Shipping Balls!

Book Cover (Masthay)

Ever since the books were delivered around noon yesterday, I’ve been shipping my face off and haven’t been able to accomplish anything else. I’ve been workin’ round the clock to get all holiday orders out the door by tomorrow. The only exceptions to these will be international orders—I will have to deal with those separately; I apologize for the delay. Anyhow, look for the book in the mail soon! I’ll see you on the other side!


UPDATE: Any domestic orders placed by the 12/5 holiday deadline have been shipped as of 12/17. The rest of the books will begin shipping Monday. I will be in touch with international orders individually regarding postage. Thanks for your support! Can’t wait ’til you get em! MSG is lurking in the shadows…


MONDAY UPDATE: Any domestic orders places through December 13th have processed and will be shipped out today. The remainder of the domestic orders should be out the door tomorrow, and at the latest, Wednesday. I’ve been too busy packing to type thoughts, but I’m getting excited at this point…9 days…


Jam of the Day:

Sand” 12.16.99 II

Today is he anniversary of one of, if not the best, late-’99 “Sands.”

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1,272 Responses to “Shipping Balls!”

  1. Mr.Miner Says:

    Fwiw, still shipping books round the clock. Should be able to get something new up here soonish 🙂

  2. Mr.Miner Says:

    In case you guys haven’t seen:

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    sumodie Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 1:55 pm e
    palmer, rumors swirled that LopeG got into trouble ‘working’ for the band

    ^^ not true at all

  4. MrCompletely Says:

    “thought making tender sweet dead tour love to matte kudesai was the move until the song ended and indiscipline came on.”


    awesome story, awesome

    I have had some fails a bit like that…but rather than get into that I will mention a friend of mine who was a huge FZ fan and couldn’t understand why it was such a dealkiller moodwise for his lady friends

    “dude…this song is about breaking into women’s houses and forcibly giving them enemas”


    “maybe a second date thing bro”

  5. MrCompletely Says:

    am I the only person on earth that thinks Graceland is just a good album for the era with a handful of real classic tracks on it? Everyone seems to fall into the love/hate thing…

    that way with a lot of real divisive stuff though…

    there are some great moments on that disk to my ear

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    and yeah @gdad actually I had a moment like that not long ago, about 8 tracks in to a mix…

    her: “St Stephen? Really?”

    me: “but this one is from early ’77, it’s smooth like butter, listen to the lush arrangement and it has a real unusual jam that peaks -”

    her: “skip it.”

    me: [skips St. Stephen]

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Graceland is the happiest album ever made.

  8. albert walker Says:

    and I am aggro as all shit

    hence the problem

  9. albert walker Says:

    Like I said about my music opinions. Grain of salt.

    Hate me some Paul Simon. Seems like such a tool. Throw in some roots African influences and I hear train wreck.

  10. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    I def see how you hate the production, but the songwriting is there

  11. gavinsdad Says:

    listen to the lush arrangement

    ^funny as shit

  12. MrCompletely Says:

    I hate the production sound on 98.7% of all albums produced between 1978 and sometime around 1990….at this point I hardly even notice it

  13. gavinsdad Says:

    it’s too softy for the poop chugger

  14. Esteban Says:

    @miner dig the Hidden Track piece. thanks for sharing.

  15. BingosBrother Says:

    Liked Graceland until one of you hipped me to an article bashing it. Interviews w/ the musicians on it who hate him and how much he stole from everybody.

  16. MrCompletely Says:


    not like an oldschool, lurching Stephen…that one is money

    it was a good call and I stand by its placement in the mix

    except in the sense that I took it out and will never try that again

    but in abstract it’s 100% legit

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    Wow C, that link is depressing as all get out. Should be required study for anyone voting.

    Thanks for the big ups in the interview Miner. well done!

  18. MrCompletely Says:

    yeah, the Los Lobos/Steve Berlin thing

    it appears to be true that Simon is a douche

    but I don’t care. Art exists separate from artist. If it bugs you, steal Graceland and buy a Los Lobos CD (I suggest Kiko – the track ‘Kiko and the Lavender Moon’ is worth your ear cycles if nothing else)

  19. sumodie Says:

    miner, I thought you might be able to clarify that LopeG rumor! Greg’s legend must be ~70% fiction by now. It’s just so hard to keep up with his fanatical troll following on the greenboard

    and hey, happy book shipping! hope you’ve been flexing your hand muscles so they don’t cramp up while signing books on 12/29

  20. DukeOfLizards Says:

    I generally lead out with Fela Kuti – Gentleman.

    I’ve gotten some strange, strange looks but you cannot deny the power of that groove.

  21. Little Buddy Says:

    re: Can

    The second disc of the Tago Mago re-release is $$. 30 minute “Spoon.” Pulsing, gritty, steamrolling rock n’ roll. Very raw.

    It’s on Spotify.

  22. MrCompletely Says:

    the groove is great @duke but some of the lyrics might be a bit off

    at some point I’ll do a thing where I mix together a bunch of the instrumental Fela jams before the lyrics start in those tunes…someone has probably already done that right?

  23. DukeOfLizards Says:


    Hence the strange looks.

    And yeah, I would think so. Don’t know if anyone has synthesized it into a coherent mix though.

  24. albert walker Says:

    Not sure why I take my African sounds minus the whiney pompous white folkie

    Call me crazy

  25. BingosBrother Says:

    “Art exists separate from artist”

    This is why I try to stay away from who they are as opposed to what they do. Most talented artists are people I wouldn’t wanna hang with. It usually takes a very selfish and self centered person to get that great at something. One of my brothers slays the guitar, but honestly, he is one of the most selfish people I know.

    The part that bothers me about Graceland isn’t the art, but that someone who didn’t have all that much of a hand creating it gets the credit.

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