God just may be Elvis Costello in some people's eyes (and hey, I'm a follower of that church, too), but somewhere the mighty Junior is just as powerful, just as transfixing, just as influential. Both men have been known to wear dark, simple suits and have small bands accompanying them (Junior just has a bassist and a drummer); both carry their shows by focusing on music and lyrics and far less on theatrics. Both are superb at what they do...and they've both done lots of things, in a wide variety of styles and formats. But to many guitar lovers everywhere, new and old, Junior simply reigns as The King. To get a sample of what he's capable of (and it's far, far more than just country-fried fare), try checking out this phenomenal (yet typical) clip of Junior's Rock & Roll Medley (courtesy of YouTube, as always):
Lead theme of this weekend (and, well, all days): There's life going on around you, and that may not always be possible. Get out there and live it while you still can.