Sunday, June 15, 2008


Drop Dead Blues
From a while ago ... oh well.

-Got My Mojo Working' - Asylum Street Spankers
-Blues For Angel - Soul Miner's Daughter
-Dangerous Mood - Keb Mo
-The Thrill Is Gone - BB King
-Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb, Rory Block, Maria Muldaur
-Five Long Years - Eric Clapton
-I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Muddy Waters
-Steamroller Blues - Soul Miner's Daughter
-Black Night - John Lee Hooker

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Drop Dead Blues
Set 1
-Frisco Blues - John Lee Hooker
-The Thrill is Gone - BB King
-Sinner's Prayer - Eric Clapton
-Come Home Blues - Jennifer Nettles Band
-Dust My Broom - Elmore James
-Blues Hotel - BB King & Koko Taylor
-Blues for Angel - Soul Miner's Daughter
-I Just Wanna Make Love to You - Muddy Waters
-Come On In My Kitchen - Chris Thomas King
-Why Should I Suffer The Blues - The Canes
-I'm Prison Bound - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
-In the Mississippi River - Mavis Staples
-Black Night - John Lee Hooker

Set 2
-Do I Move You? - Nina Simone
-Down Home Blues - Etta James
-People Grinnin' In Your Face - Ruthie Foster
-Down In Mississippi - Mavis Staples
-Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb, Rory Block, Maria Muldaur
-Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
-Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
-Peel Me a Grape - Diana Krall
-Sinkin' Soon - Norah Jones
-Sentimientos - Andres Linetzky

Goal in mind

I just came back from Down Home BluesShout 2008, and I'm truly inspired. Graham and I competed in the Strictly Ballroomin' (for both of us it was the first time), and we made finals! The experience of competing, the thrill of dancing for a crowd, and the inspiration of both classes and dancing with amazing people have given me new drive. I know what I want, and I know what I'm working towards now. So I guess this blog marks the beginning of the conscious journey. Here is what I'm heading towards.
- I want to compete. It's one of the best ways to get my name out there and travel, and it's such a rush.
- I want to expand my teaching. I've been teaching for almost a year now, but pretty much only in SLO. I want to find some teaching partners that I have really good chemistry with, and start refining my teaching skills and vocabulary (this, btw, includes privates).
- I want to get my name out there as a DJ. I grew up on the blues, but there's so much that I don't know. I want to learn. Everything. This world fascinates me, and I want to be a part of it. I've DJed for a year now, again pretty much only in SLO, and that has given me a little experience, but not a lot of helpful feedback. The events I've DJed so far include the Solomon Douglas Workshop and SLX 2008.

This is me taking my first real step into a world that I've been captivated by ever since I was first introduced to it. From now on, I'll keep track of my experiences, traveling, classes I take, and sets I DJ here. Lets see where this takes me ...