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Maxine & Me…

This month’s Arkansas Life magazine features an article entitled “Raising the Bar” by Wyndam Weyth about Maxine’s Tap Room in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Maxine’s was my bar of choice in Fayetteville when I was getting my MA there (1995-1999) and again when I returned as an adjunct professor after my Ph.D. at the University of Texas […]

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Music, Unbought Stuffed Dogs, Phil Collins & Ernest Hemingway

This week came more proof of the importance of music to how my mind works….many of you may know that I have no ability to memorize anything…mean anything…I have never been able to memorize addition or subtraction facts, multiplication tables, spellings, dates, or…or anything…I could never memorize prose sections or poetry…If I understand the system […]

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I’m Going Where There’s No Depression…

In the early 1990s I, like so many grunge refugees, rediscovered our country roots through what was then called alt.country.  This was an odd, misfit genre full of what some now call “Americana” or “roots music”…but also included grunge, cowpunk,  (or even metal) influenced bands that had a certain earthiness or twang.  Many eschewed the […]

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The Status Is NOT Quo…

Check out this great blog posting/media-driven article from Katie Ramos (a Rhetoric/Folklorist @ the University of Wisconsin at Madison) and the folks at the Folklore Forum: “Heroes Are Over With: Possibilities for Folk Hybridity in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” …I want to be in the Evil League of Evil…or maybe just in the Folklore Forum!

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Last Man On Earth

Since the holidays I’ve been been getting used to some major life changes…and, like it always has during important segments of my life, music is playing an important role…You might recall that I had been channeling my angst about living alone through Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky album back in October 2007.  Now I cast about […]

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I Hate It Here (When You’re Gone) 4:10

I love my job…I have a busy, challenging mix of teaching and research. I have 11 counties of cool archaeological sites wide open for my investigation. I have had (so far) good support from the main office of my organization when it comes to getting equipment, project support, and such…The only fly in the ointment […]

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Henry Rollins for President…no…really.

That’s probably the last thing I thought I’d say…and then I heard an interview with Henry yesterday on Air America’s Ring of Fire. Now…I’m a child of the 1970s and a teenager of the 1980s…So I’ve actually been a fan of Rollins for years…Of course, he was in one incarnation of the hardcore punk band […]

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Mag-Town Music

Magnolia is in a dry county…and therefore has few venues for live music…I am therefore surprised to find a bunch of videos from Magnolia bands and hip-hop groups on YouTube…It has to be a real indicator that the digital age is allowing more folks access to the technologies to let their creativity be heard…man, I […]

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Topical Album Cover #1:

Ph.D. put out several albums in the early 1980s with songs like “Little Suzi’s On The Up.”

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So Long, We Sure Had a Good Time….

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.1929-2006

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