Friday, July 30, 2010

Funky Friday

This brings back memories of Baltimore summers, hot & muggy and no air conditioning in the apartment I shared with my best friend's finger-pickin-blues guitarist boyfriend. Not that she had other boyfriends, mind you.


  1. It's a shame Ry Cooder wasn't a bigger success. It's a shame I don't have a bunch of his recordings.

  2. Wasn't? Hmmm...he's still doing what he likes & doing it well enough to pay his bills, aparently. That sounds successful to me. If he was more of a "commercial" success, he probably wouldn't be nearly so good, I think.

    It's a shame most of his recodings I have are on vinyl.

  3. Actually ole Ry is doing quite well. The Buena Vista Supper Club was platinum. I think I've got all of his recordings, vinyl and CD. One of my favorites. Also finger-picking-blues.

    I was wondering in the sweltering heat the other day how in the world we survived it with no air-conditioning when I was a kid. The sand so hot it burned your feet. A dip in the river little relief. But somehow we did, and probably the better for it.

  4. I just noticed that my own comment above is typo-ridden - yikes! Oh, well...

    Yes, Mr. C, I like Ry lots too. In fact I considered naming intellikid "Maria Elena" because I love Ry Cooder's interpretation of that song.

  5. Thanks for the Cooder memory.

    As to typos...blame it on your two hell weeks...but, as is my smartass duty, I should point out that it sounds as if YOU lived with the boyfriend.

    I am not sure it can be done in Bubbaville, but the vinyls can certainly be converted to CDs.

  6. Good morning, jaded...

    It was actually 4 hell weeks, and I actually did live with the boyfriend. He was looking for a new roommate at the same time I was looking for a new place. The two of them are now married, as a matter of fact, although my friend complains that Lee never plays much guitar any more.

  7. Picture Me.
    Smack Dab in the Middle.

  8. Punch, but you ain't got that Do-Re-Mi!

  9. I've got 50 cents more than I'm gonna spend, let the good time roll.


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