Day 2

Filed in Everwhatever

I suppose I’ll get it right out front that I’m unsettled on the title of this blog and therefore it’s subject to change. One consistent thing is that it will come out of a line from a hip-hop song, probably by Public Enemy. The first one, “…I got soul to voice my opinion with volume” came from Rebel Without A Pause. Since that’s my all-time favorite PE song (makes me wonder where it is overall), I figured the title should come from there. It didn’t really work, though, because it doesn’t stick with the way it appears in the song. Really, the line is, “Playin’ the role I got soul to(o)/ voice my opinion with volume.” I didn’t like the “playin’ the role” part, though. So after listening to some PE stuff, I moved to the next song, “Prophets of Rage,” and lucked up on “stereo (stereo) describes my scenario/left or right/black or white…” That’s probably a more accurate reflection of my politics and whatnot, which I will probably spend some time discussing at length, so I figured that was the quote to go with. Maybe I will have a PE quote of the day or something. I know I should find a way to get some James Brown in there too.
As soon as I get this thing figured out, it’s gonna be good.

Here we go…

Filed in Everwhatever

First day out. My original plan was to talk about what I think funk is by dissecting “Let A Man Come In and Do the Popcorn, Pts 1 & 2″ by James Brown. I’ll save that for some other time. What I will do is list what I’m reading and listening to right now.

Reading:

Moral Capitalism - Steven Young
Rediscovering The Other America - Kilty & Segal, eds.
Defending Black Faith - Keener & Usry
Questions of Faith - Peter Berger
School Choice and the Question of Accountability - Van Dunk and Dickman
There’s a God on the Mic - Kool Moe Dee
Booker T. Washington and Black Progress - W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed.
Reconsidering the Souls of Black Folk - Crouch & Benjamin

Listening to:
Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn, pts 1 & 2 – James Brown
The Jam – Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Give It Up – Kool & The Gang
Everybody Ought To Know – Tramaine Hawkins
Ain’t No Sunshine – Roy Ayers
Funky Robot – Rufus Thomas
Give Me A Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer – Bessie Smith

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