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Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on May 15, 2015

Fuck yeah, it’s Friday.
It’s also raining, seemingly without end, but I’m constantly assured that the 4,000 inches of rain and snow still won’t put a dent in the drought, so keep spying on your neighbors and report any untoward water-wasting activity!
But anyway, the weekend is here, the beers are already chillin’ and if the rain lets up I might even be able to watch a little baseball tonight.
It’s not all doom and gloom here, friends.
It’s worth noting that if you’re rooting against ISIS, today isn’t your day, as the thugs took the capital of Anbar Province. However, if you’re rooting against racists, good news; the Diversity Officer of a university in the UK scolds the world with assurances that only white men can be racist, not ethnic minority women like herself. So that should seriously cut down on the number of racists in the world, right? Lastly, if you’re rooting against the end of economic denial, this may just be your week, as even the cooked numbers can’t seem to hide the fact that the dead cat has bounced for the last time.
So there’s that.
Blues legend B.B. King passed away this morning. He had a great run, as one of the pre-eminent blues guitar players the world has or ever will know. The life expectancy for a bluesman isn’t much at all, so for King to live as long as he did is a testament to the sheer force of his nature.
Truth be told he isn’t among my absolute favorites, a short list that includes John Lee Hooker, Junior Kimbrough, Gary Davis, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt, but King in a way was more than any of them – a legend more than a man.
R.I.P. Mr. King.

Song Selection

Sweet Little Angel
Sweet Little Angel SP
B.B. King
RPM Records | 1956


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  1. El Borak said, on May 15, 2015 at 19:56

    Yeah, never was a fan of King’s music, though his showmanship was something I always respected. In that vein, this commercial from Amazon Women on the Moon is still one of may favorite King-not-King clips.

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