#1 By: pesco, February 5th, 2014 14:26
#2 By: flyoverland, February 5th, 2014 14:47
Oh, centenary...I thought you said cemetery. He is buried here in STL.
#3 By: Built2Spill, February 5th, 2014 14:56
#4 By: solstone, February 5th, 2014 15:01
One of my favorite albums is 'Spare Ass Annie and other tales' where he worked with Michael Franti & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy...
#5 By: AnonKopimi, February 5th, 2014 15:12
THAT, ma'am/sir, is a vintage Church of Scientology E-METER.
Damn, that's a fine E-Meter.
#6 By: Mister44, February 5th, 2014 15:26
Good thing the wrote a few interesting things. Makes over looking him killing his wife and fleeing prosecution easier.
#7 By: Repose1983, February 5th, 2014 20:30
Yesterday would have been Joan Vollmer's 91st birthday. She only lived to be 28, thanks to being murdered by her husband, the man BB is wishing a happy birthday to.
#8 By: bjcastleman, February 6th, 2014 01:18
My impression is that they truly were close (as any addicted couple could be), and guilt from the incident haunted him the rest of his life, despite others' saying it was an accident. Sorry I don't have attributions, but somewhere he said that he began writing earnestly in response to that tragedy.
Yes he was gay and a cold cold fish, but there was something between them, like being each other's twin.
#9 By: Israel B, February 6th, 2014 06:24
I liked them better when they were recording as The Beatnigs
But seriously if you liked Spare Ass Annie, have you heard the Material album Seven Souls mentioned in this article featuring WSB? Its a much better work musically and thematically IMNSHO.
#10 By: solstone, February 6th, 2014 14:50
Oh, I have never heard The Beatnigs album. Will have to check it out. Thanks!
Yes, I also love Seven Souls, but I've always liked how the Spare Ass Annie album covers a wider spectrum of things. Admittedly, these days I would more likely include Spare Ass Annie in a big shuffled playlist, where I might listen to Seven Souls as an album. (A side note: I'm a huge fan of Bill Laswell's work, and have most if not all of the Material albums...)
#11 By: Israel B, February 6th, 2014 20:05
Agreed on shuffle vs album.
#12 By: Cowicide, February 7th, 2014 05:43
Nice pedestal you're on there. There is more to the story than you two imply.
#13 By: pesco, February 10th, 2014 14:26
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