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Hank 3 short interview in current Culture Magazine


Music-Minded Readers,
This is a partial reprint (tease) from the current issue (April 2014) of Culture Magazine. You can buy it or view it on the website at http://www.ireadculture.com
We cannot print the whole thing or else you may not go look at Culture and since they help us pay the bills, we agree with them! (photo credits to Hank 3 who personally prepared the bottom one. He is about ‘hands on’ as it gets in the entertainment business.)


also you will see the first paragraph twice…the first is how it appeared and the second it how it was submitted…we plead ‘not guilty’…screw it, we just put back the original lead as we wrote it. it is better than the magazine’s version…

By Michael Hendrick/April 3, 2014 03:13
The Illustrious Legacy of Hank Williams III

The Williams and Carter/Cash families shaped traditional american music more than any others. The prolific output of Shelton ‘Hank’ Williams 3 may surpass that of grandfather, Hank Williams, who’s songs are standards worldwide. He died at age 29, a victim of his own fame. He played rock and roll for years before it had a name.
Fame and its trappings elude Hank3 as he eludes them. He will not ‘do lunch.’ He feels the hypocrisy of Music Row, as young Bob Dylan felt it in Manhattan’s Tin Pan Alley. The sheer volume of his catalogue will soon eclipse his grandfather’s (owned by Dylan btw. Hank3 doesn’t see a penny of it.)
He hopes not to have to tour into old age to pay for an oxygen tank. Repeatedly releasing multiple LPs of mixed genre on a single day, the experimental and deeply personal songs he creates will undoubtedly be recognized as more masterpieces of Williams genius. Tom Waits grew his avant-garde persona after playing out his ‘beat’ period. Similarly, we saw Hank shuck off the country style he was forced to adapt and go on to fully develop his Hellbilly sound. Waits has helped him along the way.
With two new LPs (three discs) out in 2013, Brothers of the 4×4 and A Fiendish Threat, Hank took a break to speak with Culture. We started with the recent change of marijuana laws in two states.

How do you feel about the evolution of cannabis legalization in Washington and Colorado?

People in Washington are okay but then if you go to Idaho you are being totally examined and could face a lot of jail time.

I myself have met a lot of folks that have gone through the pain of chemotherapy, people that have cancer and are going through chemo treatment and all the people it has helped. There are a million and one positive things going for it. You can get far more products out of hemp versus cutting down a bunch of trees. It used to be standard back in the day for people to grow it.

So many people do not need to be made examples of.

Here in Tennessee, I’ve heard that we’ve at least made movements to go towards legalizing. Over the years…


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We Picked the Wrong Week to Not Blog

Gentle Readers,

It has been a pretty eventful week for us here at CFYSA. We finally crossed the Cascades and got to the other side of the great State of Washington. This is the Washington people warned us about…the part with the trees and the rain. Except it has not rained. It is simply gorgeous here in the far NW and we find ourselves very fortunate to be visiting fine friends here.
The topography of this state is so rich and varied. So far we have slept in the scablands, the desert, the high mountains, along the mighty Columbia River, in the flaxen fields below Spokane and it seems like the best has been saved for last. We got here a few days ago but the ride was one of those all-nighters which leave you slumped for two days after…at least at my age. We still have not seen the ocean or stepped on a volcano but those are next…chris5
The old HellRaiser is still waiting for us in the garage but is all ready to camp up and down the Pacific Coast Highway in just a couple short months.
Meanwhile, we have some missed news and updates.

First of all, you may be pleased to hear that several expert horticulturalists are taking up the challenge to produce a nice strain of medical marijuana to honor Paul Krassner, who has enriched our lives in ways you do not exactly understand but take our word for it…face it, the guy was not only editor of MAD, he also edited Playboy, Hustler, and numerous other NON-counterculture magazines, aside from starting The Realist. In fact, now that we think about it, all those rejection slips we got from those same magazines when we submitted copy could have been sent by him. We could post his photo but here is one of his books, instead.chris6
We do have a few interviews to be published with Mr. Krassner in upcoming months, one in Beatdom and the other in Seattle’s Culture Magazine’s March issue. They are on different subjects and the Beatdom will not be available until May, so save up and get a copy then. In the meantime buy the March Culture. We did a story on ‘Lenny Bruce VS Racism,’ featuring Mr. Krassner and that appeared for sale in just the past two weeks. He just makes a comment on Bruce but we have some other good stuff in there as well!It has Mr. Krassner describing what type of bud he would most like to have named after himself…and that is all we can say.

It is hard to think of Krassner without thinking of comedy. It is hard to think of comedy with thinking of a few fat jokes and it is hard to walk around with fat jokes on hand and not use them in the ‘wake’ of Chris Christie’s adventures. We noticed that he has several cartoon strips dedicated to what him and one about what his presidency will be like. We do not have suitable fat jokes to lay on you at this time but we have sprinkled this blog with plenty of pics of the big guy.chris4 (mean-looking, huh?)
Now Christie is in trouble over trying to defeat politic enemies by stopping traffic. He could have done it by laying across three lanes of that bridge himself but he decided to have minions handle it for him. They are not nearly as sneaky and were caught in christhe act. Last year we interviewed the great poet, Amiri Baraka – who died recently. He lived in Newark, NJ, and told us of the Mayor there being so crooked that he was making money for an insurance company while being paid by the people of NJ…Cory Booker. Baraka felt Booker to be a wrong man and we would have to agree…funny thing is, after we spoke withy Mr. Baraka, a New Jersey Senator died and the empty seat was filled by the dastardly Cory Booker. Who made the decision? Why Chris Christie, of course!

They both want to be president. We are not showing Booker’s photo here because you will be seeing enough of his face when they try to run him for president…that is if Obama has not ruined the possibility of a black man taking the position again in the next few years. His antics have caused a lot of racial division and we thought the idea of a black president was to even things out.
Who knows? Unfortunately, this guy does…chris1
Baraka was already on ‘the list’ for writing the truth about the 911 bombings . The Governor of New Jersey stripped of his title of Poet Laureate because he told the truth. He does not even belong in a silly blog like this but he did warn us about Booker…watch him!!!


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