Episode 2: The Blues Epistemology, Lick Trading in Blues Time from the Bottom of the Belly
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Episode 2: The Blues Epistemology, Lick Trading in Blues Time from the Bottom of the Belly

Episode 2 of Antipod is the second in a two-part series dedicated to the life, work, and wisdom of Dr. Clyde Adrian Woods. This episode builds on the conversation that Akira and Brian had in the Episode 1, which engaged with a pair of panel discussions held in 2018 at the New Orleans Community Book Center and the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. The panels focused on Dr. Woods’s Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations of Post-Katrina New Orleans, edited by Jordan T. Camp and Laura Pulido (University of Georgia Press, 2017). In Episode 2, hosts Allison Guess and Alex Moulton dive deeper on themes presented in Episode 1, especially Woods’s notion of the Blues Epistemology. Allison and Alex trade licks with Dr. Woods, Sunni Patterson, and Dee-1, among others and craft a multi-layered understanding of the Blues Epistemology. They do so in conversation with “No One Knows the Mysteries at the Bottom of the Ocean,” which is the opening chapter of Black Geographies and the Politics of Place (Between the Lines Press, 2007), a book co-edited by Dr. Woods and Dr. Katherine McKittrick (Queen’s University, Canada). As they unfold the notions of “the underside,” “the bottom of the belly,” and “Blues time,” Allison and Alex refer to and draw upon a panel organized by the Antipod Sound Collective at the 2019 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. That panel, titled “Creating a Soundscape of Radical Imagination: Podcasts as Scholarship,” involved a conversation among the Antipod Sound Collective members and Nerve V. Macaspac (Assistant Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York).

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Our theme music is "It’s Not Jazz" by Tronx.

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archive.org/details/dystopiaq02…TronxItsNotJazz.mp3

Our interstitial music in this episode is: “I Am Who I Am” by Dee-1 featuring Shamarr Allen (Produced by Shamarr Allen); “When the Levee Breaks,” by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie; and “Attention” by Dee-1 featuring Sunni Patterson (Produced by Mystro).

https://archive.org/details/Kansas_Joe_Memphis_Minnie-When_Levee_Breaks

https://archive.org/details/Dee-1_-_The_Focus_Tape

Our outro music for this episode is from a live performance of the New Orleans-based New Breed Brass Band, recorded on January 18, 2019 at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, Nevada.

https://archive.org/details/NewBreedBrassBand-TheRedRoomCrystalBayClubCrystalBayNV18-JAN-2019

Music from all of these artists is available on archive.org and licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Make sure to follow us on Twitter! @ThisIsAntipod and Instagram @antipod2019 and subscribe to our podcast. Follow Allison on Twitter @AllisonGuess1.

Many thanks to The Antipode Foundation for their generous support.

Episode 2 is written/hosted by Allison Guess and Alex Moulton.

The episode was mixed and edited by Darren Patrick/dp.

This episode was produced by all members of the Antipod Sound Collective.

Please cite as: Antipod Sound Collective. "Episode 2: The Blues Epistemology, Lick Trading in Blues Time from the Bottom of the Belly." Written/hosted by Allison Guess and Alex Moulton, edited by Darren Patrick/dp. October 30, 2019. https://thisisantipod.org/2019/10/30/episode-2

Bibliography

Woods, Clyde. 2017. Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in The Mississippi Delta. 2nd Edition. London: Verso.

–––. 2017. Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Edited by Jordan T. Camp, and Laura Pulido. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

Woods, Clyde and Katherine McKittrick. “No One Knows the Mysteries at the Bottom of the Ocean.” In Black Geographies and the Politics of Place, edited by Clyde Woods and Katherine McKittrick. Toronto: Between the Lines Press.

–––, eds. 2007. Black Geographies and the Politics of Place. Toronto: Between the Lines Press.

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