Quetzal's Imaginaries, and one of the topics she explored today was how market capitalism has arranged our personal relationship to music, and how this has affected how we relate to each other. Today she gave language to so much of how I think about music, how it is seen as a commodity but it doesn't need to be. How transformational collective songwriting can be, and how the song is not the most important part of that process. I really need her to write a book soon because I couldn't take notes fast enough! I also need to read more Audre Lorde. Thank you Dr. Martha for the inspiration, for your beautiful work, and for all the ways you and Quetzal remind me and help me believe that another world is possible in this life.
Decolonize the music.