Tag Archives: blues



Chill out, reflect on the news and lower your blood pressure.

Billie Holiday – I Can’t Get Started – Lady Day
Charles Mingus – Mood Indigo – Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife
Jelly Roll Morton – Sidewalk Blues – jelly roll blues
R.L. Burnside – You Gotta Move – Mr. Wizard
Ella Fitzgerald – When I Get Low I Get High – Ella Fitzgerald
Gene Krupa – Feelin’ High and Happy – Big Band Classics
Thelonious Monk – Bemsha Swing
Willie Dixon – Walkin the Blues – Blues Legends
Muddy Waters – Goin’ Down Slow – Chicago Blues Kings
Otis Rush – It Takes Time – Blue On Blues
Jack Kerouac – Charlie Parker – The Jack Kerouac Collection
Charleston Chasers – Wabash Blues – Jazz Mad: Hot Dance, Jazz & Instrumental Blues 1925-1930
Annette Hanshaw – There Myst Be Somebody Else – Art Deco: Sophisticated Ladies
Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Sonny Boy Williamson – Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide – Mississippi Blues
Memphis Slim – Frisco Bay – Rockin’ This House: Chicago Blues Piano 1946-1953
James Moody – Heritage Hum – The Doors of Perception
Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too – Dust My Broom
Buddy Guy – Ten Years Ago – Buddy Guy: The Complete Chess Studio Recordings
B.B. King – Guess Who – B.B. King & the Kings of Blues
Dinah Washington – If I Had You – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Sun Ra – Intergalactic Motion – Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Quincy Jones – Hikky Burr – Smackwater Jack
Blues Brothers – Rubber Biscuit – Brief Case Full of Blues
Willie Dixon – Insane Asylum – Blues Greatest
John Lee Hooker – Goin’ Mad Blues – Born With the Blues
Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra – Butterfly Strut – 1947
Frank Sinatra – Send In the Clowns – My Way

Stranger in a Strange Land 2010-11-06: Blue by The Stranger on Mixcloud

The Stranger leaves you with sweet nothings, embarking on a hiatus with Ze Black Waffle to fight the Robot War for the Future.

~The Stranger
“parting is such sweet sorrow.”


Black History Month!


The world has a billion things. It’s true.

A special shout out to awesome people everywhere, and the indescribable quantum encounters that connect us.. but more specifically, the musically-inclined folks on the rooftop, the random assortment of sports-loving philosophers with their bonfire on the beach, and the person whose lost wallet I returned, even if I didn’t get so much as a thank-you.

In the Hall of the Mountain King – Sounds Incorporated
Freedom – Jimi Hendrix
You Gotta Move – R.L. Burnside
Walkin’ the Blues – Willie Dixon
My Patience is Running Out – T-Bone Walker
Howlin’ Wolf – Muddy Waters
You Should Know Better – Curtis Mayfield
Simply Beautiful – Al Green
Nice Work if You Can Get it – Sarah Vaughan
Someday We’ll Have a Better World – Eddie Kendricks
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron
Mastermind – Deltron
First One to the Egg Wins (The Human Race) – Bootsy Collins
Do Your Thing – Isaac Hayes
The House of the Rising Sun – Nina Simone
Soul Shadows – Bill Withers

Stranger in a Strange Land 2009-02-07: Black History Month by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger

(you have to at least admit that if there is a God, he probably doesn’t know what he’s doing)


Last weekend I did nothing but work and sleep. I shot hours upon hours of footage for the Blues Festival with Amber, Janie, and SmartSolutions’ Gary, Nancy and David, who pretty much took us in as an extended family. It was real casual and cordial. I got to be up there with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Leon Russell, Sonny Landreth, Ana Popovic, Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, and the Yardbirds (which was a dream come true). Now alls I have to do is see Eric Clapton and then I can die. I was working in the sun from eight in the morning until about midnight for three days, but the free food (steak, ribs, fried chicken with okra, shrimp) the free beer, and the free music was all worth it. Not only that, but I’m getting paid! Woo!

I’m listening to a nutjob Republican talk radio again, and this is what they’re propagandizing:

~That Katrina victims are whiny, and don’t deserve the money that was given them. Most of them were poor and black, and should have been discounted…
~That MSNBC as well as CNN are the brood of Mephistopheles incarnate, forging his dark designs upon the malleable flesh of the young in this land…
~That even George Bush could be a little more conservative, if we were FORCED to make a criticism…
~That when a liberal celebrity gets caught with drug paraphernalia, he has to spend the maximum penalty allowed under the law in prison, but when a conservative celebrity gets caught at an airport with unprescribed pharmaceuticals, there are certainly extenuating circumstances…
~That those damned illegal immigrants are illegal, and no matter what convoluted context of life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness you try to frame it in, it is still illegal, and that’s the bottom line. Don’t give us your poor, your hungry, or your huddled masses yearning to be free, because the way that they’re doing it is illegal. In fact, don’t even change the laws to make it legal, because its illegal. You can’t make an illegal thing legal, its illegal. Also, its illegal. It’s not a racist thing, its purely a matter of legality…
~That we hate Muslims more than we hate Jews…
~That since the rest of the world seems to hate us for one reason or another, it gives us the ‘pre-emptive’ right to be jerk-offs to them first. In other words, rather than prove them wrong, which is the ‘pussy-ass faggot’ approach, we need to redouble our efforts, for at any time one those treacherous foreigners will strike, and our only course of preparation is to wonder which one. I call it the ‘J.R. Ewing’ strategy…
~And lastly, that Laura makes a great mother, and fulfills all of her first wifely duties with zeal and vigor!

That’s all for today, I need to get back to the class that I’m skipping.

Ta-ta and fuck off for now.