Saturday, April 4, 2009
Blues Here Eventually
Thanks to Carlyn Lindsey & Snakedoctor. Tonight I’m bringing out a rehearsal tape. Not every band would want their rehearsal tape circulated on the World Wide Web. No worries with Snakedoctor—rehearsal or gig makes no difference in the clarity of their mission—“Either rock thine socks off, blues ya’ in the goo, or break your heart.” Everyone one had a talent they brought to the table and a job to do. But this was supposed to be the blues. Hats off to anyone who knows who is credited with these lyrics. I was sure surprised—Van Morrison! Don’t usually think of Van as blues man. I love Carlyn’s laughter at the end of the track. Fun was clearly being had—I do believe Larry picked up the accordion for the last 16 bars.
Artwork--sepia again. If the world could only be one color, may it be sepia. I have always had this thing about brown. Maybe it’s my brown eyes. Maybe it’s the fact that my mother dressed me in brown for most of my childhood. Brown is a color that you can crawl into--it's nutty and warm. Sepia has the added advantage of having a little red in it--even a little more warmth. Imagery discussion--short: roses, snails, beards, pyramid, flying creatures, chalice/begging bowl, big eyeball, a couple gazing upward, a row a pill bottles…
P.S. Happy Anniversary Richard and Betty.