". . . 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, June 2, 2008

RIP Bo Diddley

Vaquero's going to on PRI's "The World" this afternoon talking about Bo Diddley's career.

He'll be recording a piece on Bo Diddley tomorrow morning for the local public radio station's 3 hour prime time variety talk show.


K. said...

I saw Bo in Dublin about 12 years ago on a bill with Van Morrison and James Brown. His rectangle guitar had been delayed in transit but he wasn't too perturbed. Warren Zevon's Stand In The Fire CD has a great song called "Bo Diddley's A Gunslinger."

Foxessa said...

I've seen him many times and places. Like Chuck, he got around.

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

Argh. Not for NPR. I think for the local prime time 3 hour talk variety show, the flagship public radio station.

Love, C.