Will never forget the amazing performance I saw of Nusrat at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley many years back, performing more traditional Qawwali music.
His lumbering mass wobbled awkwardly onstage, but he was pure grace and authority once the performance started. Pretty much a religious experience for me (almost convinced me of a need to convert to Sufism). The memory still brings chills.
Fela Kuti, another one of my faves, died just a couple weeks before Nusrat. Great losses, both.
“Liberals might be more tolerant of Obama’s patient maneuverings and brilliant gamesmanship if they tried to look beyond their surreal expectations.”
Amen. Seems like many leftists actually believed that crap from the right about Obama being the Magic Negro.
Magic he ain’t, and Negro only 50%, but one hell of a politician?
Absolutely. I mean, he’s only 49, and became president after only a 13-year career in politics without any family dynasty behind him.
Let him politicize, people. We can plant watermelon seeds in fried chicken compost manure if we wants to grow us some Magic Negroes.
(I am curious to read others’ recipes for growing Magic Caucasians.)
I found some more accordian musak from an autre source.
Perhaps your Nutrat was the squeezebox player on this one?
Anyhow, the band is “La rue ketanou” which as I understand it is bastardized francais for “the street that WAS ours” (emphasis added), since I don’t speak surrender language, perhaps I am quite off base. Or is it bass? Qui something?
Anyhow, perhaps Nutrat’s spirit lives on here?
You could always say that this song as about gay (as in homosecksyouall) parisns and not about anything else, but then that would be ironic. As in Fe3(somesuch science approved by our masters!)
ACGW(erCX)If’D is real. For those of you acronymically challenged ACGW(erCX)If’RD is the scientifical symbol for Anthropomorphic Caused Global Warming (er Climate eXchange) Is f’Reelz Dumbass.
I know, lingustically the first sentence of that last paragraph is silly, but then. Ain’t we all?