leadbelly vs. lomax at the modern language association conference, 1934

a costume. dark overalls, handkerchief, and ugly-ass shitkickers, clutched like gifts in his outstretched hands chase the stink of mule dirt back into my head. now he wants me to wrap my music in a brown bag of coon to give them what folks ’spect to see, says i need the genuine look of farm […]