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popular term for a state of sadness; see depression.
maternity blues (postpartum blues) popular terms for postpartum depression.


State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]


Usage notes: (informal)
1 a designation for Blue Cross (an insurance system that pays the costs of treatment by a hospital or clinic) and Blue Shield.
2 mild depression.


Drug slang
A regional street term for Amytal–amobarbital.
Managed care
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, see there.
Theatre blues, see there.
Transient mental depression, often related to exogenous events.

Vox populi
A style of music that originated with African Americans in the deep South of the US in the late 1800s, which borrows elements from spirituals, work songs, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.


State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]

Patient discussion about blues

Q. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do. Hi, I get in to depressive episode even for minor issues. Although my depression makes it hard for me to maintain friendships, I have a number of close friends. I’m going well with my parents. I have a stable, well-paid job and a first class master’s degree. I'm fit, healthy and don't consider myself unattractive. I don't understand why I get depressed, but I feel down most of the time. I sleep too little or not enough, and my diet deteriorates during the real low periods. I lack motivation in everything and it started to affect my job. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do.

A. Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her all that you are saying here. Your doctor can help you with this and get you going again. Don't put it off or try to cure yourself with alternative stuff.

Q. Is a Proventil Inhaler cheaper by you than Secirity Blue? I pay $60. with Security Blue now. Is it cheaper with you for a three months supply ?

A. here is a drug prices comparing site-

but i couldn't find there that other drug you were talking that it's name?

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Staying with blues but moving to the end of next week, another New York bluesman, in the shape of Steve James who is 40 years older than Blind Boy Paxton, plays the Live Theatre's Studio on the Thursday night.
As the 20th century blossomed and railways, then steamboats, then cars began to link previously isolated pockets of the country, a new type of musicianer emerged: the bluesman.
Veteran Georgia bluesman Chick Willis is a sharply stinging guitar picker with a nonchalantly soulful vocal delivery.
SEASICK STEVE Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Tel: 0870 040 2000 The world-worn hobo bluesman brings his two-string wonder for an overdue gig in Wales.
Red has performed with Muddy Waters and BB King, and has a personal history steeped in the early days of Delta Blues, while Messer is a British bluesman of rare quality, once described as "one of the greatest slide guitarists ever alongside Duane Allman and Ry Cooder".
The remaining nine discuss the Johnson legend and legacy, a feud over photos of the bluesman, and the three-second film that some say prove the legend.
Apparently, the woman was outraged upon learning he was involved with another woman - the black Marilyn Monroe - and the old bluesman became the target of her anger and fury.
Music Makes Me Happy" is award-winning independent children's recording artist Robbi K's third music album for children ages 7 to 12 and features an amazing mixture of jazz, pop, folk, world beat, classical, blues, Broadway, and calypso tunes performed with an impressive array of guest artists ranging from roots-rocker Brady Rhymer to Riverdance fiddler Eileen Ivers, and from Jon Bauman of Sha Na Na, and bluesman Guy Davis.
Jackson's bluesman, Lazarus, keeps a young woman chained to the radiator of his Tennessee shack in "Black Snake Moan.
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There's "Genesis Blues," which situates the Garden of Eden in the poverty of the Mississippi Delta, and Creation in the moment when the first bluesman laid the first glass bottleneck across a guitar string.
The recipient of a National Poetry Series Award, Jess' debut rift chronicles the real-life drama of the now legendary bluesman with stunning, soul-wrenching persona poems and deft attention to detail.