Tag Archives: Blues

Birthday Blues

  April 20……..Hitler’s birthday. Mine as well. I’m in a Doctors waiting room in Amherst Virginia, been here for two hours, FOX NEWS on the TV. Springtime for Hitler doesn’t feel so much like a joke. I got a tick … Continue reading

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Cannibis Candyman Blues

Poor Maureen Dowd, but how could she have known?        She hadn’t spent the early Eighties being a weekend hippie like I did.   But smoking is so hard on the lungs if you inhale. Walter White, meet Betty Crocker. … Continue reading

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Dead Cat Blues

Memphis Earlene doesn’t ‘get’ cats, thinks they’re a trivial pursuit. Grand passions, the seductive call of self-destruction and substance abuse,  feeling like a motherless child? That’s  Blues territory. Cats don’t get the blues.  They give them. They tear up your … Continue reading

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Blues Entitlement

 Yes, there’s a difference between the blues and plain old self-pity.    You have the right to sing the blues if you work for Wal-mart. You have a right to sing the blues if you ain’t got no home in this … Continue reading

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DMV Blues Part Deux

Tough love from Blues Legend Memphis Earlene was yesterday.  Today it’s time for Franco-Therapy. Everything’s better in France, especially if you’re an Older Woman, according to Scarlett, my fashion consultant.  Everything improves when translated into the French version. She’s back … Continue reading

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Bookstore Blues

The place that used to be Barnes and Noble in Georgetown is now Nike.  How ironic, since Barnes and Noble, in combination with now defunct Borders Books, killed off most of Washington DC’s independent bookstores. There is one bookstore left … Continue reading

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The Writing Blues in French

“Woke up this morning with the unpublished writers blues. No point tryin’ when you’re born to lose.” You gotta suffer if you want to sing the blues. It’s the law. Memphis Earlene doesn’t think I’m doing it right. ” You … Continue reading

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