As I often do at work when managing data in a spreadsheet or some other activity that doesn’t require serious concentration, today I pulled the Ipod from my brief case and selected Joe Bonamassa on shuffle play. The songs are from two of his CDs, Live from No Where in Particular, and Dust Bowl. There is a song in this mix that always makes me stop what I’m doing – “Asking Around for You”. Maybe I’m getting sentimental in my old age, but I always think of my late friend Ray Alexander – first, because I miss him and second, because I know he would love the scales Joe plays in his solos on this song. I never had a chance to share my thoughts on Joe Bonamassa’s work and would have loved to ask him if I was nuts to think this guy is the best blue/rock guitarist right now.
As these things occur to me I start thinking about others I’d like to look for in heaven, if I get there. Enjoy!