Quote of the Day: BLUES

March 12, 2019


The blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy, but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-comic lyricism.

–Ralph Ellison

Funny thing about the blues—you play ’em ’cause you got ’em. But, when you play ’em, you lose ’em.

–Buddy Guy

photo by Stefan Ruiz

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