That Tessa Thompson/LAST DRAGON Scene In SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Is Something I’d Like To Talk About (SPOILERS)

First off, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, written & directed by Boots Riley (co-founder of The Coup, hip-hop folk hero, and Oakland Renaissance man) is an excellent movie. Funny, forward-looking, timely, and weird. It’s very much a deconstructed superhero film in structure (THE WHITE VOICE RISES, one could say) but I’ll leave that one alone for the moment…

Paul McCartney. @Candlestick. #TheEnd.

It was 20ish years ago today… The first pop music I ever heard clearly was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and if your experience is the same, then you scarcely need read this preamble. The vinyl record belonged to my father. I was very young and had only a vague concept of music being…