Friday, February 13, 2009
OSF: Blues/Songs of Pain
Um, the blues was a lil' bit before my time, y'all. In fact, my only relationship with the blues was on Saturdays when a former beautician would play it on the radio in her salon (and ol' skool women would be gettin' all hot and squirmish in their seats. All little much for me). All those sexually explicit lyrics. I remember telling my mom once how in the world y'all generation can hate on hip hop. Some of the blues was pretty graphic too. (I'm not really interested in debating which genre is most vulgar; they both have their share of sexually explicit lyrics is all I'm sayin'). But I digress. I can respect the blues though. I chose Bill Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine" because I like the song, even though it's a bit too sad for me. Enjoy.