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The Lonesome L.A. Cowboy

I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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I’m the Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. It’s pretty easy to get to know me but I guess I have to warn ya right up front: “I’m a walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” I like: Music. Movies. Writing. Reading. Philosophy. Art. History. Humor. Science. Food. Photography. Ecology. Nature. Politics. Girls. (Not Always In That Particular Order). I like posting super-saturated color pics and sepia-toned black & white pics, usually without the white photo borders, of lots of naked girls, hippies, bikers, scenic stuff… all kinds of things. If you have a problem with nudity, especially photos of naked girls and nipples, you probably should not “follow” me. If you’re a prude and have hang-ups about sex in general, well, you’re going to have some issues in life and you’re probably not going to enjoy your experience here on Tumblr either. My own Tumblr blog is probably NSFW, even though it’s mostly softcore stuff. Let’s see, what can I tell you about me? Well, I’ve been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide and a dozen other websites and zines, most of them long gone. Currently I contribute to WhenYouAwake.com which is just the greatest blog ever. I’ve worked for over fifteen years at reissue record labels and written lots of liner notes, and prior to that I had jobs as a buyer and clerk at bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl days. I’m now somewhat reclusive and bide my time quietly (well, not always quietly) in my dusty Miracle Mile hermitage, looking at Tumblr and Facebook, reading music blogs and listening to acid folk/downer psych folk, stoned country, bootcut and outlaw country-rock, mustache and beard rock, desert rock, denim pop, soft psych and much much more. Some of my favorites have included (in no particular order, except I will probably always have a special love for the Beatles, so they get listed first):The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, John Coltrane, Spritualized, Honeybus, Winter Flowers, Arthur Lee & Love, Caetano Veloso, the Small Faces, The Dillards, Super Furry Animals, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Elliott Smith, The Zombies, Eric Dolphy, Big Star, Ride, Robin Trower, Ravi Shankar, The Electric Prunes, The Count Five, Randy Weeks, Donovan, Neil Young, Tony Gilkyson, The Flaming Lips, Terry Reid, The International Submarine Band, Kings Of Convenience, T-Rex, Bruce Langhorne, Lilys, Eagles (1st couple of albums anyway), Fleetwood Mac, The Rain Parade, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Les Fleur De Lys, Paul McCartney, Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends, The Seeds, Little Richard, Richard Ashcroft, The Verve, To Rococo Rot, M. Ward, Yo La Tengo, Wondermints, The Sweet, Jo Jo Gunne, Buffalo Springfield, The Jayhawks, Ry Cooder, The Turtles, the Left Banke, The Association, Entrance, Blue Mountain Eagle, Comet Gain, Dwight Twilley, Indian Jewelry, the Lammas Night Laments CD series, My Morning Jacket, Barclay James Harvest, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Black Crowes, Roy Harper, Outrageous Cherry, The Tyde, Beachwood Sparks, The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, The Beach Boys (circa ‘66-'71), Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Fairport Convention, Ian Hunter, John Fahey, Rockfour, Gillian Welch, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, Califone, The Kinks, Rick Nelson, Friends of Dean Martinez, Tim O'Reagan, Blodwyn Pig, Clarence White, Guy Clark, Dead Meadow, Supergrass, West Indian Girl, Caribou, The Grateful Dead, Batdorf & Rodney, Dave Alvin, Stereolab, Traffic, Owsley, The Chamber Strings, Nikki Sudden, Poco, The Incredible String Band, Family, The Lovetones, Robert Wyatt, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Raitt, World Of Oz, Graham Nash, Miles Davis, The Skygreen Leopards, the Jigsaw Seen, the Louvin Brothers, Mojave 3, Sara Melson, Miranda Lee Richards, Cowboy Junkies, Nick Garrie, The Poets, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Os Mutantes, Mellow Candle, the Arrows, Vetiver, Heart (early stuff!), Wilco, Jeff Tweedy, Devendra Banhart, Waylon Jennings, Serge Gainsbourg, early 70’s Aerosmith, Spacemen 3, CSNY, Van Morrison, The Outlaws, The Raspberries, The Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys, Andrew Gold/Byrds Of A Feather, Sparklehorse, Man, Strawbs, Mudcrutch, Bart Davenport, Stackwaddy, The Groundhogs, Howlin’ Wolf, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sun-era Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Nick Cave, John Prine, Tin Tin, Ian Matthews, Comus, Rogue Wave, Matthew Sweet, Maplewood, Ringo Starr, All Night Radio, Skip Spence, Gene Clark, Howlin’ Rain, The United States of America, The Liquor Giants, Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, The Hollies, Johnny Dowd, Beethoven’s Late Quartets, John Kongos, The Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Phil Spector & Jack Nitzsche’s awesome productions, mostly girl groups, The Volebeats, The Who, Bukka White, John Doe, Elf Power, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Band of Horses, The Jam, Animal Collective, The Flame, Lucinda Williams, Dennis Wilson, The Pretty Things, pre-Aja Steely Dan, DJ Nobody, Delta, Mick Ronson, Venice, The Dream Syndicate, The Mamas & The Papas, The Flatlanders, Bob Lind, Roy Orbison, James Burton, Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis & The Fog, The Earlies, Maple Mars, Shooter Jennings, Thin Lizzy, The MC5, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson, Charles Mingus, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby, The Byrds, Blind Willie McTell, Belle & Sebastian, Buck Owens, Stalk-Forrest Group, Chet Atkins, Calexico, Neal Casal, X, High Llamas, Spindrift, The Go, Badfinger, Cocteau Twins, Bread, Jason Falkner, The High Dials, Warren Zevon, Judee Sill, Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks, I See Hawks In L.A., Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet, Kris Kristofferson, Spirit, Luna, Carole King, Richard Buckner, The Stooges, Son House, Languis, Olivia Tremor Control, Jim Ford, Henry Mancini, Grapefruit, Bill Withers, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Midlake, Area Code 615, Air, Fairechild, The Dirtbombs, Engineers, Troy Gregory & the Witches, Lewis Taylor, Django Reinhardt, Curtis Mayfield, Electric Light Orchestra, The Black Keys, Meic Stevens, Espers, The Radar Bros., Crabby Appleton, Nick Drake, Moby Grape, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elizabeth Cotten, Kim Fowley, Bodine, Tim Easton, Kasenatz/Katz, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 60’s songs (esp. those performed by Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield), The Doobie Brothers (up until Takin’ It To The Streets), Karen Dalton, Bridget st. John, Silversun Pickups, Golden Smog, Deep Purple, George Harrison, Tony Joe White, Faces, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Idaho Falls, Swervedriver, Mariee Sioux, Cloud Eleven, Beulah, The Warlocks, Mystic Chords Of Memory, Silver Sunshine, The Black Angels, Kaleidoscope *UK, Ghost with Damon & Naomi, Bee Gees (early stuff), Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Nic Jones, Jet, The Cosmic Rough Riders/Daniel Wylie, The Shins, Elton John (early stuff), the Rolling Stones (particulary circa '65-'75), Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, Linda Rondstadt, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, David Sylvian, Leafhound, the Moon, Joy Division, Destroyer, The Cleaners From Venus, We All Together, Euphoria, Harry Nilsson, The Action, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno, Emmit Rhodes/The Merry-Go-Round, the Jamme, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Pete Ham, Neu!, France Gall, Scott Walker, Billy Nicholls, the Wackers, The Flaming Groovies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Free Electricity, The Aerovons, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, Brendon Benson, The Decemberists, Acetone, Milk N’ Cookies, the Curt Boettcher-produced albums by the Millennium and Sagittarius, The Moon Upstairs, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Pink Mountaintops, James Taylor, Fred Neil, The Sid Hillman Quartet, Todd Rundgren, Nelson Bragg, Thomas & Richard Frost, Linda Perhacs, Mortimer, Mason Profit, The Clientele, The Hacienda Bros., The Smoke (UK & US), Jackson Browne, John Cale, the Thrills, Wiskey Biscuit, Future Pigeon, Syd Barrett, Smallstone, Electromagnetic, Flying Saucer Attack, The Charlatans, Lou Reed, Humble Pie, Free, The Move, Leslie Stevens - Leslie & The Badgers, Andre Williams, Eric Matthews, Frank Sinatra, Rainbow Ffolly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roxy Music, Lee Hazlewood, Postal Service, Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, America, Yoko Ono, The Allman Brothers/Gregg Allman, Djivan Gasparyan, Mark Eric, Steve Earle, The Court & Spark, Blossom Toes, the Stories, The Godz, The Band, Mike Stinson, Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground (and Nico!), The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Traveling Wilburys, Neil Halstead, The Doors, The Shore/Ben Ashley, Felt, Marc Carroll, Television, Leon Russell, Francoise Hardy, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello (and the Attractions), Rockpile/Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds, The Monkees, Octopus, Roy Wood/Wizzard, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Steve Miller Band, The Fugs, Little Walter, Gram Parsons/the Flying Burrito Brothers, Bobby Jameson (Chris Lucey), Junior Kimbrough, Bob Marley, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Dr. John, Tim Buckley, Panda Bear, Twice As Much, Richard Twice, Old 97s, Ryan Adams, Uncle Tupelo, The Hudson Brothers, Gary Higgins, Dntel, Wings, Mud, The James Gang, Mott The Hoople, all the Nuggets I and Nuggets II bands (all of 'em), Robyn Hitchcock, The Bobby Fuller Four, Old Californio, Epic Soundtracks, Dungen, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Amon Duul, Michael Hurley, Karen Carpenter’s gorgeous voice, Glen Campbell, The Album Leaf, Simon & Garfunkel, Hawkwind, Spindrift, LSD & The Search For God, Kevin Ayers/Soft Machine, The Temptations, various Tropicalia bands and musicians, The Yardbirds, The End…literally, though I could probably list thousands more. I don’t really like watching network TV too much anymore – I guess it’s because I really don’t like renting space in my head for the commercials – and so I mostly watch cable TV shows now, and even those channels have too many commercials. Mostly I watch documentaries and movies (see below for favorites), particularly on the Sundance Channel and IFC. Favorite TV shows I’ve loved have included dramas like Deadwood, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Shield, Californication and Dexter. I watch a lot of political talk shows too, and a lot of historical and scientific-related TV programs in general on PBS (Nova and Frontline in particular), the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. Among the thousands of favorite movies I like, here are a few (in no particular order): The Big Lebowski (I often will blow an evening by lying in the bathtub, getting high and listening to an audiotape of whale songs. Okay, not really, but I do live like the Dude. Seriously), The Long Goodbye, Midnight Cowboy, Touch Of Evil, The Indian Runner, Straight Time, Los Olvidados, Wings Of Desire, The Night Of The Hunter, Lolita (1962), Easy Rider, Cisco Pike, Pulp Fiction,Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Office Space, Adaptation, American Beauty, Jaws, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, A Fistful Of Dollars, Withnail & I, Harold & Maude, Waking Ned Devine, Happiness, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, Bad Santa, Chinatown, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Sullivan’s Travels, In Bruges, After Hours, King of Comedy, Defending Your Life, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, The Shining, Taxi Driver, M*A*S*H*, Catch-22, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Léolo, Pretty Maids All In A Row, The Graduate, A Serious Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Lost In America, Being John Malkovich, Cool Hand Luke, Big Jake, Dogtown & Z-Boys, Barton Fink, Putney Swope, The Apartment, The Godfather I & II, The Last Picture Show, Hud, Sunset Boulevard, In A Lonely Place, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Betty Blue, Animal House, Two-Lane Blacktop, This Is Spinal Tap, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, The Hired Hand (great soundtrack by Bruce Langhorne!), and so many more, I’ve gotta stop somewhere - can’t list them all. I like to read lots and lots of non-fiction, but also love good fiction too: mostly modern, contemporary 20th and 21st century novels by revisionists and relativists, existentialists, expressionists, experimentalists, and I particularly love fiction written by rural American naturalists, especially writers from the Montana school. Favorite writers have included (in no particular order): John Fante, Tom McGuane, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Carson McCullers, Cormac McCarthy, William S. Burroughs, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus, Euroda Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Hugo, Wallace Stegner, Richard Brautigan, William Faulkner, Andre Gide, Norman Mailer, William Kittredge, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Bowles, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, Jim Thompson, J.D. Salinger, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Knut Hamsun, Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, Andre Gide, Horace McCoy, Julio Cortazar, Edward Abbey, Chuck Palahniuk, William Kennedy, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Richard Ford, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Feodor Dostoyevsky and many others. What else…I enjoy chatting with just about anyone who possesses both a substantial vocabulary and applies careful analysis and articulation when they’re discussing topics like politics, religion, etc. ESFJ was my temperament type the last time I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. As for religion, I’m what one Tumblr called herself: “an apatheist, meaning: I could care less about religion.” Actually, I do care – I think religion has fucked up the world. I guess I’m what you might call a Rationalist (so were/are Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Paine, Richard Dawkins, Voltaire and many, many others). I think life itself is pretty absurd and I’ve always been interested in existentialsm (“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~ Henry Miller). Politically, I lean pretty hard to the progressive left-side of the spectrum. I’m an apathetically inclined, occasionally voting, pissed off Progressive Liberal with some leanings towards the more socially-minded Social Democrat views, apparently. I embrace Social Democracy and Socialism in general. I’m trying to keep my political views to a minimum on Tumblr. however. If you’re interested in becoming a friend on Facebook, send me a message. What else? I don’t believe in hunting unless you happen to be an American Indian or an Inuit or a person who lives off the land. I’ve loved just about every animal I’ve ever met in person, and I’ve been a vegetarian twice in my life, once for 3 years, and once more for 4 more years, but right now I guess I enjoy having a steak now and then too much to go back to being a straight vegetarian, but who knows? I love all types of Mexican food, particularly fish tacos!, and I enjoy breakfast any time of the day: I like my eggs scrambled and my coffee black – “blacker than a steer’s tookas on a moonless prairie night” as The Stranger in The Big Lebowski says – and Peet’s French Roast is my favorite coffee right now. I like drinking red wine (cabs and merlots and shiraz’s mostly) out of anything but wine glasses. I also enjoy Mexican beer (Negra Modelo is my favorite), particularly with a wedge of lime – drinking Mexican beer makes me always feel like I’m on vacation. I guess that’s about it. Nice to meet you.

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