|Leo on Record: 6 And 12 String Guitar (1969)|
[with original notes by Leo Kottke]
THE DRIVING OF THE YEAR NAIL
From an old Etruscan drawing of a sperm cell.
THE LAST OF THE ARKANSAS GREYHOUNDS
A terror-filled escape on a bus from
a man fired from Beaumont Ranch.
Ojo Caliente where the Zuni hid from Estaban, the Moor, and the Spaniards.
CROW RIVER WALTZ
A prayer for the demise of the canoe and the radar trap without
which Federal prisons will have to be rebuilt to accommodate prepubescence.
THE SAILOR'S GRAVE ON THE PRAIRIE
Originally written to commemorate Nedicks and a Minneapolis musician's
contempt for the three A.M. cheeseburger with a nickel slice of raw.
VASELINE MACHINE GUN
1) for waking up nude in a sleeping bag on the shore of the Atlantic surrounded
by a volley ball game at high noon, and 2) for the end of the volley ball game.
A reluctant lament.
While at Watermelon Park Music Festival I had the opportunity to play
banjo in the middle of the night for a wandering drunk. When I finished he vomited
-- an astute comment on my playing. Made me feel very distinguished.
JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING
The engineer called this the ancient joy of man's desire.
(Bach had twenty children because his organ didn't have any stops).
This is about the mad fishermen of the North whose ice fishing spots
resemble national shrines.
THE TENNESSEE TOAD
Who made an epic journey from Ohio to Tennessee.
THE BRAIN OF THE PURPLE MOUNTAIN
From A.L. Tennyson.
While rising from the sink, cupboard doors opened and engulfed his head; while turning to the right to avoid the whole incident he walked into a refrigerator -- which afforded a good chin rest for staring at some bananas in a basket.
Cover from 6 &12 String Guitar
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