Okay, well, this week, last year I started writing the Talkin’ Headline Blues. I didn’t know that I’d still be doing it every week back then, but I just couldn’t stop.
I did one every day during that week last year. You can listen to all of them, plus a combination of all of them here:
- The Talkin’ Headline Blues #1
- The Talkin’ Headline Blues #2
- The Talkin’ Headline Blues #3
- The Talkin’ Headline Blues #4
- The Talkin’ Headline Blues #5
- The Talkin’ Headline Blues #1-5
Did you listen to them all? Have you listened to all 53 since then?
You can read an exhaustive explanation of why I started doing this song, here. I think, basically, the reasons haven’t changed. The headlines haven’t really changed either.
This re-record, though, isn’t really a re-record. I never recorded Talkin’ Headline #6 for whatever reason. So this is actually version one, but since it’s part of a series and since all the songs are just one song, you could drop the words from any into the music for this one.
That was confusing, right?
Anyway, I did this new version as a straight up blues tune. No talkin’ at all. I think it works okay, but maybe the singing kinda gets in the way of the headlines, which are really the most important part. I don’t want to distract you from them.
Just don’t forget that this recording is full of headlines from November 2010. Do you remember everything that happened?
So that’s that. Look for the new song for this week coming at you tomorrow or Friday. I got one cookin’, I think.
Also, did you know that I have a couple shows coming up? The first one is a last minute addition at Beat Kitchen on Sunday, November 13. Should be a fun show. It’ll be a warm-up for a show on November 20 at the Whistler as part of Lawrence Peters‘ Country Throw-down. That one is a RECORD RELEASE for the new EP out now. You’ll be able to get your very own copy with a one-of-a-kind Polaroid picture as cover art! Plus, if you want, you can take your own Polaroid (for a minimal charge) for very personal cover art. Fantastic!
The Whistler show starts at 10pm. Lawrence spins some hot classic country records after. Hope to see you there!