the blues

I like the blues. It’s not because I am trying to be emo, slash-my-wrists, deep or what. But there’s something about that genre of music that is therapeutic and appealing to me.

And there’s nothing quite like the sound of blues when it’s played on an electric guitar. Not modern blues but the kind of gritty, down-South blues that, as Darren put it, sounds like you are going to hell and you’re just playing the guitar in defiance while you are waiting for the devil.

This is the title track from Black Snake Moan, a movie set in the South starring Samuel L Jackson and Christina Ricci. This is gritty blues at its best.