Training proceeds apace. I tried to kill myself in the heat a few times this week. Muffin Ride tomorrow, maybe Uff Da joins the FBS Shop Ride Saturday, maybe I can sneak out into the woods for a couple hours Sunday. Who knows? The future is still liquid for now.
Gunnar, a guy who has been known occasionally to ride a bike, tip a brew and listen to music, reminded me via FB tonight of one of the better blues songs of all time.
Billy Gibbons is bad assss. ZZ Top is bad asss as well. One of the great blues bands of all time, they don't get their due, I think, because of the corny videos on MTV in the 80's. That's like dissing the Pope just because he wears funny hats.
Jack White and his ex- don't get enough credit for being good blues players either. Though they're very electric, I think that some of the seminal bluesmen would like this more than a lot of modern rock & blues. Jack's pretty damn raw here, and it works.
The Black Keys are similar to the White Stripes in some ways... traditional blues, played electric... maybe a little simpler than the White Stripes but in the same neighborhood.
Where does that kind of blues come from?
Right here, of course:
Interestingly, the blues isn't always all about haw haw haw haw, and boom boom boom boom. Sometimes it's about some bad shit that Chuck D. would have been afraid to sing.
Sometimes the blues also comes up in strange ways you wouldn't expect.
Wow. After that, gotta leave you with something mellow I guess. This'll do.