Posted: May 13, 2008 10:53 am |
Edited by: michael baker
Therefore, towards the end of the album when Ball sings “Ride It Out”, a story song about a family home that survives numerous hurricanes, first due to the strength of its foundation and then due to its a ability to float along the river from Mississippi to Alabama, I wonder about the heritage that survives here. Is this a song of affirmation for the resilience of the Katrina Diaspora?
it's funny: the first sentence is overblown and pompous, but it's got a specific kick with the guitar image and it at least traces an important question re south and her music. the above sentence is merely twaddle, with ill constructions, a misuse (times two) of the awk phrase "due to," questionable placement of punctuation, and a belabored (cue the heavy breathing at a climatic moment of a Open MIC slam "poem"), and questionable, assertion. please, also, people have resilience, not Diasporas.
good thing she teaches composition at duke!!!