Andrew Earles

Sirs and Birds

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on March 31, 2008

Each day this week, around noon, Matador Records will release a brand new, free MP3 from the April 22nd release Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr A Laugh Vol 1 & 2 (The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!). Before enjoying today’s MP3, please take a second to read my capsular (that’s twice in twenty-four for that word) assessment of the call:

Long before the “Yacht Rock” short films began espousing their pedestrian, cynical (some could say “hateful”) take on what is officially termed “Afternoon Rock” (I coined that in 1995, thank you), long before hot indie personalities attached themselves to Afternoon Rock talent in the name of the attempted (and failed) irony-killer ‘This-Is-Great-Pop-Music’, Jeff and I executed this first-take wonder. Actually, it’s primarily Jeff, as I contribute little more than the call’s introduction. One major punch line: Christopher Cross is purportedly a really nice guy that somewhat lives up to his pillow-y disposition. Jeff’s interpretation of Cross as an explosively delusional lunatic? Nothing short of comedy gold. This call is also a tribute to Arthur Magazine; it’s common knowledge that “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” is solely responsible for the publication’s name. Until Excepter and Panda Bear provide backing for Paul Davis’ comeback album, this will have to do.




I’m a sucker for a marginal impersonation.

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on March 30, 2008

Check out Serafinowicz’s Alan Alda – three quarters of the way in. It’s responsible for this week’s only hearty laugh.

At noon tomorrow (3/31), a pipeline of free Earles and Jensen/Just Farr A Laugh MP3’s will begin to flow. One per day. A handy and free file will be available at the end of the week. It will contain all of the free MP3’s; a capsular preview of “the last comedy album”….Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr A Laugh Vol 1 & 2 (The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!)to be released April 22nd. And don’t forget…one can also pre-order the album by following the appropriate link on that page.

Stay tuned to the Matablog, and more importantly, this page.



Can my life get any worse?

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on March 26, 2008

Don’t ask me to come see your horrible band. Don’t ask me to book your horrible band. I do not want to have a beer with you. Whatever style of music that is, it was done much better at some point between 2 and 32 years ago, but you wouldn’t know that. Nor would you know what REAL PROBLEMS ARE. Don’t ask me to leave my tiny office (it adjoins my bedroom).

Suppose I can thank Mr. G for the estimated $800 Harp owes me in unpaid writing fees?

That post fails to mention that he’s taken it upon himself to get all Bo Gritz on my ass, camping out here. Though far removed from my neighborhood (and remember, I longer leave my office), this is still a little too close for comfort.  

Someone please figure out a way to time-travel my butt to 1981, Calgarian Hotel, fifteen minutes into a Toxic Reasons four-set evening. Next, take me to this show. Want more? Here’s more.


Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on March 21, 2008

Holy Smokes! It’s one month from the official April 22nd release date, but one can read up on Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr A Laugh Vol. 1 & 2 (The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!!) AND pre-order this epic by GOING HERE

Wired Magazine “Underwire” Blog Gives Major Props To Earles and Jensen!!

E&J make Rolling Stone!!! (and yes, this was in the print version)


Prepare to pass the laptop around the room. Shut the door to your office. Clear mouth of food, put on the headphones, and strap on an airplane barf-bag…it’s time for Just Farr A Laugh YouTube fan fiction!!

The first dose.

The second dose.

Go here to download a grand total of SIX free MP3’s, get some ringtones, and to hone your Earles and Jensen biographical muscle.

Stay tuned to this site for news on the Memphis release party (at Goner Records, 4/26) and the DC listening party at The Tattoo Bar.

Think of it this way: Just like the Vietnam War provided pop-culture with a demarcation line, April 22nd will introduce “pre-JFAL” and “post-JFAL” into the public lexicon.

Saving the bad news for last, I regret to inform readers that Peter Giftopolous has once again reared his destroyed head. Fueled by Dark Eyes Vodka and dog-racing tip sheets, this ambulance-chaser terrorized Earles and Jensen during SXSW, THEN, THEN, THEN……

….followed Andrew Earles (me) back to Memphis!! He has set up (hopefully temporary) operations in my town!! Detailed accounts are forthcoming!!


The formatting issues between MySpace, Word, and this application?? What a hassle.



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