You never really enter a river, The river draws you in, like a streaming tributary. We can never really enter the water because we have never truly left the water. We carry the water with us from as far back as our most ancestral arrivals onto land. The water calls us home, the river draws us back to our beginnings.
Read More Notes from the Nanjing International Writers’ Residency, 2022
“being paid in poverty”: sustaining the lifestyle of the employee without providing the means of transcending that lifestyle.
Read More Paid in Poverty
I too want to live in a world where my race and gender are irrelevant enough as to render them insignificant in the way I pursue my life. But I believe that the only reason that I can conceive of such a reality is because I have been allowed to live in closest proximity to […]
Read More ‘White Privilege’ is a good idea
SCORING WALLS is an album type collection of new Hip Hop. It’s my freshest work. I’ve been making this kind of noise professionally for fifteen or so years and this year marks 10 since I released my first full length album: Higher Flyer For Hire. The fabric of that project has so many threads it’s […]
Read More Scoring Walls #1: the album
I am struck by how I live in a world where those with the least do the most with what little they have and yet somehow they still seem to have very little. Those with the most seem to do the least and still they have the most. Those with the least inevitably end up […]
Read More I’ve had enough
INTRO Outpourings of all sorts of emotions y’know? Till you catch yourself feeling too much and scold yourself silently, softly, and proceed to “get real”. Whatever. That’s why I listen to bagpipes a lot, coz I like my sentimentality and I like it with some steel in it y’know? That’s twice I’ve asked if “y’know”. […]
Read More Le Pont (The Bridge)
[Listen to the track] Be the strange man maintain a main plan / to put the can in the hands of the kids and / let them loose on Babylon’s buildings / I fill them with fire / Learn to burn up the Evil Empire / from the spire to the steeple / Conspire with […]
Read More Fresh Rap Lyrics: Hused Whut (Who said what?)
I shouldn’t expect any kind of thanks (props) for rationalizing the obvious: I am a white-skinned man that is part of a global society that privileges me. I am a product of a history. I cannot escape my skin. Any discomfort I feel with any of this cannot be blamed on anyone else. I cannot […]
Read More I to I: no pats on the back from blacks.
In October of last year I asked Kat Francois if she would be keen to come out to Durban (South Africa), to create a theatre piece with me, to “butt poetic-heads together” live on stage. Our topic would be race-relations between a Black European African Woman and a White African European Man. Neither of us […]
Read More I to I: how the hell to tackle yourself.
It’s 5am and I’ve been up since 3 because I can’t stop thinking about being white. I’m not trying to BE white. I am white. I’m trying to figure out what that means, or what it means to me anyway. I have been trying to figure it out for the last year, ever since my […]
Read More The YOBO Report Part 1: White back at you