I’ve mentioned it before. But way, way back in 1981-82 I was a drummer and singer in a popular band in Atlanta, Georgia. And we did a fairly wide variety of music. From country, to top 40, easy listening, and what would now be called “classic rock.” And I remember our first night debut, in a favorite locals hangout in the northern section of Atlanta, we finished our first set with a Kenny Loggins song, “I’m Alright.” Remember that one? Our band also provided comedic “relief” during each set. And one “joke” of mine was to sing I’m Alright in the Elmer Fudd style. So, it became “I’m all white. Don’t nobody wuhwe ’bout me.”
“Why you got to give me a fight? Why can’t you just wet me be?”
And I did my “all white” version for years…even after that band broke up.
And get this. People laughed. Not once, in all the times I ever did that, did anyone come up to me, all offended, and tell me to stop. No, they laughed. Why? Because it’s innocently funny.
You can change the meaning to a lot of lyrics when you sing them in the Elmer Fudd style. And when it happens, it’s a good idea to laugh. It’s a bad idea to get offended.
And if you’re offended because somebody’s all white, you know what that’s called? Racism. Yep, it’s not just for white folks. Anybody can be a racist. It’s super easy. And apparently you can even gain money and power when you express your hatred or disgust with people with different skin shades than yours.
So, I’m thinkin’ of gettin’ my gear together and start bookin’ my all white one man band again.
What do you think? Would it be all white with you? Or would you be offended and yell at me through your germ-infested mask of hate?
I’m just cuweus.
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