Wednesday, October 04, 2006

On Shuffles, Riffs, and Bends

There are times when there is nothing like an old time blues shuffle played on an electric guitar. I'm impressed by a good clear riff too. And it takes a certain amount of strength to continually bend notes. And yet there are times when I should be enthralled and yet, I'm wishing for a fast forward button.

I've been called by several "surveys" this week. I'm been delayed in pressing the remote and had to listen to personal attack ads by certain Republicans who swear they don't like them. At least in Texas they get to decide whether they want to vote for Kinky Friedman. A musician and a a writer. Why can't this state shucks its cowboy and elect a writer?