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July 18, 2008

Music Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Some confident and powerful grooves from Mississippi blues outfit Homemade Jamz:

In case you haven't read about Homemade Jamz ... The three main members are siblings: Ryan Perry on vocals and lead guitar, Kyle Perry on bass, and Taya Perry on drums. Ryan is 16 years old, Kyle is 13, and Taya is all of 9.

Here's their MySpace page, where you can listen to a few more tracks. Type "Homemade Jamz" into the YouTube Search box and riches will emerge. Read about them here, and watch a news report about them here. Fans of "Mustang Sally" (written by Mack Rice, made famous by Wilson Pickett) can enjoy a satisfyingly funky Homemade Jamz version here. Lots of closeups of the ultra-cute and talented Taya.

In a very different vein: Thanks to The Fredosphere, who links to OC Times, the winners of this year's Barbershop Quartet competition:

They're pretty soulful in their own way, no?



posted by Michael at July 18, 2008


The blues band has an odd latin type swing. Maybe its the Cajun thing.

It's interesting, isn't it, how so much attention goes to fighting about political controversy? And, it's so predictable. Nothing new is ever said. I'm not exempting myself from this. Even on this blog, the negativism of men trying to enforce their viewpoint on one another tends to drown everything else out.

It's reality. When men pretend to sensitivity, they just become underhanded backstabbers. Women are good conspirators. It's their job to conspire to set standards for access to the pussy. Men are always, always fighting to be Top Dog with all the pussy. When they pretend otherwise, watch your ass!

I often wonder how some more positive expression might get our attention. There's so little you can say about the good things in life. The band's got a great swinging beat. And that's about it.

But you can argue for hours over whether global warming exists... nobody changes their mind... nothing in the external world changes...

Crappy, pointless controversy dominates our daily thinking. Once again, I don't exempt myself. And it's just a fucking waste of time. The 2Blowards site's name was a brilliant stroke, by the way. The name captures perfectly what all this huffing and puffing amounts to. Zilch!

I don't have the answer. When I play music with a good band, all this crap disappears.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on July 19, 2008 10:54 AM

Is your "no?" at the end of sentences a Frenchism? It sounds affected to me. Why not just say, "...aren't they?"

Posted by: dan g. on July 23, 2008 1:27 AM

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