When you’re a movie star like Leo DiCaprio, you get to choose where and with whom you’re going to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of a movie set, he did it in on a beach with a First Nations community. Instead of nominating his famous friends, he challenged some petroleum dudes and the prime minister of Canada. First Nations communities have been trying to stop the tar sands and the poisoning of their water. We wonder if Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, will take the Ice Bucket Challenge using *that* water?
next time you hear a white person say “well if black people can say the n-word why can’t i???” you should ask them “why do you want to?” and listen as they try not to say “black people have something of their own that I am not entitled to and that hurts my feelings and makes me feel inferior”
Introducing Screamin’ Jay Hawkins:
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, was an African-American shock rock musician. He rose to prominence for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery, and wildly theatrical-avant garde performances, he sometimes used macabre props (like the skull he’s holding in the picture above) onstage, making him an early pioneer of Shock Rock.
HE PIONEERED SHOCK ROCK.
The reason why I bolded these statements is because people (mainly white people) claim Marilyn Mason pioneered Shock Rock when these claims are erroneous(I’m a Marilyn Mason fan myself ). Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was a massive influence to Marilyn Mason’s music, performances etc. Not only Mason, he also influenced bands such as Black Sabbath, The Cramps, Alice Cooper, and The Horrors.
Hawkins’ most successful recording, “I Put a Spell on You” (1956), was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Don’t let his legacy die, keep his legacy in your memory.
Oh, this is also directed to those who claim black people can’t be theatrical and/or Avant Garde.