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  • red_wombat80 red_wombat80 Jan 10, 2006 12:56 PM Flag

    Technical Tid-bits

    What's the "Robert Johnson" reference?

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    • redwombat

      Robert Johnson was a seminal blues guitarist in the thirties who has had a greater percentage of his songs covered by artists and bands in the 20th century than any other musician. Yet he was almost forgotten until the Rolling Stones were informed that they did not properly attribute one of his songs "Love in Vain". Many other artists had claimed his songs as theirs. He was amazingly influential yet virtually unknown. After that he began to get the recognition he deserved. He died aged maybe 25 possibly after being poisoned by a jealous girlfriend. Google his name. Legend has it he traded his soul to the devil for his amazing skill. Hence his legendary "Crossroads". The song and the legend has been covered by a myriad of musicians and even the title of a weak movie loosely describing the legend.

      I was merely being a little literary in describing WEX as being at the crossroads in its business. It was too reliant on Select Comfort for its own comfort. As soon as difficulties arose in relation to the contract the weakness was revealed and the share price was crushed. All I am saying is that I hope that the management wasn't so reliant on SC to the exclusion of other opportunities that the company suffers substantially and possibly irreparably. Time will tell. In the meantime if you have not heard of Robert Johnson and enjoy blues, rock and roll, jazz, country, folk and originality then listen to him.

      Good Luck


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