Sly and the Family Stone's 'Dance to the Music!'
I sold a rock opus to the best Black rock band on the planet.... My story reminded them of what 'rushing' felt like, how complete, how deep blushing could be obvious. And they bought it, and produced it. And it was good -- it was better than good. It was thought provoking, and it was an African-American affirmation of our realities and our fantasies no matter how unrealistic. Suddenly, they were very significant and the world truly believed that rock music is black music, and black music is everything. Power is aesthetic. Aesthetics is politics, and being black is philosophical, and our philosophy is phenomenology, and being black, is being real... ”
—E Maria Shelton Speller, Explode: Epic Poetry, and Once Upon A Time There Were... (Master Scene 2) -- "One Single Act of Love"
Author E. Maria Shelton Speller, spent the early part of her career in the United States Air Force; BSFA with honors from Northeastern University is a member of ZICA Creative Arts and Literary Guild and Boston’s own Zone Poets. Published by Arula Records...