Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins, 1969

First viewing. Alone while at mom and dad’s.

A film by Les Blank, it’s a fabulous history of not only blues musicians but the way of life for poor black people in Texas in the late 1960s. There are rodeos and fishing and funny stories amidst the sadness. There’s family and friendships. It’s a fantastic piece of work.

My mom and dad have been going through so much sadness and struggle during the pandemic, and there isn’t really anything that can be done right now. Music and love will have to keep us going for now.

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