Thursday, January 13, 2011

1.13.2011, FTW

When I hit 40, I realized that I'd never read Moby Dick or Huck Finn -- a condition unacceptable to someone as obsessed with America and American-ness as I am -- and immediately set about doing something about it. Right now, I'm reading Allen Lowe's American Pop -- From Minstrel to Mojo: On Record 1893-1956 and realizing that I've never listened to Jelly Roll Morton, Doc Boggs, Blind Lemon Jefferson, or Louis Armstrong (to name just four). Another project for 2011 and beyond...


Blogger Hank said...

Love Jelly Roll Morton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Louis. I used to listen to the hot fives and hot sevens non stop. Might be time to hit that up again.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Grubbermeister said...

Oh, sure. Just pass over the greatest book of all time, "To Be The Man"... again! Hmph!

11:24 PM  

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