Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South.
Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.
Did a Belial in “Occult Woodcut” style (don’t know the actual name for it haha)
Transparent for your pleasure, did this completely with my laptop’s track pad (believe it… or not!)
OOOMFG WHAT A COOL IDEA, WOWOOWOOo I love this aa I almost want it as a sticker or something eee thank you so much!!! and woaojOHS TRACK PAD, ARE YOU KIDDING ME, YOU AMAZING CREATURE ♥♥♥♥♥
Citipati, Lord of the Cemetery, is a Tibetan Buddhist figure which loosely represents intertwined male and female skeletons. These two androgynous figures which together form Citipati are considered to be guardians of cemeteries and are honored by semiannual ritualistic dances. As Citipati is comprised of the two halves of the human body, man and woman, the figure is also said to symbolize the counterparts of the human life cyle, birth and Death.