June 07, 2008

Somebody say keep on rockin'?

No, this post is not going to be a defense of the genius of Rick Derringer, though that is an argument I've advanced whenever I've been given the opportunity. In fact I would submit that he requires no defense (Exploring hands encounter no defence; / His vanity requires no response / And makes a welcome of indifference):

You can be the judge.

But no, I didn't come to talk about Rick Derringer. I'm writing from Louisville, a town about which I can't think of anything else to say without being a little nasty, just to tell you that should you be interested, there's a song called "Labor Day" available for listening and download at our isound.com site, which as I write this refuses to load.

Could we have killed this site the way we killed mp3.com?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow, my first post...my fingers are trembling. Here's a rocker I'd like to defend: the (recently) late, (long-time) great Jeff Healey, underappreciated as a blues-rock guitar genius for a long time by yours truly and, I'd wager, too many others--doubtless due to a cinemagraphic link to Patrick Swayze. Check out an absolutely frightening live clip of him playing "See the Light" on YouTube. Part of the enchantment is due to the unorthodox way he holds the guitar, I know, but his style was compelling sonically as well as physically. There's also a Youtube video of Jeff playing Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Look at Little Sister" alongside Stevie himself. (Alas, the quality's terrible?) I think Jeff might just outdo him.