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.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO GET THERE!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.