YouTube has been trying to get me to watch this video for months, and I finally clicked play. What follows is Conan teaching a group of elementary-age kids how to write blues music. https://youtu.be/J7f26d-AIrM "My sister and my mommy / they just eat edamame" will now be stuck in my head for weeks.
I’ve got a great memory of playing this on repeat in the car with my kids, driving to a fireworks display somewhere while on a vacation several years ago… the impassioned singalong was good for giggles until maybe the 8th run. Still, this song. THIS song. It’s more than just a classic. It’s a soldier … Continue reading Sunday Music: Born In The USA
Joe Bonamassa isn’t just a force of nature on the guitar, he’s also one hell of a business person. Listen to his interview with Cory Wong where he breaks down the business of the business behind being a touring musician, how he defines “giving 100%,” and why his estate plan has a clause promising to … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Artists Making Money – Joe Bonamassa with Cory Wong
Have mercy. I finally watched the Netflix documentary, “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” about ZZ Top. Billy Gibbons reportedly went and ran around outside in the winter to get his voice to sound the way it does on “La Grange.” Creativity, dedication to the craft, and world-building, this band deserves a Harvard case study. … Continue reading Sunday Music: La Grange
B.B. King's Live at the Regal is one of those "if I had a time machine..." concerts. "How Blue Can You Get?" is pure heartache that explodes in the bridge. His voice and the audience response to this section is sheer brilliance: I gave you a brand new Ford You said, "I want a Cadillac" … Continue reading Sunday Music: “Our Love Is Nothing But The Blues / Baby, How Blue Can You Get?