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by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2013
I am old and uncool and take the easy way out most of the time
by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2013
I am old and uncool and take the easy way out most of the time

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Alex V. Cook
Music Editor

Alex V. Cook listens to everything and writes about most of it. His latest book, the snappily titled Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls is an odyssey from the backwoods bars and small-town dives to the swampside dance halls and converted clapboard barns of a Louisiana Saturday Night. Don't leave Heathrow without it. His first book Darkness Racket and Twang is available from SideCartel. The full effect can be had at alex v cook.com

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