Monday, October 03, 2005

How Phillie Got The Freak On... (hint: drugs and cheap rehearsal space)

Jonathan Valania of PWO writes a short insider essay on how the City of Brotherly Blood birthed the Freak/Wyrd/New Folk movement? Read on, brother man, here...

It all started, for me anyway, at Brooke Sietinsons' walk-up loft/hobbit hole on Second Street, somewhere in that OK Corral-esque strip between the Standard Tap and the 700 Club. Even though she no longer lives there, the exact location will have to remain a secret because, technically speaking, L&I could still fine her for dispensing the Morning Glory seeds of Philly freak-folkdom without a permit. But the select initiates invited to these hash-pipe hootenannies-culled from some of the most remote and impenetrable redoubts of local bohemia-know where I'm talking about. continue


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