If you’re new to the blog, I’ll update you. SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH is dedicated to the men and boys that were major crushes during my CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRL ERA, which reigned for 18 years (k-12). Actually, maybe that fondness still exists? Anyways, it’s also a good way to showcase the gentleman who inspired me that are as talented as they are attractive.
It’s also an EFF YOU to the male dominated blogs that are all about displaying women as objects and since I am no feminist, but rather an equivalist (I made that up just now), I decided that I can also sell meat! Take that!
SAUL WILLIAMS! Poet, Writer, Singer, Actor and Game Changer. I first noticed your hypnotic voice on LYRICIST LOUNGE (VOL. 1) in the late 90′s. After that, you dazzled me on the TV screen as I watched you in “SLAM” and even “DEF POETRY JAM”. Since then, you raised the bar for the kind of DREAM MAN I had envisioned…or rather, what a REAL MAN could be.
You had me at “AMETHYST ROCK”:
“STEALING US WAS THE SMARTEST THING THEY EVER DID.
Too bad they don’t teach the truth to their kids.
Our influece on them is the reflection they see
When they look into their menstural mirror and talk about “THEIR” culture
“THEIR” existence is that of a schizophrenic vulture
Yeah, there’s no repentence
They are bound to live an infinite consecutive executive life sentence
So what are you bound to live Nigga?!”
I hope this upcoming generation can herald and appreciate our contemporary prophets like you…
SAUL WILLIAMS cover of U2′s “SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY” from the album “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust” produced by TRENT REZNOR. Peep a young LEO FITZPATRICK in there. Although, U2′s version depicts the actual event of the same name where Northern Irish Civil Rights Marchers were killed by British Troops, Williams version has a different twist with the same pain and urgency.