Tag: blues

It’s Enough To Make You Cry

WASHINGTON-According to a report released this week by the Center for Global Development, climate change, the popular mid-2000s issue that raised awareness of the fact that the earth’s continuous rise in temperature will have catastrophic ecological effects, has apparently not been resolved, and may still be a problem.

While several years have passed since global warming was considered the most pressing issue facing mankind, recent studies from the Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and basically any scientific report available on the issue confirmed that it is not only still happening, but might also be worth stopping.

“Global warming, if you remember correctly, was the single greatest problem of our lifetime back in 2007 and the early part of 2008,” CGD president Nancy Birdsall said. “But then the debates over Social Security reform and the World Trade Center mosque came up, and the government had to shift its focus away from the dramatic rise in sea levels, the rapid spread of deadly infectious diseases, and the imminent destruction of our entire planet.”


Snowy TGIF: What is Your Favorite Classic Rock Song?

Crossposted at Daily Kos

The Who — an important band from the 1960’s ‘British Invasion’ — is scheduled to perform during the half-time show at this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts.  

Anyone who is a classic rock and music aficionado has to wonder: what accounts for the popularity of such rock groups formed almost fifty years ago?

Andy Singer, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon

Original v. Cover — #7 of a Series

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The Original v. Cover offering appears one day early this week, due to an extremely busy weekend schedule ahead. I will try to respond to comments as time allows, but will likely have little time to do so until Sunday evening.  Your patience would be sincerely appreciated.

For most of the songs featured in the six preceding diaries of this series, I was able to narrow down the list of candidates to four or five, however, cannot think of a single version that follows which could justifiably be excluded from the body of this article. Please remember, if you choose to participate in the poll, you can choose more than one favorite.

Friday Melancholy Blues

My Melancholy Blues

Every day I gots da blues

One Kind Favor

cross posted from The Dream Antilles

You know it’s one kind favor, I ask to you

You know it’s one kind favor, I ask to you

See that my grave is kept clean

It’s a simple enough blues.  It was initially sung, I think, by the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927 under a pseudonym.  It was so popular that he re-recorded and re-released in 1928.

It’s been recorded by BB King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Canned Heat, The Grateful Dead, Mike Bloomfield, Keiji Haino, Diamanda Gal├ís, Meindert Talma & the Negroes, Lou Reed, Furry Lewis, Chrome Cranks, the Dream Syndicate, Thelonious Monster.  And, of course, by numerous, numerous others.

It’s been in my head for two days.  I heard BB King’s latest version of the song yesterday on NPR while I was driving home.  I can’t seem to turn it off.  “One kind favor I ask of you/one kind favor I ask of you…”

Join me in my head.

Singin’ the Blues(grass) Pony Party

Bessie Smith, a personal favorite (sorry about the static in the first vid):

The Pony Party is an Open Thread.  Please do not REC the Party!

Pony Party……..ride, dance, blue….


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Have a lovely day! Be excellent to each other!

& dont wRECk the pony!

Bo Diddley dead at age 79

Rock and Roll, Blues legend Bo Diddley is dead at age 79.  One of the great players in the foreground of the emergence of Rock and Roll out of the Blues via Rythym and Blues with his signature syncopated sound and wild exuberance.  I had the pleasure of seeing him live one time and he really was exceptional.  I first heard of him via the lyrics of Dylan’s “From a Buick 6″…Well, she don’t make me nervous, she don’t talk too much

She walks like Bo Diddley and she don’t need no crutch

So I went looking for who Bo Diddley was and there he was along with Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and the rest who laid the foundation for the electric explosion.

Sorry this is so short…

Pony Party…T.I.T.S., A.S.S.

Thursday,  I  Think Strangely About  Serious  Shit!


Well! This is strange… doing TITS, ASS again…

I haven’t been, for a month of Thursdays….

I’ve been hung down, brung down & all kinds of mean, nasty, crazy things….

I’ve had the flu, the Nipah virus, the malingering grippe, & the Andromeda Strain!

I almost didn’t come back, just so I could see what I had next!

Luckily for me (& you!) I have an Great Friend nocatz

who stepped up to the plate…who was my pinch-hitter…

& did a damn fine job of it too, batting a thousand!

I’m thinking maybe nocatz should be the TITS,ASS man!?!!