Thanks to anartaxius for posting this and for your inspiring words Ann. I believe that blues gives voice to the indomitable human spirit, so it is as relevant today as when it was created. It has gone all over the world to shape modern popular music, and fills my life with meaning every day. Blues was the party music of its day, discussing relationships, having fun and why my kind-hearted woman or man, studies evil all the time! Facing the ups and downs of life with the equanimity of humor. I liked how you said it: "music as real life."
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <anartaxius@...> wrote : Might as well eat your heart out Nabby, your limited opinion about the nature of art does not count: Curtis Blues http://artsfairfax.org/component/mtree/education/curtis-blues http://artsfairfax.org/component/mtree/education/curtis-blues Curtis Blues http://artsfairfax.org/component/mtree/education/curtis-blues Curtis Blues, a certified Arts Integration performer, was named the Blues Artist of the Year by the Washington DC Blues Society. His musical programs integrat... View on artsfairfax.org http://artsfairfax.org/component/mtree/education/curtis-blues Preview by Yahoo Curtis Blues, a certified Arts Integration performer, was named the Blues Artist of the Year by the Washington DC Blues Society. Note that the link goes to the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Virginia. Curtis is a recognised artist, and you just have a bee in your bonnet. Wake up. I do not see why Curtis needs to change his view to support your myopic view of the world. I think Curtis is an artist, and I normally do not listen to blues music, though I have a certain fondness for Billie Holiday. Cool, nice find. Curtis is, of course, an artist. Whether Nabby likes his music or not is Nabby's business. Nabby might hate all Blues music, not just Curtis'. But Curtis passionately pursues his art and this has resulted in his passion spilling over into many aspects of his life including his teaching and this is great. I also love the fact that his preferred musical genre is a sort of step into the past where he then becomes a sort of preserver of rare and beautiful things - a curator of sorts. This music is very much worth preserving and promoting as it speaks so much to history and the human condition. Curtis' preferred style of blues reveal much about life and human beings and their perpetual struggles as well as their small victories. Music as real life.