Stefano – Tracey – Egan – part of the Umojah Nation Family getting in a good rehearsal.
Plenty of times you sent help my way, but I hid
and I remember once you held me close, but I slid
There was something that I just had to see
that you wanted me to see so I could be what you wanted me to be
And I think I’ve seen it, but I don’t feel the same
Matter of fact I know I’ve seen it, I can feel the change
and it’s strange almost got me beating down your door
But I have never known love like this before
It’s a wonderful feeling to get away from the pain
and up under the ceiling I get away from the rain
And the strain that I feel when I’m here is gone
I know real so I wipe away the tears with a song
“Prayer” (Skit), from “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” – revised in Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer
Heavy hearts and open minds.
Open to a renewed sense of struggle, only brought forth by greater understanding…
I just watched an absolutely terrific film!
Ok, let me back up just a bit…
There’s a singer we all know as the “High Priestess of Soul”, right? How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit. We even know of her daughter’s album and the rough time she faced growing up with a superstar mother. But wow, I had no idea… and learned so much!
Spaced out, zoned out, disgusting, eclectic, deep, grungy, bright, fun, challenging, confusing, bold, electric music. I can’t even begin to put Flying Lotus into a category… Why bother?