May 29, 2011 on Kick Out the Jams
Dave is Hearing:
My friend Kevin Gray and others in South Carolina are having a Uncle Tom’s Cabin Book Reading Marathon in Columbia, South Carolina on April 12th. They are telling the enslaved Africans and abolitionists’ side of the story.
Producer Vivek Tiwary invited me to American Idiot on Sunday night, composer Billie Joe Armstrong’s last performance as St. Jimmy. I’d seen the show opening night, when Green Day attended, but did not perform unless you count the last curtain call. I’ve been thinking ever since about the next time I’ll see the show, and […]
“White Americans seem to feel that happy songs are happy and sad songs are sad, and that, God help us, is exactly the way most white Americans sing them—sounding, in both cases, so helplessly, defenselessly fatuous that one dare not speculate on the temperature of the deep freeze from which issue their brave and sexless […]