Posts Tagged ‘Taj Mahal’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 263 – Rotation

Friday, 18 January 2013

Cat Recycling V1Cat Recycling V2

Taj Mahal Spin

Chicken Wire

[First .gifs found here. I rotated them and paired ‘em up. The other two were from a site that’s NSFW/NSFK, but…

Due to almost-unforseen circumstances, I’m posting this from an annoyingly un-tweaked mouse-less laptop, and I don’t have my bookmarks handy to link to it. My ailing desktop is going in for surgery tomorrow.

[Update: Surgery failed, can't fix a broken motherboard. You read that right. Not malfunctioning. Broken. I broke it. I broke a motherboard.

Adam's Electronics swapped me a refurbished model, over and above the quality of service expected. They are beyond the valley of awesome.]

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Saturday Matinee – Country Blues Edition, With Furry Lewis, Belton Sutherland, and Taj Mahal Hosts A Documentary

Saturday, 6 October 2012

“If you want to go to heaven when you D.I.E.,
Put on your collar and a T.I.E.
If you wanna scare a rabbit out an L.O.G.,
Just make a little sound like a D.O.G.”

That’s Furry Lewis playing slide on “Kassie Jones,” a song he recorded in 1927. The video is from 1968. A few years later Joni Mitchell met with him and recorded “Furry Sings The Blues” in tribute.

Lewis despised Mitchell’s song and demanded she pay him royalties. “She shouldn’t have used my name in no way, shape, form or faction without consultin’ me ’bout it first. The woman came over here and I treated her right, just like I does everybody that comes over. She wanted to hear ’bout the old days, said it was for her own personal self, and I told it to her like it was, gave her straight oil from the can.”

Belton Sutherland was a Mississipi Delta bluesman. There is no Wiki article for him and little other information about him on the internest. There’s no entry for him in Lawrence Cohn’s “Nothing But The Blues” either. Sutherland was filmed in 1978 by Alan Lomax at Maxwell’s Farm, near Canton Mississippi.

A story about Lomax’ filmAmerican Patchwork” includes one mention:

“…Lomax rounded up folks even he hadn’t heard of, like Mississippi bluesman Belton Sutherland–a master musician who appeared during Lomax’s session with another singer and asked to ‘try’ the guitar.”

That’s a great documentary about Country Blues, hosted by the great Henry Saint Clair Fredericks.

For those of you who find the rough roots of The Blues too tough to listen to, here’s a a WTF moment for a cat instead.

Have a great weekend folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow with more odd funnies.


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