Friday Debate: Can We Separate the Artist From the Art?

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons.

Quote of the Day – January 19, 2018

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the nextContinue reading “Quote of the Day – January 19, 2018”

Quote of the Day – January 16, 2018

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Weekly Tea Discussion: Why Are People Afraid of the Arts?

Two days ago, President Trump announced a proposal budget that would cut funding to arts and education programs. This would propel the elimination of four independent cultural agencies – the National Endowment for Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whichContinue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Why Are People Afraid of the Arts?”

Day 10: Shuffle Play

Wow! I made it to day 10! I’m really enjoying these challenges. It’s really bringing out my creative and opinionated side. Well, here we go. Here are the ten songs I played on shuffle on media player and like I said before, I like a variety of music: This How We Roll (Feat. Luke Bryan)-Florida GeorgiaContinue reading “Day 10: Shuffle Play”

Day 6: Mainstreaming Music

My views on mainstream music are followed by just one statement: listen to what you like.Some are good, some are bad. But music, like art, have always been opinionated. My personal taste in music would appear odd to most people. I’m black but the only R&B/Soul music I listen to is the classic ones. IfContinue reading “Day 6: Mainstreaming Music”