Peters, Robert / Going Down The River In A Hayloft Coffin: The Evocative Years Of
Album: Going Down The River In A Hayloft Coffin: The Evocative Years Of   Collection:Spoken Word
Artist:Peters, Robert   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Henhouse Studios  

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Add Date: 2010-06-20 Pull Date: 2010-08-22

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 27, 2013: Music Casserole
Traipsing Through A Cemetary

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2010-06-21
spoken word, raspy/gravelly voice, great wordsmith set to low background music. FCC #8 fuck
from the notes: Going Down The River In A Hayloft Coffin: the evocative years of Robert Peters is a music poetry album featuring the illustrious poet Robert Peters and music composer Harlan Steinberger. The record includes forty nine poems that are strung with a twinge of Gothic & glaciated enchantments sequentially evoking how a poet thaws and carves out his destiny distancing himself from his primordial Wisconsin roots. The poems start off with winning tales of model Ts, berry picking, sexuality among North wood folks and other vivid backwood encounters. There are variances of deer hunting and fishing expeditions fleshed out. The sequence forges to the present covering eulogies to his beloveds and poignant elegies to the folks who were such integral part of the poet’s life. In the midst of these violent, visceral, celebratory, and elegant tales there’s a silver cord that keeps these images astonishingly alive with high voltage and renderable music and lyrics.
FCC #8 fuck D  Farrell 06/2010

Track Listing
1. Prologue   25. Poet And Century Both Turn Geriatric
2. Mom's Friday Hair Ritual: 1930   26. The Swallow Return To San Juan Capistrano
3. Dietrich In Wisconsin, 1934   27. Traipsing Through A Cemetary
4. Snapshots 1935   28. Cowboys At Reno
5. Cousin Albert   29. For Paul On His Birthday
6. Frigates Of Illusion: Childhood   30. While You Were Gone
7. Picking Bluberries   31. My Son Returns To Japan
8. Hiram Ewald   32. On The Night He Died They Sat Side By Side
9. Garter Snake With Toad   33. Possum
10. Father, Son, Cousin Country Western Band   34. Pomegranates
11. Adeline   35. Howard Warner (Huntington Beach Artist)
12. Fine Points   36. Meditaiton On Skin
13. Hare Blight   37. Mentally Challenged At The Orange County Fair
14. Rural Wisconsin Snapshots   38. Memory Loss In A Parking Lot
15. Home-Made Saw-Rig   39. How To Cook A Flamingo Old Roman Style
16. Wisconsin Deer-Hunting Tale: The Severed Foot   40. Dunwich, By The North Sea
17. Arctic Nights, Wild Men, Venison, Etc.   41. Old Man Observes A Mall's Xmas Tree
18. Bivouac (Fort Jackson, Sc 1944)   42. Lakes District Lover
19. So Far, Few Wolf Children Have Been Authenticated   43. Vision Of Helen
20. Nude Father With Sleeping Son   44. Mary Perry
21. Son   45. At Al Jolson's Tomb
22. The Pet   46. I'm Now Eighty Four
23. Mountain Cataract   47. Evocative Snippets
24. Separation Poem & On Being Awakened Too Early   48. Heaven's Barbecued Passenger
  49. How An Old Man Commemorates The Explorer