I’m sorry to be the one to break the following bit of bad news — mostly because there’s a ton of other people on the payroll and I oughta be taking fencing lessons or something — but Matador’s release of the forthcoming Earles & Jensen presentation ‘Just Farr A Laugh, Vol. I & II‘ has been pushed back to April of this year.
There have been a number of recent developments with the lavish packaging for this double CD masterpiece (apparently, retailers and environmentalists alike took a dim view of our plans to reintroduce the popular “longbox” configuration) , but our latest obstacle has appeared courtesy of Hawaiian attorney Peter Giftopolous (above).
Giftopolous, whom I will charitably describe as an ambulance chaser, has made himself available to persons who feel they’ve been personally or professionally demeaned, degraded or defamed by the contents of ‘Just Farr A Laugh’. It would appear he’s preparing for some sort of class-action suit against Matador, with the timing no doubt meant to coincide with the (hopefully high) Billboard chart entry of Cat Power’s ‘Jukebox’ next week.
I think I speak for most of the Matablog’s readers when I decry this sort of abuse of our legal system. Surely the founding fathers didn’t have this kind of vulture-style behavior in mind when this country seceded from Canada. I can’t say much more than that on the advice of Matador’s own legal counsel, but rest assured the label is standing behind Andrew Earles and Jeff Jensen, 100%.
Unless this gets really expensive. In which case they’re out on their ass, just like Liz Phair.