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A Morning Walk powered by Blues of Desperation

Yeah I got off My Butt and went for a walk, listening to Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa

The calender that  I created yesterday says that I was scheduled to run between 5:30 and 6:30 tonight. But when I checked the weather forecast for today, I saw that it was probably going to be raining at that time. As a result, I decided to move the run to 10 o’clock this morning. I also made another change, I decided to walk instead of run. Since I have been having problems lately with my ears being clogged, I thought I would walk to Dollar General and get some ear wax removal medicine.I knew based on my running courses, that I could walk a course that would make the walk about a mile.

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Today in Music: Birthdays for Robert Johnson and Joe Bonamassa – Very interesting?

Joe BonamassaSo how would you like to be a blues artist and share a birthday with the great Robert Johnson? Well if you’d like to know, just ask Joe Bonamassa. Robert Johnson was born on this date in 1911 and 66 years later along come Joe! Hum, Joe was a child prodigy. He caught the ear of the great B.B. King at the age of ten, King said at the time:

“This kid’s potential is unbelievable. He hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface. He’s one of a kind.”

By the time he was 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the King and toured with acts that included Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker and Gregg Allman! Share a birthday with Robert Johnson a child prodigy a great guitarist, que up that Twilight Zone Music!

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Blues Wednesday – Joe Bonamassa

So today started out a lot like yesterday, still no coffee at the 7-Eleven due to remodeling! Then I listened to tracks from several different blues albums and again nothing caught my attention. So at lunch I checked out the Billboard Blues charts and there are number one sat Joe Bonamassa’s new album Black Rock and at Number 9 Derek Trucks new album Already Free so I loaded both on the mp3 player and set out for a site to do some testing and listening on the way! Now Bonamassa was a name I’d always heard (seems like I say this a lot!) but never listened to, my mistake! Anyway since I heard one of his albums about a year ago his music gets steady play. So I anticipated that I would enjoy Bonamassa’s great playing and good vocals and all around strong sound. The first two tracks did not disappoint me and on the third track “When the Fire Hits the Sea” I caught myself saying is he playing slide guitar on this track – yep – and it was good! Then came “Quarryman’s Lament” which opened with a different sounding instrument, which I have since learned was a clarino (a Greek type clarinet) and I said this is a great album.

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