THE CUT

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MOMENTS IN POT CULTURE: THE APPLE

30th August 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

Don’t talk to strangers and don’t bite into apples given to you from old hags - poor Snow White found out the tough way in the 1812 tale by those Brothers Grimm.

‘Take good care of yourself / You belong to me…’ Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown’s tune, ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’ tells us to ‘eat an apple every day’. This song was made famous by songstress Helen Kane, the inspiration for Betty Boop.

René Magritte made the green apple surreal in the 60’s in his self-portrait, ‘The Son of Man’ where he covers his face with a crunchy one.

‘I have a ho / And I take it everywhere I go / Cause I'm planting seeds / So I reaps what I sow’, we hear ya Badu! Bit of 90’s sway with ‘Queen of Neo Soul’, Erykah Badu’s ‘Appletree’.