How in the hell did I only just find out, today, 19.6.18, about Clifford Coulter and his East Side tunes??? And on Impulse! Man, I owe a lot to Eric Avila for Folklore of the Freeway. His bibliography saved me from looking like an ignoramus. The book gave me the tip about the Mayfair district being called Sal Si Puedes (there’s one in Watsonville too, heh), as well as about Helena María Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came With Them that I finished yesterday. Let’s get out if we can.
Apply yourself and it comes to you …
If you believe in this lie, you’re a fool, my friend!
The odds are too high, you’ll never win. That’s the way it is.
Otra vez en cuanto al laberinto de Youtube, gente hispanohablante, si queren ver son chit, chéquense este ¨visness¨de Carlos Montesquieu. Es bien gracioso.
Dude I just found a serious vein down into Youtube. I knew about Malo …
… and of course don’t listen nearly as much as I need to, but this Youtube channel Magrosi65 has some stuff I didn’t even know about! Caldera!
And some stuff I already dug like Idris Muhammad. Have a funky one listening to all this! Give yourself over to chance!
For those of you interested in old blues, Negro Spirituals, etc., I just now (!) found out about Sister Rosetta Tharpe while cruising Youtube.
Joking at her piano player while probably making up lyrics, ripping on a brand new electric guitar, and asking the audience if they remember her –remember, this is obviously the folk revival days in the video. But the best part is around one minute in when the audience starts to clap along and she raises her finger like “SILENCE HONKIES!”
Closest thing I ever got to something like this was about 10 years ago when I got to go to a show put on by Friends of Negro Spirituals in Oakland. A very old Odetta played in this church. It was transcendent, to say the least.
Just passing this along after hearing it on KCSM. We are indeed spoiled just to have KCSM, and here it is on Youtube on top of that:
Negro participated in a podcast about a book that changed his life, writing about Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and how it’s played a role in the satirist’s life. Visit The Drunken Odyssey to get the podcast for iTunes or direct MP3! Show John King some love for using me!