My weekly column (plus a few I haven’t posted here yet) at Opine Season
New video! If you’re an MC, poet, dancer, painter, musician, any other kind of artist, or just someone who lives artistically, this is for you.
GUANTE: A PRAYER FOR INDIE RAPPERS
I compiled a few links— some from Opine Season, plus one from Toki Wright. It seems like there’s a lot of discussion lately around representation, media, the arts, race and more. I think it’s a healthy conversation.
“They say seize the day, and I’m a night person.”
A few extended thoughts on the song I posted yesterday. FREE download.
My first new song since “You Better Weaponize” came out, and it’s a FREE download.
Guante: “The Fourth Wall (Katrah-Quey Remix)” featuring Lydia Liza of Bomba de Luz
Read more about it here: http://www.guante.info/2013/04/new-song-fourth-wall-katrah-quey-remix.html
Since this is Tumblr, I’m assuming you’ve all seen the recent pieces from Rachel Rostad and Sierra Demulder.
And WHENEVER any spoken-word poet goes viral, it becomes a referendum on spoken-word as an art form. The same tired-ass arguments get trotted out about “it’s not real poetry” or “they’re so corny” or whatever. This is my response to that.
Guante: IT IS COLD HERE, BUT IT IS ALSO HOT.
A spoken-word piece about the Twin Cities. Read some expanded thoughts here: http://opineseason.com/2013/04/07/cherry-spoon-bridge-to-nowhere-on-the-iconography-of-the-twin-cities/