Blues to Bliss

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New Orleans Funk

Working on the photographs for the New Orleans blog post earlier today brought back many happy memories of my April 1990 holiday. Adjusting to life as a pensioner – sad bastard – got me feeling a bit down as my smiles were smacked away by the realisation I would probably not be going back to the USA again, pending a lottery win of course. But not for long!

I am very lucky to have a music lounge complete with a well-stocked bar so I got some great vinyl on my deck and got right back to New Orleans with a triple-LP of Funk from that fair city. Since then I’ve branched out a bit… Buddy Guy is now on the platter and Cassandra Wilson’s Blue Light ‘Til Dawn is lined up for a soothing late night listen. And yes, I have my blue lights on.

My beer of choice tonight is luxurious and exquisite – M&S Salted Caramel Billionaire Stout – truly excellent. Nothing like the blues to help you forget the blues – now I feel like a billionaire! Now this is what I call a Sunday evening…


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