Sunday, August 02, 2009

GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER: The Video (sort of)

Courtesy of Newark's own Wyclef Jean. This song, from his 1997 album "The Carnival," was a sort of spiritual inspiration for the novel in the very early days.



A remix can be found here. And here's a live version of the song featuring Soul Asylum.

6 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Perfect addition to my MP3 player. Thanks!

Jmags said...

I saw the Wyclef Jean profile last night on 60 Minutes.

wstroby said...

Jmags said...
I saw the Wyclef Jean profile last night on 60 Minutes.

1:01 PM


Good timing. I didn't realize that was on. That was the rebroadcast of the earlier piece they did on him, right?

Jmags said...

Probably, since it's the summer, it was a repeat. I've never seen it, but it's the piece that showed him going back to his native Haiti.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Okay, now that song has been in my head for two days. How do I get it out?

wstroby said...

pattinase (abbott) said...
Okay, now that song has been in my head for two days. How do I get it out?

3:53 PM


It has that haunting quality. And though it's ostensibly about drug running, it could be about any other number of situations as well.