if you make bomb ass pancakes, you are an option for my life partner. i wish i were joking, but i'm just not.
"Thus how much nobler is the study of music as a rational science than as a laborious skill of manufacturing sounds! It is nobler to the degree that the mind is nobler than the body. For he who is without reason spends his life in servitude. Indeed the reason reigns and leads to right action, for unless reason’s commands are obeyed, the action, void of reason, will be senseless"
- Music in the Western World Ch. 10
"Many mainstream blacks and whites persist in categorically negative appraisals of rap, refusing to distinguish between enabling, productive rap messages and the social violence that exists in many inner-city communities and that is often reflected in rap songs. Of course, it is difficult for a culture that is serious about the maintenance of social arrangements, economic conditions, and political choices that create and reproduce poverty, racism, sexism, classism, and violence to display a significant appreciation for musical expressions that contest the existence of such problems in black and Latino communities."
I wish I could hug this man right now. Like could he have hit the nail any harder on the head?
(Source: “The Culture of Hip-Hop” by Michael Eric Dyson”)