Subgenius Digest Sun, 26 Feb 95 Volume 6 : Issue 27 To: email@example.com Subject: Defining the blues Date: Sat, 25 Feb 95 01:28:24 -0500 From: Michael Travers[forwarded from somewhere] A surreal response to the question "What is the blues?", made by one of the blues' elder statesmen:
"You know, old folks say, it's a long lane don't have no end and a bad wind don't never change. But one day, back when Hoover was president, I was driving my cart down Beale Street, and I seen a rat, sitting on top of a garbage can, eating a onion, crying."
(quoted in *Rhythm Oil* by Stanley Booth)