My friend Clayton LeBouef sent me his latest: Political, social, cultural commentator Repetey Green (portrayed by Clayton LeBouef). Anyone who’s been around DC for a long while or saw the glaringly inaccurate, “Talk To Me,” based on, I suppose the posturing of the real Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene (who never spun records in DC), will get a kick out of Clayton’s new spoken word commentary. Here’s something Clayton included with the YouTube link from his press release:
“Petey is the real urban legend. He had the gift of gab and used it
to address issues of poverty, drug abuse, race, class, incarceration, and the politics of “hustlin’ backward.”
Note: There’s a documentary on Petey Greene with a better narrative of the man – “Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene.” This aired on the PBS series “Independent Lens.”
I was too young to really get into Petey Greene. But you could wave to him from the sidewalk, and he’d wave back. And by the time I was old enough to soak it up, I gave up eating chittlins, but kept the corn bread. But I might hang a bit with this Repetey guy.
Here’s another one in the Repetey hamper – a tribute to Michael Jackson.