". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, April 4, 2008

West Coast Schedule

From the Vaquero Mailing List:

[ Here's the schedule for my occidental peeps:

Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Bird & Beckett Music and Records, 653 Chenery Street (in Glen Park), San Francisco. (with music by Teddy Strong's T-Mambo Duo).

Talk + songs.Tuesday, April 8, noon. The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University. Talk + songs.

Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. Bollyhood Café, 3372 19th Street @ Mission Street, San Francisco. Talk + songs.

Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m. Portland State Library, 7 p.m. Portland.

Thursday-Sunday, April 10-13. Experience Music Project Pop Conference,Seattle. (My presentation is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, but this promises tobe a great EMP and the whole thing should be an . . . experience.)

And beyond the west coast swing:

Thursday, April 17, 1 p.m., room 605, King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South, NYU. New York.

April 30-May 2. La Feria del Libro, Santo Domingo, D.R.

And save the date, more details later:
Thursday, May 8. Brecht Forum, NYC. The World That Made New Orleans book party! ]


Renegade Eye said...

When is he coming to Minneapolis?

Foxessa said...

Not until he's invited by somebody to do Something: an conference, performance, presentation - lecture. Don't think Minneapolis is much interested in him.

Minneapolis has its own smart, accomplished and informed musicians, scholars and writers doing what they do.

Love, C