THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT OUT TODAY
BREAKING NEWS: As you have no doubt heard by now, today Yep Roc will be releasing "The Land That Time Forgot" on CD, digital and (yes, oh yes, yes... vinyl too!). To celebrate, we're throwing a frozen burrito in the microwave. No, scratch that! We can do better than that. To celebrate we've got a few on-line events you can join in on.
If you haven't checked in on my Trip In The Country radio show, you're missing out. 2 hours of COVID free jams. Every Friday at 2 PM PST with me your host hand picking records. http://gimmecountry.com￼ This week we have special guest Pat Sansone from Wilco talking about some of his favorite records and his stylish new book of Polaroids.
Today at 12 PM PST, Green Apple Books in San Francisco is hosting an on-line event where Me and Stevie Simkin the author of What Makes the Monkey Dance: The Life And Music Of Chuck Prophet And Green On Red will be doing a Q and A on Zoom. Moderated by Daniel Strickland. General admission includes a signed copy of What Makes the Monkey Dance and exclusive access to the Zoom. There's also a Premium package with a signed LP too.
And next week, we'll be ripping the lid off the Internet with a Newbury Comics listening party. Join us Monday, August 24 at 9 PM – 10 PM EDT. Get yourself a ringside seat, an all access pass. I'll be live tweeting. In person! On twitter!
Join the Chuck Prophet Twitter Listening Party hosted by Newbury Comics here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937745813025918/
Oh and for those San Francisco people. I'm throwing in the new CD with every to-go order from Standard Deviant Brewing. Yes, so many local businesses could use your support right now. Today I'm supporting Standard Deviant Brewing. Stop by between 3-5pm, spend $15 or more, and get a FREE copy of my new CD. As they say, while supplies last.
As for release date jingle jangle, this record was originally scheduled to come out in May. And then with all the unforeseen nonsense, we had to push it back to August. And rather than sit on our hands, we released new music one song at a time. Pushing it back was kind of a drag but it's been a super drag to have to cancel so many tour dates. What could we do? Who knows, maybe we will look into ways of doing some kind of "virtual performance" in the future. Then again. Maybe we won't! It doesn't mean we don't miss you. Just think of us as having to go in to the army or something. You know, like Elvis! The Mission Express haven't gone this long without playing together in like ever. We've had a couple virtual band meetings on Zoom and well, it's not the same. Although it does give us a chance to tease Stephie about not having visited a salad bar for months. I think we all are getting a little dispirited. But we're still reaching for something. Even if it's just the remote.
Yeah, we want to get out there. It will happen. And just lately, there's been a flicker of hope here and there. Nice to see PBS's Judy Woodruff back in the studio last week. No more hitting "Pause" so we can try to read the book titles behind her head.
If you like this newsletter, forward it to a pal. If you want to buy something in my store like the new record? Better yet. It helps. We've got a lot of great stuff in our online store if you haven't checked it out lately. Go here: http://www.chuckprophet.com/shop
PS: I'll be doing some guest DJ slots on MDR Kultur Radio Germany and BBC Scotland soon so look out for those.