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Thirteen years ago, Mort Sahl said in an interview that the Republican Party has a secret strategy. An ace up their sleeve: They always run against Democrats.   How could the Democrats – after all this time, after all their deliberations and backroom consultations – come up with two articles of impeachment that don’t mention any high crimes and misdemeanors??? What about Bribery? What about … Continue reading Some Articles!!!!

Moron the Blues

We’ve tossed this question around before, at least I have. This question: what is the blues? The great and wise Brownie McGee said that  “the blues is Truth”, i.e., the blues is about more than just feeling blue. You can have happy blueses too. However, empirically speaking, in the great majority of cases, sadness is the subject of the blues. There’s no getting around sadness … Continue reading Moron the Blues

Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

One of my favorite songs of all time, this blues classic by Brownie McGee exemplifies something indominable about the human spirit. As we continue to fight (peacefully) for justice, as we navigate our way through the “constitutional crisis” (which is what we are entering into, so we better see a lot of people (like you) marching and demonstrating), we keep on fighting on no matter … Continue reading Fighting a Losing Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

Fightin’ a Losin Battle

Fightin’ a Losin Battle But Havin’ a lot of fun Tryin to Win The great song by Brownie McGee. It was always one of my favorites. It’s such a great progression. Brownie throws that dramatic third into the blues (in the refrain) and later throws in two extra fifths (sorry, I couldn’t refrain after that first refrain). And if you add them all up you … Continue reading Fightin’ a Losin Battle

Here’s To Brownie McGee

Fightin’ a Losin’ Battle But Havin’ a Lot of Fun Trying to Win ranks as one of the greatest songtitles of all time. And the way Brownie used to sing it was just something beautiful. The lyrics and the progression are both things of beauty. Check out Brownie McGee. Meanwhile click below to hear Bumba do it. The song is: Fightin’ a Losin Battle But … Continue reading Here’s To Brownie McGee

Fightin’ a Losin’ Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win

This great Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry favorite is available on record, CD, iTunes, etc. It’s a great song to play, so I wanted to put it on the blog. It’s already recorded on my CD (see Up in the Bronx page above). This time, I tried using two tracks, adding the harmonica on the second track. If it sounds at all like the way … Continue reading Fightin’ a Losin’ Battle But Having a Lot of Fun Trying to Win