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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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Please allow three weeks for delivery.

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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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