BasseyworldLive

I had the pleasure this past weekend of participating in BasseyworldLive — the greatest staged entertainment ever produced.

I’m almost serious about this.

I can’t recap BasseyworldLive in a way that would do it justice, so I won’t bother.  First, the lovely Bassey Ikpi performed some of her beautiful poetry, including poems about Phyllis Hyman, Lauryn Hill and Britney Spears.

The rest of the evening was a perfect mix of highbrow and lowbrow.  Authors Helena Andrews (“Bitch Is the New Black”) and Aliya S. King (“Platinum”) talked about their books.  Panelists (including yours truly) ranted about things that excite the Twitterverse, such as new YouTube sensation Antoine Dodson and Fishburne-daughter-turned-misguided-aspiring-porn-actress Montana.

If we could bottle the highbrow/lowbrow formula, we’d own Hollywood.

Truth is, educated folks enjoy getting ratchet.  That’s why Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller are so successful. It’s why Twitter can be so great, when folks aren’t taking themselves too seriously.

Blunt, coarse, smart humor wins every time.

So while I can’t describe BasseyworldLive, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it.

Oh, and my red shoes kicked ass.

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2 Responses to “BasseyworldLive”

  1. The Montana Problem « Carolyn A. Edgar Says:

    […] right to choose to – as opposed to being exploited into — become a porn actor.  At BasseyworldLive NYC, I made the shocking but not controversial statement that “19 is old enough to decide you […]

  2. The Montana Problem | carolynedgar.com Says:

    […] right to choose to – as opposed to being exploited into — become a porn actor.  At BasseyworldLive NYC, I made the shocking but not controversial statement that “19 is old enough to decide you […]

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