Regarding Race, Nation, and Our Future

Written Work by Graham T. Baden

Time Trip — Eugene McDaniels, Spiro Agnew, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and The Beastie Boys

Eugene McDaniels’s 1972 album “Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse” was banned by then US Vice President Spiro Agnew due to the controversial lyrics contained within the album. But what made … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Think Back Thursday — Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a political activist and a champion of women’s rights in colonial and post-independence Nigeria. She was a leading force in women’s suffrage during the 1950s and she … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Cover by Any Other Name — Duran Duran, Deftones, Sneaker Pimps, and More…

  Here’s a song that has been covered a dozen times, but just can’t seem to have a bad version made of it. Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur,” off their second album Rio … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Time Trip — Jefferson Airplane, Tom Scott, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth

I’ve been listening to a lot of Tom Scott recently. It’s been killing me trying to figure out from where I knew the saxophone jam at the end of his … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Don’t Listen To Music

School turns people into socialists, they tell me, Don’t go to school. Music makes people rebellious, they say, Don’t listen to music. Don’t read books, Don’t learn. Don’t make too … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment