As you know, SJSU has opted to furlough faculty and staff this year– an odd arrangement that is intended to save millions– which means that I am not supposed to work six days this semester. Well, I neglected to tell you that tomorrow– Wednesday, September 30– is one of my furlough days. In other words, class is cancelled. We will resume our regular programming next Monday. If you need to “talk” to me via email or at this blog be advised– this is ridiculous, I know– that on a furlough day I am not permitted to do any school work. Capiche?
I found a really useful site about the Harlem Renaissance, the topic of the next lecture. We’ve finally arrived in the Jazz Age.
East St. Louis Toodle-oo (Count Basie)
Bonus track: Potato Head Blues (Louis Armstrong)