Monday, February 12, 2007

Bibliographies and Guitarists

I used to be a great sleeper. I never had problems getting to sleep or staying asleep. Now I have joined the ranks of Alexander Dumas and Tallulah Bankhead. Not being able to sleep does allow me to get a lot of reading done and to watch some "interesting" television. Friday night I found myself wondering around the house and decided to numb myself with the television. There was an infomercial on about Time-Life's Malt Shop Memories set. All music from the 50's. I found myself humming along to some of the songs and then I heard one of my favorite guitar riffs. Oh yes, they have included Mickey and Sylvia's Love is Strange in this collection. I started wondering what became of Mickey and Sylvia and this is what I discovered.

McHouston "Mickey Guitar" Carter was actually an amazing guitarist. So incredible that he is included on the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time List. He's number 53. Ali Farka Toure is number 76. I only see two women on the list; Joni Mitchell at number 72 and Joan Jett at number 87. I guess you have figured out who gets the number 1 spot. Jimi Hendrix.

Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson is also still around.

I was looking for some information and found some rather unique bibliographies.

Animal Dung and Archaeology Bibliography

Comics Research Bibliography-this is super extensive and very well done.

Ice Houses and Ice Industry Bibliography-ice, ice baby.

The Looting Question Bibliography-This is fascinating. Full of aspects of looting I had never thought of.

Sami Bibliography-searchable from the National Library of Norway

Vampire Poetry Bibliography-who knew?

"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

1 comment:

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Tallulah Bankhead, There is a popular new group on Yahoo called THE JUDY GARLAND EXPERIENCE.They just don't feature Judy exclusively. This week in their rare audio files they are featuring a recording of Tallulah trying to make a record, and she can't sing, I mean the girl really can't sing!. Besides that, she is explicit, offensive, politically incorrect, and of course,wonderful. It's only about 8 minutes long but you get the full force of Tallulah's over the top personality. You should check it out.