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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Green Onions

Arghhhh....I had a whole blog post written reviewing a book that I had read and then I accidentally hit the wrong button and poof...gone! One of the few things that I don't love about Squarespace is that it doesn't auto-save intermittently and CTL-Z does....well, nothing. I can't bring myself to try to recreate the whole post again so it seems a great time for one of my occasional musical interludes. And somehow "Green Onions" just seems like the right title of a song to play in this circumstance. It's one of those tunes that is hard to get out of your head once it's in there!

To add a little interest, I thought I would show the 'then' and the 'now', though the now isn't really now since it was filmed in 2003 and bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn died in 2012 (after having replaced Lewie Steinberg in 1965). The drummer, Al Jackson Jr, was murdered in 1975 and the band played with several different drummers after that. Booker T and The MGs was a band that formed in 1962 and was one of the earliest racially integrated rock groups.

Then (best I can tell the bassist in this video is Dunn and not Steinberg, but I'm not totally certain):

And 'now":