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The Blues

Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 16 June 1969

"All new technologies bring on the cultural blues, just as the old ones evoke phantom pain after they have disappeared."
— Marshall McLuhan, War and Peace in the Global Village.

"Johnny plays basic blues. Color them black. Real black and nothing else. Color them black black. Johnny looks white. Color him white. Real white and nothing else. Color him white white. By themselves black and white, like the laws of opposites and energy, seem to be attracting nowadays."
— From the liner notes to Columbia Records' Johnny Winter.

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