Odin sacrificed an eye, trading eyesight for insight, and disguised as Vegtam the Wanderer, traveled the world in quest of the wisdom of the ages. I have the eye sacrifice part covered. I'll get back to you when that wisdom thing kicks in.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Blaze Foley

Blaze Foley was a homeless singer, songwriter, guitarist and drunk. He died with no records in print. A bunch of his work has been pulled together and there is now a couple of CDs available. He died of a shotgun blast defending an elderly black man. He didn't live too well, but he died right. His songs are not sad ... they are hopeless.





1 comment:

Anonymous said...

marvelous.

kind of like a prototype for a busted down crooner like the Jeff Bridges character in Crazy Heart.