I love the blues! I don't have any Booker White in my collection. I didn't realize what an outstanding guitarist he was. Thanks.
Here's one back at you, Robert Johnson, the man they say that started it all:
No, it isn't that, although the brain does release the chemical DMT when you sleep.
:lol: It does sound like dope! I need that!
I don't know what kind of good dope you smoke, but I wouldn't mind some.
Interesting. I have trouble with bad dreams and sleep disturbance, which have plagued me from childhood. I have tried to choose my conscious and subconscious, but somehow it doesn't work. I will continue trying, because it is my only hope.
Anyway, I'm glad this works for you. But thinking "I should have experienced worse" - that's really hard for me to grasp. How can you think that if you really don't believe it? I don't tend to think "I should have had better," it just is what it is.
yw Comedian and Virgil thx for giving it a listen Buh4Bee,
yeah Mutatis, I like Pentangle quite a bit too. Only know of their more popular stuff though, what's on Youtube and a greatest hits album I had once - that one was incredible. In fact there's a song from it I haven't heard in ages.. Omie Wise. I wonder if it's online.
OH and hey - have you ever heard of Jackson C Frank? I think I'm going to have to get re-acquainted with him...
His story is the most tragic.. his most famous song is probably Blues Run the Game, this link is a different one
Sounds pretty cool.
Yeah Nik, thanks. I just listened to him on youtube. He's got great range on the guitar. I think that's what you're responding to. I had never heard of him before, but I'll have to pick up an album or greatest hits if he's got one.
Did some good stuff with Penangle too. Still releasing albums I hear.
One of my teenage inspirations.
Thanks for the recommendation Nik.
Yes, I understand this struggle.
You just give me way too much credit Jersea but thank you.
I think what you write is very significant and very accurate. I only wish I could be as enlightened as you seem. It is hard to be so at peace with such things.
I have to say in my personal experience it is not so much a question if the person was "wrong" or "right" for me that carries the most weight but really I am a person that does need to have a distinct feeling of closure and understand just why it did end.
As in the case with my ex, we had a very volatile relationship and it was wrong from start to finish, but once I had removed myself from the situation I cannot say I have gave it much of a second thought. I knew things had to end and I knew why and so I was able to pack it all up in a neat little box and stash it away to collect dust.
But in the instants in which a person simply dissapears without any given reason why becoming nothing more than a ghost in the mind, those are the ones which tend to linger.
I always wanted a pony!
We gotta make riding horses in town legal and common practice
and bicycles everywhere too, it would be fantastic.
Personally ever since I was in high school I always wanted a horse to be my primairy mode of transportation. I currently am not in a posistion to own one, but I love riding. I would ride everywhere I had to go if possible.
Qi, I think Insomnia said it well, what I'm trying to say. It's just the sheer absurdity it all. I'm not mainly thinking of people who live farther out, and who commute and all. I'm just looking at the town I live in, and seeing the cars... And it's all so tied into the fabric of society - I get that. But it's so absurd - Yeah - let's move 2,000 pounds of steel, let's use the energy necessary for that, just to transport our lazy butts around town. When I think about that, just really, what a waste that is, and totally unnecessary, and I see how 90% of people do it. It just makes me cringe. And how much better it feels to be riding a bike, propelling yourself so easily with a simple, light machine... Instead of using gasoline oil which took untold millennia to produce, and using it to push around a 2,000 lb. car, just to move you. It doesn't make sense. It isn't right. It isn't necessary.
When I say "it isn't necessary" I mean we could all get around by walking or riding bikes. Like, instead of 90% of individual personal travel around town being done in an individual personal ton-weighing automobile, 90% of individual travel around town could be done with a bicycle. All it takes is a little imagination. I can almost guarantee you that people would be healthier and happier this way.
And... there's a car ad - right below this text box, presumably because of the times "car" and "gasoline" have been mentioned on this page. It's a whole, entire, powerful 'system' pressuring us all to be a certain way. We perceive it as normal and good - I'd say most people on a fairly deep level - when actually it is rather absurd, and not so good.
It just isn't the way we should be doing things, and it's a misuse of our planet. Nature's way is to conserve, to evolve, to be as efficient as possible and to waste nothing. Like, almost literally nothing. And riding a bicylce across town is like a million times better in all of these aspects. Driving a car seems more natural because our society has impressioned us so, but it isn't. It seems slightly easier than riding a bicycle, takes less energy that is - but that really isn't true either. Moving a weighty car takes a lot more energy than moving a one person bike.
I know people find it hard to question the way things are. In fact, it seems so difficult to imagine something different that people simply can't think of how things could be different. But it isn't difficult, if you try. Since when is imagining hard?
I agree that there are way to many cars out there. On the other hand, I commute. About 17 miles to work and another 17 miles back home. And then there are the errands. I deplore all the driving I do, but I don't really see any way around it for the time being. I do hope to drastically reduce the amount of driving I do in my future.
There's a new train system that I'd like to try, but it will have to be convenient as far as timing is concerned. I don't want to spend more time getting to work than I already do.
It's a cultural thing in the U.S. We are trying to change, hence the train. But our very cities are not even set up to allow for bike riding or even walking here in Dallas, unlike Europe or even a New York City or Washington D.C.
Thank you for trying not to moralize, Nik. Fingerpointing is not helpful.
I bike as much as possible and take public transit. In a way, I'm glad I'm moving to the big city and won't be able to afford a car, as not every. Single. Person. Needs to own a car. It's this very western idea that everybody just neeeeeeeds a car, don't you know! Lazy, and indulgent, and luxurious.