RnQ logs a lot of miles on the road to competitions -- our average drive is six and a half hours one way.  As you can imagine, that leaves us plenty of time to listen to satellite blues radio.  

And on one of those really long drives, we came up with our
"Dead Skunk Theory of Classic Blues".  Simply stated, a blues song is ideally suited for our contest playlist if the rhythm and meter of the lyrics permit insertion of the words "dead skunk in the middle of the road" between bars.

Here, you can try it yourself, along with Mr. Johnson's immortal tribute.  You know you want to.
    
   
Come on, baby don't you want to go
                              (DEAD SKUNK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD)
Come on, baby don't you want to go
                              (DEAD SKUNK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD)
Back to that same  old place
Sweet home, Chicago!
                              (DEAD SKUNK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD)
                       

And wouldn't you know, what started as a one-ride, miles-punchy moment of hilarity subsequently became a cornerstone of our good-luck rituals around every contest.  Without fail, at some point on the drive in or at the site itself, we must sing "Dead Skunk" along to at least one classic blues song.

 

    


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