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  • Or if a simple step is available like one of your front-or back-porch steps, try sets of “step ups,” stepping on and off the step, facing forward as well as sideways.

    The Mommy Diet

  • Expect a loose, laid-back evening with a back-porch feel.

    Sounds of the Serious and the Animated

  • But eventually the half-wit moron-world of serial e-mail forwarders moved on to back-porch mountain lions and Chupacabras, and the allegedly nine-foot, 97lb. rattler faded away.

    Snake Hoaxes and "Manly" Photos

  • The best track on "Joy" is "Silver Rider," an ominous Olde Tyme creeper that explodes the boundaries between folk, back-porch country and '00s slowcore as if it were the most natural thing in the world.

    Frontmen forward

  • An occupied residence was entered by pushing an air-conditioner through a back-porch window.

    D.C. crime report

  • They are what lifts it beyond back-porch music, connecting these Old Time songs to the later musical movements that followed.

    Levon Helm – Dirt Farmer « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • At once darkly expressionistic and back-porch folksy, the gothic fairy tale pits a young brother and sister — orphans on the run — against one of the screen ' s all-time psychopaths: Robert Mitchum ' s Harry Powell, an itinerant preacher with tattooed knuckles and murder in his heart.

    Compositions of Power

  • “Cousin Randy” is back-porch folklore — a spoken word over a steel slide in which Black Joe recalls his cousin, Randy, a wild man who fishes at 2:00 a.m. and who Black Joe fears may be possessed by the Devil.

    Buzzine » Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears

  • A bit of that casual back-porch playing comes across on "A New Tide."

    There's No Gomez in Gomez

  • There, the musicians grounded these songs in grooves that sound as natural as back-porch conversation: For "Lover Come Back to Me," a quick shuffle; for "Black Orpheus," a gentle sway.

    Five Hot New Jazz Discs

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