Meet Me In the Bottom

Last week I replied to a post on the Gearslutz forums which had to do with your all time favorite tip or trick. I said something like “Live it up… Boring people make boring music.”. I was surprised some people had a negative reaction to that. It made me wonder are there people out there who know they are boring and defend that aspect of themselves as a virtue? There is usually a price to pay in order to be a good musician. Sure there are natural born talents and there are those who practice non-stop. There is another way into the cool club and that’s hard painful living. Now to be clear partying too much won’t get you fame or fans but in the reciepe for great musician is the ingredient called pain. It’s nothing new as you can see in this video from 1966. The Blues live on in lots of music styles. Repect to Howlin’ Wolf and to my cousin Steve who posted this video on his Facebook wall.

“With a booming voice and looming physical presence, Burnett is commonly ranked among the leading performers in electric blues; musician and critic Cub Koda declared, “no one could match Howlin’ Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits.” – wikipedia.org/wiki/Howlin_Wolf

For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Howlin_Wolf

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm, filed under music, song writing and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.