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Recorded in front of a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater, FREAK WHARF finds Tompkins exploring the outer limits of his imagination – and his own material ­– as he alternates between fan favorites like “The Sink and The Mirror,” “Cake v. Pie” and “Go Ask Alice” and impromptu flights of fancy like “The Enchanted Bottle.” In a marked departure from the Swiss watch precision of his first release, Paul opens this album with fifteen minutes of stream-of-consciousness riffing, a prelude as loose and sublimely silly as you will ever hear. This sets the tone for a uniquely entertaining show that crackles with the infectious energy of a master performer who is completely in the moment and just plain having fun. We cordially invite all of you to join in that fun by purchasing this recording.

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Paul F. Tompkins - Freak Wharf

Paul F. Tompkins

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Riff Suite No. 1: On Eclectic Drinks / On the Relaxed Work Environment / Of Slopes, and Their Slipperiness 5:51
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Riff Suite No. 2: On Statements! of Theses! / Of Forms, and the Filling out of Them! / Of the Smarts of the Street, and the Return of the Relaxed Work Environment! 2:06
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Riff Suite No. 3: Of Go Bragh, and Erin / Of the Social Contract, and Its Breaking / On the Tenacity of Church 7:20
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The Sink and the Mirror 4:56
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Apologize for Your Dog 5:58
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The Enchanted Bottle 1:05
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New Dads 8:05
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Smashed Pennies 4:55
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Cake V. Pie 6:57
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Go Ask Alice 6:18
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[meta_link]https://sn.gl/FreakWharf[/meta_link]Recorded in front of a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater, FREAK WHARF finds Tompkins exploring the outer limits of his imagination – and his own material ­– as he alternates between fan favorites like “The Sink and The Mirror,” “Cake v. Pie” and “Go Ask Alice” and impromptu flights of fancy like “The Enchanted Bottle.” In a marked departure from the Swiss watch precision of his first release, Paul opens this album with fifteen minutes of stream-of-consciousness riffing, a prelude as loose and sublimely silly as you will ever hear. This sets the tone for a uniquely entertaining show that crackles with the infectious energy of a master performer who is completely in the moment and just plain having fun. We cordially invite all of you to join in that fun by purchasing this recording.

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