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Jon Spencer speaks

File this under "totally fascinating blasts from the past". Gerard is that a category?

Jon Spencer talks to Ian Svenonius (I figured they'd be nemeses for the similar territory they mined during my youth) on VBS. Seriously interesting stuff:

Second Earles & Jensen MP3 this week: Barbara: A Realistic Portrait

Here's the second of five Earles & Jensen MP3s we're posting each day this week at 12:30 Eastern, for the countdown to album release on April 22. It's about one woman's fascination with the blues and is entitled:

Barbara: A Realistic Portrait (mp3)

(Yesterday's MP3, the first, can be found here).

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