This morning I have a list of three chapters I want to read from the book “a little devil in America” by Hanif Abdurraqib. The first would be “I would like to give Merry Clayton her roses” which for me is also about my experience seeing the Rolling Stones concert and/or my experience working with Black musicians such as recently Gaye Adegbalola and David James. Two, “16 ways of looking at black face which includes four separate sections of “pretending to be Black”. Third, “on going home as performance” which caught my eye because it mentioned Eusebio pictured above. Briefly Eusebio was from an island off Africa that was colonized by the Portuguese and then played in Lisbon and was almost as good as Pele playing for Brazil and in their head to head meetings actually outscored Pele. Bill Rose the Palo alto filmmaker introduced me once to a soccer loving the singer from cape Verde who reminded me that I had read about iEusebio when I was 10 years old and just discovering the brave new world of sports outside North America.
more to come
Yeah you turn me upside down all around
I am producing three concerts in the next 18 days, and tracking the health news closely.
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