- From: "Bryan" <bconradz0@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 06:11:12 GMT
"Rufus" <not@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
tafg <tagmomentum@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
blues is a way of feeling. it come from the soul.Uh-huh. Look, all performing is acting. Maybe when you write a
and so your heart pours out down through your fingers
blues song you feel that way when you write it, but you get over it
when the money starts rolling in. Thereafter you just re-create how
you felt for the performance. If you're really feeling all that bad
all the time, you need to be doing something other than playing the
it's not a matter of feeling bad all the time,
it's a matter of having truly bad times or down feelings
to draw from. Kinda like a deep dark well that includes humility
and all sorts of other things. Doesn't mean you drink from it daily,
but it's never that far away that you can't draw upon memories from it.
And sure some people do other things than play guitar when they
are feeling down or perhaps have memories of bad times.
But music is a way of letting it out... blues is a way to vent
or sometimes cry out loud ... I was just stating that it is far more
than just a technical excersise or a narrowly defined way of playing
chord progressions or lead licks.
I would say that performing might be acting - but I do not think
it is hard to recreate the 'original' performance when the very things
in life that prompted the artist to write the song actually happened to
Those types of real memories don't just go away... they are always there
to draw from. It's the posers that simply play the sheet music and
try to play blues without such hardships in their life that have a hard
time acting as if they ever had the blues or really know what they are.
And please don't tell me that the blues is when you go to buy
that new Escalade SUV in white and they only have it in black.
Or maybe you wanted a silver spoon and your parents gave you a gold one
Oh yeah.. that's certainly life's troubles there.
These people might be great technical musicians.. but they are going
to have to be really convincing actors to pull off the blues because
they have no well of dark times, despair or humility to draw from.
...went to buy me a new car, and all them Caddies was white,
pulled out my ATM card - my silver spoon turned black overnight.
And when I went 'round to the back door, to see my woman at home,
she told me "I found me a gold spoon - and I'm leavin' silver 'lone"...
I gots dem BLOOOZE....
- "Blind" Rufus
i got dem middle class,white trash...nothin to be blue about
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