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Blue about the blues

I go to Chicago for a few days in early March, entirely for shits and giggles. I know what I’m going to do: the Art Institute, Frank Lloyd Wright’s… 750 more words

Travel

Old Songs

Ella Speed is an old, rag-timey folk song with four chords – and an assortment of lyrics and story lines. Like many folk songs it recounts an actual event – in this case an 1894 murder of a New Orléans prostitute, Ella Speed, by a jealous customer named Louis (Bull) Martin. 178 more words

Musica

Favourite Blues Tracks - Bourgeois Blues - Leadbelly

It was very rare for a Black singer to sing anything political or socially sensitive back in the thirties, forties or fifties. This was the time of segregation and white suppression. 216 more words

Zeitgeist

Jump Down Turn Around....

“Jump down turn around pick a bale of cotton; Jump down turn around pick a bale a day.”  Traveling along you never know what you will see that will make great paintings.  101 more words

Daily Painter

WATCH: Radradra’s low blow after cheap shot

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Bizarre Incident

Get Off Yer Ass!

Y’know how your psychiatrist is always telling you to exercise, especially when you’re depressed and you’re like, “Fuuuccckkk…I have rocks on my pockets right now. I NEED COUCH!” Well, that’s some bullshit. 507 more words

Mental Health