Recovery Series//ep. 2//burnin’ and a lootin’


Lyrics

Oo la la

Oh yeh yeh

Oooooo

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burnin and a lotion tonight

This mornin I woke up in a curfew

Oh god I was a prisoner too

Could not recognize the faces standing over me

All dressed in uniforms of brutality

How many rivers do we have to cross

Before we can talk to the boss

All we got it seems we have lost

We must have really paid the cost

That’s why we are

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burnin and a lootin tonight

To survive

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burnin and a lootin tonight

To survive

Eeee

Yeh

Give me the food and let me grow

Let the rootsman take a blow

All them drugs gon make you slow now slow down slow now

This ain’t the music of the ghetto

How many rivers do we have to cross

Before we can talk to the boss

All we got it seems we have lost

We must have really paid the cost

That’s why we are

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burnin and a lootin tonight

To survive

Burnin and a lootin tonight

weepin and a wailing tonight

weepin and a wailing tonight, tonight, tonight

weepin and a wailing tonight

Burnin all illusions tonight, to survive

yehh

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burnin and a lootin tonight

Burn it down to the ground

Right down right down right down


Sound by Daniel Woods: Burnin’ and a lootin’// Bob Marley cover
Direction and Videography: Nicole Curry
Curator: Marguerite Hemmings
Featured in video: Daniel Woods and Marguerite Hemmings


Sound file can be found here:

Recovery Series//ep. 1//suns set

 


prayer for recovery with and from virtual reality

may this xtra time be received. may this xtra time on phones and laptops be gentle and limited. may we be intentional with the use of this web. may our minds be sharp and our hearts beating. may we clear out and make and create our digital space. may we be protected. may we find new ways to be connected. may we make our web. may we invite the ancient, may we invite our people our sources our forces in this digital space. may we know it’s not separate. may we remember our technologies.

prayer for recovery in stillness

may this xtra time with ourselves in our homes with our people at this time of great ending, of great stopping, allow us to open our power, remember our powers, remember our loves, remember our mothers, remember our connections, and grieve//rejoice in the (un)knowing.


Sound by Carly Bates
Direction and Videography: Nicole Curry
Curator: Marguerite Hemmings
Featured in video: Carly Bates and Marguerite Hemmings


Sound file can be found here:

hit meh: Childish Gambino ‘This is America’

CHILDISH IS FREE

🤯

This is the best video I’ve ever seen right now, art, art, art, art, art, art, art

immediate mind-clucks:

  • SHERRIE MOTHER LOVING SILVER. Sherrie Silver is the choreographer and one of the featured dancers in this video. A Rwandan choreographer, actress, worker with youth, dancer, social media star; been following her work for a while, a lot of us dancers and/or social media/social dance lovers and practitioners have.  Symbolically, this was a head nod to the culture, while interrogating if head nods to the ‘culture’ are enough. And also that there is so so so, always so much behind the dancing, behind the joy. So much deliberate, seething, intentional, strategic, magic. Get into her work beyond and behind entertainment, in her country, she is and has been doing it: IG:  @sherriesilver .

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#buyblackfor30: i wanna live in a black-owned building/it’s time to sue everyone

landlords are still trying it. treating us like we, deadass, don’t matter.

and it’s making me so angry (er).

K. So when people keep trying you, this is what happens!:

1. you pretend you’re in a rap battle with them in the wee hours of the morning where you are drake and they are meek mills and you crush them. Continue reading “#buyblackfor30: i wanna live in a black-owned building/it’s time to sue everyone”