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 "his statue stands at the end of the mile, facing away. Grinning. Resolving nothing. James Brown, you see, may in fact be less a statue than any human being who ever lived. James Brown is kinetic; an idea, a problem, a genre, a concept, a method -- anything, really, but a statue."

as i said in my letter to rolling stone, this is real fucking music journalism. i'm not this good, but on my best behavior i would fucking like to be. it's brilliant because you don't have to give a shit about the subject matter to be entranced.the now-infamous jonathan letham on james brown article