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DMV Blues

‘I went down to the Department of Motor Vehicles/ To get my license renewed…..” The official line is  I get better with age, like good whiskey, but tell that to the  camera.  Getting a new photo ID is like being confronted with … Continue reading

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Election Day Blues

Memphis Earlene  heard Obama sing an Al Green song on Oprah and that’s all she needed to know.  Not that she has illusions. “New Deal ain’t never coming back, not in your lifetime,” Memphis Earlene says. “Water’s gonna rise no … Continue reading

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Exercise Blues

“Woke up this morning/ And went back to sleep”….Epstein-Barre Blues, by Memphis Earlene Gray. Woke up this morning, fed the cats, and got back in bed. That was a few hours ago. “Exercise can prevent depression,” says Scarlett, looking up … Continue reading

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Kafka Blues Part Deux

Kafka Blues Part Deux.

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Homesick Blues

I left New York because I wanted off street parking and NYC was no place to raise a golden retriever.  It’s been exile ever since. I live in Washington DC. in a New York frame of  mind. I have off … Continue reading

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Hoodie Blues

I walk the mean streets of  Georgetown with Blues Avatar Memphis Earlene Gray, and Scarlett Ginsburg, who is a dybbuk.  She is  also my fashion advisor.  In a gesture of solidarity  I am wearing the black cashmere hoodie she found … Continue reading

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Birth Control Blues Part Deux

Birth Control Blues Part Deux.

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Birth Control Blues

Memphis Earlene and I are speechless with rage these days, hence the decision to invite Scarlett Ginsburg  to write for this blog. Scarlett died of complications following a botched illegal abortion in 1956. She’s a dybbuk. Dybbuks are Jewish ghosts who haunt … Continue reading

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February Blues

Got no money but I’m wearing Gucci Shoes/ Got no money but I’m wearing Gucci Shoes./ Been to Filene’s Basement. Done shopped away the blues. It’s the middle of February and I have the Blues. Filene’s Basement is dead and … Continue reading

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Advice to a Young Blues Woman

Dear Memphis Earlene, I’m quitting my IRS job so I can be a full time Blues woman. What do full-time Blues women wear? Sincerely, Heather Chang “Someone had too much fun in a karaoke bar,” says Memphis Earlene. “This is … Continue reading

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