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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.

——————(BOBBY CALERO)——————–  — —   –    –    –      –

(Janis Joplin blotter art by R. Crumb)

A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: SUDDEN DOGS

Hello All,

And the A Mouthful Of Pennies Consortium’s Summer Blow-Out Wholesale Bootleg MixTape Distribution continues! Everything Must Go!

The last MixTape—THE MYTH OF A ROOM—might have been a little too high-falutin’ for some; so, today I present a good ol’ fashion slap-dash quick one for sitting under the afternoon sun with friends and perhaps breaking into a sing-along or two. Sloppy at points and reminding me of a MixTape I might’ve made 10-15 years back (like on an actual tapedeck), this one should be a breeze to roll along to and comes with its own custom-built comedown! …(and another bootleg, grandma with a computer cover art.)

Oh, and don’t forget to checkout some other dope MixTapes posted up in these pages: Longevity Has its Place ; El Ambiente Bien Babes Y Bean de Uruguay: Volume 1Broken Tail-Feathers; The Two Cent Spit; Babylon Bye Bye; and the Nas birthday tribute, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones is Like…

#thisiswhatpopradioshouldsoundlike!

—Enjoy yourself!

Sudden Dogs

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS:

SUDDEN DOGS

by A Mouthful Of Pennies (Bobby Calero)

(another bootleg, grandma with a computer) album cover by A Mouthful Of Pennies (Bobby Calero, w/ the participation of Moose (L.) & Patti (R.))

Loco MosquitoIggy Pop (’80)

You Keep Me Hanging On [snippet] – Vanilla Fudge (’67)

Hateful The Clash (’79)

Rock & Roll/SympathyJane’s Addiction (live at the Roxy Theatre 1/26/’87)

Once Was A Time I Thought The Mamas & the Papas (’66)

LaydownPrince (’10)

The World Has Turned and Left Me HereWeezer (’94)

Police & ThievesThe Clash (’77)

You’re Crazy (Lies version) – Guns N’ Roses (’89)

Mother Mary (Daytrotter Session version) – Far (’10)

Don’t Push (acoustic) – Bradley Nowell (’92)

Don’t Push/54-46 That’s My Number/Ball And ChainSublime (’92)

Still FameDavid Bowie, James Brown, Dr. Dre, & Snoop Dogg (Pastamasta mash)

It Ain’t Hard To Tell Tom’s DinerSuzanne Vega & Nas (Danger Mouse remix) (’03)

Gunz On My Side/2 Glocks2Pac, Busta Rhymes, Bounty Killa, & Wayne Marshall (DJ Vlad/Dirty Harry/DJ Green Lantern remix) (’03)

The Story of Fela (Open & Close)Fela Kuti (J.Period remix) (’09)

I’ve Been to the MountaintopDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (4/3/’68)

Tears Of A Samurai/I Shall Be ReleasedThe RZA/Elvis Presley (’07/’71)

—————(BOBBY CALERO)—————