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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: JANIS JOPLIN (AS THE WHISKEY-GRAVEL ROLLS THROUGH THEIR DULCET MANEUVERS)

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“Standing Nude” by Bob Seidemann, 1967

Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

Janis

 

When

You sing

You make my heart wet

and the polyps

In my ventricles

Quiver

As the whiskey-gravel rolls through their dulcet maneuvers,

A tumble from your guts,

I only wish

To gather your colored cloth, feral hair,

pockmarked corpulent flesh,

and your sorrow—sodden from the womb—

In my arms

and cradle—

    But, Mama, you are dead

 

When the chemical hit a critical level

of toxicity

You seized up

So violent

You smashed your face

against the bedside table

of the Landmark Motor Hotel

 

Your psilocybin Porsche still idle in the parking lot

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photo by Richard Avedon, Port Arthur, Texas, 8/28/69

 

Hello All,

Today being the 43rd anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death, I chose to celebrate the life of this extraordinary talent by putting together a mixtape of some of my favorite tracks by her.

By all common standards considered a homely girl, and certainly rough looking—when this woman from Port Arthur, Texas sang she could transform into the most beautiful thing in the world. Up there all radiant with sweat and emotion, she’d take a tune at full-tilt and hold nothing back—she was a rarity—she was sincere.

—Enjoy yourself!

A Mouthful of Pennies Presents: Janis Joplin (As The Whiskey-Gravel Rolls Through Their Dulcet Maneuvers) 

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A Mouthful of Pennies Presents

Janis Joplin (As The Whiskey-Gravel Rolls Through Their Dulcet Maneuvers)

By A Mouthful of Pennies (Bobby Calero)

Cover art by  A Mouthful of Pennies (Bobby Calero)

Janis Tracklist

R.I.P.

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(Janis Joplin blotter art by R. Crumb)

A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES & BEAN PRESENT: BEAN STEW: VOL. I & 2

 

Hello All!

I know, “back so soon?…,” but today’s post is for a good cause! The good ladies of BEAN (Bushwick Eco Action Network) asked me if I could put together an entertaining two hours of music to serve as the background sound for the Fall Mixer they’re throwing this evening: B.E.A.N. STEW!

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Calling All Bushwick Cultivars, Permies, Gardeners, Farmers, Environmental activist, Organizers, Community leaders and the Eco-curious!

Join us for the Bushwick Eco-Action Network’s Fall Mixer.
Sunday, September 29th from 5-7pm, join us in the lovely garden of Fritzl’s Lunch Box at 173 Irving Avenue.

Come meet amazing groups and individuals who are working hard to do a little good in New York City. Permaculture enthusiasts, community farm members, hydroponic specialists, food co-op organizers, recycling leaders, environmental justice advocates and you, coming together for a sweet happy hour. We are all working hard to realize a better world and a better New York City. Let’s get together in a relaxed and joyous environment to share, mingle and have a few laughs!

Fun raffles prizes include discounts at farm-to-table restaurants, bars with local brews, workshops and more! Happy hour with $2.50 beers! RSVP here.

See you there!

173 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

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(Other than being what a great deal of my wife’s energy goes towards) the Bushwick Eco Action Network (BEAN) provides a forum for ecological observation, exchange, organizing and action.  Inspired by the principles of Permaculture, they seek to create a more balanced urban ecosystem in relationship to Bushwick’s neighborhood growth. — You can learn more about BEAN and see what they’re up to over here….

…Or, you can come on out to Fritzl’s Lunch Box this evening, Sunday, September 29th, to chit-chat and chew-the-fat face-to-face, y’know, the old-fashioned way.

I hope you all can make it out for this fun meeting-of-the-minds, and I hope you all enjoy the tunes I’ve assembled for this 2 volume MixTape for a mixer. I didn’t have too much free time to finely stitch all these together, so there’s certainly some loose threads and a rough patch-job or two, but I’m sure you can dig it! …On a more personal note, I can already hear Autumn creeping in to my taste. Anyway, thanks, and as always–

–Enjoy yourself-

Bean Stew_Vol I

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES & BEAN PRESENT:

BEAN STEW: VOL. I

by A Mouthful Of Pennies (Bobby Calero)

Cover art by Keri Kroboth-Calero (w/ an amateur twerk or two by Bobby Calero)

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Bean Stew_Vol II

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES & BEAN PRESENT:

BEAN STEW: VOL. II

by A Mouthful Of Pennies (Bobby Calero)

Cover art by Keri Kroboth-Calero (w/ an amateur twerk or two by Bobby Calero)

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Bean Stew_Vol I tracklistBean Stew_Vol II tracklist

—————(BOBBY CALERO)—————

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