Monday, May 31, 2010
been listening to blues -- specifically muddy waters and related musics (sonny boy williamson, otis spann) -- for days now. it's instructive to remember how different my musical world is from the other cats in the li'l stoogeband, most of whose interest in music started with hardcore. (actually that's not completely true; hembree had lefty folkie parents and hurley's awareness of '60s and '70s rock styles is unusually deep for someone in his 30s.) still. for me, it was brit invasion to blues to detroit to zappa/beefheart to free jazz/classical to punk to funk. and while i haven't seen that many shows for someone who's been into music as long as i have, two of the most impactful ones were muddy waters (three times, actually) and john lee hooker, both in the late '70s. while i don't really participate in the subculture anymore, there are times when that music is all i wanna hear.