Mark Kizla-Childs Walker: Of Ganstas and Spearchuckers, Sex and Zulus
Before Eric Clapton met Jimi Hendrix, he imagined blues
musicians to be black, black men driving long, pink Cadillacs with
their guitars in the back. He imagined that they drove from gig to gig
on dusty roads always one step ahead of the police and scorned lovers.
He imagined that the Cadillacs these black, black men drove smelled
Then he saw Jimi Hendrix play. And he knew all he imagined was true.
I want to know why Kizla equates hip-hop with J.R. Smith’s behavior
rather than immaturity. I want to know why Childs Walker and/or a copy
editor at the Baltimore Sun thought spearchucker was an okay word to use…. because I think I might already know.