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"SILLY BEASTS IN SACRED PLACES": Karin Bolender on the secret truths that DOLLYWOOD reveals. Plus, an extensive review of DOLLY PARTON's music by Paige La Grone Babcock. Illustrations by Emily Ryan.
Rootsy or folk? Post-punk or blues futura? The answer is: Yes. THE FIERY FURNACES might be all over the map, but Margaret Wappler finds out one thing's dead certain: No one else is gettin' in the band.
"ENCOUNTER WITH MAXIMON": While investigating Guatemala's folk-magic patron saint of thieves and whores, James Marriott made a serious mistake. With an illustration by John Coulthart.
Hallucinogens, Ukrainian Catholicism, Nascar town alienation, the Tao De Ching and the Beatles helped make BROTHER JT the homegrown musical genius he is. Jay Babcock interviews America's least-known national treasure. Plus, David Katznelson guides us thru JT's vast and beguiling career.
Arthur regular T-MODEL FORD talks about crack, in-town cars and underage sex. HOLLY GOLIGHTLY invites us into her kitchen.
"R.I.P. SUV": a poem by Charles Potts.
Comics by Gary Panter and Lauren R. Weinstein.
Steve Aylett on the whole Matrix bollocks, and Paul Cullum considers the new DVDs by Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham in his ãCamera Obscuraä column.
Byron Coley & Thurston Moore review the De Stijl/Freedom From Festival in their "Bull Tongue" column, with wonderful photos by Seth Tisue. Discussed in this column: Hair Police, The Dream/Aktion Unit, MIchael Yonkers, Aaron Dilloway, Metalux, Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, Emil Beausoleil, Bridget St. John, Fursaxa, Nmperign, The MVEE Medicine Show, The Wayne Rogers Unit, Borbetomagus, Tony Conrad, Neon Hunk, Burning Star Core, Arthur Doyle, Dead Machines, Jack Rose, Angelblood, Noxagt, Jackie-O Motherfucker, No Neck Blues Band, Trad Gras Och Stenar, Dwight Frizzell and Matt St. Germain.
Cantankerous duo C & D check out new releases from Unicorns, Eugene McDaniels, The Starvations, 22-20s, Sun Kil Moon, Jolie Holland, Mark Lanegan Band, Califone, Book of Lies-the Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult, Bobby Conn and the Glass Gyspies, US Maple, Skullflower, Pelt, Audra Kubat, Polmo Polpo and Double Leopards.
Plus! Art by Evah Fan and a photograph by David Ellis, a horoscope by Weird War singer Ian Svenonius (Gemini) and oodles of doodles by Ed Ruscha, Jr.