I feel like I rolled doubles this morning because I found writing about two different artists I like alot:
A look at Kenneth Patchen
(at Perfect Sound Forever). He's something, that Patchen. Once I found his work, and I'd found his poetry first (probably the collected works), everybody else of the time seemed to pale by comparison. I carried a copy of his Journal of Albion Moonlight, which was a thick book, and read it throughout the summer that first summer I spent in Berkeley. There was nothing else like it even then, and that book had been written more than twenty years before I'd picked it up. The books were black and white, as were his sketches in the poetry books, so here's some of his more colorful
Then a review on the new Charlie Musselwhite record.
Once upon a time, I did a review on Charlie Musselwhite