Saturday, May 16, 2009

Second song of the day!: I could never take the place of your man

Prince(!): I could never take the place of your man
WARNING: this hook will stick with you all day.

Eels: I could never take the place of your man

Mr. E in pajamas. If you don't like the first two minutes, you'll love the last two.

Song of the Day - Wearin' that loved on look

One of The Sadies best songs live, originally recorded Elvis and written by Dallas Frazier and A.L. Owens.

Here is The Sadies version from their Tremendous Efforts album.

And here's the Elvis version, From Elvis in Memphis.

Who was Marcus Garvey?

Referenced in the Wyclef below...

... During his travels, Garvey became convinced that uniting Blacks was the only way to improve their condition. Towards that end, he departed England on 14 June 1914 aboard the S.S. Trent, reaching Jamaica on 15 July 1914. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)...

... At night he would speak on street corners, much like he did in London's Hyde Park. It was then that Garvey perceived a leadership vacuum among people of African ancestry. On 9 May 1916, he held his first public lecture in New York City at St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery and undertook a 38-state speaking tour...

... By August 1920, the UNIA claimed four million members. That month, the International Convention of the UNIA was held. With delegates from all over the world in attendance, over 25,000 people filled Madison Square Garden on August 1 to hear Garvey speak...

Part 1 - 1887 to 1910 - Growing up in Jamaica
Part 2 - 1910 to 1914 - Travelling Through Central America and Europe
Part 3 - 1914 to 1916 - Return to Jamaica and Establishment of the U.N.I.A.
Part 4 - 1916 to 1922 - Life in the USA
Part 5 - 1916 to 1922 - Businesses Run by the U.N.I.A.
Part 6 - 1919 - Assassination Attempt
Part 7 - 1920 - The 1920 U.N.I.A. Conference
Part 8 - 1922 to 1927 - Trial and Imprisonment
Part 9 - 1927 to 1935 - Return to Jamaica and Establishment of the PPP
Part 10 - 1935 to 1940 - Return to England
Part 11 - Marcus Garvey's Influence on Rastafarianism

Song of the Day: Wyclef Jean - If I was President