R.I.P. Bobby "Blue" Bland, aged eighty-two years and beloved by hundreds, if not a thousand, blues fans.
He said, with intentional scorn for the general lack of respect that this guy got in life. Largely, perhaps, because he was not a guitar player. He was one of the greats though, "Two Steps from the Blues" is one of the best albums around, in any genre, a first-class artistic success, in the manner of Picasso, who was never called an asshole.
Bobby Blue Bland, a full sized man with a plan. Fare well, brother, and thanks for everything.