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(Originally published on my Agony Shorthand blog in October 2005)

THE FIERY FURNACES – “Rehearsing My Choir”

I attempted some ominous and self-preserving foreshadowing when I reviewed the… 538 more words

Death Letters (2007)

“Somebody has to black hisself up/For somebody else to stay white.” That’s a line from the 1930s Harlem poet Melvin B. Tolson’s “Sootie Joe.” I’ve been trying to figure it out.[ 3,678 more words

Greil Marcus