Category Archives: Music

Scholar Fierce: Doing Dilettante as a Scholar

I must admit that every time I am around musicologists, I have to admit to myself that I don’t hear what they hear. I feel a little like I’m in a scene from White Men Can’t Jump, being chastised for … Continue reading

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Payphones, Longing, and the Desire for Summer

I’m at a payphone trying to call home All of my change I spent on you Where have the times gone Baby it’s all wrong, where are the plans we made for two? If happy ever after did exist I … Continue reading

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Erykah Badu Carries Audre Lorde in her Blouse Pocket

A few brief thoughts… I will be the first to admit that I was not immediately on board with Erykah Badu’s artistic vision. When she first came out, I was a bit stymied by most of her videos. I thought … Continue reading

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