So I just watched the new Superfly trailer for the third time and I don’t feel good about it. I figured this “remake” wouldn’t be as good as the original, but this shit right here gives me the feels of an epic fail. Like, if you can’t do a classic film justice then just don’t do it. Period.
For starters, the lead character’s hair had me in my feelings. This nigga got a “single mom short bob” perm’d hair style in 2018. Like, really y’all? If you’re going to attempt to modernize a culturally defining classic film like “Superfly” you could’ve left out the shitty perm y’all.
Also, from what I’ve seen from the trailer, it comes off as a trap god, Atlanta mess. Like, what’s the end game? What’s the message? I mean, I’m all about telling black folks stories, but what’s the bottom line?
The original Superfly was super important and captivating to black folks. It showed black people dominating white men for the first time on any screen. That was major for us.
Granted, I can’t really speak on it in depth because I haven’t seen the whole film. But from what I’ve seen from the trailer alone, WTF?
On Green Dolphin Street by Miles Davis is one of my favorite classical jazz songs. It reminds me of Christmas, Thanksgiving, my mom’s hugs, my dad’s white beans and rice, and my brothers jokes….all rolled into one feeling. I listen to it when I need to find my center, and my happy place. It’s one of those songs that always reminds me of who I am, and where I come from.
Origanally composed by Bronislaw Kaper in 1947, On Green Dolphin Streetwas composed for a feature film by the same name. Miles Davis transformed it into a jazz standard and made it the classic is today. Enjoy 🤗
I just stumbled across an old Patrice Rushen track, and I’m in LOVE. I’ve always loved Ms. Rushen growing up. As a matter of fact, her most notable hit, Forget Me Nots, was my jam, but I obviously missed some of her catalogue.
I heard Where There is Love for the first time last night, and got super annoyed. How did I miss this 80’s gem? How did I miss this amazing song from the very musical era I’ve grown to love so much? Where There is Love, from Rushen’s1982 album Straight from the Heart, is a beautiful and musically poetic piece of music about the very fantasy of love that all black women daydream of. The musicianship captured my ear before the lyrics did, but after hearing it for the like the 5th time, I began to relate to the words in the song. They remind me of what I hope to find in life… Love, security, and satisfaction. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.