The wind will blow it higher: “Biko”

Steve Biko Tribute (1992), by Willie Bester

“The man is dead, the man is dead” This week marks the 40th anniversary of the death of South African anti-apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko. Biko, a leader in the Black Consciousness Movement, died in the custody of South African security services. A banning order imposed by the government in … → read more

Should’ve Been Done Long Ago: “Ohio” Part 4

Neil Young, New York 1970 photo by Joel Bernstein This is the fourth and final post of our initial discussion of Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Here are the first, second, and third posts. I know, I know. On the fourth post on Neil Young’s “Ohio,” you’re thinking that I should have … → read more

Get Down to It: “Ohio,” Pt. 3

Crosby, Stills, and Nash perform “Ohio” at a May 4 Commemoration at Kent State University, 1997 (photo: Kent State University archives) This is our third post on Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Read the first here and the second here. In researching my posts on “Ohio,” I came across an online article … → read more