Monday, February 07, 2011

Blue Monday


But let's be clear, blue in a good way - rainswept, melancholy; that sort of thing.

Horace Silver - 'Lonely Woman' (1964)

12 comments:

  1. Not if you have to go travel down to Luton, it's not

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  2. No, that's blue in a bad way.

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  3. It's almost Oscar Peterson playing. I've got a reggae versh of Song For My Father in the collection if you're tempted..

    Speaking of Oscar have I pitched this your way before Peterson meets Emerson..

    Or this, lovely for Blue Monday. Elizabeth Cotten Freight Train - (zip to 4 mins in) Possibly the greatest upside down guitar playing by a 90 year old woman*, in the history of upside down guitar playing by 90 year old women.

    *Guitar upside down not the ol' dear

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  4. Upside down guitar playing by nonagenarians is highly underrated.

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  5. The Nonagenarians *said in Peel Voice* 'two more from them later'

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  6. oh that is just just the thing. a day of trailing and lugging and tired feet and long arms. but more library books. just poured an early one and resting my wearies
    x

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  7. It's a slow, lazy and humble beginning to the day here that's covered in fresh snow. Tuesday's song of the day has thoughts of Monday. Beautiful. And thank you.

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  8. That is an exceptional, quite wonderful photograph.

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  9. Ain't it? Francis Wolff of Blue Note Records.

    And thank you GTF, that's a lovely comment.

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  10. Now that, my dear boy, is far more like it.

    Love the new decor too. Very stylish.

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  11. Ta muchly. Blue slate from the Urals. Very rare.

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