Willys cynical thought for the day;
People always say, ‘the Blues are simple.’ Well, that’s true ‘the Blues are simple’ if you ignore the freaking complexities!’
HOW TO SING THE BLUES  
1. Most blues begin “woke up this morning.”  
2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line. Like;
“I got a good woman with the meanest dog in town.”  
3. Blues are simple. After you have the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes. Sort of.  
“Got a good woman with the meanest dog in town. He got teeth like Margaret Thatcher and he weighs about 500 pounds.”  
4. The blues are not about limitless choice. Blues cars are Chevies and Cadillacs. Other acceptable blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die.  
6. Teenagers cant sing the blues. Adults sing the blues. Blues adulthood means old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.  
7. You can have the blues in New York City, but not in Brooklyn or Queens. Hard times in Vermont or North Dakota are just a depression. Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City are still the best places to have the blues.  
8. The following colors do not belong in the blues:   
a. violet  
b. beige  
c. mauve  
d. magenta
9. You cant have the blues in an office or a shopping mall, the lighting is wrong.  
10. Good places for the Blues:   
a. the highway  
b. the jailhouse  
c. the empty bed  
d. the corner of Elm St. & Vine
Bad places:   
a. Ashrams  
b. Gallery openings  
c. weekend in the Hamptons  
d. on a trip to disney world
11. No one will believe it’s the blues if you wear a suit, unless you happen to be an old black man. Especially if you spent the night in the suit and it shows the fruppiness!
12. Do you have the right to sing the blues?   
Yes, if:   
a. your first name is a southern state, like Georgia  
b. you’re blind  
c. you shot a man in Memphis.  
d. you cant be satisfied.  
No, if:   
a. you were once blind but now can see.  
b. you’re deaf  
c. you have a trust fund.  
d. you’re a teen-ager it don’t matter how many men you kill in Memphis
13. Neither Julio Iglesias nor Barbara Streisand can sing the blues.  
14. If you ask for water and your baby gives you gasoline, it’s the blues. Other blues beverages are:   
a. cheap wine not Chateau whatever
b. Irish whiskey or Jack
c. Muddy water
d. water down-stream from a toxic waste dump
Blues beverages are NOT:   
a. Any mixed drink  
b. Any wine kosher for Passover  
c. Yoo Hoo (all flavors)   
d. bottles water (Blues people drink from the freaking hose!)
15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is a blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse or being denied treatment in an emergency room. It is not a blues death, if you die during a liposuction treatment.  
16. Some Blues names for Women  
a. Sadie  
b. Big Mama  
c. Bessie  
d. Little Girl
17. Some Blues Names for Men  
a. Joe  
b. Willy 
c. Little Willie  
d. Lightning  
Persons with names like Sierra or Sequoia will not be permitted to sing the blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.  
17B. Other Blues Names (Starter Kit)   
a. Name of Physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Asthmatic)   
b. First name (see above) or name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi)   
c. Last Name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)  
Okay let me try this; “One-armed tattooed Willy Cantelope Clinton…” Now let me know how that ‘rolls off the tongue?’ http://www.total-knowledge.com/~willyblu…