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Robert Johnson and His Deal with the Devil

Robert Johnson, or at least the mythical version of him, is pervasive in American pop culture. He is considered a “Faustian” character, which essentially means the story surrounding him involves making a deal with… 270 more words

Creepy Americana

Good Vibes

My neighbors must hate me. If not to my face, then they surely do when the mass of sonic energy rolls across the yard, crossing the boundary into their territory and rattling their walls as rapid tremors run through the ground, causing glass vases to tremble precariously and shaking pictures on the wall so they hang slightly off kilter. 1,028 more words

Music

#102: "Fresh Cream" by Cream

Wow.  Other than playing lead on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on the White Album, this is Clapton’s first true appearance on the List.  As prolific as he’s been for the last 50 years, I’m kinda surprised it took this long to run into a Clapton album.   502 more words

Music

Why do people believe satanists sold their souls in exchange for money and fame?

It’s origins are in the German legend of Faust. Although Faust is successful, he remains dissatisfied with his life. He makes a pact with the devil for endless pleasure and knowledge in exchange for his soul. 214 more words

Religion

The 27 Club

Today, July 3rd, marks the death of rock stars Jim Morrison and Brian Jones. Both Jim and Brian were 27 years old at the time of their deaths. 391 more words

World Events

It Was A Set Your Daddy Dug Tonight [Live Tracks Included]

The inestimably excellent Virgil Thrasher brought his groovily moody and soulfully squallfull harmonica to the stage this evening, and together we ran down a set list which—upon retrospecting—I rather dig. 271 more words

Live Performance

Classic Music Review: Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings

The story of how an entirely obscure, itinerant black musician who in a recording career spanning eight months produced one minor regional hit, who died in 1938 at the age of twenty-seven and who languished in almost complete obscurity for twenty-three years before becoming one of most influential musicians of the 1960’s is a tale that can be viewed through many different lenses. 5,301 more words

Classic Music Reviews