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Arthel Lane Watson March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012

 "A long steel rail and short rail tie are gonna carry me home..."

 It was in the early '70s that I remember hearing Doc Watson singing "The Streamlined Cannonball" on one of the music shows on WFMT in Chicago - for whatever reason I employed it as a pacing tool when I ran Cross-Country in high school - it still pops into my mind every so often

I don't recall ever not stopping to listen whenever I heard him on the radio

Shortly after I began the Eastside Sound (Every Other Monday 2 to 4), I was poking around in the piles of tapes in the back of the Music Library and came across two reels, recorded by an unknown KBOO volunteer, of  a concert Doc and his son Merle played at Reed College in 1971

Set-up and prep

My goal is to produce sonic art that allows for a general expansion of viewpoint

--say what?

--close your eyes and listen

--what do you see?

I slowly peel back the layers-mysterious that encompass the knowledge and experience necessary to git where I'm a'wanting to go,

but then ain't that what its all about?

mitakuye oyasin


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