Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cookies are not Biscuits




A cynical person might think that there are elements among us who don't believe these particular people are capable of pondering Universal questions at a high level...all I'm sayin'...get the same shit with "Folk" art...and with Country music...only that's been a bald face con perpetrated by...anyway. We'll save it.

Beale St...Martha and the Boy a couple of years ago.

The Boy tries to convinces his Moma that he is indeed big enough to go into the bar.


Brace youselfs...this is the cut. When he hits the first fanfare you will think you're high. The Delta Force article named Junior Kimbrough as Fat Possums greatest discovery. No doubt, Junior Kimbrough was a balls out genius but, R.L. Burnside was capable, when he cared to, of making you feel like you've heard an echo of God's voice (and he knows it too...watch his face)...an affirmation of reality.

Maybe it's just me...that's possible too.

8 comments:

  1. Cookies are SO not. Fucking. Biscuits. Australians have the same hole in their language/cuisine. A scone is not a fucking biscuit either.

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    1. You know we're gonna lose this one on an etymological technicality...but, ultimately we win because we know the joy of eating biscuits.

      That clip comes from a yet unpublished, but growing rant, directed at Martha, JQ, Adamparsons and Dr Hillman...YET unpublished.

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  2. "...making their blues faces.." I had to run that bit back a few times and watch again... so quick, but so perfect!
    We buy biscuits called Maryland Cookies... I'm confused.
    Good to see your paintings in situ... a great gallery you have there.




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    1. Y'all are bringing the confusion on yourselves there...it's on the dadgum package. :0

      The face is intolerable for more than a second at a time...that runback time is saving your sanity.

      Thank you ma'am...I've got a couple more going now.

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  3. A cookie is not a biscuit, but then a biscuit to me is not a biscuit to you, but as long as whatever it is tastes good I'm not going to argue.
    I'm going to have to watch the Burnside clip when I have finished listening to the Josh White stuff on Spotify, I knew your new blog name would have a musical meaning. Thanks for giving me some inspiration for Sunday morning listening!!

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    1. Hey Ms Sharron...glad you made your way over here.

      I was certain that our resident pedant would have immediately fired off a response detailing the difference between cookies and biscuits (he knows nothing of biscuits...the buttermilk kind) but, he is busy being an academic super-star...preparing for a talk on.

      So, all I got was a very quick text on the root words.

      Enjoy.

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  4. Look - you call "crisps" chips. Why would we listen to you? Also, the word "cookie" is just embarrassing to say out loud. You could solve this problem by finding a sensible word for those things you pour gravy over (or you could just stop pouring gravy on them) and start calling cookies by their proper name - biscuits.

    Glad we've sorted out this conundrum.

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    1. Did you just suggest we stop eating pepper gravy on biscuits.
      We are clearly dealing with a crazy person here.

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