#BWinROCK: Support Black Women in Rock

Skunk Anansie performing #BWinROCK

It’s Nadine The Ranter (@BlackWomenRock) from Twitter again! Knocking on the doors of your mentions like a door-to-door salesman to promote a project called #BWinRock. This is something I have started to center black women as creators, pioneers and gatekeepers of rock music.

via Support Black Women in Rock | Black Girl Nerds

Grace Jones Changed My Life: Slave to the Rhythm


Slave To The Rhythm was my invitation to the beauty of interpretation, the power of production and the importance of a clear vision. It’s a fully formed idea, from its musical and sonic approach to the powerful imagery. The interviews felt like small intimacies, listening to her enunciation and her aura of grandeur, I eroticized her, her features, her beauty, her complicated androgyny.

I was living in D.C. when I heard these albums for the first time. D.C., the fertile ground from which the rhythm of this recording originates. GO-GO MUSIC often existed in dark, dank urban landscapes where sex, fashion, competition, comedy, jazz and crime mingled tightly together. We played and we danced with the rhythm and pulse of a unified chain gang, slaving for the hedonistic pleasures I so yearned for, all while I attempted to escape the shackles of obedience to a society that didn’t seem to care about me or a certain category of people and their creations.

— Me’Shell NdegéOcello

via Grace Jones Changed My Life: 11 artists pick their favourite Grace Jones records | The Vinyl Factory.

Fool of Me

Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Fool Of Me

I remember when you filled my heart with joy
Was I blind to the truth just there to fill the space
‘Cause now you have no interest in anything that I have to say
And I have allowed you to make me feel
I feel so dumb
What kind of fool am I that you so easily set me aside

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