Tag Archives: Open Thread

Sunday Open Thread

Good Morning. Enjoy this weekend with family and friends.

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. Enjoy this weekend with family and friends.

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Friday Open Thread | Music That Makes You Think Week

“Fight the Power” is a song by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released as a single in June 1989 on Motown Records. It was conceived at the request of film director Spike Lee, who sought a musical theme for … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Music That Makes You Think Week

thanks yahtzeebutterfly for the reminder about the power of this song. “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” is a funk song performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis in 1968. It … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Music That Makes You Think Week

“Blowin’ in the Wind” is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Music That Makes You Think Week

“What’s Going On” is a song by American recording artist Marvin Gaye, released in 1971 on the Motown subsidiary, Tamla. Originally inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed by Renaldo “Obie” Benson, the song was composed by Benson, Al Cleveland … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Music That Makes You Think Week

Music entertains.. Sometimes, it makes you think. “Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested … Continue reading

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