Music

Stuff I like and think you should too.

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

C.A. Prieto Minstrel Banjo Player

It’s been a long fuckin time haha. If you are wondering, things are well aside from possible world war III about to star at the slightest stirring of a crazy mans ego. I have been putting together my living history impression of a 1800’s banjo player. I have amassed a nice wardrobe of old gentlemans clothing in a proper fit. I have been making banjos as well playing minstrel banjo in the gaslamp and old town when time allows.

 

Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie

Monday, July 13th, 2015

One of the coolest doods ever!

 

Happy Un-Birthday Blind Lemon!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Alright so I’m sitting here and get an email from my calendar that states it is Blind Lemon Jefferson’s birthday on the 11th (I have a bunch of blues and other musicians bdays in a calendar) so I do a quick check and that shit says it is in September 24,1893 and that he himself claimed it was in October 26, 1894. where the fuck I got July, 11 I will never know. Please note that in hunting down my favorite blind lemon tune the only video I found is one with a picture of Blind Blake.

The lesson, whatever it is I am telling you… there’s a slight chance it’s some bullshit haha

Then I’m thinking it’s a trip that back then your birth date was some shit you just kinda rounded up or down on. Only civilized people give a shit what day and time it is. I imagine if you are self sufficient farmer type back then you get used to just knowing time by what is going on around you. ie: leaves falling *must be fall*, it’s getting dark *must be getting late*

Then I threw on the foil hat and started getting paranoid about calendars and what could potentially be gained by convincing me that that is what time is and then giving me hours minutes and seconds to make sense of it all with. I get it’s a metric to make sense of things with so I will let it slide for now and put the foil hat away… fuxxors.

 

Happy Birthday Blind Lemon Jefferson!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Today would be a good day to get your blues on. If you don’t know about the Blind Lemon you betta get to readin’. Music wouldn’t really be what we know it as today if it weren’t for good hard working musicians like Blind Lemon. His music is bad ass and apparently only one picture of him existed.

He Rose From The Dead

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Blind Lemon Jefferson – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Blind Lemon Jefferson is pretty much the first black dude to get paid for making awesome music in the 20’s. He was indeed blind and belted out the blues like nothing anybody had heard at the time. Blind Lemon did pretty good for himself, surely not as good as his record label but somethings never change. Another famous Blind Lemon tune is Black Snake Moan but I chose this song because I would like my loved ones to see that my grave is kept clean. Don’t forget about me when I die dammit! And please don’t let the weeds grow all crazy around it.

I love the way he just has a string holding his guitar up rather than an actual strap. The music is raw, the sounds of bad lighting and thin coats of dirt and grime on a chair in a dingy barn with the door slightly ajar. I can see myself walking up to it and seeing a little bit of the bad lighting escaping the door and with it the sound of the Blind Lemon blues and as I start to take it all in some grown person says “bow you’s butta git beck inside nah!”

 

Dock Boggs – Sugar Baby

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This is the sound I’ve been craving lately. It is of course mountain banjo but there is something to it that is kind of creepy sounding (make the sheep scared). It has a repetition to it that I enjoy a bit more than regular bluegrass style pickin’. Plus Dock Boggs is just a G look at this guy…

and I guess if you want to see what his music has inspired in others

 

Ionz149 – Pandora

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Honky Tonk Ionz149

I started a Pandora station to help get me through the grueling work day. It’s basically a bunch of hill billy music. I’ve never been a country music guy but the reality is I’d be plain silly if I didn’t give ol’ Willy and Merle a chance. There’s a lot of cool old bluegrass too. I can’t promise you will like it but I guarantee it will make you wanna drink some liquor. Listen now!

 

The ultimate 50?s and 60?s rockin’ horror disc

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

MONSTER MASHNESS!

You know a CD is good when you can’t find the cover anywhere except for one place with the word “DELETED” written across the cover. Seriously if you find this grab it, it’s full of the bomb diggy monster music (no Monster Mash here!).

 

Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From The Golden Age of Homeland Security

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Atomic Platters

It’s so damn good, and there’s 5 CD’s! Lots of cool old music, all about fearing atomic devastation from those damn commies.

Get more info on the compilation at www.conelrad.com/