Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Blues

Here's a list of blues cliches. While I'm a Stevie Ray Vaughan fan, otherwise I'm not big into blues, but these "rules of blues" are pretty good.

A sample:

Make your own Blues name Starter Kit: a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Melon, Kiwi, etc.) c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.) For example: Blind Lime Jefferson, Jackleg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not "Kiwi.")

My blues name will here-to-for be "Achy Grape Grant"


Keeper said...

Do you collaborate online?

Tomas Dennis said...

I have this Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 (2004) DVD and it is spectacular. At the 1st concert he was boo-ed because he was not a jazz artist and the 2nd time he came back he was given his proper applause.

Keeper said...

I think I have that footage in my archives. I'll have to go back and check it out again. Anyone who booed him wasn't really listening...

Have you seen the footage of SRV in the studio with his mentor?