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Monday, June 02, 2008

Yes, this has nothing to do with books, but so what?

Okay, clearly I'm getting far afield of the stated purpose of this blog, but if you can't take a moment to memorialize Bo freakin' Diddley, what's the point of the internet?

Oh, right: it's so that stuff like this is easily available:



AK said...

OMG, how freaking awesome is the dancing backup singer with the guitar?! And the constant screaming drowning out the music! And the teens' complete lack of rhythm (check out the first shot of the audience). Brilliant! Thanks for the video.

You really have to admire a man who kept playing the same song over and over with different words - and somehow made it work. May he rest in peace.

Brady said...

That singer is "The Dutchess," and was, according to Bo, his sister. (She was not.)

*cough, cough, whitestripes, cough, cough*

Yeah, he's thirty-two flavors of awesome.

To wit:
"Who Do You Love"
all those songs that are variations on "I am Bo Diddley and I kick ass, so here's a song about that".
"Love is Strange" (who knew?)
"I'm a Man"
"Bring it to Jerome" (because writing a song about your maracas player is the only thing more awesome than having a guy who does nothing in the band but play maracas.)

And that's not counting all the stuff he wrote by proxy, via that shuffle/stomp of his.

I've flirted with buying a square guitar many times, but I don't think I could pull it off.

Gwen said...

I'm looking at it in firefox and there's nothing there. What am I supposed to be seeing?

Brady said...


It should be this:

Also, this is just nuts:

I hope I'm that spry in my 50s.