“Strange fruit.” A teenage boy looked out the window of the full bus, and announced this, as you might point out landmarks that we pass (“My sister took a guitar lesson there once,” or “Best pancakes in the city”). A few of the bus passengers looked over, and then noticed the earbuds trailing out from under his hood, leading into his pocket. Plugged in.
In this order, I thought:
- He is listening to Kanye West’s “Blood on the Leaves,” which samples Billie Holiday’s song.
- He is singing along with Kanye West but really he is singing along with Billie Holiday,
- Billie Holliday’s song borrows its lyrics from a poem.
- In the bus it is 1930 and 2013.
Fun to share something completely unfinished with you today--happy Friday! What projects are you starting/working on (or abandoning for the weekend)?