I want to highlight a prison work song, and I chose one of my favourite “Rosie”. It was recorded in 1947, but released on vinyl for the first time in 1958. All credits to those men from Mississippi State Penitentiary’s Parchman work camp who were recorded singing this song. Thanks also to Alan Lomax for collecting this song, as he have done with his many field recording. I can really hear the blood, sweat and pain from these men, and a not such a far fetched hunch is that several of them where innocent.
Charles Mingus claimed to have once traveled to Tijuana and slept with 23 prostituted in a brothel there in one night. There, he was also exposed to Mexican music for the first time in its natural setting. The mixture of sex and music excited him so much that it led him to record an album fusing jazz with Latin music…
8/10 … I really don’t know what to say about this that haven’t been said before. I love this movie, but then I’m a sucker for “bad” movies that wasn’t meant to be bad … or comedic. A movie where the director thought he made something great, but fails miserably.
So what’s not to like? Tombstones made out of cardboard, A Swedish wrestler who can’t act, Boom mikes showing, Toy UFO’s and much, much more goodies throghout the movie….
I’m a bad person, because the deaths of these five men strikes me as rather hilarious. It’s the epitome of “fuck around and find out.” What they found out was that a tribe living in isolation in the Ecuadoran rainforest had earned its reputation for violence, and they weren’t interested in converting to Christianity. Eat […]
Rosa Parks, as awesome as she was, was not the first Black woman to refuse to move to the back of the bus. And Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame, as awesome as she is, is not the first woman to be part of an interracial kiss on television. But in both cases, they initiated […]
Colonialism fucked Africa in every hole. In his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth psychiatrist Frantz Fanon described colonization as not only a crime against humanity, but having an overwhelming negative effect on the societal mental health of the colonized, who are viewed as little more than animals by the invaders. The author described […]