part one

do you remember the time when I was just starting to play the guitar?
you said "so you like music, huh?" in your usual unshaven way,
and I said "yeah, it's cool". you said "let me show you something."
you reached for a remote and clicked some buttons,
and some old blues artist started floating out of your stereo system
that was wired throughout your house. I think it was a Robert Johnson song.
you showed me all kinds of blues music. muddy waters, clapton,
some people I don't even remember because I was too busy waiting for you to stop.
when you were done I said "That's pretty cool." like always,
and you offered to burn me a cd. I said "no thanks.",
and I thought "why would you listen to old music like that?
it's weird." but I didn't say that. I never said that.
I really hope you aren't a mind reader.
I really do.
Today I feel electric grey
I hope tomorrow, neon black
I like this. It is very good and I just got Robert Johnson Complete Recordings today. But this definitely applied to me when first listenin to blues. I never liked Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, or any of them but when I got more and more into modern blues I got more and more into the old blues too. This is a fantastic piece.