I'm in the kitchen this morning. My daughter's boyfriend is cooking, some potato recipe (little red ones) as an alternative to the oily but good sautéed version he and my daughter usually cook, incessantly because my daughter loves it. He says to me

"Do you have any time?"

For what?

It turns out he's saying "thyme." He's never heard of it, but there happens to be a jar of it out on the counter that he finds immediately.

You might think that made me worry about his culinary education. Screw that; it made me worry about his musical education. Everybody from my generation knows what thyme is; if we didn't know already, we learned that it somehow went with parsley, sage, and rosemary.

Here, Kid, you need to know about this:


It could have been worse. At least he'd heard of the artists.

Artie has such a killer voice on this.

As it turns out, the guitar part isn't that hard. I learned it back in the seventies. You need a capo, but at least it's in standard tuning.

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Comment by Ron Powell on August 7, 2017 at 4:18pm

Kosh, I posted my comment ire folk /rock and gospel/soul mmediately following this.:

I don't know how to play gospel piano. I haven't listened to enough of it closely or had anyone explain the rudiments of it to me.

When TM made his comment re lyrics, I didn't react/respond to that at all. What I posted immediately following his comment about lyrics was Simon's gospel rendition of "Still Crazy" with annotation re being ablet to hear the gospel strain...

You can claim feasability all you'd like but TM was out of order and out of line and you chose to respond as thoug you,  like him, can't read.

Here's a hint when I'm addressing someone other than the author on any given post I always use the following indicator: @.

When I'm addressing the author I generally don't unless or until the thread gets to be unusually long and complex...

You can go through this thread and any number of others and see that this holds true...

Your continuously shield TM from criticism from me is palpable... You'll find yourself on the wrong side of an indefensible argument or risk being excoriated or castigated for something that is not of your making if you continue to do this.

"...while I saw the two video clips and assumed Ron was showing you, kosh, versions to compare folk/rock to gospel rhythms and style, posted right after you said you hadn't had gospel explained to you.."

It's extremely telling that Anna could see this and that neither you nor TM could see it for what it is...

And you still haven't responded to my effort on your behalf...It seems that should you do so youwill be reaffirming my posture in this and forcing TM to handle his erroneous assumption on his own.....

There's some white boy privilege fuckery afoot here. Believe me , I know because, lest you forget, once upon a time,  I was a white boy trapped inside the body of a black kid...

He's still there helping me read white privilege shit for what it is....



Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 5:07pm

That's how you accept an apology?

Comment by alsoknownas on August 7, 2017 at 5:20pm

As a youth, maybe until age 30 I could hit the high notes like Garflunkle. Then I couldn't.

Some of Simon's genius on guitar lies with his playing of "partials". Inverted chords inside strings 5 to 2. Jazz players call it "comping". Herb Ellis is a good example. Folkies tend to rely on chord forms with the tonic on the lowest register of the chord. Simon took it a step further. It's flavor and spice.

One of my favorite comments in this thread is from k/s re: misappropriation. He remarked on it with a caveat that it doesn't bother him if it doesn't disrespect the culture.

 I had the rare opportunity to meet and play with some of the seminal Delta Blues players. None ever gave a shit I was white. None ever commented that I shouldn't be playing their music. Mance Lipscomb told me on a sunny day after we hung out that it was great fun to see I knew the same music and could take a verse with a nod from him.

Comment by alsoknownas on August 7, 2017 at 5:29pm

Love this. Mance kept playing despite the hand injury. Sort of wins my heart. Two fingers on my left hand had to be sewn back on. You either love to play or you don't. it's that simple for me.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 6:34pm

You lost two fingers?

Comment by Ron Powell on August 7, 2017 at 6:48pm

Kosh, you know me better than that...

If you look at the post times my commentand your apology published at the same time...I didn't see your apology before I posted the comment...

You may delete it if you wish ....

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 7:37pm

At the time, there were maybe six or seven minutes separating the comments. I was about to give you a Hell of a hard time when I looked at the times and realized you were probably typing when my comment posted, so I limited myself to the question figuring that would be enough to cover either contingency. 

I could say the same thing, that you know me better than that. I have no reason to have more loyalty to Terry than to you. My initial reaction was the same as his: given your mutual antipathy, you were posting an example that contradicted him to bust his chops. I didn't look closely enough, and that you would do that is certainly feasible, particularly on a musical question. The last thing you hesitate about is correcting people. He called you on it, making the same mistake I did, and you blew up. I'm asking myself: Why is Ron blowing up? What was racist about contradicting your busting his chops? Your actual reasoning didn't even dawn on me until you told Terry you weren't talking to him. 

If you want to know why I've defended him a couple of times, that's another question. He's written two anti-bigotry posts and you called him a racist in the threads of both of them. Why would a racist write anti-bigotry posts? In Terry's case it certainly wasn't to improve his image here because Terry obviously doesn't give a shit about his image here - frankly, I doubt anyone's opinion here carries that kind of weight with him. My observation in his case is that not every high pitch is a dog whistle and, being a former Republican, his political speech has some pretty high pitches. But if a guy specifically writes a post favoring a point you would agree with, then says something in the thread that appears to contradict what he just wrote, read it again and figure out what he means, not what others mean who sound kind of like him, and if it doesn't add, ask him. To do anything else is to do exactly what I just apologized to you for. 

None of which has a damned thing to do with personal antipathy. If you don't like Terry, that's your right, and if he doesn't like you, that's his right. But that's a different issue. 

Comment by Rob Wittmann on August 7, 2017 at 8:22pm

I don't like thyme

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 10:08pm

I'm not sure which taste thyme is

Comment by Ron Powell on August 8, 2017 at 9:56am

"The last thing you hesitate about is correcting people."

On matters that concern me and/or something that I've posted.... Yes, of course...


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