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new year ramble #1

(Tuesday 1/4/11, 8 a.m.)It’s a pleasure being conscious and mildly caffeinated, though I’m not sure I should be driving this desk quite yet. Tossed and turned last night, 2nd night in a row, and finally got up and took a sedative to go to sleep. Not good when you are needed to function at an […]

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Since Oklahoma and Arkansas

Just found this in my “drafts” folder: Saturday, 12/5/10: I am driving up the Turnpike between Muskogee and Tulsa. Outside I can see the South give way to the West as the landscape begins to flatten, the purple sky opens wide and a deepening orange sun starts to fall behind black silhouetted trees and brush […]

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Salvage & Drift they are here

Hi folks, while I was out buying bootlaces, 9-volt batteries and 12-gauge shells for my upcoming Louisiana trip (yeah, just kidding ’bout that last one), the UPS guy dropped 5 big boxes of CDs on the porch. They look and sound great, much to my relief. I have plenty, so . . . if you’re […]

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New video

Here’s a link to a clip from the solo show I played in Iowa City week before last. Different groove than the original version on Down to the Well–but the Hookeresque thing sounds darker and nastier . . . as “Church House” should be. Shouldn’t I be posting songs from the new record, or from […]

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