WordPress has always named releases in honor of jazz musicians. Often, after the release of a new version, I will search YouTube for a playlist of the artist being honored. I’ll then give my attention to the first song before moving on to update the few sites I manage.
Released today, WordPress 4.3 honors Billie Holiday. The first song in this playlist is Strange Fruit. Timely and apt. It’s a song I’d never heard and a song I will now never forget. #BlackLivesMatter
Warning: graphic lyrics
Updating sites to #WordPress 4.3? Here's your Billie Holiday playlist: https://t.co/3NlSZ3d3Pd
— Ua Vandercar (@UaMV) August 18, 2015
Totally forgot about this song. Imagine the guts it took to perform it when she did.
I’ve played emotional settings (in other grievous senses), but I don’t know if I could imagine this. I’d never read up on her life, she lived it all.