Deadwood Edition Issue #76

May 3, 2005

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Review: The Prarie Acre, "Bluegrass Motor Mart"

Not seeking to reinvent the wheel, The Prairie Acre delivers solid bluegrass in the Monroe/Stanley lineage.

The week that was

Wherein we peruse the news that was new last week...

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Review: Scroatbelly, "Daddy's Farm" (Bloodshot Records reissue)

Bloodshot has just rereleased Scroatbelly's classic 1996 release "Daddy's Farm." Then again, "classic" is a matter of taste, and when it comes to anything related to Split Lip Rayfield, "taste" is a matter of how one feels about murder, incest, domestic abuse, excessive drinking and country music.

Bringing the war home

From Latin America to Lawrence, local activists shoulder the weight of global struggles

"For being such a small town, there's so many people with their hearts in the right places doing a lot of really positive things," Jessop says. You don't just care about women and you don't just care about poverty - you care about women, poverty, the environment and how can you fight all those fronts at once. A lot of people spread themselves very thin."

'Millions' banks on quirkiness and youthful cast

Like salmon that swim upstream to spawn, there must be some innate quality in young boys that causes them to build forts in their back yards out of old boxes. According to "Millions," it's seemingly as common a practice in Britain as it is in America.

'Hitchhikers' Guide...' is mostly harmless

Who are we? Why are we here? What is the answer to the great question of life, the universe, and everything? And would a sperm whale suddenly called into existence in midair, miles above an alien planet, want to make friends with the quickly approaching ground?

My grandma's obit

Wherein my family falls victim to bad copyediting.


What Marilynne Robinson has in common with Johnny Cash.

Random thoughts

Really, really random.

My YouTube journey

Do you know the way to San Jose?