NEWS

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Attention guys (and the gals who love their significant others enough to come along),

We've got some shows to announce. A few Mission Ex band shows (Twangfest!). And more strings shows too. Yes, people! Stephanie "12 years a slave to the highway" Finch is back in the orchestra pit on Celeste and she couldn't be happier about it.

We've also been in the studio lately. Just recorded a bunch of songs that can best be described as go-to-the-head-of-the-class kind of stuff. So, there's that.

But I for one am looking forward to getting back in the van. It's been a long time.

Too long. In fact I've been resisting the urge to walk up to random bands after their show and ask 'em if I could coil their cables. [Which reminds me, someone was nice enough to pass along this instructional video produced by the London School of Sound on how to coil cables. WARNING: You may be unhappy to learn you've been doing it wrong all this time http://www.wimp.com/coilcables/ ]

Speaking of doing things wrong, while you're waiting for that video to buffer, why not pause a moment and think about how much I've done for you and how little you've done for me. Got it? Hold that thought. Now I know some of you have been meaning to head over to the merch store to pick up a Panic in the Temple replacement Tshirt for the one you've worn out and maybe satisfy your vinyl fetish by picking up that El Depravo 7 Inch you've been hearing about. Of course, once there, who knows what else will catch your fancy. We've even got some cassettes on BURGER RECORDS (150 copies ONLY). That's right, I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS NOW BECAUSE BURGER RECORDS WAS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Check it: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/arts/music/burger-records-develops-bands-and-more.html?_r=0%20...

We just ask that you be respectful of your fellow shoppers; no cutting in line or jostling others. There's enough for everyone.

CP merch store: http://www.theconnextion.com/chuckprophet/chuckprophet_index.cfm?ArtistID=174

I know I went on and on about this before but stay tuned. It's true, the Temple Beautiful e-book is coming down the pike. In fact, it's all coming down the pike, baby. It might take 200 years, but it's coming. Wake me up when it gets here!

It honestly is. But this e-book world is unchartered territory for us and the Yep Roc folks. There's code and authoring software and 'assets' and things like that. The kind of things that can't even be printed in the "CP-no HTML-having" newsletter. But, soon thanks to modern advancements in medicine you'll be able to digitally dig into the anatomy of the Temple Beautiful LP. It's like a digital sock drawer of lyric scribbles, marginalia, ephemera, unused verses, alternate song's, placeholder titles, digressions, production notes, players' home addresses and SS #'s, silly OCD scribbles and all the general nonsensical musings you could ever want. It'll be worth the wait.

Okay, that's enough,

-CP

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GIGSVILLE: "6 billion people in the world and you want to be among

those who will never seen The Mission Express live?"

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Show details: http://chuckprophet.com/gigs/

June 6 - Davey's Uptown Kansas city (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 7 – St Louis – Twangfest – Off Broadway (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 8 – Chicago– City Winery (TB with Strings)

June 9 – Ann Arbor – The Ark (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 11 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater (TB with Strings)

June 12 – NYC – Bowery Ballroom (TB with Strings)

June 13 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 27 – Santa Monica – McCabe's (TB with Strings)

June 28 – Santa Barbara – Lobero Theatre (TB with Strings)

June 29 - The Palms in Winters CA (TB with Strings)

OVER THERE:

July 18th - Summertyne Americana Festival with the Summertyne Strings at the Sage Gateshead - (European string exclusive show)

July 20th - Portsmouth - (acoustic duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch)

July 24 - San Sebastian - Jazzaldia Festival http://www.heinekenjazzaldia.com/en/ (acoustic duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch)

July 26 - Kotor, Montenegro - Searock Festival

don’t believe everything you read about the boom out here unless you hear an actual explosion.

Folks,

We're happy to announce a whole mess of upcoming gigs (with and without strings)

If you are one to believe what you read: San Francisco is once again under siege by predatory tech nerds, drones, plutocrats and wiz kids. Not to mention Mr. "Condo-Condo-Condo" Supervisor Scott Wiener. (Sorry I couldn't resist, there should be a "Condo Line dance"). Still, people: don't believe everything you read about the boom out here unless you hear an actual explosion. Trust me, there are still plenty of folks without healthcare, unemployed or stuck working shitty low-wage gigs to pay for that overpriced shoebox.

It's enough to make you want to lay down in front of a google bus and use their wifi to upload your own end to YouTube in real time.

But there's other stuff going on here too. Always is. This is real life. I have to remind myself (and John Murry) that it just *feels* like The Real World Season 37; that the cameras aren't *actually* there. Though John insists (in an homage to Katy Perry) that he "knows life isn't like reality TV but it should be. literally, man.". John and I wrote a tune or two for his upcoming EP and, loving the weirdo as I do, I let him hijack this paragraph so that he might include a link to MOJO's site where they're premiering one of those ditties today! Check it:

http://www.mojo4music.com/13466/john-murry-glass-slipper/

After two years of sending out these newsletters packed with gigs, pimping the Temple Beautiful across the U.S and the globe, last Thanksgiving, me and my band played the LP start to finish in sequence with a string octet (scored and conducted by Brad Jones) in a one-night-only filled to capacity performance at the Great American Music Hall (Itself a former bordello and a deco SF institution).

It turned out to be a pretty cool gig. Honestly, [SPOILER ALERT] it was &$@!ing awesome!

Now we're taking it on the road to select cities.

To coincide with the dates, Yep Roc is releasing a Temple e-book. (See what I did there? I'm being published, folks. Knighting coming soon? I just want the dress sword... Looks swank.) The e-book is an iPad-ready collection of writings, essays, and pictures related to Temple Beautiful and the "making of", all stitched together and wrestled into shape by Steven Drace. It includes hand drawn original lyric sheets, videos for every song, marginality, ephemera, alternate song demos, placeholder titles, digressions, production notes, and more. It's heavy. Not in weight, obviously. In content. In heart. In spirit. You get the idea. The printed version would be something like a third the size of the San Francisco phone book.

Okay, that's enough, babies.

See you out there,

-CP

June 7 – St Louis – Twangfest – Off Broadway

June 8 – Chicago– City Winery (TB with Strings)

June 9 – Ann Arbor – The Ark

June 11 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater (TBA)

June 12 – NYC – Bowery Ballroom (TB with Strings)

June 13 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club

June 27 – Santa Monica – McCabe's with Peter Mulvey (TB with Strings)

June 28 – Santa Barbara – Lobero Theatre (TB with Strings)

June 29 - TBA

July 18 - Newcastle UK - Sage Gateshead (TB with Strings)

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