Success a shock to folk/rocker 

Frenchy Burrito has a hard time understanding why he's been able to make a living as a musician for 27 years in Pittsburgh. "In a busness dominated by young people, it's bewildering to me that I'm still out here doing this," he said in an interview earlier this week.Not that Burrito is living in mansion, taking limos to concerts or touring the country in chartered jet. The 49-year-old singer/guitarist describes his buget as "shoe string," and the recent release of his self-tilted CD took more than three…

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Mexico 

In 1967 I took a trip to Mexico in my VW bug. Back then there was poetry and romance in the world and when I returned from my sojourn to my hometown Chicago (in the middle of a snow storm) I wrote Mexico. It's an existential love song set in a mystical land. I played it for Townes Van Zandt, he fell in love with it - he used to sing on the chorus, the part with the la la's. Those days are gone now and so is Townes but the song Mexico remains -FB PS I had to sell my blood to get this song recorded so…

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Quotes 

"I like to listen to music on a broken speaker from far away" - Tom Waits

Quotes 

“I admit that I ain't no angel, I admit that I ain't no saint-- I'm selfish and I'm cruel and I'm blind. If I exorcise my devils, well my angels may leave too. When they leave they're so hard to find...” -Tom Waits

Quotes 

"Most of the people I admire, they usually smell funny and don't get out much. It's true. Most of them are either dead or not feeling well." - Tom Waits “I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something“ - Jim Morrison "I'm like Che Guevara, I come out of the hills, make a little raid fight the rising tide of conformity and head back to the hills." -…

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Brief Thoughts on John Dillinger 

John Dillinger was a modern day Robin Hood with a machine gun. A rebel in the same way as Che Guevara, and he was executed the same as Guevara. He may not have thought of himself that way at the time, but maybe he did. The public has been propagandized with New World Order hooey about Dillinger to continue their system of oppression. His many escapes and outwitting of the law are legion. And what was he guilty of? Robbing banks! Everybody knows today that bankers are the biggest criminals of all! So the…

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