Thursday, January 15, 2015

Songs Of The Spectrum

I was listening to guitar virtuoso David Bromberg’s first solo album, specifically his ditty “You’ve Got To Suffer If You Want To Sing The Blues,” when I suddenly – out of the Blues, you might say – began to wonder: What about the rest of the spectrum? Are the other colors to be left without their musical requirements?

  • You’ve got to bluster if you want to sing the Reds;
  • You’ve got to remember the Boyne if you want to sing the Oranges;
  • You’ve got to cower if you want to sing the Yellows;
  • You’ve got to worship Gaia if you want to sing the Greens;
  • You’ve got to suffer if you want to sing the Blues;
  • (Sorry, only Duke Ellington can sing the Indigos;)
  • And you should own an arboretum if you want to sing the Violets.

Now to work on melodies and lyrics...

2 comments:

  1. You've got to get food poisoning if you want to sing the paisleies.
    You've got to drink Scotch if you want to sing the plaids.

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  2. You've got to swivel your hips if you want to sing the Elvis Paisleies...

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