Blues is more than just the music and there's many a philosophical insight buried in all those wailin', ramblin' and jivin' old songs.
Here are the 30 things I've learnt about life from listening to the blues.
1 The boss man is rarely understanding of one's workplace issues.
2 After waking up in the morning, the best follow-up action is to get out of bed.
3 A woman is ill advised if she leaves town in order to cheat on her man, since - during her absence - he may well replace her with another sweet mama.
4 One sign of really serious depression is the decision to shoot a fellow citizen just to see him die.
5 Precipitation in the state of Georgia is sometimes so heavy one can be left with the misapprehension that it is raining all over the world.
6 The best response to an unfaithful spouse is to leave home for a time, and to
achieve success elsewhere.
7 There is almost no human activity, however unlikely, that cannot serve as a metaphor for sex, including playing a phonograph, digging for potatoes, checking the oil in a car, making biscuits, hooking catfish or even squeezing lemons for juice.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
This is so good, I am merely going to reprint the first few to lead you in, encourage you to read the rest, and then absent myself from the picture. (Hat tip Norm.)
at 10:13 am