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Black Bear - "Black Bear"

Black Bear is pretty sure that it's better to be a black bear than a human. Maybe so - I wouldn't know. Black bears are better natural fisherbeings, they are stronger, faster, supposedly lack human foibles like fakery and envy; but humans are smarter, better baseball players, supposedly have more developed aesthetic and moral sensibilities. Black Bear likes that for a black bear, "the fur that he is wearing is the fur that he prefers," but dislikes that humans are never content with their own fur: if they have a fox, they want a mink, if they have a lot, they want a little, if their pelt is loose, they have it tightened. But I'm not so sure that black bears aren't occasionally jealous of their fluffy, deep brown grizzly acquaintances or their particularly silken pet springer spaniels. Granted, maybe I'm anthropomorphizing; but not even Black Bear would claim that a black bear could have made such a catchy, infectious, unexpectedly moving pop song as "Black Bear". Their meaty bear paws simply lack the necessary delicacy. [Info]

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Austin Coleman - "Good Lord"

Also, could a black bear give it like Austin Coleman? Would not a black bear lack the emotional depth, the religious fervor, the far-ranging creativity in his phrasing, the perfect meter? [Buy]

Posted by Jordan at August 16, 2006 3:37 PM
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The Cinnamon Phase is one of my favorites of this year, good upload.

Posted by Milton at August 16, 2006 11:58 PM

this blog is toooo hot!

Posted by damama-bear at August 19, 2006 11:08 AM

I really love that Austin Coleman track. Do you know if the rest of American Primitive is this good? Oh and was this really put together by John Fahey?

Posted by JessicaTMT at August 22, 2006 1:23 PM

Jessica - Both American Primitive compilations were curated and annotated by Fahey. His liner notes are insightful and often funny. The compilations are both consistently amazing.

Posted by Jordan at August 22, 2006 2:02 PM

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