Category: Audio

How to be Hopeful #13

This week I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the artist, musician, and poet Landry Butler from Nashville, one of the hubs of community and creativity in the beautiful American south.

We spoke about many things including how art and creativity can help hope to grow, the importance of people singing together, and how despite growing in America, hope is growing too,

“we have to push back with our own hope, the belief that we like to work together and build each other up, we can do that … still have the hope that we can do something positive”

Coffee

A new single from Inglewood Social Club

Pandora Radio Stations

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This Suit (It Doesn’t Fit)

This suit Doesn’t fitToo tightDoesn’t fitWrong sizeDoesn’t fitThis suit wasn’t made for me Got measured for a new suitAt the fancy suit placeI’m not sure they understoodA man my size needs some roomI can’t wear this thing This suit was made for someone elseThis suit was made for someone elseThis suit … it wasn’t made…
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Staring Into Your Light

They said it would make me blindStaring into your lightMaybe they were rightI only have eyes for you They said it would make me crazyOrbiting with delightBaby they were rightI’ve lost my mind for you They’d never believe meBut I sense you are a mirrorAnd if that’s trueThen tell me, what am I? © 2017…
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Temporarily Disconnected

I was driving home the other nightIt was late but I wasn’t tired — boredThere was nothing on the radio As I turned off the main highway, my car stalledIt’s a Volvo with 300,000 miles on itThese things happen My phone rang. The voice said,“Please, don’t hang up. We know who you are.You’ve been down…
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An Ode to Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis was an artistWesley Willis wrote songsWesley Willis wrote songs about peopleThese songs about people had music to themWesley Willis performed these songs in publicHe sang and people liked it Rock over London, rock on Chicago Wesley Willis!Motherfuckers!!!Wesley Willis, Wesley Willis, Wesley WillisWes I whooped Batman’s ass! Wesley Willis performed these songs in publicHe…
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Robots

Robots by Inglewood Social Club Here is Sisyphus, pushing his rock up the hill, only to have it roll back down. He repeats the process for all eternity; but with time, he transcends this punishment by embracing the absurdity of his life. He refuses to be defeated. I’m so tiredSo tired of lifeI just need…
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The New Negroes

There’s a new Negro in townAnd she walks with her head held highThere’s a new Negro in townAnd he is not afraid Who are these new NegroesParagons of virtue and strengthLeading their people to the Promised LandOr finding it for themselves?The new Negroes There’s a new Negro in townAnd he lives in the momentThere’s a…
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The Waiting Game

If you believe in reincarnation, why wait till you’re dead? Inhabit the body of an animal now, a jack rabbit or a moose perhaps If you believe in heaven, why wait until you’re dead?Enter Valhalla by taking 1-10 North until you run out of road. If you believe that Earth is a spaceship, why sit…
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