Saturday, November 12, 2016
The Rebel Black Dot Song of the Day: Go Blue!
The University of Michigan Marching Band, "I Can't Turn You Loose" from A Saturday Tradition (The Last Angry Wolverine)
Commentary: On The Blues Brothers' first album, 1978's Briefcase Full of Blues, the date by which "the music known today as the blues will exist only in the classical records department of your local public library" is pegged at 2006. By the early 1990s, when A Saturday Tradition was recorded, the Michigan Marching Band's Blues Brothers shtick still pegged that dark day at 2006. Blessedly, in 2016 the Michgian Marching Band is still using the same shtick; that dark day has been held at bay for at least ten years longer than was believed possible. I do not recall the date for the blues's demise as given at last weekend's Maryland game, but as long as the Michigan faithful still dance in the stands to the strains of "I Can't Turn You Loose," that day may well never come. It is with joy that we keep the blues alive, providing yet one more reason to ask, Who's got it better than us? Nobody!