Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Nina Simone didn't get it -- or at least her interpreters don't

Nina Simone didn't get it -- or at least the people interpreting her. Let's go with the latter. I feel better not insulting a legend who was hip to so many issues.

"An artist's duty, as far as I am concerned, is to reflect the times."

The problem is people read in "being conscious" here. But not everybody is "woke" or wants to be, and our music and media reflects that, even from people who call themselves "artists."

Plus, "woke" is a relative term.

One can be "woke" to all kinds of things and dead to the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, for example, and his now-Kingship, his love, his mercy, his forgiveness, and the life-changing Holy Spirit which helps us walk in that love.

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