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Houpe de VilleHoupe de Ville

We love car stories. Especially ones that we can relate to. Introducing our latest collective work, Houpe de Ville.

Junky cars - or "hoopties"- that remain road worthy with the help of duct tape, plastic wrap, garbage bags, bungee cords, plastic zip ties, nylon rope, foam insulation, Rustoleum, bondo, primer, patches and plugs...hopefully you get the picture.

We invited a few of our favorite writers and artists to tell us their hooptie stories and the book Houpe de Ville is the result. From recollections of a childhood built around our fascination with car culture to disastrous and chaotic experiences while driving a hooptie to the romance and mystique of an almost living, breathing thing made up for glass and steel, Houpe de Ville is the celebration of the last leg of a car's life span.

Houpe de Ville features contributions by Steve “Snare” Arnzen, Nick Barrows, Aurore Byrd, Chuck Byrd, Mary Anne Cowgill, Mark Flanigan, Ken Henson, Andrew Hissett, Mark Messerly, Francis Pospisil, Robert “Jughead” Sturdevant, Mike Templeton, Jack White, and Betsy Young.

PLUS, available exclusively through the publisher, the redux of the SS-20 classic, "Car Won't Start" CD recorded by Public Figure!

Collected Works Edited by Betsy Young and Chuck Byrd
$10 ppd | 7 x 10 | 32 pages | paperback

Car Won't Start CD
Artwork by William Grapes

Didn't get a CD with your book? Order your copy here for ONLY $3 ppd!


Stories for ShortyWere You at The Jockey Club?
Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from The Jockey Club 1982-1988

Back by popular demand, the book about The Jockey Club that everyone had stolen from them: Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from The Jockey Club 1982-1988.

Get your copy before they're gone! Also sold at Shake It Records.

 

$18 ppd | 5.5 x 8.5 | 255 pages | paperback

 


Blue Jay Slayer by Matt Hart and Ken HensonBlue Jay Slayer
Poems by Matt Hart & Art by Ken Henson

BLUE JAY SLAYER whispers and shouts at us but never tells us what to think. It is dark at times, yes, but not what you'd expect: playful sometimes, angry sometimes, reticent when necessary. It's brimming with curses and gifts. More

"Poems that will tickle and irritate your brain served alongside artwork that will soothe and delight it." -- Alice Bag, singer, musician, educator, feminist and author of the memoir, Violence Girl: East L. A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story

"BLUE JAY SLAYER was a pleasure for me to read and visually take in. The drawings are bold, brazen, hauntingly beautiful and tragic at times. I found the poetry to be thought provoking and heavy with textured wordplay...traveling far, painting a picture all on their own." -- Dave Lombardo, drum god and co-founding member of Slayer

"Human nature and desire in its truest, purest form. These poems and illustrations invite us to 'take the light / from delight and make it obvious' which I'm all to happy to do when the work is this damn good" -- Gary Jackson, poet and author of Missing You, Metropolis

Poems and Art by Matt Hart & Ken Henson
$15 ppd | 7 x 10 | 82 pages | paperback


Versus by Nick Barrows and Mark FlaniganVersus
Poems by Nick Barrow (The Rabbit Punch Defense) and Mark Flanigan (Journeyman's Lament)

"The combination of the two marks a prodding of humanity and the human psyche that is sometimes dark, sometimes ethereal and sometimes humorous."

"The text, featuring the potent voices of Mark Flanigan and Nick Barrow, marks a dark, scathing, humorous and insightful form of poetic storytelling that becomes even more expressive via live performances." -- Cincinnati CityBeat

$14 ppd | 7.5 x 9.25 | 100 pages | paperback

 

 

 
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