She’ A Brick House!… In 1977, when the COMMODORES, released that hit, young men were driven into intimidation, biting their nails in thinking of ideas of how to entrap such a female and call her “mine”.

This song had exclusive application to women in the urban community; thus began the evolution and the ogling of some black women that had the look and “pull” of the Pied Piper.

“How can I get such a phenom?” They cried within themselves; that gave rise to the metamorphosis  of the  phrase “bait and switch”, now, “THE TRICK”.

In standard English, it means to strategize, “Trick or Treat!” (Halloween!).

People of color, have watched how others get their women: buy flowers; take them to the movies; tickets to the opera; expensive gifts; clothing; sitting near her in the same room but afraid to say “Hi”. (Punk!).

This fear of the heartthrob is measured differently in the urban community, similarly the use of the word, “trick”.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, is a non African American play/musical, about punking out, about Seymour and his “wish bone” Audrey. Just imagine this musical from a totally BLACK perspective, with an all black cast!…It is wild, it is crazy, and you will be drained riding this roller coaster. Presented by ArtsCentric, in Baltimore Md. through August 17, 2019: MOTOR HOUSE, on North Avenue.

Published by Oswald Copeland

Born 1946, Georgetown Guyana, South America. Broadcast journalist since 1968. Been living in the United States, since 1974. Has done extensive work in sales and marketing, and likes to write about culture in and around Baltimore Md. His personal passion is healthy living: www.losebumpsloselumps.com. Creator and Executive Editor of THECULTUREPAGEDOTCOM.

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