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Weird Tales (July 1936)
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Definition (adj.)

1. strange, unusual in a way that is not socially acceptable. 2. strange, in apparent violation of the laws of nature. (wikionary)


Wyrd is a concept in ancient Anglo-saxon and Nordic cultures roughly corresponding to fate. It is cognate to Modern English weird. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyrd [Mar 2006]

Old Weird America

Good For What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937 (2005) - Various Artists [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Top 10 Reissue of the Year - MOJO Jan 2006
Rare tracks from the heyday of the snake oil vendors. Weird folk and blackface balladry for Harry Smith Anthology addict.

Old Weird America was a term coined by music writer Greil Marcus. He used it to describe the often eerie country, blues and folk music featured on the Anthology of American Folk Music, and on Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.

The term has been revived via the musical genre called New Weird America. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Weird_America [Mar 2006]

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