"Imperialist society removes every thing from humans except Appetites. It feeds those appetites' self-destructive confusion about the nature of the world, and if not stopped will eventually destroy, at least, human life on this planet. For instance, imperialism removes arts from humanity, making "art" a mysterious marketable commodity that must reflect the pathology and philosophy of imperialism to be valued. But art is the ideological reflection of life. Art is Creation. Art versus Aren't. Imperialism pushes Aren't. It wants to turn the world into Aren't. Make all us Wases."
from Digging, The Afr0-American soul of American Classical Music (U Cal.)
"To listen to Jimmy Scott is to enter a ghostly corridor of unlikely romance" Amiri Baraka