While wiping and rinsing and wiping, I thought of a bit from the one-man show The W. Kamau Bell Curve - Ending Racism in About an Hour. He posits that black people are responsible for American popular culture, especially the music. I am inclined to agree with this statement. During this discussion, someone asks about country music and he thanks the audience for that questions and throws a up a slide.
"Country music = the blues - slavery."
It's a smart, sharp, funny show. And if you get the chance to see it at the New York Fringe Festival in it's last show this Saturday, August 29 at 5pm on the third floor at the Players Loft, 115 MacDougal Street , it will be well worth your time. If you miss that, keep an eye out for it, perhaps he will be coming to a theater near you or head out to SF where he is based.