Friday, June 15, 2007

Word is, Black Men Ski

Came across this little ditty today and found it worth passing along. It's done by a brilliant dude named Stew, a modern-day raconteur. He calls his stuff "Afro-baroque" and it is charming and biting, witty and profound. His band is called the Negro Problem and he's been hired to write TV commercial soundtracks, cartoon ballads, and "song portraits" commissioned by fans.

I've never been to Aspen nor have I ever been a black man in ski pants but as Your Rocky Mountain Correspondent, I feel obliged to pass along all things CO-related.

But mostly, Stew is just worth knowing about.


Fang Bastardson said...

I heard of this guy years ago. He has a great song about rehab, probably called something like "Rehab." The first line is "When she got out of rehab for the very first time, she was very very very very very very very very very very optimistic." And then he goes on to detail the other 20-some times she got out of rehab and the subsequent end he put to that relationship.

Great stuff! I'm glad he's still working.

Susie said...

I LURVE the Negro Problem. They used to play at the Blue Cafe in Long Beach eons ago and are always a lot of fun. I haven't seen them around lately - good to see Stew. Thanks for sharing.

ClizBiz said...

Yes, Fang, I realize that you gave this very very very good song on a CD to me years ago. I recognized his sardonic voice.

Susie, as always, cutting edge in your musical tastes.