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continuing to dig into the Centro-matic / South San Gabriel / Will Johnson k-hole. still feeling overwhelmed and undereducated. and i have bought their music in the past — before this recent catch up. so if feel like i should have been more equipped, listened better when people who were hard-core fans talked about the bands and stuff, or asked better questions.

yeah so i’m finding it a bit stressful.

so i needed to realign and reconnect with a recent favorite record project Will Johnson was on with Jay Farrar, Anders Parker and Jim James, a tribute to Woody Guthrie.

in library school i knew a fellow graduate student who did an internship at the Woody Guthrie Archives. i was pretty awestruck at a lot of the kids i was in school with — they were an interesting, talented, smart bunch. anyway this one guy did his internship there and i always wanted to ask him more about it. i didn’t envy him commuting up to Mt. Kisco, NY to get there (where the archives are located). that’s about all i remember about it.

i ain’t got nobody
ain’t nobody got me
i’m just like a little apple
hangin’ on the tree
don’t nobody want me
i can plainly see
i ain’t got nobody
and ain’t nobody got me

i ain’t got nobody
ain’t nobody got me
i’m just like a chunk of wood
floatin’ on the sea
don’t nobody want me
i can plainly see
i ain’t got nobody
and ain’t nobody got me

I Ain't Got Nobody Woody Guthrie liner notes

and then there’s the “other” song / version. haven’t 100% confirmed if they are the same or different songs.

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About Erika Herzog

big music fan. used to work in the movie business a little bit. love weaving and knitting. own a banjo. haven't picked up the corn cob pipe. yet.

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