Gordy was musically illiterate; he could neither play an instrument (he can doodle on the piano by ear and play what is called "arranger's chords") nor read music but he had a great sense of what constitutes a good pop-cum-R and B song, as both Raynoma Gordy Singleton and Smokey Robinson testify in their autobiographies.
--Gerald Early, One Nation Under a Groove: Motown & American Culture
Hee hee! La Principessa and I had a...um, a disagreement about this very subject just last night that spilled over into this morning. Worked everything, logged on to the computer and played it while she was assembling her Ikea dresser, even went and played the Thelma Houston hit cover and she still didn't get it. She's kinda oblivious sometimes.
Anyway, Jesus Christ, woman! It's one o'clock in the morning and I'm tired! Leave me be!
Went looking to see if youtube would spit out anything for William Buckley and feminism, but I got nothing.
But a debate between him and James Baldwin on the subject Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro? sure looks interesting.
Don Juan de Cornelius wrote:
Was about to go "Friend" all the kids from the Lowell rally and then I thought twice. I looked at my Facebook photos: One, of me in a kufi; the other, in a dashiki. I looked at all the pictures of young black activists I was about to "Friend," remembered those articles about White Privilege and paused.
Hmmm. I think I see La Principessa's point now...