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The Paper Machete extra: The Paper Machete Radio Magazine 7/211 - American Icons

Robbie Fulks at 'The Paper Machete' July 2, 2011 (Photo by Evan Hanover)

We're going back into the archives, to the beginning of summer 2011 (oh! so long ago!), for this week's The Paper Machete extra. Let's set the scene: it's the Fourth of July, and Ali and Christopher just don't want to be here right now. But Robbie Fulks does; he talks about cowboy Jack Clement, and with his wife Donna, sings songs about their favorite cowboys. Neo-Futurist Bilal Dardai bemoans Samuel Morse and the creation of the telegraph. Stephanie Shaw tears into Phyllis Schlafly, and Dastardly wraps things up with some more music. Download it here, or listen below. As always, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE.

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