Goof: I’m bringing something old something new. Something borrowed and something blue.
(and a sixpence in her shoe) Are you familiar with that saying? I quite like it, although it is a saying on what every bride should wear at her wedding. It can also be applied to how I usually select music. Yes of course I also borrow music, from others and from what I find online. It is always blue (refers to the mood “blue”) and I usually pick both old and new tracks.
Insta Outcast – Okandi, Run The Hood│Elijah McClain
This track is by Tobi Okandi, ex-singer of O Children. His Digital Album is dedicated to 4 black victims of police violence. Tobi: “Out of countless beautiful, innocent black lives who have inspired this project – as well my future endeavours as a black alternative musician. I would like to honour these names next to my art, only as a tribute to their artistry in life, and the phenomenal marks they are leaving on the world in death.”
Elijah McClain was killed after an incident with police while walking home. A citizen reported to police that McClain was acting suspiciously wearing a ski mask, although the caller also indicated that he did not believe anyone was in danger, and that he believed McClain was unarmed. Upon arrest the officers held McClain on the ground for 15 minutes. While he was detained McClain was clearly in distress and vomited several times, for which he apologized and said: “I’m sorry, I wasn’t trying to do that, I can’t breathe correctly. “Officer Nathan Woodyard applied a chokehold around McClain’s neck. Paramedics injected him with 500 mg of ketamine as a sedative to reduce his agitation. McClain vomited several times while being held down, and suffered two cardiac arrests while being taken to the hospital. He was pronounced brain dead seven days later after being removed from life support. McClain’s autopsy was inconclusive. The three police officers involved in the incident said their body cameras were knocked off during a struggle with him.