“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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21 January 2012

ETTA RETURNS TO THE GREAT SILENCE



CLICK IMAGE  TO WATCH DRINKSTER'S FAVOURITE ETTA JAMES CLIP, WITH JOHNNIE JOHNSON, CHUCK BERRY, ROBERT CRAY, KEITH RICHARD AND BUDDIES

5 comments:

Sal said...

I've listened to a lot of Etta today - young Etta, old Etta - but this one takes the cake. Thanks, Whitey. x

Philip White said...

My Pleasure. I musta watched that clip a thousand times. Etta had a hard life, but I prefer to remember her like this, jammin with her equals.

lilith said...

Her version of Only Women Bleed is one of the most heart-wrenching things known to womankind.

Me too. And me too said...

"I'm a big bad Mama Gemini
Dontchew mess with me"

Kyle Crick said...

That Girl aint never never never never gonna stop singin' !