Stew: “Black Men Ski”

Stew: “Black Men Ski”

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Has anyone ever been to Aspen, Colorado? It’s not a joke yet; those aren’t the jokes. Is this thing off? I went to Aspen recently and stumbled into this song. ♫ Black men go to Aspen ♫ ♫ and rent colorful chalets. ♫ ♫ Giggle at the questions ♫ ♫ their mere presence seems to raise. ♫ ♫ Get taken for men ♫ ♫ we don’t resemble in the least. ♫ “Are you … ?” “No.” ♫ It’s a winter wonderland ♫ ♫ in the belly of the beast. ♫ ♫ And black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men send back sushi ♫ ♫ with a scorned Yakuza’s flair. ♫ ♫ We make postmodern art ♫ ♫ with bacon grease ♫ ♫ and hot combed hair. ♫ ♫ We secretly play Beethoven ♫ ♫ inside our bassmobiles. ♫ ♫ We can tell you how cool looks ♫ ♫ but cannot show you how it feels ♫ ♫ when black men ski. ♫ ♫ When black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men now are students ♫ ♫ of gay sensibility. ♫ ♫ We wear ironic T-shirts ♫ ♫ drenched in code unknown to thee. ♫ ♫ We get baptized in Walden Pond ♫ ♫ amongst a searing mob ♫ ♫ because the cleansing blood of Jesus ♫ ♫ could not do a thorough job. ♫ ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Chinese guys can jump real high ♫ ♫ and Germans cook soul food. ♫ ♫ White boys rap and hippies nap ♫ ♫ their dreads up to look rude. ♫ ♫ Jazz is now suburban ♫ ♫ it’s Marsalisly clean. ♫ ♫ And now we’ve got Viagra ♫ ♫ everyone’s a sex machine. ♫ ♫ So black men ski. ♫ What else can we do? ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Some kids I’ll describe as friends ♫ ♫ say I am race-obsessed. ♫ ♫ The luxury of your opinion ♫ ♫ shows that you are blessed. ♫ ♫ See, I have poems about sunsets ♫ ♫ flowers and the rain. ♫ ♫ I’ve read them to policemen ♫ ♫ but it was all in vain. ♫ ♫ So black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men ski … ♫ elegantly. ♫ Black men ski. ♫ ♫ Black men ski. ♫

13 thoughts on “Stew: “Black Men Ski””

  1. Stew is brilliant, though this is far from his best work. I wish there was more from him on Youtube. This looks to be it.

  2. Anybody else feel the need to make sure somebody you know has the chance to hear the goodness that Stew and Heidi have put together in the last couple of decades?

  3. Nobody's posted a video for his masterpiece Rehab. Where can I find a torrent or free download of Rehab? It's one of the best written songs in history especially for someone growing up in LA.

  4. i think i know what he is saying in this song, since everyone is doing the "black thing" black men are going to go do things black men "don't do" because everyone else is "copying". I'm trying to remain pc but base language is the dialect of understanding the un-define-able.

  5. In his method, wit and intelligence, and musical invention he reminds me of Frank Zappa. Better voice (by far) lesser guitarist (by far).

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