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Re: Paw Paw, Brain Eno and Jazz Butcher

From: Dave Ungar <verbal.kint_at_lycos.com>
Date: Fri 20 Jul 2001 - 07:29:12 PDT

 

Thanks.

I always wondered what "The PawPaw Negro Blowtorch" meant.

... And was it Doc who hasn't been the same since he heard "Blank Frank"? (Or was it someone else...)

-DU

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On Fri, 20 Jul 2001 10:12:27  
 Scott Deschaine wrote:

>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
>
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