I’ve shared this first photo before when the word of the day was renegade. Today the RDP prompt is guitar and though I racked my brain a little bit, I just couldn’t find anything to write. Both of these are phone pictures taken in the middle of shows. Both guitarist/bands are great.
Nothing to do with writing (except maybe that I listen to music when I write) but I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this one (it also has energy, hey RDP!)
Today’s RDP Prompt: Energy
Oh, today’s theme is riff?
Ask and you shall receive.
For those that are curious this is Catfish Blues. Popularized by Muddy Waters under the name Rollin Stone (yes, like the band cuz that’s where they got the name).
Robert Petway has the first known recording of it, let’s have his version as well, just to hear the differences between him and Mr. Hendrix.
And since we’re on a roll with the Catfish Blues we can’t very well leave Muddy out can we?
And because I’m a Memphis gal I can’t well get out of a blues post without something from the King can I?
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Another actual blog! Looky there.
In honor of today’s prompt and record store day 2017 I’m throwing out some beautiful harmonies and melodies that get me through.
Music has always been a huge part of my life. I was raised on the likes of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix and I’ve delved into many realms since.
I’ve listened to everything from full orchestras to pure industrial like Skinny Puppy.
Music has had a profound and deep effect on me throughout my life. Whether it’s been through early memories or making me feel something when I thought I would be broken forever …
The right piece at the right time can truly save a person if you allow it to.
Without further ado, here’s some music I love:
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here and Pink Floyd: Meddle – Although I grew up listening to Pink Floyd these albums were my first intentional experience with them as a pre-teen/teen
Jimi Hendrix: Blues – This is a compilation album of blues songs that Jimi sang/covered. Some are live versions, some are studio versions. Some were unreleased. They’re all pretty fantastic.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis Bold as Love – Essentials.
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures – I love Joy Division.
Skinny Puppy: Too Dark Park and Skinny Puppy: VivisectVi – Because Skinny Puppy.
Speaking of Skinny Puppy and industrial music
Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile – My first NIN album
Muddy Waters – All of it.
Speaking of Muddy Waters and Rollin Stones and Catfish Blues ….
Robert Petway – Thought to be the earliest recording of Catfish Blues, though possibly not the first person to sing it (there’s a whole history there, look it up, very interesting).
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – These guys are an incredible part of my life, I have to credit them for reminding me that I wasn’t broken forever. I would recommend any of their albums *even Effects of 333*
Break of Reality – I originally started listening to them because I heard some of their covers but their original music does not disappoint either.
The Dead South – A bluegrassy type band that hasn’t disappointed in the time I’ve been listening to them.
I’m going to wrap it up here because I could literally go all day.