Medium Cool is a weekly series related to popular culture, mostly film, TV, and books, with some music and games thrown in. We hope it’s a welcome break from the anger, hate, and idiocy we see almost daily from the other side in the political sphere.
Arguments welcomed, opinions respected, fools un-suffered. We’re here every Sunday at 7 pm.
We’re nearly at the end of Black History Month, and I realized that we haven’t talked about that at all on Medium Cool, and maybe not even on Balloon Juice more generally – though there has been talk of the “audacity” of a certain black female artist who dared to make some country music. How dare she suggest that country music might have its roots in something besides good ‘ole redneck boys?! Doesn’t she know her place!?
Anyway, let’s use this space to talk about the cultural roots of all sorts of music. It seems to me that culture spreads in all directions.
And we’re off.