I watched a little sports ball after work today. A bit of football and swimming, also some 60s songs on PBS. Anything to get baby boomers to pledge. Also the music I grew up with.
And then I turned on YouTube and listened to some really great blues and internetted in the comfy chair.
The first amazing song included: From the American Folk and Blues Festival, 1962-1969. Copyright, 2004 Reelin in the years, LLC and Experience Hendrix, LLC
Intro by: T Bone Walker, Helen Humes (vocal), Sonny Terry (Harmonica), Brownie (Kazoo) McGhee (Vocal & Guitar), Willie Dixon (Vocal & Bass), T-Bone Walker (Vocal & Guitar), Memphis Slim (Vocal & Piano), Jump Jackson (Drums)
Then came Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Willy Dixon, Otis Spann et al – Bye Bye Blues
Then so many blues men and women in a Grammy tribute:
Then a guitar summit at the Apollo: B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins & Buddy Guy/ “Sweet Little Angel”, “Let The Good Times Roll” – Apollo Theater 1993 Part 2
Then yet more blues guitar gods .. “Sweet Home Chicago” (Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin…)
Then BB King and Eric Clapton having fun:
All just YouTube autoplaying. Pretty awesome.
Then BB King with Slash, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi:
This makes me wish I got out to the Checkerboard Lounge when I was at the University of Chicago, sometimes a 21 year old drinking age is no good. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Baby Please Don’t Go – Live At Checkerboard Lounge
This They Might Be Giants cover of “Tubthumbing” by Chuwbumba makes me realize what a kareoake song this would be:
Although GWAR is way better at this: “Carry On My Wayward Son”
Then I moved on the silliness of GWAR covers which I have heard before. Both “Carry On Wayward Song” and the GwAR cover of Pet Shop Boys: “West End Girls” are great. :
This Munich show by Michael Jackson of “Smooth Criminal” makes you remember what an incredible dancer and performer he was:
And I just love Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips (featuring Moby) – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Music Video (warning NSFW nudity) and wonderfully weird:
This one is not music but thoughtful, makes me wonder if I should log off the Facebooks of the world, they are amazing at timesuck:
And last there was this incredible, hard hitting cover of “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Rage Against the Machine with a introduction from the amazing movie “Network”.
And other some awesomeness too.