Sunday, August 31, 2008
Hoping For the Best
Ben G. came over to relieve my temporary bachelorhood and listen to some cool vinyl and CDs. We started off with jazz, then moved on to the blues. Ben's favorite blues 45s were "Judgement Day" by Snooky Pryor, "Orange Driver" by Eddie Burns, "Broke and Hungry" by Hop Wilson, and "Somebody (Loan Me a Dime)" - the original - by Fenton Robinson. We ended up by listening to about an hour of New Orleans music - Irma Thomas, Carol Fran, Bonerama. He introduced me to a very apt post-Katrina song by Mary Chapin Carpenter called "Houston." Here's hoping that the most amazing city in the United States is still standing in 24 hours.