Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This is an album that I've been listening to pretty consistently for the past month or so. Apparently, in 1964, in order to cater to the folk crowd, Muddy was asked to lay down his electric guitar and play some stripped-down delta blues. The result was this album. What really blows my mind is its recording quality. It's amazing to me how much raw emotion can be conducted through such restrained songs -especially on the first few tracks. Give the first cut on the album a try below. This was put out on Chess Records and featured Willie Dixon on bass, Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar, and Clifton James on Drums.
Muddy Waters: My Home Is In The Delta
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
...Clanging Bells of the Morning Star...
This drawing is based on a poem that I wrote a while back...you can check out the poem here.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Here's a mix that I've been planning to post for quite some time, but until now, haven't had a chance to. This group of songs reflects a few of the artists that I had in pretty heavy rotation back in the fall. Even though it's spring now, I think that the songs still work. I put this mix together 5 or 6 months ago to share these artists with my wife and children. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Mediafire link in the comments.
"A Mix of BlackForrestry: Spring 2012: single track"
01 Generifus- In My Cave
02 Vollmar- Beside the Sea From You and Me
03 Seth Olinsky- It's So Hard
04 Homecomings- By Faith
05 Little Wings- Hey Baby
06 Bronze Float- Walking To The Store
07 Thanksgiving- Track 3
08 Iji- Funny How Love Can Be
09 Bronze Float- This American Negative Pulse
10 Homecomings- Ask
11 Normanoak- Even The Golden Child
12 A John Henry Memorial- So You May See
13 German Error Message- Reaching Out
14 Generifus- Waiting
15 Vollmar- The Soft Hills
16 The Microphones- Heart Lake Rd.
17 Porches.-Peach Pit
18 Wind-Up Bird- Driving Around
19 Normanoak- Princess Unicornus
20 Little Wings- Little Bird
21 The Microphones- Antlers
22 A John Henry Memorial- A Family Album
23 Wind-Up Bird- Parasite
24 Ben and Bruno- Take Hold Upon
25 Porches.- Tall Boys