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Naked on The Grassy Knoll

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, Video on February 14, 2022 at 5:01 am

Speaking of

A Naked Erykah Badu on the grassy knoll in Dallas where President Kennedy was shot, always stirs up controversy. The video “WINDOW SEAT” is phenomenal (if you ask me) and for a plethora of reasons: Unbridled ART being #1.

Ms. Badu walks the downtown streets of Dallas towards the exact spot where President Kennedy was assassinated. During her walk she sheds her jacket, shirt, pants, bra and panties — ultimately revealing the “EVOLVING” tattoo (message) across the upper part of her back (between the shoulders). Once she reaches the approximate spot where President Kennedy was shot, we hear gunfire and a shapely NAKED Erykah Badu falls dead in the road. At that point we hear the following narration:

“THEY (playing it safe) are quick to assassinate what they do not understand.
They move in packs ingesting fear more and more with every act of hate on one another.
They feel more comfortable in groups – LESS GUILT to swallow.
They are us. This is what we’ve become: Affraid to RESPECT the Individual.
A single person within a circumstance can move one to CHANGE;
to love herself.
EVOVLE.

By-God Erykah is right! WE are THEY –collectively.

More over that, the video demonstrates Erykah being “one person within a circumstance” — a circumstance that the city of Dallas once investigated for possible copyright infringements. The investigation died on that hill after a quick YOUTUBE search showed no infringement issues with this video by MATT & KIM “Lessons Learned.”  Window Seat was created in homage to “Lessons Learned.” Blunt inspiration.

Erykah’s video was edited to have a “dated & historical feel” much like the original footage archived of President Kennedy during his visit to Dallas, TX. It worked. It’s genius. Genius in two parts, [1] by recalling history and relating it to our thwarted journeys and [2] the obvious plea found in the chorus that is still relevant and ever so necessary. Let us all give and receive in return:

“I need you to want me.
I need you miss me.
I need yo’ attention!
I need you next to me.
I need someone to clap for me.
I need yo’ direction.
Come back – Come back Baby.
Come back.”

I’m back 🙂 and I’m so glad I’ve got a WINDOW SEAT into the vision of Ms. Erykah Badu’s artsy exhibition of history and present — to date. What did you think about it?

I need your Support, I need your Love, I need your Attention,
I’m Qui

Repping QE with BLACK & EXCELLENT mentions.

Thank you for stopping by.

VALENTINES DAY and LOVE is nigh. Please don’t let it pass you by. XO

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