Daily Archives: June 12, 2022

A Personal History of Music, Day 12: “Fast Car,” by Tracy Chapman

A number of years ago, when Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans, killing a thousand people who had chosen to stay in the city when the storm hit, there were people who wondered why they didn’t just leave. The answer, I knew, was: because they were poor, and they couldn’t just go. But if I had […]

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