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I'll check him out. The only Blues I've ever done is people like BB King, Armstrong, Muddy Waters... just the most popular ones. Verc, you listen to Joe Bonomassa?
I know Bonomassa, but I sort of regard him as one of a bunch of pleasant but interchangeable white rock and roll blues guys. I like a little more grit with my blues. Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf are about perfect. Delta blues like Son House and Robert Johnson for the serious, raw, 1 am drinking time. The rock and roll bluesmen tend to make the blues sound like more of a good time than I feel like it ought to be. If that makes sense.
 

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I know Bonomassa, but I sort of regard him as one of a bunch of pleasant but interchangeable white rock and roll blues guys. I like a little more grit with my blues. Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf are about perfect. Delta blues like Son House and Robert Johnson for the serious, raw, 1 am drinking time. The rock and roll bluesmen tend to make the blues sound like more of a good time than I feel like it ought to be. If that makes sense.
That makes sense. So, clearly from me being here a few months I've noticed your well educated. What did you go to school for?
 
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That makes sense. So, clearly from me being here a few months I've noticed your well educated. What did you go to school for?
I have an English degree from UTK, which of course has been mostly irrelevant in terms of holding down a job -- my career before I started staying home with the kids full time was in IT support -- but which was spectacularly useful as far as teaching me how to think and write critically. 15-20 writing classes have a way of forcing the mind to focus whether you like it or not.
 

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I have an English degree from UTK, which of course has been mostly irrelevant in terms of holding down a job -- my career before I started staying home with the kids full time was in IT support -- but which was spectacularly useful as far as teaching me how to think and write critically. 15-20 writing classes have a way of forcing the mind to focus whether you like it or not.
Believe it or not I'm in school for an English degree at APSU. I believe I am going to switch majors though. I love creative writing, poetry, and things of that nature, but I only wish to use my degree for teaching and perhaps coaching in high school, and I already make more money at my job now than I would in teaching.
 

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Believe it or not I'm in school for an English degree at APSU. I believe I am going to switch majors though. I love creative writing, poetry, and things of that nature, but I only wish to use my degree for teaching and perhaps coaching in high school, and I already make more money at my job now than I would in teaching.
Wu my brother is going to APSU this fall
 
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Believe it or not I'm in school for an English degree at APSU. I believe I am going to switch majors though. I love creative writing, poetry, and things of that nature, but I only wish to use my degree for teaching and perhaps coaching in high school, and I already make more money at my job now than I would in teaching.
I took several poetry-writing classes myself, and while I had no real talent, I actually think they were among the most beneficial classes I had, in terms of leading to a lifetime of thinking and writing more clearly. If you have a good prose style then you can coast through most of college because you can just pump out pages of BS when you need to. You can't do that in a poetry class. You never feel as naked in your life as when you have to read a poem you wrote to a whole class and then sit there in silence for 15 minutes listening to them analyze it.

Money-wise, majoring in English was pretty dumb, but of course I was 19 when I picked it. But I feel like learning to write reasonably well forced me to learn how to think reasonably well too, so I can't say I regret it at all.
 
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