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The Blues (pt. 2)

The gentleman pictured above is one T-Bone Walker, he of the flashy showmanship and smooth guitar playing. He is the guy who wrote “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad),” a blues that has remained a popular staple since it was released in 1947. 287 more words


Before the Warmth

before the warmth

of tears, eyelashes clink with frost

in winter darkness


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #848 Frosted Grass, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. 22 more words


Blues and Rhythm Show 202 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 27th, (1:00-2:30 pm).

We were looking for an angle for this week’s program when we realized we’d never done a program examining the blues of the 1950s as we had earlier decades. 593 more words

Saturday Vinyl

After a decent 62k “Beer Run” bike ride yesterday I’m all about avoiding the heat and stupid ass humidity today; especially since I’ll have approximately 15 hours of it tomorrow at the bike mount line for the SunRype TRi-KiDs triathlon in Milton, Ontario.  412 more words


My Perfect Electric Blues Band - So many to choose from!!!

Vocals – Howlin’ Wolf – the greatest and most powerful voice in the world from his six foot seven 300 lb frame.

Slide Guitar – Elmore James – still the king of all slide guitarists. 122 more words


Canton, Mississippi

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-three-or-four days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,556 more words