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My Afro must be the eighth wonder of the world: a big and bulbous mess of thick and shiny curls. I love the way it looks and I'm not alone, 'cause every time that I set foot outside my home, some total stranger feel compelled to stop and stare. Then, when he's close enough, he reaches for my hair. I bob and weave to defend my personal space, and when I see the disappointment on his face, then I say: "You can't touch my hair - not with those dirty hands! Maybe if you asked first, then I might understand, but even if you did, I'd probably say no, 'cause I'm not an exhibit, and this is just a 'fro." I know it shocks most of the folks who look at me that hair like this grows from my scalp naturally. I use shampoo, conditioner and olive oil; my 'fro is not a work or magic or great toil. Can you guess how many jobs I've been denied because of this, in spite of being qualified? When you say that you wish your hair could look like mine, I just might look at you like you've lost your mind, but I admit the vermicelli on your head would probably make me long for a 'fro instead. How much more of this would I get if I had dreads?


from Sometimes You've Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace, released July 27, 2010
Background vocals by Aisha Burns & Steffani Summerise; all other voices & instruments by Sean Padilla


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I'm a 41-year-old Black dad who likes Prince and Guided by Voices a lot, so I try to make music that splits the difference. I play and sing everything most of the time, but my friends Alan and Stephen help me out sometimes. Please check my stuff out and say hello! ... more

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