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This is Shiva depicted as Neelakant (The Blue Throated One) You will find the myth behind that powerful figure in this story.
Somehow I don’t think that Lin had these ideas in mind when she suggested the topic for today’s LBC’s weekly posts when a few of us write on the same subject.
Perhaps this is what she had in mind.
You’ll see pretty browns in beautiful gowns
You’ll see tailor-mades and hand-me-downs
You’ll meet honest men and pick-pockets skilled
You’ll find that business never closes
Till somebody gets killed
If Beale Street could talk, if Beale Street could talk
Married men would have to take their beds and walk
Except one or two, who never drink booze
And the blind man on the corner
Who sings the Beale Street Blues
He said, “I’d rather be there than anyplace I know
Yes, I’d rather be here, than anyplace I know
It’s gonna take the Sergeant, for to make me go”
I’m goin’ to the river, maybe by and by
Yes, I’m goin’ to the river and there’s a reason why
Because the river’s wet and Beale Street’s done gone dry.
17 thoughts on “Blues!”
You won’t be surprised that I focused on the music – I love the blues. I came to appreciate them late in life. And zydeco. I liken that to the blues with accordions – 🙂
shackman recently posted..LBC post – Blues
No, I am not at all surprised. And a great selection.
I like colour blue and wear it a lot. Looking at your chart, I may not wear any other colour and will not find it boring.
I love blues and especially Armstrong, however I have now very sad memories related to his music. Somebody close to me died this year and he asked Armstrong blues to be played while the funeral conduct made his final walk at the cemetery. Hope you do not find my association too morbid.
Some songs in the blues genre are more philosophical than dirgish. I prefer them and you will see from my choice that they can be funny too.
Blue and green are my favourite colours. Which is why I love staring at the sea and the sky, I guess. I always find it strange that depression is known as “the blues”, when “the blacks” would make more sense.
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They are my favourite colours too. Incidentally, both of us use the English spelling too!
Thirty one tones of one colour and you have me Singing the Blues
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That was one sentimental and nostalgic trip listening to that song again Grannymar. Thank you.
Love your take on this, Ramana. The conventional, of course, but also the Indian cultural angle, AND a total surprise. You linked the circle. Now if you add petrol blue, you have as many flavors as Baskin Robbins.
Dun-Na-Sead recently posted..Blues
Ah, Petrol Blue! How did that escape my attention? Another piece of information about BR too! Thank you.
Dun-Na-Sead recently posted..Blues
And you can mix all those blues from just the primary blue with additional “specks” of the hue/tone required…
have the blues. Also, feel blue . Feel depressed or sad, as in After seeing the old house in such bad shape, I had the blues for weeks , or Patricia tends to feel blue around the holidays . [quote from meanings….I know a few Patricia’s but I doubt many would actually say this!]
BTW I’m not feeling blue at all today – off on a serendipity, spur of the moment bus trip looking at artist studios out here in the West!
For all those blues, I rarely feel blue. Despite it being my favourite colour, the emotion that it represents, is rarely part of my life. I hope that your weekend bus adventure went off well.
Interesting this, R – I’ve got a series called “40shadesofblue” – photographs on FB.
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I will have a look.
Blue is my favorite color. Andy and I still remember a blue dress I had when we were going together. We were both sad when it wore out, but it still makes me happy to think of it.
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I too love blue colour.
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