Thursday, August 07, 2008

Art = Legacy?

We're back from the NBCC in Atlanta--just and haven't recovered enough to gather our thoughts into a blog yet. But the current post from Sherri at http://myspace.com/farfromthetreemovie reads like it came directly from one of the hundreds of conversations we had while we were away. We found ourselves in a number of discussions about the responsibility of art, culure and commerce and you will hear more from us in the coming weeks about the convergence and clash of these three elements in contemporary life.

But in the meantime--please check out Sherri's blog this week!

"When governments have crumbled and empires have faded away, what remains to tell the story is the art."

Thx,
V&D

"The Responsibility of the Artist - Part 1."
When governments have crumbled and empires have faded away, what remains to tell the story is the art. To the students in the year 2525 who study our music to know who we are, what will they say to learn that we routinely referred to our women as b's and h's and we thought calling ourselves the n-word was cool? Will it sustain them in the same way that we find power in the words of Langston Hughes? Or will it be so full of self-hate that no motivation can be found?http://blog.myspace.com/farfromthetreemovie.
Check it out. If you like what you read, leave a comment and if you really, really dig what I'm saying, please share it with a friend. The blog can be found at
www.myspace.com/farfromthetreemovie.

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