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I woke up and remember having to go into my room to get some clothes or something out of my chest of drawers. I was very quiet, as I could hear Rev snoring and didn't want to wake him. Well, I got whatever it was and I was headed toward the door when I heard in a commanding voice,"Don't move or you're dead!". I turned around to see Rev with a .38 revolver in his hand pointed in my general direction, but sort of moving around so as to cover a wider target area. I remember screaming something to the effect of, "No--don't shoot." Rev replied, "One wrong move and you're dead." Well, then I started talking a mile a minute..."Rev, it's me, it's Barry, don't shoot Rev...I was only getting something from my chest of drawers..." Finally, Rev said, "Is that you, Barry?" The incident was soon over, and I had escaped with me life. I guess, from his perspective, it must have been kind of weird to be alone, blind, on the road 3,000 miles from home and rooming with a bunch of lunatic young musicians many years his junior. But to this day, the picture of Reverend Gary Davis that sticks in my mind the most is early in the morning, half-awake and blind as a bat, with a .38 in his hand pointed in my general direction. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life - Barry Melton

Author Topic: Sod Throwin' Blues  (Read 781 times)

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bayrum78

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Sod Throwin' Blues
« on: December 24, 2014, 01:33:22 PM »
I was working on  Charlie Patton's Spoonful and this song just sort of emerged. Haven't shared for a while on the back porch so maybe it's time. It's is fun improvising variations on a simple riff.  Credit for lyrical Ideas come from Clarence Ashley, Hobart Smith, Eli Framer among others but I twisted some of them a bit to make them somewhat "my own" and to establish a permeating theme in an attempt to avoid the dreaded "floating verse syndrome."   :D  The canine cameo appearance at the front end of the video is  Riley, my obnoxious, paw proffering Catahoula Leopard pup. It's funny and rather juvenile  for me to do so, but I just HAVE to comment  on how the YoutTube link to the song suggests a four letter word after the  = sign.

« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 02:45:40 PM by bayrum78 »

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Sod Throwin' Blues
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 11:50:44 AM »
Like it, and the slide guitar banjo gives it an austere, spooky tone. Riley seems to disagree but what do dogs know.

bayrum78

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Re: Sod Throwin' Blues
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 12:57:59 PM »
At least he didn't start howling ;)

 


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