MARCH, 2017
Dear FRIENDS, both far and near, herein find facts OLD and NEW, rising up like smoke rings from the forbidden fortress of THE HANDSOME FAMILY…

NEW
FOR SALE!
Sadly our good old friend Carrot Top Records has closed up shop, but happily we now have new old stock  for sale on our website. New treasures found in crevices at the old warehouse are...

Wilderness Box Set

Limited Edition 7”

Singing Bones LP


To celebrate our new old stock we also have some..

NEW
DISCOUNTS
on our website when you buy:
ALL CDs
 
ALL VINYL
 
ANY 2 BOOKS
 
WILDERNESS
BOOK & CD


Also NEW
Spend $100 and get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!
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How about coming to see
us play...

NEW TOUR DATES!


Hey, have you seen our NEW video for the song,
THE RED DOOR”?
OLD
A rivulet of water 2.6 billion years old has been newly discovered in a mine shaft 2 miles below the surface of the earth. This drop of rain fell from the sky before there were creatures here alive beyond single cells— a puddle from a time when life was lived alone, adrift, silent. It was a good time for rain drops I think.
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The oldest single tree is probably a bristle-cone pine in the mountains of northern California. There are trees up there that are 5 thousand years old. The scientist who bored into the trunk of the oldest tree  has kept its exact location a secret. If you knew where the world’s oldest tree lived would you sit in its shadow? Would you like to taste 2 billion year old water? Do you know where your cells will be in 2 billion years?
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The clam Arctica Islandica holds the record for the longest-lived animal known to science. Its age is measured by counting the bands in its shell. This is how a specimen was identified (now known as “Ming”) in Iceland that had lived for 507 years. I once found a clam at the beach and took it home. I  kept  it in a jar of sea water by my bed. I named him, “Sucker”. He didn’t live very long, but he surely saw and heard more than most clams ever do. I had a lot of posters of The Who on my bedroom walls. Also a unicorn leaping up over a rainbow. What other clam has ever seen a girl with so much black eyeliner?
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 Although the workers in a termite colony only live a few years, a termite queen can live half a century down in her fortress of dirt. She spends her time in that dark nest dreaming of the few moments she spent in the air as a princess awaiting a winged prince. No worker termite dares look the queen in her eyes. They know without knowing that if they should see even a flicker of her sky memories they would burst into flames.



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