Thursday, September 3, 2009

toward a state of "good rockin' "

Vic Chesnutt - At the Cut (out soon) That "Philip Guston" song is killer. It's like two locomotives facing each other, using all they have to push each other off the tracks. One might actually succeed but in doing so will be too depleted to finish its journey. Listen up at MBV and other places.

L. C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson - Mojo in My Hand (listen) This is the exact opposite; all disparate elements point in tight convergence toward a state of "good rockin'" as should all efforts of humankind. I defy you to find me a greater purpose for our labor than good rockin', regardless of the particular ruts and cowpaths down which you choose to pull your wagon. I mean, look at old L. C.. He could abide being a down home blues fiddle and steel guitar player, practically, peculiar manifestations of and for the self, and yet find room to support his brother the Rev. A. C. Robinson in the most congregational of religious matters. I'm just sayin' there is a lesson to be learned here.

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