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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"Pulled My Harpoon Out of My Dirty Red Bandana"...
Ahhhhhhh...the great Kris Kristofferson song made famous by Janis Joplin - nothing better than the BLUES and a harmonica. I was gifted with the smallest WORKING harmonica that Hohner makes (the 38C...it's just a shade over 1-3/8" long) this past Christmas, by my friend Jackie - yep, it's the "real deal". She hung it on a chain with a few little musical charms to go with it, and told me to "go crazy" and make something. I wore it just the way she gave it to me for the longest time, but got the itch to make something for myself the other day (which doesn't happen often), and that treasured little harmonica was just the ticket to some creative fun, listening to some of my favorite blues tunes (mostly the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan).