"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

1.20.2009

the place just right

This was, without question, the best part of today's inaugural. The fact that most of our founders would've fallen over to learn that an African-American, an Asian-American, a Jew, and a woman would play an old Shaker song there made it even better:

4 Comments:

Blogger UPennBen said...

That, and Aretha's bow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 6:10:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

You will NOT insult Aretha's kick-ass hat.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:56:00 PM

 
Blogger euphrony said...

Rather apropos, I would agree. Not to mention pleasing to the ear.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:37:00 PM

 
Blogger Roger said...

wait..the BEST part of the Inagural was the taped part? these guys only played live to those immediately around them, there was no amplification as the cold continued to have instruments out of tune. I thought the BEST part, actually, was the main part....a new President. Of course, if you're just focusing on the "supporting parts" like the music, I am inclined to think Joseph Lowery's prayer was pretty wonderful...

Friday, January 23, 2009 12:52:00 AM

 

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