Most Blues begin with: "Woke up this morning..." sometimes there are major innovations in the blues. For example, starting a song with "my mama done told me..." is the blues equivalent of quantum mechanics. Kid Death is playing another game entirely.
"Amazing! I love him!"
- Douglas Hovey
Do you have the right to sing the Blues?
a. You older than dirt.
b. You blind.
c. You shot a man in Memphis.
d. You can't be satisfied.
Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or anywhere in Canada (except Edmonton). Hard times in Minneapolis or Seattle are probably just clinical depression. Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the Blues in any place that doesn't get rain.
Whiskey or bourbon,
A broken guitar with 5 rusty strings
Teenagers can't sing the Blues; they ain't fixin' to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, "adulthood" means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shot a man in Memphis.