Back To Black

On this the 6th anniversary of Ms. Winehouse’s death. I’m not a huge fan, but I absolutely respect her talent and fucken love this song. I don’t like people poking fun, some might say she’s been sober 6 years…that shit’s not fucking funny. Having been close to death myself, due to alcoholism, she is a symbol of how it can take anybody. She is one of many that didn’t make it, a tall glass of water and a wide cup of coffee to all those of you that did…

Got Love If You Want It…

With Valentines Day in mind…


Got love if you want it, babe
Got love if you want it, babe
Got love if you want it
Got your love if you want it
Got love it you want it
We can rock awhile
We can rock awhile
Quit teasin’ me, baby
Quit teasin’ me, baby
A-wit’ yo’ fine bone frame
Wit’ yo’ fine bone frame
If you let me love you, baby
I’ll be yo’ lovin’ man
I’ll be yo’ lovin’ man
Now, here you come, baby
Now, here you come, baby
A-wit’ ya head hung down
A-wit’ ya head hung down
I know ya been followin’
The talks all over town
The talks all over town
Now, the next-do’ neighbor
Now, the next-do’ neighbor
Peepin’ through the blinds
Peepin’ through the blinds
Don’t worry, nobody
That’s all, they spyin’
That’s all, they spyin’
I love you, little woman
I love you, little woman
Better than I do myself
Better than I do myself
But you mistreat me, baby
For someone else
For someone else
For someone else
For someone else
For someone else
For someone else
Songwriters: James Moore

Mustard Relics Blues Mix tape

coldDone caught me this nasty cold that’s going around these parts. It’s supposed to last up to a fuckin’ month I’ve heard, anybody else around the world experiencing anything like that?  Super bugs baby!  The weather hasn’t been too severe, knock on wood, this winter, so hopefully I will be spared anything more debilitating than a bad cold.  I am a believer in human influenced climate change (why the fuck not, right, we’ve destroyed the planet in so many other ways), not because I pretend to even understand the science.  If you think you do, whether you are yea or nay for the theory, you think you’re a lot smarter than you are.  The reality is though that you have to trust science when 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree, that’s a pretty fucking strong theory.  What if those 97% are right, what kind of horrid place are we going to leave for our pathetic children and grandchildren?  What do I care though, I’m no crusader, sitting in my comfy office chair.  I am aware, but in a stagnant way.  This guy I worked with at the City of Lemon Grove in San Diego County, used to tell me all the time, “my hero days are over.”  I agreed with him 20 years ago and here I am today…hmmm.  I see that common sense, has gone out the window and blatant mis-truth is fashionable.  The Democrats are guilty too, not just the ruling party. Non-issues, like immigration, abortion, voter fraud, etc. have us fighting with each other while there is this elaborate system making sure the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Plus it just seems to be a meaner world we live in, where life and love have little value. That stuff is a distraction really from the fact that Mom passed 2 months ago.  Still feeling it daily.  I drive some distances for my job, those were the times I would call her to chat and catch up.  Now I just stare at the road as I go from town to town. What better way to celebrate all that than a blues compilation. Was feeling nostalgic, in general, and thinking of the mythical (I lost it) blues comp tape my pal Jeremy Valverde made me. So many good songs and just perfect for those difficult times. To the best of my feeble ability, I remembered the “hits” on that tape and then just added some other similarly epic tunes to round out a fine and dandy 80 minute CDr. I did a little fine tuning with the music on Audacity to try to make the tracks louder and even out the levels from track to track, but I probably don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. You can get it HERE. If you do bother to go through the hassle of listening to it please give me some feedback….thanx.

Blues Vids

Years ago in college a buddy of mine made me an insane blues comp, my introduction into that world. Listened to that thing for years, but several years ago I looked for it in my cassettes and no luck. Posted something about all that a while back, in more detail. To this day, the blues that hits me hardest is the man and his guitar stuff, just that, suppose that makes me a simpleton in the bigger world of blues. The YT links below sort of represent that, these guys come from varying styles, back rounds and eras…

Mississippi Fred McDowell – Shake ‘Em On Down

Big Bill Broonzy – Backwater Blues

Big Joe Williams – Sloppy Drunk Blues

Furry Lewis – When I lay my burden down

Furry Lewis – John Henry Blues

Bukka White – Got Sick And Tired

Bukka White – Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

R.L. Burnside – See My Jumper Hanging On the Line

John Lee Hooker – Tupelo

John Lee Hooker – Serves Me Right To Suffer

Mance Lipscomb – Sugar Babe

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Baby Please Don’t Go