Thursday, November 17, 2011
Quote of the Day
"'Trouble Man' is a song with a momentous feel to it. It’s operatic but in a jazzy way. It soars with sonic ambition. It’s a song that’s autobiographical, it’s about a character, perhaps Gaye, definitely a Black everyman. It’s a song about Black resilience in a world where problems are certain and thus captures what it means to be Black: we are nothing if not resilient. And there’s a heroically resolute steadfastness to the character speaking in 'Trouble Man.' He knows he can and must constantly hurdle trouble and he’s neither arrogant nor wearied by it."
-- Touré, in a column in Time, explaining why Marvin Gaye's brilliant Trouble Man would make a great Black National Anthem
Damn that would be cool. It'd certainly make us boring white people jealous. If we had a national anthem it'd probably be some Michael Bublé crap.