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Black History Month, Fire, and Life: <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170744530739/black-history-month-day-10-gospelblues-singer" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson’s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York’s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson’s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p></blockquote> <p>And I just have to include one of his most famous songs, in fact one that was selected by Carl Sagan and others to be placed on Voyager 1 (which is now the furthest man-made object from earth at over 10,000,000,000 miles away) in case extraterrestrial beings ever came across it and wanted to learn something about the people of earth. No words, just plaintive humming. Meant to represent abject and total loneliness: <a href="https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g">https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g</a></p>

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Black History Month, Fire, and Life: <p>Black history month day 10: Gospel/Blues singer Blind Willie Johnson.</p> <p>Johnson was born to sharecroppers in a small town near Waco, Texas on January 25, 1897. His mother died when he was only 4, and his father remarried. When he was five years old his father gave him a cigar box guitar as his first instrument. He was not born blind, but acquired the condition early in life. It is unclear exactly how, although some historians agree that he was blinded after being splashed in the face with a caustic liquid by his stepmother. Other theories are that he was wearing the wrong glasses or that he viewed a partial solar eclipse that was visible over Texas in 1905. At any rate, Johnson became a musician and street preacher, earning change on street corners for his performances. In 1927 he recorded several sessions at a pop up studio with talent scout Frank Buckley Walker, Who also discovered stars such as Hank Williams. Johnson was given $50 for each usable side, plus a bonus for relinquishing any royalties from the sales of the records.</p> <p>He had four more recording sessions and a fairly successful career as a recording artist and street preacher until the great depression minimized his audience. In 1945, his home was destroyed by a fire but he continued to live in the ruins as he had nowhere else to go. Because of these living conditions he was exposed to the humidity and contracted malarial fever. The local hospitals would not admit him, either because of his visual impairment or because of his race. Over the course of the year his condition steadily worsened and he died on September 18, 1945. His death certificate reported syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.</p> <p>Johnson&rsquo;s music was revived in the 1960s thanks in large part to his inclusion on Harry Smith&rsquo;s Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952 and the efforts of the blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, a highly regarded figure in New York&rsquo;s blossoming folk scene who taught Johnson&rsquo;s music to young musicians. This led to his music being re-interpreted by acts like Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. </p> <p>This is the only known picture of Blind Willie Johnson.</p>

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Books, Butthurt, and Disney: <p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169017978202/libertarirynn-coffeefrenchandhistory" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169016196974/coffeefrenchandhistory-beauty-nova" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://coffeefrenchandhistory.tumblr.com/post/169014585745/beauty-nova-coffeefrenchandhistory-anyways" class="tumblr_blog">coffeefrenchandhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://beauty-nova.tumblr.com/post/169014430893/coffeefrenchandhistory-anyways-heres-the" class="tumblr_blog">beauty-nova</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://coffeefrenchandhistory.tumblr.com/post/169009033245/anyways-heres-the-actual-canon-of-luke" class="tumblr_blog">coffeefrenchandhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Anyways, here’s the actual canon of Luke Skywalker. He got married to Mara Jade, who was Emperor Palpatine’s badass Force-sensitive assassin, and he had a kid named Ben Skywalker. He didn’t run from his problems, he didn’t let setbacks slow him down. He faced his problems head on, became Grand Master of a New Jedi Order, and fought alongside the New Republic to bring peace to the galaxy. </p></blockquote> <p>also a clone of emperor palpatine turned him to the dark side</p> </blockquote> <p>Because he thought he could defeat the Dark Side from within (like Quinlan Vos). And Leia helped redeem him and bring him back to the Light (and she eventually also became a Jedi Master) </p> </blockquote> <p>I’m pretty sure Kylo (Ben Solo) was a Han and Leia’s son Jacen Solo being given the name of Luke and Mara’s son Ben Skywalker. Really it does make more sense for Luke to be the one who names his child after Obi-Wan since Han and Leia didn’t really have a relationship with him, but I’m sure Disney figured the name would be more recognizable and preferred to make Luke a bachelor. Jacen is the son of Han and Leia who turns to the Dark in the books. Honestly they had so much to work with with expanded universe, I don’t know why they canned it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Because unless they were prepared to do a line for line adaptation of the books (a lot of which aren’t that great), the butthurt from the fandom would make the current yelling look like a polite cough. (And they’d have to pay the authors ludicrous royalties. Better to scrap it and start over from a financial and storytelling perspective).</p></blockquote> <p>Well you’re probably right about that.</p>
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