On my taboo fantasy alter-egos in music
Good god, this is incredible! What a view on the scene, how bracing to encounter a truly perceptive and honest description of these relations! Really wonderful.
This is absolutely brilliant. Harmony, you’re saying what needs to be said as only you can say it—like the great poet Ai and the heroic vocalist Lady Day. I started highlighting sentences I loved and ended up highlighting the whole piece. I’ll just choose one: “When I get to the point where I’m affirming my riffs as unapologetically as these men do, I will be dangerous and perfect. I will be the ultimate betrayal, the one that turns the self heroic to survive it.” You’re already there. Bravo.
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