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February 2019


It was somewhere around 15 years ago that my longtime chum Robert A. Brown started sending me letters, usually a page or so long, written with a manual typewriter on authentic 1930s air-mail stationery — and sent with real old air-mail stamps. Something like this might have been surprising coming from anyone else in my… Read More »THE CLEANSING: BOOK I

15 FEBRUARY 2020

WITH THANKS TO HUGH KIERIG “Oh Monah,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Mutton Swing,” Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands “Town Drunk,” Mountain Sprout (for AP MCQUIDDY and the GLASS LIFTERS) “Hop, Skip & Jump,” Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Loch Lomond,” Hot Club… Read More »15 FEBRUARY 2020


“Blues for Dixie,” Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Me and the Man in the Moon,” Solitaire Miles “Hangover Tavern,” Hank Thompson (for BRAD & ANN JAMES and the GLASS LIFTERS) “Milk Cow Blues,” Jana Jae “Hillbilly Jump,” Hank Penny “San Antonio Rose,” Sons of… Read More »8 FEBRUARY 2019