"I have been accused of considering nature no more than a free larder from which to take gourmet food, but this is not true. My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature."
Today I'm serving up a small salad gathered from wild ingredients, six of them vinyl, and one flexi-disc. Two 'mystery' artists, and two well-known names.
Side one is pleasant enough, but it is side two where the Mr. Bones and Mr. Interlocutor-type weirdness kicks in. Some interesting flavor here.
Next we have some 1961-vintage soul from Willie Tomlin to stir in, as produced by Henry Boozier for Peacock Records in Houston TX. I've always enjoyed spicing up sets with "Check Me Baby", and fans of Iceberg Slim will probably dig it as well.
And lastly, a special secret weapon flavor from the more recent past, by the talented Douglas Kahn.
This version of the piece is from the flexi included in RAW # 3, 1984. For many years a standard of the art, and still a treasure. The audio, that is- those magazines are very nice, too. The generous Mr. Kahn, now a professor at UC Davis, posts many interesting audio clips on his site.
Enjoy these appetizers. -DD