Monthly Archives: February 2008

B. B. King doesn’t play chords

In the U2 film Rattle & Hum, there’s an amazing conversation between legendary blues guitarist B. B. King and Bono as they are about to practice When love comes to town:

B. B. I’m no good with chords so, uh, what we do is get somebody else to play chords.
Bono: Sure, well Edge’ll do that. There’s not that much chords in the song – [laughs kindly] I think there’s only two.
B. B. Yeah, I’m horrible with chords.

Become very, very good at something and the rest of the world will happily work around you.