Prophet of Doom

Please enjoy this truly phenomenal jazz piece (about the mythical Cassandra) from Cassandra Wilson and the David Murray Black Saint Quartet:

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyX9H5s3izo]

The lyric is by the great writer and performer Ishmael Reed; here he is reading the poem. It’s a very different experience, but still powerful:

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p2Yu4gxKdc&NR=1]

And while we’re on the subject, did you know that ABBA recorded a song about Cassandra as well? Yes, I said ABBA… :)

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3 thoughts on “Prophet of Doom

  1. Maebius

    I liked the poetic reading best of the two, but more importantly, the ABBA song took me back/away to a magical place. Loved it! Thanks for sharing.
    /reminds himself to get some more ABBA MP3s for meditation practices. :)

  2. executivepagan Post author

    My preferences fall pretty much in the order given… although I did enjoy ABBA way back in the day (I was in high school when the last album was released).

  3. R.D. Hammond

    Cassandra has a place near and dear to my heart.

    I spend a great deal of time predicting the bad things that will happen at my job, and no one ever listens to me! :)

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