Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voodoo Chile by Stevie Ray Vaughn -- it's good for what ails ya

I was thinking, how the hell am I going to mellow out/calm down tomorrow during the elections. I'm nervous as hell this thing's going to go sideways (read: be stolen yet again), so my anxiety is starting to rev up. Music -- that's a good start, that will help. But what music.

Frankly, the first song that came to mind was Amandrai, by Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder, from the album Talking Timbuktu. But I couldn't find a video I liked (though this one ain't too bad). It's just soooo damned groovy, and mellow and strolling.

Then it struck me. Stevie Ray Vaughn. He will be able to help me.

So here he is, playing one of my favorite songs of all time, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return). A song seared into my synapses prenatally, then again during high school. Stevie does it up right.

Enjoy music's palliative and cathartic release on election day,



Estu said...

Another one of those posts with one obvious response:


Bpaul said...

You of course understand that I am in no way saying Stevie supercedes or surpasses Jimi in this.

It's like reading the book and seeing the movie. Jimi is the book, Stevie is the movie. They both rock, but they're different LOL.

Awesome video, thanks for posting it.