Text by Bruce Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, June 9th, 2022) – Photo by Al Aumuller (New York World-Telegram and the Sun)
“Pastures of Plenty” written by Woody Guthrie
Text by Bruce Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, July 8th, 2022)
Father of my morning,
Once my child to the night
I see that you have minds to cop
And I can only watch the sickened sorrow
Text by Bruce Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, July 15th, 2022)
“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus. From Mingus Ah Um (1959) and Presents Charles Mingus (1961)
Oh, Lord, don’t let ’em shoot us!
Oh, Lord, don’t let ’em stab us!
Oh, Lord, no more swastikas!
Oh, Lord, no more Ku Klux Klan!
Name me someone who’s ridiculous, Dannie.
Why is he so sick and ridiculous?
He won’t permit integrated schools.
Then he’s a fool! Boo! Nazi Fascist supremists!
Boo! Ku Klux Klan (with your Jim Crow plan)
Name me a handful that’s ridiculous, Dannie Richmond.
Faubus, Rockefeller, Eisenhower
Why are they so sick and ridiculous?
Two, four, six, eight:
They brainwash and teach you hate.
An Editorial by Dawoud Kringle
I have a social media account with https://www.imvu.com. This platform is pretty much metaverse based. Now, for my taste this particular social media thing is bullshit. Most of the friend requests I get are clearly scammers, and I’m NOT putting money into building my metaverse presence on IMVU. So I don’t really do anything with it. This may change, but for now, it’s a toy I almost never play with.
Text by Bruce Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery, May 6th, 2022)
In South Carolina
There are many tall pines
I remember the oak tree
That we used to climb
But now, when I’m lonesome
I always pretend
That I’m gettin’ the feel
Of hickory wind