Wednesday, December 30, 2009

who do you love

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
Rudyard Kipling (b. 30 december 1865 - 1936) author & poet

today is also the anniversary of rock and roll legend and guitar great bo diddley (1928-2008); according to the portal of all knowledge, diddley is well known for the 'bo diddley' beat, "a style used by street performers who play out the beat by slapping and patting their arms, legs, chest, and cheeks while chanting rhymes. Somewhat resembling "shave and a haircut, two bits" beat, Diddley came across it while trying to play Gene Autry's "(I've Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle".

over the years, I had the good fortune of seeing diddley a few times, he gave one heck of a show! diddley was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1987. by the way bo diddley was his stage name, bo was born ellas otha bates.




photo: dixie (my "grandpup") christmas morning, 2009

14 comments:

RobinB said...

Thanks for getting my toes tapping this morning!

Erin Wallace said...

That dog! I want to grab his jowls and kiss him on the nose! Great pic!

Meri said...

I learn something every day! Thanks for the info.

Megan said...

I never did get to see him, so glad you did.

Thanks for the music morning!

Roy said...

Who's the puppy?

And as much as I like Bo Diddley, he didn't invent that beat. It's called Juba and it originated in the ritual music of several West African tribes, coming here with the slaves captured there. Here in the New World it's also known as the "clave beat", and it was a staple musical beat in New Orleans music long before Elias McDaniel was born (you hear it in the Mardi Gras Indian chants, and they go back to the mid-1800s and Congo Square), and also figures significantly in Afro-Caribbean music.

Baino said...

Can't say I'm a fan but his influence was far and wide. That doggie on the other hand . . .instant fan. So cute.

Ronda Laveen said...

I love that pup!And Bo Diddley.

willow said...

Aww, what a face.

Warm, woolly wishes for a wonderful 2010, Ms. Mouse~!

maggie's garden said...

The dog is a sweetie! Who do I love...why you of course. I learn so much from your blog each day, and always leave inspired. BTW I did catch The People Speak...thank you very much. Huge Zinn fan here. Homeschooled my youngest and used The Peoples History of the US by Zinn for his history book. You help change our world one person at a time...you are a gift.
Happy New Year
xxoo

Candie Bracci said...

Happy New Year!All the best!

Marianna said...

Happy New 2010!! Thank you for your beautiful pictures and posts that made 2009 a year to remember. I wish for you health and happiness :)

xoxo

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Loved that puppy face - and as for the beat, my toes immediately started tapping - great stuff!

Reya Mellicker said...

OMG. Dixie is a total Jake doppelganger, all the way to his worried look. SWEET!!

Happiest 2010 and beyond, Kim. You are a force for good in the world. BRAVO!!

e said...

Happy 2010, Mouse! That dog is priceless!