Friday, March 30, 2007

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Searching for music to put into my new Ipod, I came across blues singer and guitarist Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945)

Like many other blues legends, Willie Johnsons life was not exactly spent on the sunny side of Pleasant Street: Blinded by his stepmother when he was a child, he would spend most of his life collecting money from singing and preaching on the streets of Beaumont, Texas. In 1945 his house burned down and he had to sleep on a wet bed in the remains. From this he caught pneumonia and reportedly died because a local hospital would not admit a blind man, his death certificate listed the disease was further complicated by syphilis.

Considered to be one the greatest slide guitarist of all time, Blind Willie Johnson's rendition of "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" was included on the special record placed in the Voyager Spacecraft.
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Listen to: The Soul of A man
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Retro babe
Panzer Marder III
A group of well-camouflaged Marder's on the eastern front.
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Not my people
Not my war

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