Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quotation of the day for November 8, 2011

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Quotation of the Day for November 8, 2011

"'Cause you can take anything and write a blues about it. You can take a chair, a box, an axe, anything, a knife, anything and start writing a blues from it. 'Cause you can think of the different things you would do with a knife. Take a knife - ...you could maybe skin a fish, cut a chicken's throat, skim your toenails or your fingernails, then you could kill somebody with it too. By the time you think of all the things you could do with a knife, then you got the blues. It don't take but five verses to make a blues. Think of five things you can do with something and that's it. Think of five things that woman done to you and then you got the blues."

- Big Bill Broonzy, blues musician.

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Nov. 2, 2011

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