Ok so I talk about my handle @BBluesman which is short for... C'mon the title gave it away! 😀 I talk about the origin of that in the show. Focusing on some blues, blues from Brooklyn and Brooklyn people making music in this show.
Ain't Got Nobody-Hound Dog Taylor
Boogie Chillen-John Lee Hooker
Bless Those-Living Colour (Cory:singer and Vernon: Guitarist both from Brooklyn)
Po Black Maddie/Skinny Woman-North Mississippi All Stars
Black Cat Moan-Beck, Bogart and Appice (Carmine Appice from Brooklyn)
Sad But True-Metallica Tribute (Bruce Kulick: guitarist from Brooklyn)
Non-Alignment Pack-Pere Ubu (Tony Maimone: bass player from Brooklyn)
Super Stupid-Funkadelic (Eddie Hazel:guitarist from Brooklyn)
Slide Rule-Harriet Tubman (Melvin Gibbs:bass player from Brooklyn)
Jazz Thing-Gang Starr (Guru-rapper from Brooklyn)
Home is Where The Hatred Is-Gil Scott Heron (Brian Jackson:piano player/arranger from Brooklyn)
Always on the Run-Lenny Kravitz( Lenny is from Brooklyn)
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I know I've been kind fo quiet here and also on my A.Connector podcast.. I'm actually going back to my old Getting a Leg Up podcast roots and doing podcasts with music in them. i'll still do some interview based podcasts but just haven't been feeling it lately and a number of the people I was interested in getting on seemed all to vaporize... LOL. I guess many people not i "the media." feel awkward about being on video or audio for posterity's sake.
On the business front I have a new project I'm working on with a cool friend that has a lot of good business management background, seems pretty Zen-the all purpose #tag for someone that is kind of chill and centered, and very intelligent and easy to talk to. Have a Zoom meeting tomorrow,. We actually met for coffee the other day which was great. We live at different ends of town. So I suggested meeting virtually because it's time saving... Zoom is different when you don't have to do it but feel like it or recognize how it's nice when you are freely choosing to do so.
Here in Taiwan covid still pretty well contained although there has been a recent incident in Northern Taiwan. A friend of mine is almost done with his fourth go at quarantining-glad to let him have that record.
Glad that the political news in the US a little duller these days-I'm sure that is killing MSM and they're trying their hardest to come up with other riveting news to keep their money making machine going. Wall Street got kind of interesting with short squeeze story and major tremor in the markets yesterday.
Stay tuned for new podcast release probably tomorrow and new business project development as I have noteworthy info to report.
Just got the new podcast up a day or so ago. It felt good to sit down and bang it out. I've been in touch with some of my early podcasting day friends and they've indicated they'd be willing to guest on the show. The shows I hosted and produced were :getting a Leg Up, Free Culture, and A.Connector which has been given a reboot and is going again!So hopefully in the near future we'll get a little more banter with more than just me. We all got started in the early days before Mass Media and radio caught on to the format. Nowadays podcasting is very ubiquitous which is good. I'm an eclectic guy so I think A.Connector allows for that. After all it's about people connecting and there are various points and people that can be connected with and over so don't touch that dial.
The photo is the last days of Venice, CA before the Covid wave hit the shores of the US and I returned to fairly Covid under control Taiwan.
Been really enjoying the Ringer Network Rewatchables podcast with Bill Simmons and guests. Don't always feel the same about the movies as the reviewers but I do enjoy how they really dive in deep and discuss movies from many different viewpoints/perspectives. I'm even more happy that they have begun The Wire-Way Down in the Hole podcast where they do each episode of series per podcast episode. Same heavy chewing of material and lengthy discussion. Actually got me to notice somethings that I had missed from previous viewings or look at some things through their perspective-good stuff.
Recently I re-watched Mystic River directed by Clint Eastwood and with a cast of Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Larry Fishburne, Laura Linney and Marcia Gay Harden. Excellent director and actors before we even roll the film. This was clearly a morality play and a tragic one at that. I think that's what drew Eastwood a veteran of many spaghetti westerns, some that he directed and acted in-most notably The Unforgiven.
Penn's performance was one of his best. I amazes me that someone that seems to be such a jerk in real life can emote so well and in a nuanced and complex way on screen. I was mulling this over when it hit me-that is probably why he is much less in real life because he puts so much into building his characters. I think some really gifted performers are most real when they're performing and maybe just coasting in real life saving it up for their next role. They few moments between Penn and Bacon some of the best moments in the movie.
It's been ages since I did a podcast. As some of you know I did many back in the early days of podcasting post Y2K days... Been listening to a number of podcasts lately. Thought I'd dust off the voice box and give it a whirl. 😀 Minor glitch for about 20 seconds a minute in...oh well. It will get better moving forward. Happy Holidays.