Posted: Jul 5, 2005 2:22 pm
All weekend, Essence festers were eulogizing Luther. Some dreadheaded black dude was trying to make a bunch of hipsters care last night at a BBQ I was at. Worst kind of music ever? Quite possibly.
I was trying to get to the bottom of the cause of death all weekend. Best response to "Do you know what he died of?" echoes Alicja's: "Wasn't he gay?" End of conversation.
I don't think most black people were willing to admit it. It sounds like the old AIDS hush-hush code: "he died of 'a cold'." I'd like to know what Miss Linda thinks...