Sunday, June 14, 2009

Playlist for Emily Dickinson: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu, P.J. Harvey

A playlist for the week.

Mos Def honors the memories of others who have held the power of the word, coming to us through "the speakerbox (freaky radio everywhere on the dial)".

As Kweli says, "The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage."

Erykah: "If you look at all the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world."

Fiona wants to be the "patron saint of reality."

I think Emily Dickinson (see previous post) would have listened carefully to Badu, Harvey, Kweli, Mos Def and Apple, if there had been a radio or the Internet up in that room of hers in the house in Amherst.

Mos Def: "Champion Requiem"

Talib Kweli with Hi Tek: "The Blast"

P.J. Harvey: "Down by the Water"

Fiona Apple: "Paper Bag"

Erykah Badu: "On and On"

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