Friday, July 8, 2011

"Rhythm and Blues was the gate..."

Currently reading:

"Totally pointless categorization of something that is the same shit -- it just depends on how much you lay the backbeat down or how flash you play it."

...from - LIFE - Keith Richards...

...Being of the afflicted-classification-quibbling tribe of music-journalists, desperate or deluded or determined as we all are, that line really struck a chord with me.

This has been, as they say, a richly rewarding read, so far... The quote above is snipped from its context, concerning the earliest incarnations of Mick and Keith's musical endeavors, and having to "soften" up terms for "purists..." It was rhythm & blues, ...not quite rock n roll.

More later...

“For many years I slept, on average, twice a week. This means that I have been conscious for at least three lifetimes.”
-Keith Richards

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