Listen: Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Ethiopia discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?
"Yeah. We we never watched this time. We want to follow up on yes or no yeah. Let's do one more one more voicemail. Hell Tony Andrew and guests. I was watching a video and advertisements for movie came up so it's like to reduce out to Moee who called blinded by the Light Hispanic story job at a British text any Muslim teenager whose life has changed after he discovers discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen on one hand. I think it's great that their role so people it's and it's also semi-biographical. It's not like a real kind of like another hand. It's annoying annoying. Just kind of stories early cared about the main character's idolize me for stuff that Americans like if you look at the poster is closer a Sandy kid or denim on Denim Flannel undershirt till I kinda reminds me of like those attacks headbands and also the movie yesterday has a completely different premise but like kinda revolved around the same. Thanks like popular White Band uh-huh all right so what was the last thing you know the film yesterday that's about. Oh Yeah Yeah. That's why I chose this voicemail at all. which is is this like? I feel like now like to make a trend of like in weirdly in this case specifically like Southeast Asian people a white baby boomer filmmakers like making music essentially claiming that their own music nick is the music. That's timeless and universal. yesterday drives me crazy for anyone who doesn't know it's the it's a Danny Boyle a movie that has the premise that like everyone forgets about the Beatles except for a one Indian kid and he's playing Beatles music and in. I don't know I guess it's probably set in two thousand nineteen becomes famous because he's playing Beatles music to a modern modern day society. That doesn't remember the Beatles well. Oh that's why I mean maybe this. Maybe you can speak to those. you'll see where. I'm going with us. In a minute so Andrew I totally agree with you this idea that centering that type of music because classic and timeless and universal even the term classic rock being applied to like largely only white bands from certain era that's kind of wild so the artists artists that are really trying to recenter that and I'm mostly thinking of like playwrights and people who write musicals are trying to re center the American focus that things like hip pop hop can also be classic so for instance like the to puncture core music that I'm sorry what was the name of Holler Fuming Sir. Thank you that Saul start in is that that was considered like one of the first jukebox musicals jukebox musicals was by about hip hop right which is crazy because I was like jukebox musicals have been popular for a while now and the fact that they just somewhat recently thought to do one about using hip hop music. Broadway is called the great white way do you don't you think that it points to the fact that we need eight people to start writing films and pieces of work that center other types of music music people of Color as the classics that they are in those communities as well on one hand. I just really just WANNA say motherfuckers. No yeah from Soya. Nobody I mean yeah okay. There's one kid who went around. Listen to Bruce Bruce been going kids who are listening to Michael Jackson or James Brown or beyond so yeah the Tina Turner and who were like you know really losing their fucking. Oh Shit like you know you travel the world and yeah there's always an Elvis impersonator. I've seen them in other countries. They they exist right this just like there's always a Bob Marley Meryl every fucking island name. It and you don't have to be on an island right. The impressions that we've made through music are everywhere so on one hand when you asked me do I think people need to bright stuff that centers the stuff. Obviously it's happening. I mean there's Tina thing that's about to happen on Broadway right now. there's there's a motown stopped. It already happened and then there's this everybody's fucking life where they fucking know what's real and what they're fucking avoiding. You know yeah like where's the where's the yesterday film about Earth. Wind and fire. Come on now truly truly that Clinton come on massively influential and you know I'm not going to get into a which was more influential ladder the Beatles but like there's plenty of kids like me that didn't know anything about the Beatles until they were like nineteen white. Ask College so yeah. It was not to say that the Beatles those aren't dope of course not anti like most white music except I did get to see him sing a very cool Jarvis Cocker Komo's. Ah I believe he stood up and shouted who wants to do some brick pop that was for me and Debbie. It was is perfect. I think I think the question is around like you said these baby baby boomer and they don't have to be baby boomers baby. I can't say that fucking table. Myers specifically those that is the baby boomers is the last to me generation where white men specifically in our in film and TV have like the most power. Oh they definitely have a a lot of power united still think. Maybe you're being kind. I don't know because I think about that Shit. That was just trending this shit with What's her name in Ethiopia. Have you guys seen that white Moslem if you oh yes yes yes yeah and it's not to say hey that is not based on a true story. Yes you know somebody reads this book or here's the story. Some white person reads his book like this is the story all of Ethiopia. Yep All know the story of yes I know about it and and people it's a true story. It's a real person. It's like yeah no shit. It's a true sorry but set like is this story you need to hear at Mineta Ethiopia yeah exactly and I I like day time Shit. It has gone down the beautiful fucking history Ethiopia who was not colonized by Europe and stands alone on the continent of Africa for that that defeated the fucking imperialists nation. You know what I'm saying are. Have you seen images of Lila Bela like there's so much fucking. Shit Yeah yeah you want to focus on this shit. You be a little title lobster over. I haven't seen it and I'm sure it's a great book. I've read like you moving book yeah. It's more so about like yeah those choices that center these these stories yeah I should. I'm sorry this type of passion and the other side of it is like people like the specific. I feel like almost everyone that responded to that tweet negatively. I just retweeted someone was like like a white person who doesn't understand that like nick criticizing the fact that this is the like pro. It's got to be the first studio or big movie with He. He you know woman involved. There's there's so many things or as you as a character and it's like it doesn't take away from this particular particular story to say. Why is this the first two questions so it's more about the exacts. It's more about the studios. It's more of a couple making the decision because if it's a true story the writer is going to write right that it almost sounds like we don't have a qualm with with the story or the story about Bruce springsteen inspiring some kid because I'm sure that kid exists that have you seen the film about a woman right exactly like why is this the first is finds that stevie wonder hotter than July and a long term magic stories to make you know when I was the first time ever toured Brazil Brazil Australia yeah I ever toured Australia. I remember going into a redfern which is like the projects wrecks out side of Sydney and and there was some like evangelical White Evangelical like tent in the middle of the projects with a loudspeaker speaker in their preaching and Blah Blah Blah Blah and and I'm there with my boise could traffic and and these one these two black kids which we call aboriginal but many yeah right came up to us when I go where you from and we would like from I'm from the US and from New York and so I remember one be like aw to but correct but then I remember having it explained to me by several you know black people in Australia that the that the movement that the civil rights movement in Australia was sparked by Stevie wonder and Roberta flack visiting visiting Australia in the early seventies and that when they came with their big afros and their repertoire of music or what have you there was a shift unconsciousness and in courage in terms of you know like we're gonNA fucking stand up yeah. It's just can be done. Yes so our stories like that and there's tons of stories like got the same way that there's tons of stories about you know African leaders or you know you think about coming to fuck in Los Angeles and staying here nineteen sixty nine and and being here in chip is going down and Watson hearing like the doors and sly stone and and fucking James Brown on the radio and how that influenced Lewisham. Why do we care and once again. I liked that you said because it's true for for the woman that has this this experience net rights that book and I'm sure the book is wonderful. We're talking about these. These corporations studios that choose these story yes while ignoring so much else. That's out there yeah yeah. It's all in the name of marketability star ever and it's just like yeah. That's the thing it's like. It's like even the image of it. It's just like it's a bad look look because like this don't give a fuck and they don't get it yeah yeah if anything. I feel like they're just trying to put as many I call it. Diversity Gumbo like they're trying to grab as many other other `ISMs okay she's Ethiopian but she's white but she's Muslim and they're just trying to throw together the most sensationalized pot of ingredients you know Bruce Springsteen Blah right now. It's I just really quickly saw. I wanted to talk to you about I did an album a few years ago go with this guy named Roger Knox speaking of Australian black people and he is they call him the the Black Elvis or the corey king of country and he's a black country commission down there and he sings all these traditionalist. You know what we would call aboriginal songs that were bowring from American country music because during the depression and in the fifties black Australians were listening to what Black-americans were making and they thought well where people of the land where people at the desert and that kind of sounds like sitting music all the saxophone jazz slick so they were really looking for those like plucked instruments and Banjos and stuff so they borrowed the sounds of country music but then all sing about out civil rights issue like Black Man's troubles and storms and stuff representing the color of their skin and I always think about how those all of those songs when I first heard they absolutely blew my mind because I'm like this. Is The mad libs that you want. This is the Weirdo Mash up of content but not alone. I know with traveling the continent once again I've encountered lots of bad people that grew up listening to American country music for the melodies and of course we know the country music is borrowing from we know the experience ceiling front Yeh that feeds that sound where the blues come from. We know all that. Shit you know what I'm saying so yeah so the fact that people of color recognize themselves in that is is Israel. Yeah makes a lot of sense the land to see how the culture decides though like what type of music is what and then it's you know breaking stereotypes in a good way more breaking stereotypes in a bad way. This has been truly fucking awesome second to last word to producers. There's Aig who just typing something into the group chat assume it just says Saul Williams is fucking nick hardest I had it. I just I wore it out. I wore out absolutely I'm so looking forward to to Neptune Frost. I can't believe you have a shot at the trailer. Looks Beautiful.."