Apparently blues master Steven Seagal is sick and tired of all his music critics. In a recent interview with Hustler magazine Seagal fought back verbally with a stunning combination of “F” bombs and blues legend name dropping. Here is just a taste of what Seagal had to say:
“I’ve played with the greatest blues masters and legends of our time. They love, respect and praise me. That should mean f**king something. I’ve shared the stage with Albert Collins, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown and B.B. King and they say I belong there… I really don’t give a f**k (about the critics).”
Perhaps the “Delta Dojo” still feels slighted after not being included in Sylvester Stallone’s flick The Expendables that appeared to be custom made to feature Seagal because of that other discipline he is a master of, acting. Here is what Stallone had to say about the exclusion of Seagal and that Jean-Claude Van Damme guy:
“I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn’t want to lose to Jet. He didn’t think that was cool. But that’s why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other man. Hey, they could have a rematch. But Steven Seagal and Van Damme, they weren’t really into our gallows humor.”
Well Rocky, he wasn’t into your gallows humor because the man is the gallows deep in his burning legendary blues soul. If Stallone would have thought about it he could have had Seagal do the soundtrack. Now there’s a way to sell some movie tickets hoss.
Just in case you’ve never felt Seagal’s soul or heard the truth of the blues here is a clip of Steven with his band Thunderbox:
Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. – Big Bill Broonzy
Well there you have it folks, not only can Seagal destroy a man physically with just his thumb but he can change his heart with that most important opposable digit too.
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