Folk Thursday: Kareem Salama

I love this video. The song is by Kareem Salama, an Egyptian country singer from Ponca City, Okla. (WARNING: Music starts automatically on his site.)

Having spent most of high school haunting the coffeehouses near SIU with my best friend — a Scottish-born Muslim girl of Pakistani descent — I find nothing particularly surprising or groundbreaking about the message in the video, but I have a feeling others might.


Folk Thursday: Scout

OK, OK, so it’s not exactly music, but I personally think Scout’s warbling sounds at least as good as anything in Yoko Ono’s catalog:

Ron is very proud of his new video camera, which he used to capture what he refers to as Scout’s “vocal stylings.”

I’ll post a real Folk Thursday offering later, when I get a hand free. Right now, I’m up to my teeth in lists of makeup work for struggling students.

On an unrelated note, I enlarged that Calvin and Hobbes cartoon with the food reciting Shakespeare, traced it with a Sharpie, colored it in, and finally got it laminated today. I can’t wait to put it up on my bulletin board after Thanksgiving….