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Come On In My Kitchen

Here is another great Robert Johnson song I just had to try for myself.  As a friend once said, “this song is kind of sexy.”  Yes, yes it is.   8 more words

Blues And Slide

Foreword to Ace Atkins' Crossroad Blues (2009)

Robert Johnson got a few minutes in Phoenix, a 1997 cops-as-robbers bloodbath. In the Arizona bar she runs, Anjelica Huston leans over a jukebox, punching up Johnson’s “Terraplane Blues,” named for a ’30s machine and a concatenation of woman-as-automobile metaphors that makes Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” sound chaste. 1,025 more words

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More and Better Blues

As I wrote a little over a month ago, I play guitar in a blues band. We played a gig at one of our favorite venues in the city the other night, so I thought I’d post more videos. 120 more words

In Appreciation of: Eric Clapton

Last month, Eric Clapton suggested that his days of touring are over. “The road has become unbearable,” he said. “It’s become unapproachable, because it takes so long to get anywhere. 823 more words


Real Life Rock Top 10 (06/93)

1. Andre Braugher: in Homicide–Life on the Street, “Three Men and Adena” (NBC, March 3)
For decades now, scripts of one version or another of… 1,434 more words

Real Life Rock Top 10

Soul for Sale

About 14 years ago while searching on eBay, we came across an auction for a human soul. The auction wasn’t for a generic soul, a one-size-fit all soul, but the unique and presumably immortal essence of a certain Rebecca Ahlberg. 1,072 more words