Tuesday, October 25, 2011
getting lost in los angeles, listening to the art laboe total request show
bump it or dump it on 99.1 kggi. "bump it!"
oooh child things are gonna get easier...right now
when i connect to a song like this i think of my friend james bliss, who told me once, when i quoted nina simone, that it's typical to pervert black words and black art, made for black consolation, to be used by non-black people to describe their emotional problems. fetishizing or diverting black suffering, making it comparable to white neuroses.
and i think hmm true but should i build up walls against this tune? should i ignore nina? i don't claim this music or this feeling as my own; i recognize its source and its context. but i really do feel a connection to it
thinking this while i hum along, "ooh child things will be brighter"
saw this when i saw a pickup truck with little colored jewels of light on its side. something about this aural/visual combination reminded me deeply of my childhood
"Confessin a Feelin, from Clever to Tiny"
wondering how culture is performed by people within the culture