Elvis, Hemphills, Bringing Sexy Back (or not), and Malcolm X
—– The Elvis Graphic Novel. Finally. Huge Elvis fan here. But I don’t know if I’m forking out $200 for the comic. Only 2,500 copies will be released worldwide. Family members reading…maybe for Christmas?
—– Like Blues? Enter, “100 Years of Blues“, a UK product featuring artists from B.B. King, Johnnie Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton, to The Rolling Stones. And what you’ll find interesting about it is the surplus of “Gospel” tunes compiled throughout. Man, I truly love music.
—– Never heard a lot about it, but the Delta Music Hall of Fame inducted Joel and Labreeska Hemphill. The museum is in Louisiana. Go ahead and plan your trip. Here’s the relatively light, and non-controversial info about the event.
—– Women especially, have become the “objects” of pornography and rape, fervently in media…and it’s negatively affecting the common life, to a magnificent degree. Some case studies have proven while it’s ‘okay to be sexy’ (for the husband at least), we have now transformed it into advertising the message, ‘have sex with me’. To that measure, I agree. Check it out here. It’s an interesting article.
—– I’m not advocating the politics and religious views of the man, but I happened to meet a relative of Malcolm X a few months ago. During a public High School, student led (and organized by a white kid from my church), Black History Month event to raise money for an Evangelical funded Kenyan orphanage, he delivered this. You can’t hate the roots of a tree. The irony is rich, I know.