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Four New CDs!

(Click on covers for personnel and track listings for each one) 4 new CD's from the Duplex Planet

 

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Purchase all four CD's for the price of three and receive a bonus limited edition fifth CD
(signed and numbered, edition of 400),
all for only $36.00.

Bonus CD:
Near the Edge of the Penny Jar Spill

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Gigantic Duplex Planet Package Sale!

An assortment of 50 back issues of The Duplex Planet Magazine, carefully chosen by our staff - every issue is different. Order now and you also receive absolutely free your choice of one of these CDs:

Growing Old in East L.A.
The Duplex Planet Hour
Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes
Delicacy & Nourishment: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol 3
Outstandingly Ignited: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol 4

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PLEASE NOTE: The "magazine only" shipping option is ONLY for the purchase of single issues of The Duplex Planet, not for any of the discounted packages of multiple issues (and also not for comics, books

Fifty Back Issues (+ free CD)
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Fifty Back Issues (+ free CD)
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David Greenberger & Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
1001 Real Apes

This new release can be purchased here.

1001 Real Apes, mixes David Greenberger’s monologues with music by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. Apes is loaded with quirky stories, reflections, and opinions that Greenberger has culled from The Duplex Planet, his publication of conversations with old people – particularly drawn from the residents of the defunct Duplex Nursing home in Boston.

Greenberger offers up everything listeners have come to expect from Duplex Planet projects, plus some. The 27 stream-of-consciousness stories are alternately funny, moving, wise, silly, and inspirational, providing a unique view into the minds of the characters. They meander, as minds tend to do, through a terrain of guitars, travel, silverware, dating, beer, dinosaurs, and a perennial Duplex Planet favorite, “Snakes.” The moods range from the jazzy riffs of the insistent “I Ain’t Coe” to the prayerful mourning of “No Firebugs.” Working with producer Bill Scheniman (Deborah Harry, NRBQ, Bon Jovi) has also yielded a friendly, spoken-word pop song, “How Records Are Made.” Roll down your car windows, turn up the volume, and go for a ride; this song sounds like summer.

An audio sample can be listened to here.

David Greenberger: monologues

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
Michael Bierylo: guitar, computer sequencing, sound design
Ken Field: saxophones, flutes, percussion
Erik Lindgren: piano
Rick Scott: synthesizer, samples, percussion

Produced by Bill Scheniman

 
 

The newest release from David Greenberger and 3 Leg TorsoDavid Greenberger & 3 Leg Torso
Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes EP

This release can be purchased here.

David Greenberger - monologues
Courtney Von Drehle - accordion
Béla Balogh - violin, trumpet
Gary Irvine - drums, vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion
Michael Papillo - double bass
T. MacAoidh - vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, drums, percussion

Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes is the second collaboration between David Greenberger and 3 Leg Torso. Fourteen tracks, all under three minutes long, reveal that everything (and everyone) belongs to somebody. The stories cover the mysteries of the world, from car chases to religious paintings, backyards to new horizons, dog tricks to washing machines, sitting in the bleachers to comforting widows.

Greenberger collected the stories on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard during a project produced by Jay Allison and the Open Studio Project for NPR affiliates WCAI and WNAN. Despite the stories' tendency to contemplate the end of life, the monologues have an intimacy that is totally unexpected. The music is seamlessly integrated with the mood of the words. As always, the emotional range of Greenberger's stories can take you from outright laughter ("Mudurian's List") to chills and tears ("The Last Words of Arthur Wallace"). Ultimately, David Greenberger's goal is to expose the richness of the whole person through humor and intelligence, with genuine tenderness.

The music composed by 3 Leg Torso provides shadings of character and shifting moods. Formed in 1996 as a violin, cello and accordion trio, the ensemble creates original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the ensuing years the band has expanded both its musical mission and its size to become a quintet that now performs its eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and world music.

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David Greenberger & 3 Leg Torso: Legibly Speaking

David Greenberger: monologues
Courtney Von Drehle: accordion, bazouki, soprano saxophone
Béla Balogh: violin, trumpet, mandolin
Gary Irvine: drum set, percussion, vibraphone, marimba
Michael Papillo: double bass
Craig Martin: vibraphone, marimba, percussion, drum set

Legibly Speaking is a collaboration between David Greenberger, creator of The Duplex Planet, and the musical ensemble 3 Leg Torso. It features new stories derived from conversations with elderly residents of Portland, collected as part of an artist residency sponsored by Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). The music composed by 3 Leg Torso provides shadings of character and shifting moods. Formed in 1996, 3 Leg Torso creates original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the ensuing years the band has expanded both its musical mission and its size to become a quintet that now performs its eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, Latin and world music.

With subtle wit and nuance, the music introduces changing characters reflecting on universal subjects; everything from gambling and pets to painting and the foundations of Western thought. Ultimately, David Greenberger's goal is to expose the richness of the whole person through humor and intelligence, with genuine tenderness. In a singular listening experience, this disc provides a brief journey alongside eleven consecutive characters, and the listener finds familiarity in meeting these irresistible new friends.

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New! No More Shaves presents David Greenberger's Duplex Planet stories about six different residents of the Duplex Nursing Home: Fergie, Bill Niemi, Ken Eglin, Abe Surgecoff, Larry Green, and Ken Eglin. Artwork by Dan Clowes, Dave Cooper, Jason Lutes, Dean Rohrer, JR Williams, Wayno, Gary Leib, Dame Darcy, Rick Altergott, Doug Allen and others.

No More Shaves
160 pages.
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Introductory Package
For those who are unfamiliar with the Duplex Planet - a good introduction is provided by the book, Duplex Planet: Everybody's Asking Who I Was and the CD, Legibly Speaking. Both can be purchased together at a special price:
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