Calvin JohnsonSep 25, 2013 Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL

  1. A Woman Named Trudy
  2. Blind In One Eye
  3. Pine Shaped Box
  4. Shake A Puddin
  5. Sitting Alone At Movies
  6. Somebodies Phone Is Ringing
  7. The Dignity of Saint Jude

Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Mike Gentry

The land that the folks in Calvin Johnson songs occupy is full of the following disparate objects, feelings, phrases, beasts, aberrations and bits of wilderness:
Talking trees
Open sores
Old men whittling on their front porches
Empty movie theaters
Debilitating aloneness
The sound of one's own rattling voice
A hot mess of squeamishness
Melted records
Small electrocutions
Watery graves
Certifiable looniness
Odd deaths
Strange curiosities
Splintered visions
Men walking around in dirty dress shirts and trousers - pulling it off
Wandering voices
Clothing on the line
Bloody socks
Rotary phones
Soda fountains and homemade fudge
Lawn sculptures
Coal walkers
Beds of nails
Holy water

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