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  •  Good Saturday! (6+ / 0-)

    I mentioned this in one of Mr. Shikspack's blues threads, but I am looking forward to conducting a telephone interview with blues great Johnny Winter in about two hours...for use in audio/radio promos for our blues fest here in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

    •  That sounds great (3+ / 0-)
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      Will you be posting about it on dkos?

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sat May 11, 2013 at 08:12:21 AM PDT

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      •  I haven't done any diaries yet... (4+ / 0-)

        ...due to my clumsiness about posting links, photos, videos...but I will certainly try. Winter has one of the more interesting stories in music, and has lived long enough that he is now an elder statesman.

      •  Well, that was fun...I don't think I'll ... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...have too much to say. We really just wanted him to say a few words to promote our festival. But, he did talk about jamming with B.B. King while a seventeen year old. Winter said King was suspicious that Winter and his bandmates were IRS agents! This was smoothed over, and Winter and King did play together...
        He also described Woodstock as 'fun, but a muddy disorganized mess.' Said he doesn't really listen to young musicians...
        Again, it was fun...but all these stories are well documented elsewhere.
        As an aside, I used to think I was possibly related (we are not) to Johnny...because my grandfather's surname was "Winter" and my family used to live in Beaumont...Johnny and my mom were even students at Lamar U. at the same time.

        •  That does sound like fun (1+ / 0-)
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          and now you have a story of your own to tell too :)

          "Justice is a commodity"

          by joanneleon on Sat May 11, 2013 at 04:27:39 PM PDT

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          •  I used to do lots of research and interviews... (1+ / 0-)
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            ...with blues and roots music performers, but this was more to get some sound bites for tv or radio spots. He was very nice, and I can't wait to see him at our festival this summer.

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