Thursday, June 29, 2006

Time to Sing Some Blues

A classic list of observations on the blues.

Excerpt:

1. Most blues begin ‘‘woke up this morning.’’


2.‘‘I got a good woman’’ is a bad way to begin the blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line.

I got a good woman— with the meanest dog in town.


3. Blues are simple. After you have the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes.

got a good woman
with the meanest dog in town.
he got teeth like Margaret Thatcher
and he weighs 500 pound.

Read the rest here.

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