Paw Paw, Brain Eno and Jazz Butcher
Date: Fri 20 Jul 2001 - 08:12:27 PDT
Life is full of little connections. Regarding Paw Paw, here's a paragraph from WILD TALENTS by Charles Fort, the American chronicler of the strange and unexplained:
In the NEW YORK SUN, Dec. 1, 1882, is an account of the occult powers of A.W. Underwood, a Negro, aged 24, of Paw Paw Michigan. The account, copied from the MICHIGAN MEDICAL NEWS, was written by Dr. L. C. Woodman, of Paw Paw. It was Dr. Woodman's statement that he was convinced that Underwood's phenomena were genuine. "He will take anybody's handkerchief, and hold it to his mouth, rub it vigorously, while breathing on it, and immediately it bursts into flames, and burns until consumed. He will strip, and will rinse out his mouth thoroughly, and submit to the most rigorous examination to preclude the possibility of any humbug, and then by his breath, blown upon any paper, or cloth, envelop it in flames. He will, while out gunning, lie down, after collecting dry leaves, and by breathing on them start a fire."
And that's where Eno got the title "Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch" for the song on HERE COME THE WARM JETS. "I feel everything, when Eno sings." The Butcher from ILLUMINATE.
Just thought you might want to know!
Scott Deschaine Received on Fri, 20 Jul 2001 10:12:27 -0500