Throwing a huge shout out to my best gal @monica__day on #internationalwomensday . I've been fortunate to be surrounded by strong women and she's made it to the top of the pile. I'm lucky to know what it's like to wake up next to this woman...and immediately start annoying the absolute hell out of her :) Kitten. You are appreciated.
Pictured is my original cassette I bought with birthday money from a music store in the Harford county mall in '97,(also my hand), in front of a painting created for set dressing given to me as a gift 12 years later. Nirvana was the band that changed my life forever. Kurt cobain was and is one of the greatest artists of genuine, human expression. #happybirthday #kurtcobain
@antoinetterobertson posted about this magical woman. Ida B. Wells. Ida attended Shaw like her father, but she was expelled for rebellious behavior after confronting the college president. Both her parents were slaves. She was one of eight children. While visiting her grandmother in the Mississippi Valley in 1878, Ida, then aged 16, received word that Holly Springs had suffered a yellow fever epidemic. Both of her parents and her infant brother (Stanley) died during that event, leaving her and her five other siblings orphaned. The murder of her friends drove Wells to research and document lynchings and their causes. She began investigative journalism by looking at the charges given for the murders, which officially started her anti-lynching campaign. #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackexcellence Please look up this woman. #neverforget #neverlearn #neverknow #blackwomen
Once there was this kid who Got into an accident and couldn't come to school But when he finally came back His hair had turned from black into bright white He said that it was from when The cars had smashed him so hard Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Once there was this girl who Wouldn't go and change with the girls in the change room But when they finally made her They saw birthmarks all over her body She couldn't quite explain it They'd always just been there Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm But both the girl and boy were glad 'Cause one kid had it worse than that 'Cause then there was this boy whose Parents made him come directly home right after school And when they went to their church They shook and lurched all over the church floor He couldn't quite explain it They'd always just gone there Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Oh oh Oh oh
Once, there was this kid who Took a trip to Singapore and brought along his spray paint And when he finally came back He had cane marks all over his bottom He said that it was from when The warden whacked it so hard Mmm mmm mmm mmm, mmm mmm mmm mmm [whip sound] Ahh Once there was this girl who Swore that one day she would be a figure skating champion And when she finally made it She saw some other girl who was better [ding sound] And so she hired some guy to Club her in the kneecap Mmm mmm mmm mmm, mmm mmm mmm mmm [thwack sound] Ahh Mmm mmm mmm mmm, mmm mmm mmm mmm They got paid for their sound bites And sold their TV movie rights And then, there was this guy who Made his wife so mad one night that she cut off his weiner And when he finally came to He found that Mr. Happy was missing He couldn't quite explain it It'd always just been there Mmm mmm mmm mmm, mmm mmm mmm mmm Mmm mmm mmm mmm, mmm mmm mmm mmm Ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Were), ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Is) Ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Were), ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Is) Ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Were), ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Is) Ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Were), ahh ahh (There) ahh ahh (Is) (There were, there is) (There were, there is)
After years of hostility to secular music, as a preacher and for a few years also as a church pastor, he turned to blues performance at the age of 25. He quickly developed a unique style by applying the rhythmic drive, vocal power and emotional intensity of his preaching to the newly learned idiom. In a short career interrupted by a spell in Parchman Farm penitentiary, he developed to the point that Charley Patton, the foremost blues artist of the Mississippi Delta region, invited him to share engagements and to accompany him to a 1930 recording session for Paramount Records. #sonhouse #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory