by Latoya Peterson
I think every other Friday I’ll do a random open thread just to see what’s going on with y’all.
Here’s what I am heading into the weekend with:
Something compelled me to listen to the Cruel Intentions Soundtrack while I was at work yesterday. While cubicle-jamming to Skunk Anansie’s “Secretly” I realized I had never bothered to look up any of their other stuff – even though I’ve been rocking this song for the last six years.
I checked out the YouTube video and was in for a shock:
Who is that? Wait, wait, wait! The black girl is singing?
And I spent the rest of the day rocking to Skunk Anansie and the lead singer’s – Skin – solo effort, Fleshwounds. Favorites: “Weak”, “Faithfulness”, “Brazen.”
I’m loving Skin – she’s the kindred spirit of Shirley Manson (of Garbage), who I also adore. So, some posts will probably come about black rock (and yes, I’m going to talk about Me’Shell Ndegeocello) defying boundaries, bias against black lesbians, something. I’ll figure it out a bit later. Read the Post Friday Open Thread: Music, Media, Musings