The Only Load the Lord Has Given Me, with Thanks for His Grace

March 22, 2022 9:10 AM

black farmer who been black farming for over two years and it seemed about time to pen some new negro spirituals

harmonizing with me, myself, and I; background field recording is burying a new goat kid disemboweled by a mystery predator overnight

posted by youarenothere (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

realized this is the second poop-related song i have posted to MeMu; i suppose that's farm life for ya
posted by youarenothere at 9:12 AM on March 22, 2022

This is amazingly weird. Farming is a powerful generator of avant-garde gospel!
posted by ignignokt at 5:59 PM on March 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

Love it. farmcore!
sorry about the goat :(
posted by chococat at 8:32 AM on March 26, 2022

This is great! (And thanks for mentioning the context in which it was recorded.)
posted by eotvos at 6:19 PM on May 8, 2022

Wow. I hope you're writing more of these! This is such an an important project, breaking open the amber of Lomax-style recordings and bringing the form to life in the present.
posted by umbĂș at 5:17 PM on July 8, 2022

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