About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Black Codes (from the Underground)

As a failed trumpet player (although not as bad as I was at baseball; sorry on both counts, Virgil), I was in awe of Wynton Marsalis when I first heard him. He was one of the first celebrities I met in person, back in the mid-80s (below). Ellis Marsalis (his father) and Marcus Roberts (who played with Wynton for several years) was the first concert (and first "date") Anne and I went on in 1992.

Black Codes
is an incredible album that will always have a special place in my memory. 

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