Jesu

Sun Kil Moon and Jesu // Wheat Bread 

Some good things come from Texas, like Daniel Johnston and the Butthole Surfers
But the best thing to come out of Texas is Jack Johnson, the boxer
No, not the surfer musician, I’m talking about the first black heavyweight champion
The turn-of-the-century fighter who had more balls than China has plates
More balls than me or you or anyone listening to this piece of music currently living in the United States
When he went to Australia he didn’t have the luxury of complaining that it took eighteen hours by flight
He didn’t even complain that by boat it took maybe sixty days and nights
He fought his rounds, came back with the heavyweight title
There’s a great book on him by Teresa Runstedler
And even an album dedicated to him by Miles Davis