A Savage Yet Sublime September Roundup

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With all the electionate nonsense quieting to a dull roar (and in the case of one end of the equation, emphasize the “dull”, as in mentally and socially challenged…) and summer coming to its inevitably impending end, there’s a feeling of wistfulness in the air.  You can feel something’s lost.

Sure, it’s a season of change, a move into the darker half of the year where the putative Oak King passes and his dark brother the Holly King holds sway, but it’s more than that. Something’s missing, and it’s something vital to the human spirit.

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Blu Review: Vinegar Syndrome’s Petey Wheatstraw (the Devil’s Son in Law) – Cliff Roquemore

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After the absurd broader than usual nigh-Borscht belt comedy misstep of Human Tornado, Rudy Ray Moore and director Cliff Roquemore deliver more of a return to form with 1977’s Petey Wheatstraw.

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An Ill-Augured August Roundup

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Whew, what an ugly month it’s turned out to be!

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August Supplemental Roundup – Satanath Records and Symbol of Domination Records

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Third Eye regulars may already be aware of Satanath Records.

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DVD Review: They Came From the Swamp – the Films of William Grefe (Daniel Griffith)

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Let’s kick this off with a confession: I’m not generally big on documentaries.

Sure, many directors over the years have cut their eyeteeth on them, and there are folks who live and breathe this stuff – I’ve even known people who claim to watch nothing but for weeks at a time.  But they tend to be fairly dry affairs, sort of live action iterations of Wikipedia with a bunch of talking heads.  It’s nice to see some of the actual parties in question speak their piece, but it’s always been more in the line of 15m extra packaged with a feature film than an end in and of itself.

Even so, I simply couldn’t resist tapping into They Came From the Swamp, a breezy documentary on the career of old favorite William “Wild Bill” Grefe directed by Daniel Griffith…particularly given a very special bonus feature included in the package.

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