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I haven’t been posting much lately due to some recent events that has been making it difficult for me to do much else. For one thing, I’m trying to take care of an elderly woman. Also I’ve been working on a number of web design projects that should help me financially.

I would love to save up to $1200 and get the new Dell Widescreen UltraSharp 2405FPW LCD Monitor, then I could truly die happy. This would be huge for me, because I’ve never really saved money before, they tend to “burn a hole in my pocket”, as they say. But this is a worthy goal for it to become my first time, I would say.

Song of the week – Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch

Brian Eno has influenced so many great artists today, and he is considered one of the elites of the creation of blissful ambient music. This song of the week took place in 1974, and is sadly an unreleased work with The Winkies. Brian Eno sang lead in the song called Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch, an unapologetic tongue-in-cheek rock song. The title is unique, but it has a meaning and a historical significance:

Regarding Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch, here’s a paragraph from WILD TALENTS by Charles Fort, the American chronicler of the strange and unexplained:

In the NEW YORK SUN, Dec. 1, 1882, is an account of the occult powers of A.W. Underwood, a Negro, aged 24, of Paw Paw Michigan. The account, copied from the MICHIGAN MEDICAL NEWS, was written by Dr. L. C. Woodman, of Paw Paw. It was Dr. Woodman’s statement that he was convinced that Underwood’s phenomena were genuine. “He will take anybody’s handkerchief, and hold it to his mouth, rub it vigorously, while breathing on it, and immediately it bursts into flames, and burns until consumed. He will strip, and will rinse out his mouth thoroughly, and submit to the most rigorous examination to preclude the possibility of any humbug, and then by his breath, blown upon any paper, or cloth, envelop it in flames. He will, while out gunning, lie down, after collecting dry leaves, and by breathing on them start a fire.”

The recording quality isn’t high quality, it was likely ripped from an 8-track, given the time period of the song. However, it’s still exceptional rock that today’s garage-rock-revival bands are trying to recreate. The guitar style in Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch later went on to influence U2’s “Where The Streets Have No Name.”

My Second Family

My roommate, known as R, and I have grown real close over the years, and I have grown to love her family as my own. The day I met her mom, we’ll call her C, has welcomed me and told me that I am a part of her family. She has done nothing but made me feel a part of her family.

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