From Blues to Insanity
If ever there were a house band for daytime trash TV, David Asman would be it. From Blues to Insanity takes one down to the trailer park and looks in every trash filled closet, under every stained mattress, and turns the light on in every roach infested kitchen. There is something for every blues lover on this CD. From traditional 12 bar blues (TV Coma and Adolescent Sex Thing), to Latin inspired blues (Goodtime Man and I'm Not Your Friend), to out of control blues grooves (Tie You Up), to acoustic blues (Shallow Grave) and in between lots and lots of smoking, out of control guitar. Although remaining true to traditional blues subjects such as unrequited love, adultery, and murder, From Blues to Insanity also delves into the darker seamier side of life including, voyeurism, bondage, and sexual fetishism. In 'Adolescent Sex Thing' the pre-pubescent Johnny and Melissa confront uncontrollable sexual urges brought about by raging hormones. After seeking refuge in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and church, they finally seek their deliverance through watching daytime trash TV. In 'Tie You Up' a man tries to entice his wife into experimental bondage. Even using the argument that it's ok because 'the President and his wife are into it' and that it's acceptable because, after all, he saw it on TV. In the end he resorts to the oldest argument around after all, it's because 'I love you'. 'Shitty Little Love Song' is a critique of the fast-food like packaging of today's pop stars by mega-music corporations. Describing them as self-obsessed posers participating in a MTV produced 'multicolored spandex nightmare' for mass consumption. 'Shallow Grave': the ultimate in ending a relationship. So dim the lights so you can't see the unwashed dishes in the sink, and the paint peeling off the wall behind your stereo, then pour a drink, light up, listen and enjoy.