A-Dell-a Sings the Blues, or at least tells us how to:

No sooner had the post below gone up than Adella calls to tell me she shipped me a big box of goodies from Digital Playground including “Rush” God I love Adella, I mean is there a better PR person in the biz (I love ya Harry Weiss but Adella has way better tits)

She also sent me this: I added a few of my own remarks to some of these….

1. Most Blues begin with: “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 face in town.”

3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes… sort of: “Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yes, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher, and she weigh 500 pounds.”

4. The Blues is not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, – ain’t no way out.

5. Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain’t even in the running. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die.

6. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain’t fixin’ to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adulthood” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.

7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in Minneapolis or Seattle is probably just clinical depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain.

8. A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg ’cause you were skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg ’cause a alligator be chomping on it is.

9. You can’t have no Blues in a office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster

10. Good places for the Blues:
a. highway
b. jailhouse
c. empty bed
d. bottom of a whiskey glass
e. Sitting outside a porn store in the rain waiting on the next movie starring Tera Patrick to show up (You gonna wait a LONG time son)

Bad places for the Blues:

a. Nordstrom’s
b. gallery openings
c. Ivy League institutions
d. golf courses
e. A Digital Playground “Rush” Opening

11. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, ‘less you happen to be an old ethnic person, and you slept in it.

OK let’s tell it like it is sports fans…ethnic my ass if yer a chinaman you dont know shit about blues, ditto Mexicans, poles, russians, afghanistanians, Libyans, Kuwaitis, Iranians, Iraqis etc. Jews maybe can but even an old white dude can wear a suit as long as its obvious he slept in it. In other words if you aint old and black or white fugeddaboudit.

12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues? Yes, if:
a. you older than dirt
b. you blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis
d. you can’t be satisfied
e. If you are a video store owner who only stocks Tera Patrick Movies or if you watch the terashow.com every other Tues night.
f. Were ever behind closed curtains with Samantha Lewis with your hands literally all over her body while she was lying BENEATH you but you didn’t get pictures to prove it because Adella refused to take them with the digital camera you so graciously gave to her for that very purpose!

No, if:
a. you have all your teeth
b. you were once blind but now can see
c. the man in Memphis lived
d. you have a 401K or trust fund
e. Were ever behind closed curtains with Samantha Lewis with your hands literally all over her body while she was lying BENEATH you AND you got pictures to prove it!

13. Blues is not a matter of color. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Sonny Liston could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.

14. If you ask for water and your darlin’ give you gasoline, it’s the Blues. Other acceptable Blues beverages are:
a. cheap wine
b. whiskey or bourbon
c. muddy water
d. nasty black coffee

The following are NOT Blues beverages:
a. Perrier
b. Chardonnay
c. Snapple
d. Slim Fast
e. Diet Coke

15. If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So are the electric chair, substance abuse and dying lonely on a broken-down cot. You can’t have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction.

16. Some Blues names for women:
a. Sadie
b. Big Mama
c. Bessie
d. Fat River Dumpling
e. Caledonia
f. Adella but ONLY if pronounced A-Dale-uh

17. Some Blues names for men:
a. Joe
b. Willie
c. Little Willie
d. Big Willie
e. Leroy

18. Persons with names like Tera, Devon, Michelle, Amber, Jennifer, Tiffany, Brooke, Brittany and Heather can’t sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

19. Make your own Blues name Starter Kit:
a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Deaf,
Cripple, Lame, etc.)
b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit
(Lemon, Lime, Kiwi, etc.)
c. last name of President (Jefferson,
Johnson,Fillmore, etc.)

For example: Blind Lime Jefferson, Jakeleg Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc.

Hmmmm, Typhoid Tera Cleveland…theres a name….or Diptheria Devon Roosevelt sounds like a New Digital Playground Series.

20. Oh, by the way. I don’t care how tragic your life: if you own a computer, you cannot sing the blues.

B.B. King can sing the blues even if they GIVE him Microsoft and IBM!

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A-Dell-a Sings the Blues, or at least tells us how to:

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