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Independent publishers of imaginative fiction and daily meditations on the ridiculousness of the universe.

Merry Christmas!

December 14, 2011 By: Category: Music

My Christmas album, “Christmas with the Flamingos,” is now available for all your holiday needs! Listen on Soundcloud or stream after the jump!


Free Purple Rain Tribute Album!

July 19, 2009 By: Category: Music

Spin Magazine Awkward Press pays tribute to Prince!In case you were wondering about what is the best, the answer is: the Internet. The Internet is the best. Before the Internet, how would an independent publishing house like Awkward Press be able to offer all of our readers a free Purple Rain tribute album, featuring covers of every song on Purple Rain by such luminous rock artists as Of Montreal, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and The Twilight Singers? The answer is: we would not have been able to do that before the Internet. Hooray, Internet!

The second answer is that we would not have been able to do that even with the Internet, because we are not really doing that. We are just linking to Spin Magazine, who is doing that. But still, aren’t we generous? Links aren’t free, you know! (Full disclosure: links are pretty much exactly free.)

So click on that link. Here it is again, in case you are one of those people who thinks that if you don’t click on a link the minute you see it then you’ve missed your window of opportunity. When you get to the page, you have to answer a question that takes about two seconds of Internet research to answer. Then you have to give them your email address and agree to receive emails from Spin. But, whatever, just add ‘em to your spam filter if you don’t want the emails. It’s a free country with a free Internet, only not really in both cases.