

For those who have not seen or heard Wolf Hotel’s ‘Good Bye’ EP, we are happy to announce that-as promised-we will finally be offering the mp3s and pdf files of the book’s content to you for FREE download this Christmas eve. The Wolf Hotel Deconstructed dowload package contains all of the content from our limited edition release as well as instructions for crafting your own hardbound copy of Barfly’s Wolf Hotel book.

Thank you to everyone who supported this little project. May you have a happy and prosperous 2014!

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