Category Archives: Keith Richards

Walking Before They Make You Run


“Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.”
–Keith Richards–


Come Down and Get It


So I guess my question is, how wasted does one have to get to play this correctly:

VENTILATOR BLUES

Guitar 1 main riff
^
E————————
B————————
G——–0-0-X-3-X–0—0
D——–0-0-X-3-X–0-3-0
A——1—————–
E—3——————–

Optional Guitar 2 main riff
^
E———————————
B——————————–
G————–0—3—0——0–
D———-0—————3—–
A——1————————-
E—3—————————-

X = hit strings with right hand or heavy palm muting

^ = bend ½

Guitar 2 during chorus

Gm Bb F
Ain’t nobody slowing down no way
C (main riff) 2x
Everybody’s stepping on their accelerator
Gm Bb
Don’t matter where you are
F C
Everybody’s gonna need a ventilator

Main riff

Gm Bb F
Everybody walking ’round
C (main riff) 2x
Everybody trying to step on their Creator
Gm Bb F
Don’t matter where you are
(C)
Everybody, everybody gonna need

Guitar 1 Solo (coming soon)

Guitar 2 Main riff to end

Some kind of ventilator (randomly said to end)


True cool? Fact-finding mission.

Dig….

This is just a weird little notion rocking around my brain but I was trying to think of who, after experiencing the junkyard cool that is Tom Waits, who is or was the epitome of the coolness, and not some kind of popularity cool or new cool, but…an eternal cool. A cool so blue that it transcends.

Your suggestions are welcome. No answer is right or wrong. Unless you say “Kool and the Gang.” Here’s my Top 10, in ascending order, but 10 could 1 and one could be 10, etc. Naturally, no names are necessary.

10.

9.

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2.

1.
(And granted, if you have to ask what’s cool, as Louis Armstrong said about jazz, you’ll probably never know.)

Below is a simple comparison and contrast of what is and what is not cool:
cool/not cool


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