Wind me up, B—!: … “In a sense, go-go is a perfect metaphor for Washington. On one hand, it’s remarkable: a sui generis, wholly original art form that has its own fascinating micro-economy of retailers, record labels, and clubs. It’s the answer to simpleminded New York snobbery, which holds that our city on the Potomac is a cultural netherworld that produces nothing but politics. On the other hand, go-go has greater ambitions that it seems destined never to fulfill. It will always be somewhat underappreciated, somewhat provincial–or, in the parlance of black Washington, somewhat ‘Bama.”

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