Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Serendipity, irony and the like

Or coincidence if you prefer, is more readily available than ever these days thanks the technological wonder that is the iPod shuffle function - well done, technology. So it was that while reading about Barack Obama's rather remarkable speech about race and America, up popped Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones on the iPod shuffle. Expect Hillary Clinton to adopt it as a campaign song soon.

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Blogger Glamourpuss said...

I though Brown Sugar was about heroin addiction...

Am I missing something? Probably.

Puss

2:14 pm  
Blogger bill said...

Oh it is about that too, Puss, but it's about plantation owners having sex with their black slaves.

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in a market down in New Orleans.
Scarred old slaver know he's doin' alright.
Hear him whip the women just around midnight.
Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a young girl should

2:23 pm  
Blogger bill said...

As I meant to add: it's almost unbeatable as an example of a great song which is quite staggering offensive to today's sensibilities.

2:26 pm  

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