Ep. 06 — Pardon Me, Pardon Me

 
It ain’t that I don’t care, it’s that I don’t really care.
— Bishop Glen A. Staples

About

We live in a strange time, at least that’s what the story of the praise break reminds us.

It’s the tale of an ecstatic dance rooted deep in race, religion and American history. It traveled through centuries of oppression and made its way to present times where it’s been rejected by today’s social elites.

Maybe because it looks crazy? Or maybe it’s dismissed because it unearths some dark reality that we’re not comfortable dealing with? You be the judge.

Show Notes

  1. [03:03] “Clap Hands” by Tom Waits

  2. [03:20] “Temple of Praise ~ Praise Break

  3. [04:45] The Temple of Praise

  4. [05:10] @bishopstaples

  5. [08:20] “Parade Shoes” by Blue Dot Sessions

  6. [09:40] “Slow Strutt” by Blue Dot Sessions

  7. [14:00] @cornelwest

  8. [14:02] More on the late Marion Barry (Washington Post, 2014)

  9. [14:04] @tdjakes

  10. [14:06] Pastor Sherman Watkins

  11. [17:10] “When We Set Out” by Blue Dot Sessions

  12. [20:35] Dr. Harold Dean Trulear

  13. [21:10] The Triangular Trade

  14. [21:25] “The Silver Hatch” by Blue Dot Sessions

  15. [21:45] On Rudyard Kipling’s White Man’s Burden (Wikipedia)

  16. [22:00] More on slaves and Christianity (Christianity Today, 2014)

  17. [22:10] And another worthy read (PBS, 2004)

  18. [23:30] “Shout” by the Isley Brothers

  19. [25:00] On Daniel Alexander Payne and the African Methodist Episcopal Church (Wikipedia)

  20. [25:38] “Transit Vidal” by Blue Dot Sessions

  21. [26:25] “Oh Happy Day” by the Edwin Hawkins Singers

  22. [26:40] “How I Got Over” by Mahalia Jackson

    1. Another video of Mahalia Jackson worth watching

  23. [28:28] “Streamer” by Blue Dot Sessions

  24. [29:53] Joshua Lazard

  25. [31:15] C. Erick Lincoln

  26. [31:20] The Uppity Negro

  27. [31:40] “This is Why Folks Don’t Take Church Seriously

    1. A recent sermon Lazard gave on the praise break

  28. [35:05] Related: Neil Postman writes on this topic in his book “Amusing Ourselves to Death

  29. [35:20] Joel Osteen on 60 Minutes (CBS News, 2007)

  30. [35:30] The Real Preachers of Atlanta

  31. [40:45] “Is God a White Racist?

  32. [42:45] On Rachel Dolezal. (Vanity Fair, 2015)

  33. [48:10] Send your thoughts, questions or complaints to info@thisissomenoise.com.