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West Virginia state folklorist @wvfolklife | film reviews editor, Journal of Am. Folklore | vernacular, experimental & radical culture | records @spinstersounds

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Did not know Francoise Hardy worked as an art director until watching Daughters of Darkness (1971) but now I want t… https://t.co/Sscd3RnTm0
10/24
2020
@roberthamwriter Toss up between The Incredible String Band & Michael HurleyThis week my Art & Society class is watching Style Wars, the 1982 doc on New York graffiti artists, hip-hop, and B-… https://t.co/v1LA9XyGw7
10/22
2020
@VincentHaddad Thank you! @VincentHaddad Do you know if "Finally Got the News" is available to watch somewhere?"I wrote and composed that song. After awhile I'm gonna put it on a record, if I live," he says when he finally sho… https://t.co/u4ZSaLSgeQThen later, "Attention please all festival goers--we appreciate your cooperation in keeping OFF the Kentucky race t… https://t.co/ca7IwN8NOpListening to some @SmithsonianFolk festival tape from 1973, and while Jean Ritchie and Hazel Dickens are beautifull… https://t.co/82bqnCRtY2Summerisle Park. Attractions include The Maypole Scrambler, The Wickerman Petting Zoo, Willow's Dance Dance Revolut… https://t.co/ppJWz2Q7lb @rachmonroe @frumpenberg True, tho you can totally tell when they are https://t.co/kzuZW7DWkx
10/21
2020
It’s nice to have 2 cats because then you can talk to one about the otherAs you fire up your cauldrons, steep your tinctures, practice your incantations, and channel your energies for the… https://t.co/SpHEaN6CsK"In a question that resonates across industries, workers, and diverse occupationally related diseases, one West Vir… https://t.co/H4IsIjTDy5making the softest tiniest plucks on a dulcimer .... microdulcing
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10/20
2020
@rachsyme Improvisational soup https://t.co/sz0wnpp92R @jen_powers43 Nope https://t.co/4O1V3qMd1W
10/19
2020
Thank you, @cgoodwoman 💛 https://t.co/dobAhyS94hWhat I've been up to 👉"Since the program began in 2015 it has conducted oral history interviews with more than 175… https://t.co/dZNU3GKlig
10/16
2020
The Anthology of American Folk Music came out in 1952 and featured recordings made in the 20s and 30s. If a version… https://t.co/FEgnUbERkW
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10/15
2020
So much to soak up here from Dr. El Amin, Angela Dennis and William Isom. We talk about the truth of the Melungeon… https://t.co/kWi5XeYULB
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard @totalvibration Oooh I’m headed that way this weekend! Lmk next time you’re there and maybe we can have a socially distant yard hang or hike @totalvibration West Virginia, you say?
10/14
2020
@ashleymelzer https://t.co/qnFikF1mXrOld oak coming down in the neighbor’s yard and I’m bummed 😢 https://t.co/64gsU1aZgvTree trimmer guys who take down old beautiful trees for no apparent reason def get haunted by tree spirits, right?
10/13
2020
@frumpenberg Looking forward to this!
10/12
2020
@thetrillbillies A lot of direct and indirect references to the oil crisis tooTexas Chainsaw Massacre—a familiar generational saga of a young visionary artist, shamed by his family for his grav… https://t.co/hWUfEGxffC @michaeladwy @zara_corzine .@RanchoGordo beans in particular! @thetrillbillies @Carl18BuschFan Forever thinking about that plastic tortilla holder
10/11
2020
@spriskos Ha. I’m on digest so I just saw that
10/10
2020
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10/9
2020
@OcqueocSAM @thebradking Mothman signal 😈 @OcqueocSAM @thebradking As far as I know that’s pretty contested at this point https://t.co/XTWCCh8YUL
10/8
2020
@ashleymelzer Lol that part was @traaaaason’s contribution, I believe @ahb1311 Check @WVHumanities e-WV for general info https://t.co/P1NeNHKMTv I really like Ron Eller's books Miners,… https://t.co/sNYmvIaucs @igotarthritis It's in regards to the the Pennsylvania German folk belief that carrying a potato in your pocket will ward off rheumatism @very_abstract Honestly pretty much everyone but folklorists knewBeing a folklorist means email subject lines on your professional listserv are things like Bird foot nailed to in… https://t.co/QLdDPzR5SZ
10/7
2020
https://t.co/I0jBvUkppCHelp us document contemporary West Virginia ghost stories (aka The Telltale Lilac Bush of the future) 👻💀👻 https://t.co/jIK4Faxxnf @wvulou @DukePress I’ve read some of Segregating Sound! Really good. Written in Stone sounds like it could be helpf… https://t.co/5GBG7RwI9l
10/6
2020
@carlingmcmanus Why thank you @themodernfolk Can’t take credit for the list—It’s @Criterion’s 70s horror special. Though it’s weird bc some other… https://t.co/0Rp5JsZ7rW @villereal Good to know. Re: other bad 70s horror, @muttgomery & I just watched Altman’s Images which had a nice mo… https://t.co/5PZKBz2tML @villereal Watched that one last nightOctober to do list https://t.co/C00l2HN4KA @walkyourcamera BandcampPicking up some Stuart Hall collections but what other @DukePress books should I get? https://t.co/MI8Khoa1gcJust learned that Jerry Garcia plays the banjo part of the street musician in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Proba… https://t.co/jx2eQNvyyPAnne Boyer https://t.co/NeHyoXfbnP
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10/5
2020
learning about some interesting traditional practices that may help solve police brutality and our transition to re… https://t.co/F30uq85rmj
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard‘tis the season https://t.co/whUz33WGcD
10/4
2020
“historically sexy” https://t.co/kmQR4GiLsSFrank & the Hurricanes Fall 2020 Style Guide (tag yrself) https://t.co/jSbonv2CLC https://t.co/Z6Kdr2bK9O
10/3
2020
We want to hear your West Virginia ghost stories! Share yours with us by leaving a message on our toll-free Folklif… https://t.co/zGRpfdL9Nq
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard @ratbee SPINSTER looking for that big bean and Pilot G-2 07 pen sponsorshipHappy @Bandcamp Day! We're psyched to share some new merch and a super rad vinyl release with you soon. In the mean… https://t.co/gmzUgMDGzh
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard @realguha1 sorry, I don’t make the rules @WaltAuvil beans is backIn a pandemic, there are only 2 seasons: beans season and not
10/2
2020
Puff the Magic Dragon terrified me. “A dragon lives forever but not so little boys”?! WTF Peter, Paul and Mary https://t.co/hpfBi6zYhe
10/1
2020
Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains, ballots in the river
9/30
2020
@PoseySessions @_emma_parker At the American Folklife Center: @lermanmaya, @nasaylor, @johnfenn3, @realguha1,… https://t.co/S9PAWlZW7i.@voiceofwitness seeks narrators who have a story to tell about their resettlement experience in Appalachia for a n… https://t.co/JyuFY5pBkx
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard @danozzi And when they hung out with the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers https://t.co/1l9sgJSFwD
9/29
2020
Happening now! Unwind with sets by @ratbee, @lou__turner, Yasmin Williams, @rosalimusic, Elizabeth LaPrelle & Brian… https://t.co/d4WxKc3Z2YCatch a set from @ratbee today at 3pm eastern! https://t.co/X2VFZB7cNG
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9/26
2020
Also happening around the same time as our Saturday show is this star studded affair with spinster sounds, one of m… https://t.co/QZnoDkW79q
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9/25
2020
@egggirl This was so evident in the bitter responses to TSwift’s album—the desire to ride the wave of any glimmer o… https://t.co/SRtXp4R0sWWanted to share this from last month by our friend Rachel—some wisdom the great Elandria Williams who we lost yeste… https://t.co/QyBQEdilQw
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9/24
2020
We like to party https://t.co/NcnfyynGfx
9/23
2020
@dnorsen1 @allisonhussey Ugh! Haven’t been able to stomach him ever since I read that book, as bad as it was
9/19
2020
@allisonhussey 😬 According to the (admittedly terrible) book Girls Like Us, he was physically abusive to Carly Simon
9/18
2020
WAP (Wet Ass Pocahontas county) https://t.co/NjprXKA5fT @cgoodwoman @TGKVF1 !!!!!
9/14
2020
@totalvibration Johneigh Cash wishes you the same @jen_powers43 ! Somehow had never seen this record @totalvibration Yes, Lars?https://t.co/Chb6dqFjFk
9/13
2020
So proud of my friend and @SpinsterSounds sister @ratbee. This record really does feel like a thread weaving throug… https://t.co/nvhwz8Bx06
9/11
2020
So hard to pick out just a playlist-worth of favorites from the @Folkways collection, but I gave it a shot. Maybe y… https://t.co/ZViIYRKJo2 @WillEkySFF @igotarthritis Check out this great @ByronColey1 profile of him. Bet you will dig his comics too https://t.co/imwh5n8Ei4 @WillEkySFF A known remedy of one Michael Hurley. Unclear if it's effective thoughLoving these notes on this fantastically good Spotify playlist (https://t.co/UNEo2hEEDS) of Smithsonian Folkways re… https://t.co/9qgIYgOu42
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard @CasparSalmon Glad you're digging it! Here are my annotations, if you'd like some context on the song selections: https://t.co/8VHJmYLin3 @cgoodwoman @WVFolklife Thank you Crystal!! That means a lot to me 💛Every night before bed these days I dose myself with a spoonful of elderberry syrup and think of the line from Mary… https://t.co/cf8DTT4DEX
9/10
2020
RIP to a true legend of electronic music. And if you ever find another pic which hits the part this one does, let m… https://t.co/VpAABLQiWg
Retweeted by Emily Hilliard @villageofspaces I've soaked overnight and warmed it up the next morning. Not sure I could do room temp! I will hav… https://t.co/ZAgSMH1H5l @anywillowbrook @dwaynesueno I actually enjoy oatmeal, but to me achieving the archetypal ideal of an *oatmeal guy/… https://t.co/OIzUJBsP3D @anywillowbrook @dwaynesueno Lol ok yeah get me a spurtle, a caboose, and a dyker and I’m inHBD to a Virgo and a mensch 💛🌙 https://t.co/K7ZZhtHhxK
9/9
2020
In 💛 with @ratbee's version of Polly on the Shore. That banjo! Plus some sweet guitar from Andrew & drums from… https://t.co/WuVrRaBqVu
9/8
2020
@dwaynesueno Imagining you imagining yourself as Goldilocks might just do it for meIf quarantine doesn’t make an “oatmeal guy” out of me, nothing ever willSolidarity with the Michigan @geo3550 from a former member of the @LEOUnionUmich ✊ As a Michigan undergrad in 2005,… https://t.co/vhkLtHaIbTAnd “One Day More” (Elaine Purkey) ✊ https://t.co/trDpwPRS5l https://t.co/HZ7DMQgZDH
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9/7
2020

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