"Don't let 2021 be 2020 part 2 for you"
January 20, 2021 6:32 PM   Subscribe

🎶 I know what He said about getting slapped
But if you touch me or mine
We gon' have to scrap
Try Jesus
Please don't try me
Because I fight
I have no problem layin' these hands
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 6:35 PM on January 20 [3 favorites]

I thought his performance was a real highlight in the We Are One celebration. What a wonderful voice and a really tight group of backing singers. His spotlighting them at the end felt very generous in a relaxed sort of way-- just a really lovely musical moment, all around.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:09 PM on January 20 [1 favorite]

Thank you so much this is the best thing I’ve seen today and for a long time.

The act of including the children made it extra special.
posted by andreinla at 7:10 PM on January 20 [7 favorites]

His song make it home honestly makes me feel at home in a deep personal way.
posted by Rubbstone at 5:34 AM on January 21

This is art that really speaks to me. And I always have an appreciation for acts that adopt a unified visual presentation & aesthetic. The production pace seems hell bent on youtube algo- which seems like a recipe for burn out. On the upside it tends towards a spare sound which I prefer to some of the more elaborate work, like that Tiny Desk Concert.

Here's the referenced I need you to (Breonna Taylor) and his track Try Jesus. Both brilliant, and short.
posted by zenon at 6:38 AM on January 21 [2 favorites]

"Don't let 2021 be 2020 part 2 for you"

Jeepers, 2021 only started yesterday at 11:59 AM Eastern Standard Time and it's so much better already.
posted by y2karl at 6:43 AM on January 21

That was really nice, thank you Lexica.

I was just thinking about Teddy P the other day. It's 10 years since his passing. But it seems more like 100 years.
posted by james33 at 6:58 AM on January 21

That was really beautiful. And I agree -- the loving inclusion of the kids and all their chaos brought some extra peace and joy.
posted by ourobouros at 1:11 PM on January 21 [1 favorite]

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