Same Bathroom, New Blues

The summer heat has me camped out in the bathroom, which is tucked a floor below the rest of my hot and sunny apartment. Down on the porcelain throne, the blue tiles feel good on my feet and a cold shower is just a step away. Today’s blues is a somewhat original tune based on the Mississippi John Hurt classic: “Shake that Thing.” I learned the guitar part out of book earlier this year, but never having heard a recording, I made up my own song to go with it. I think I was in the midst of simmering a pot of meatballs, but as with most songs about the domestic life, that isn’t all its about…