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Rubbing Against the Trees in the Lord’s Forest

R. Crumb's Book of Genesis, October 24 - February 7, 2010 The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, October 4 - January 3, 2010 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles It shouldn't really surprise anyone that the author of Zap and Mr. Natural, Robert Crumb, has undertaken the Greatest Illustration Project Ever Drawn--the Book of Genesis. Any narrative with all those "begats" would have to exert a certain charm for Crumb. The generally naughty R. shows himself to be extraordinarily obedient to this text, and demurs from any interpretive flourish in his cartoons--a wise decision, as the plain act of Crumb undertaking this work is its own statement which promises plenty of fun. His cast of characters includes a scowling, hirsute God, thunder-thighed … [Read more...]

Two Hot Women

                  Hot Women is a compilation put together by Robert (Keep On Trucking) Crumb of  "Women Singers from Torrid Regions of the World Taken from Old 78 RPM Records, 1920 to 1950s". Here are two sizzling samples! From the Liner Notes: Clemona Falcon: "Blues Negres": Accompanying herself on guitar, with Joseph Falcon on accordion; Recorded Dec., 1934, New York City, Decca 17004.  She has been fairly well researched. Born Clemona Breaux in the Acadian, or "Cajun" county of Louisiana, she came from a musical family, played and sang in the family band, and with the band of her husband, Jospeh Falcon, in local dance halls and roadhouses, … [Read more...]