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Saturday, 03 April 2010

¿WINDOW SEAT ANYONE?





On March 13, 2010,[19] Erykah Badu shed her clothes as she walked along a Dallas, Texas, sidewalk until she was nude at the site where President Kennedy was assassinated. Suddenly, a shot rang out as the song ended; Badu's head jerked back and she fell to the ground. The result was a controversial video for her song "Window Seat", which Badu said on her Twitter feed "was shot guerrilla style, no crew, 1 take, no closed set, no warning, 2 min., Downtown Dallas, then ran like hell."[20] Children with their families could be seen nearby as Badu stripped without any permission in Dealey Plaza , a popular tourist spot since Kennedy's 1963 assassination.[21] She tweeted it was a shot against “groupthink”.[19]
On April 2, 2010, Badu was charged with disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor, when a witness came forward.

Her voice over says:

They play it safe.  They are quick to assassinate what they do not understand.  They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another.  They feel most comfortable in groups.  Less guilt to swallow.  They are us.  This what we have become.  Afraid to respect the individual...A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love ourselves, to EVOLVE.

This video is THE essence of something SO simple yet it is UTTERLY powerful! A pure example of ‘them’ trying to kill what they don’t understand. ‘They’ would say that her nudity is utterly distasteful and would REFUSE to consider looking @ such a work or art as anything else. I think it is phenomenally powerful what Ms. Badu has given us and it took courage, conviction AND huge set of balls to bestow such a gift on mankind. Here’s to EVOLUTION!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE VIDEO?

9 comments:

  1. a witness came forward?

    lol it was video taped.

    no need for a witness to come forward

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  2. Ms. Badu has got a lot of balls. She's an artist, creating art, and saying something. Her cookie cutter peers should take note.

    And you'd think the police would have something better to do.

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  3. She's a wonderful artist and I get the broader statement. Maybe just driving others to contemplate it is the goal. But I think it's in bad taste.

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  4. I saw this on the news, and I say it's freedom of expression. It didn't hurt anyone!

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  5. "They play it safe. They are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most comfortable in groups. Less guilt to swallow. They are us. This what we have become. Afraid to respect the individual...A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love ourselves, to EVOLVE." I figured eventually someone might start asking questions from inside the conservative hive mind also known as The Black Diaspora. Her question comes a bit too late for my liking. I don't bother much with whether my middle passage sibs ask questions about much of anything. But I do note that her question is firmly grounded in a white amerikkkan history which has been constructed as a collective de-raced history traced from the death of a white powerful patriarch from an old white probably slave owning family. The disrespect of the individual started long before his death. Maybe she should have done a video about the CIA and amerikkkan foreign policy, instead. shrug. But good try for her, though. Good try.

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  6. It was excellent. On the surface playing on the dichotomy of the individual artist vs mainstream and those who are CONSCIOUS understand it as OUR people not understanding our indviduality, a by-product of the white capitalist society in which will live where blacks destroy their relationships with each other just to maintain the role or status American society places for them.

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  7. GARCON STUPIDE – I AM SURE HER PEERS TOOK NOTE…

    HAYWARD – SORRY THAT YOU FEEL THE VIDEO IS IN BAD TASTE…

    JASON – I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!

    GUMMI BARE – SAME TO YOU…

    DARK DAUGHTA – I AGREE THAT IT WAS A GOOD TRY…

    JAMAR – LOVE HOW YOU EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT THIS VIDEO!

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