". . . 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

Monday, April 7, 2008

You Can See Vaquero Live Tonight at the BirdBeckett Bookstore in SF

Right now the Mambo group is playing -- and they aren't bad.

Alas, as management informed me, the vid quality isn't great.


Foxessa said...

Nevertheless, this is pretty cool.


Lordessa -- like when he played Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and the sound guy hooked Vaqueros performance into MY cell phone, so I could be there live.

San Francisco rule re tech.

Alas, like NYC, it's scheduled for destruction.


Love, C.

Frank Partisan said...

BirdBeckett sounds interesting.

Foxessa said...

Yeah, an interesting bookstore concept.

I think I'm going to get Vaquero live from EMP into my computer.

An age of magic.

Love, C.