I've run this song recently but I have to hit it again. Comments on YouTube or any other highly trafficked site are generally a fount of stupidity, but once in a while you find a gem. I found a good one today, maybe the best YouTube comment ever:
How interesting. I'm a 63 year old caucasian. I have a BA in Economics and an MBA in Management. I am a decorated Vietnam Veteran where I served as a Captain in the USAF. For the last 33 years I have been an IT systems professional. I'm a church goer. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. Rap is not my first choice in music, but this is some cool shit. I think however many problems you have, bein' a bitch definitely is one.What song was he commenting on? Why this NSFW one from JayZ.
Man. I don't know why but that just moves me. "Got two choices 'yall, pull over or, bounce on the devil, put the pedal to the floor..." Damn. FWIW, he's pretty solid in his interpretation of the 4th Amendment, except for concluding that a consent search would be illegal at a traffic stop. It ain't...
Enough shop talk. Here's a film that looks good:
Yeah, a remake of True Grit. Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn. Directed by the Coen Brothers. Looks like a great, great film comin' at us, people. I know, as The Dude would say, that's, like, pretty bold talk for a, you know, one eyed fat man. Looks like it will have a good soundtrack too. This song seems appropriate to the Rooster Cogburn character.
Check this out.
You know where he got that from, right? Here:
You know who else those guys seem to have inspired? Depeche Mode's Alan Wilder.
Well... That puts me in the mood for some garage punk blues.
Love me some Black Keys. That's not exactly their own song though... They lifted it from this guy:
Speaking of Junior Kimbrough... check this out.
Makes you want to drink whiskey, doesn't it? That's some great blues bass playing there. But we're just pussyfootin' around the blues, aren't we? Lightnin' Hopkins was the blues.
You listen to that song, you watch the video, and you understand the meaning of the expression, "Times was hard. Real hard." Amazing how an individual's suffering can produce some great art. Time to wrap up, I guess. Let's finish with Lightnin'.
See you all at Hyattsville CX. Better bring your Strong. You're gonna need it.