CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #113

This week we have tracks from Denitia, Moor Mother, and Gavin Turek. Our throwback segment takes us back to my adolescence and some songs we actually do remember.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner Mastadon @IndaLauryn Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

Inda’s Corner: Party Like It’s 1999

When I get to the end of the essay, I’ll explain why I ultimately chose this year rather than ‘84, ‘89, or ’94, but mostly it comes down to memory. I still remember some of my own life in 1999, and it’s more than just a series of blurry vignettes. I mean, they are, but they’re a bit clear and I still have some feeling connected to these vignettes. I’m sure I could go back and look at 1979 because of my love of history, but that wouldn’t be as fun. And if I’m being honest about years like 2004 and 2009, I was so out of loop in current music, and, well, I’m not sure I’m ready for that journey or reflecting on that part of my life.
*Apologies for audio issues. Still figuring out this mic 🙂

CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #112

This week we have tracks from Rapsody, Big Joanie, and Lizze No. Our throwback segment takes us back to my adolescence and some songs we barely remember.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner Mastadon @IndaLauryn Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #111

This week we have tracks from Ranky Tanky, SEED Ensemble, and Sampa the Great. Our throwback segment honors a well-known but undersung sibling girl group who gave us all the bops of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner Mastadon @IndaLauryn Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

Inda’s Corner: Black Girls Do It Better Vol. 2

Bob Dylan is one of those white men I’ve had a complicated relationship with for some time now. Like most music fans, I’ve heard his name pretty much all my life. I probably first saw him in the “We Are the World” video, but I had no idea who he was at the time and wouldn’t even realize it until many years later. And unknown to me, I’ve also heard his music most of my life as well. On so many occasions, I’d hear a song only to find out later that Bob Dylan wrote and performed it first.

I’d actually intended this one to be the first in my explorations of cover songs, but I ended up having to pay tribute to Aretha last year to make my case that her genius lied in her ability to make any song her own even if she didn’t write it. And so now I’d like to look at the Black women who covered Bob Dylan and show that Black girls do indeed do it better. No offense to Bob and his own gift with the pen.