Before there was ‘fake news’ there was Stew, The Negro Problem and ‘Birdcage’

But what does Robert Hilburn know about rock and roll?

(And for whatever reason I am hearing Stew all the time last couple of days and even leaving bad renditions of falsetto la-la’s on voice mail of poor innocents…which reminds of leaving bad Elvis Costello whistling or singing on Bonnie Simmons voice mail and likely haven’t heard from her since)

edita: and this is a weird pivot, but here is Champ Hood and Warren Hood, from about the same era. I’m likely the only person who has heard Warren Hood at The Continental on violin and had lunch with Stew and the accordion player from The Negro Problem in 1995, and then gave that demo tape to Charlie Haden’s daughter, the third one of the triplets, the one who later married Clint Black, because she told me she wanted to learn accordion — Jill Meschke — and then her sister I think plays violin so that’s the other way around to the connection. My Sister Amazing. I’m not joshing. Is Jill in the top video? This is Stew before Heidi, when Heidi was in Wednesday Week. Dig? Can you dig it?

and1: this does not explain this but Hilburn is in fact from Natidoches, Louisiana and wrote about Johnny Cash. holler. field holler ar-hoolie. Chris Strachwitz, Robert Christgau my Dartmouth wampum buddy, two jakes Guralnick — but I sound like Robert Lethem tic code dude. FUCK FUCKD FHCUFL;EFL;ADFKLAWILF but not Michael Wolfe or Nat Wolfe or “Something Ventured” or Astra Taylor debut in Austin “Examined Life” Motherless brooklyn. my mother is a fish

its got 325 reviews on amazing book website rule the earth prexy training for combat site:

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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