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(About Art, Failure)

The blues is an art of ambiguity, an assertion of the irrepressibly human over all circumstances, whether created by others or by one's own human failing.


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When I discover who I am, I'll be free.
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If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.
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Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear.
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