I'm on my Grind, cuzzin.
(est. 1:03 a.m., May 12, 2008)
Rion when are you leaving, and when are you coming back?
Ha! People who used to e-mail me now leave blog comments! Ha!Leaving July 2nd, returning July 22.
OK, here are real comments.I don't think you're going to see any cheetahs.Are you able to go out of Accra? Kakum National Park looks awesome.http://gorp.away.com/gorp/publishers/consintl/gha_kak.htmI didn't realize Accra was so close to Lomé. I have a friend there I haven't talked to in years. I wish I could go with you to see him. I really let him down as a friend and have lost touch. It is one of a few big regrets in my life. That is another story though.I think Richard answered this question?http://datsunflambe.blogspot.com/2008/06/music-monday.html
Yeah, Rich did answer that question. I wonder if I'll have a similar awakening in Ghana. It would mean that I would have to re-write just about all my stories.
Is there a difference, though, in having a character use a word, reflecting a reality, and a person using a word in conversation, or from a stage or in a first-person song? Thinking specifically how Pryor defined it.I don't know.
This is a slightly different topic, but it seems related.Mary Gaitskill on politically correctness.http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=mary%20gaitskill&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wv#
That first person song or comedy monologue is representing a reality too, just like a story. It is hard for me to believe that hiding a word, therefore making the art less honest, will make things better for people in the world. It'll just make the art less true, thus lowering the quality of that art. Which, I think, makes people's lives worse in very subtle ways.
You're right, I think--and I think Gaitskill says something similar.But OK, I don't think anyone would accuse Public Enemy, to go back very far in years, of being less honest? I don't think of them as hiding words though, either. Gah, those guys are almost 50. Wow.This is a different question, maybe. And I don't have an answer. It's a calculus problem.
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