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When I first purchased Mos Def’s The New Danger, I only knew one song, “The Boogieman Song,” because i would listen to the entire album front to back. Most of my friends yearned for a retread of Black On Both Sides, and I was on an island liking this album. With that said, it was not until Mara Hruby covered this song that I knew it’s title, just because I listened to that album back to front. Download her EP “From Her Eyes” here.
Mara brings a new sensual beauty to the track, as she transforms it into a song that rivals one of my all time favorites “Take Off Your Cool,” by Andre 3000 (which she also covers, and I previously posted in sort). Well enjoy, a song that fits that early morning blury eyed smile, that late night after show/game/movie/coffee house move toward home, and that that comes after.
The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.