January 27, 2006
- First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
- Night Before - The Pietasters
- Down by the Water - PJ Harvey
- Class - Chicago Soundtrack
- Famous Blue Raincoat - Tori Amos
- She Walks on Me - Hole
- Gold Digger - Kanye West
- I Know This Bar - Ani Difranco
- I would Die 4 U - Prince
- The First taste - Fiona Apple
Speaking of Kanye West, I meant to say something about the stupid brouhaha about his Jesus-a-licious Rolling Stone cover, earlier this week. But now I don't care anymore. What I do care about is this. Al Sharpton is certainly not alone in thinking that "the 'n' word" shouldn't be used on television. And I understand that having Martin Luther King Jr, using it in a cartoon is pretty out there. But that's The Boondocks. That's what's so amazing about the show and the strip. If you watched the episode, it was very respectful of Dr. King, and I think the story (instead of dying King was in a coma and awoke in 2001. Post September 11 he was driven from America by… well, us.) was a lot more thought-provoking than most of the boring tributes we see every year. And what better way to celebrate his memory than actually thinking about his message and what he might experience today.
I can see how Sharpton could be offended, but Aaron McGruder (call me!) probably made a lot of people who only think about Martin Luther King as a holiday stop for a minute and think about where America has been, where we are, and how far we have to go.
Wow, who would have thought I'd have something earnest to say in a Friday Random 10. With a hangover. It's like sarcastic girl rehab. Must be the upcoming birthday. Damn!