Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Birth of the Blues?

During my commutes back and forth to my retreat this weekend (I still chuckle at calling my trainings "retreats" -- we don't retreat very far, do we), I was listening to Eric Clapton's excellent From the Cradle, his paen to the blues greats. These blues are so low-down that you get road rash on your belly just hearing them.

Juxtaposed against the Psalm laments -- they were the perfect soundtrack. Serendipity!

3 comments:

Tom in Ontario said...

I've got that CD right beside the computer. I think I'll pop it in now.

Gene said...

Omigosh, I love that CD. My FAVORITE Clapton album? Perhaps.

Rev Scott said...

Oh, yeah, that's one of my favorites.

"I'm tore down / I'm almost level with the ground..."

Road rash, indeed. I've been listening to that CD in my woodshop for the past few weeks, and it just gets better with every play.