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. BingosBrother Says:

    African music lovers, check out this new cut from the percussionist in MGB. It is stellar imo.

  2. albert walker Says:

    Had a killer convo with my nigerian cab driver all hammered Fri night

    We were talking about femi being soft but the new seun album was fire

    Interesting to me I dig it for the raw OG production and grooves but he loved the fiery political vocals

    Nice to know Nigerians dig his new one too

  3. alf Says:

    i’ve been asked to change the music a lot more than one time

  4. Selector J Says:

    I don’t really try too hard to separate the art from the artist. Generally, if you’re a jerk to everyone, I’m not going to heap much praise on you as an artist.
    The way I see it is, it’s art.
    It’s subjective.
    And you’ve fucked up my subjectivity.
    Don’t be a dick.

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    I’ve been asked to change my music all the time, but never during sex.

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    hahaha thats awesome @aw

    it’s legit on both sides. that combo is what works. sick beats, great pure arrangements, and aggressive politics

    femi is a custy

  7. alf Says:

    faust iv is a great album. old shit like that does hipster better than contemporary hipster music…so….. i tend to look to the old undiscovered or under-listened stuff rather than new stuff

    we’ll know in 20 years what the absolute gems of this era are, and my guess is most aren’t on any best of 2011 lists

  8. MrCompletely Says:

    it is within everyone’s rights to judge artists for their actions

    I just want to listen to Miles Davis and not worry about him slapping women around so I embraced this aspect of postmodernism a long time ago

  9. Selector J Says:

    1. Femi is to Seun as Ziggy is to Damien.
    2. Femi is Seun without any of the space.

  10. sumodie Says:

    bingos, MGB played a song called “Barika” at their Northampton MA show last week -easily one of the evening’s highlights. Not sure if it’s the same song you link as Craig Myers’ (the percussionist) band is likewise named Barika

    Craig seems super under utilized (& under miced) in MGB. Now I read that he’s been studying west african music for 13 years. Very intriguing

  11. vegas wolfmans Says:

    femi is a custy. love it.

    Y’all were right about the Seun album. I’ve been spinning it regualrly over the past month. Intensity and then more intensity. My wife thinks it’s strange when I rock out to the afrobeat turned to 11. Oh well.

  12. MrCompletely Says:

    both apt, @selector

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    wow…didn’t even think to check Spotify for that new Can release. Disc two is 3 live tracks. Mushroom, Spoon ( 30 min), and Halleluwah. Spinning this later.

    Thanks Little Buddy!

  14. sumodie Says:

    “Art exists separate from artist”

    or (/and?)

    it is within everyone’s rights to judge artists for their actions

    I just want to listen to Miles Davis and not worry about him slapping women around so I embraced this aspect of postmodernism a long time ago

    one name: Roman Polanski

  15. alf Says:

    i also find music made in 70s kingston or by taureg nomads to be more compelling and powerful than stuff made in a suburb on a computer

    (which i am not claiming to be a somehow hip and/or contradiction-free position, just what i feel when i hit play)

  16. albert walker Says:

    I do dig natty dread J

    All those albums Def have great songs on em

    Just imagine if it was gibbs not blackwell what they may have been

    Just to Damn clean for that mid 70s era
    I love reggae cuz it was still dirty when everything else was getting glossy

  17. Little Buddy Says:

    @ Palmer

    The live disc will help ease the pain and embarrassment of what our G-Men have become. Pathetic.

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    LB- amazingly enough, they still are in control of their playoff destiny. If they don’t make the playoffs i think Cowher will be on the sidelines next year. Maybe bring Spags back as D Co. if the Rams can him?

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Good point Alf, i agree with your assessment .

  20. BingosBrother Says:

    Thanks sumo, I’ll check that out. MGB, in general, has been killing it lately by most accounts. Hope Barika comes to the central part of town some day.

  21. Little Buddy Says:

    Palmer – I blame Fewell and Gilbride for everything. It may be time for Coughlin to go since they work for him, though. How a defense with this much talent can be this bad is just amazing. Cowher would bring the toughness that is currently lacking.

  22. MrCompletely Says:

    yeah @sumo I’m aware of that contradiction

    what I meant was, in general I think art should be judged separate fro mthe artist, but that I get it when people don’t see it that way

    Polanski defines the limit case for me, that was just taking it too far, I could call it the exception that proves the rule but in reality it’s probably just me being inconsistent

    the other variable is that I don’t care about film as an art form so I don’t feel like I’m missing anything by avoiding Polanski’s art, I just don’t care very much…

    I mean, Fela was a bit of a deranged loon for the last bit of his life…etc, etc it never ends

  23. MrCompletely Says:

    the NFC East as a whole is the funniest sitcom on TV

    it’s like they’re all running away from the division title

  24. Little Buddy Says:

    ^ Ya. There is a part of me that knows that even if the Giants make the playoffs the season is a complete joke. Just watch as the Eagles sneak in.

  25. Selector J Says:

    I hear that, @aw. The shiny-ness is undeniably there. Doesn’t bother me terribly because it’s what got me into reggae.

    The blues solo overdubs are what really stick out when compared to the other (Jamaican) reggae music of the day. Such a transparent, albeit successful, cross-over attempt in hindsight. No one at the sound system was interested in a guitar solo. Although, some other LPs kinda used that technique in the late 70s (e.g. Haile I Hymn – Ijahman)

    Would have been cool if they had released a JA version and an international version for each. They apparently recorded two versions for Catch A Fire. You probably remember that 2 CD reissue of it several years ago with one disc being the JA mixes. Wish they’d release that first disc as one LP or just as one CD for that matter.

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