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poetics unleashed: john pinamonti

  PFC Rex He stands, then walks in a circle and lies down His sad eyes filled with the boredom of work He is no ordinary pooch No coon hound Barking at a possum up a tree No frou frou poodle Prancing down the sidewalk on a rhinestone lease No…

the root cellar: john pinamonti

I watched every series game in October that year against the Atlanta Braves at O’Connor’s, wedged in between Taciturn Eric and a newcomer, a tall stranger clad in a blues fedora and a Contra drug-dealing shirt, with the requisite cheroot peeking out of the breast pocket…”   by mike morgan…

the root cellar: hank williams

Let’s put it this way: one’s appetite for reissued work is only limited by one’s budget! The purpose of this column is to review some of the best of this new wealth of “old” stuff, while at the same time connecting it with the present…”   by john pinamonti  …

the root cellar: wee-haw country compilations

There are many of us who don’t want to hear 5 hours of the same performer, and would rather hear a cross section of different artists. That’s why single disc compilations are the way to go. They’ll give you a fine sampling and lead you to artists you’ll want to…

the root cellar: elvis!

I know that most people think of Elvis as a drug-fueled bloated has-been dressed in some ridiculously tight jumpsuit with 7 inch collars and a huge belt buckle…”   by john pinamonti   I can hear the groans and gasps already. “Elvis? How can you write about him and expect…

the root cellar: yazoo blues

The original Yazoo releases became known not only for their fine samplings of old recordings but also for their great artwork (some done by Perls’ friend R. Crumb) and their thorough liner notes by such blues music scholars as Steve Calt and Stephen Grossman…”   by john pinamonti   This…

mr. grant’s rant: revolution number nine

Covert and Sage had a hell of a conversation, full of revolutionary concepts such as creative independence, standing up for your principles and the nature of artistic compromise. We’re publishing the interview in its entirety. Read it, enjoy it and take hope from the fact that people like Greg Sage…

the root cellar: moon mullican & wynonie harris

I’m the highest paid blues singer in the business, I’m a $1,500 a week man. Most of the other fellows sing for $50 to $75 a night, I don’t. That is why I’m no Broadway star. The crooners get swamped with Coca Cola-drinking bobby soxers and other jail bait. I…