". . . 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

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Vaquero Re Mr. Diddley on NPR

If you want to hear Ned's NPR rundown re Mr. Diddley, you can go here

Click on "Listen to Today's Show" and the NPR media player comes up with today's selections. Click on "Bo Diddley Assisted Listen" and there you are.

If your speakers are on. :)


Foxessa said...

Bo Diddley's version of "Sixteen Tons".

Renegade Eye said...

Really good listening, both the song and the interview.

Foxessa said...

He gives good value.

The essay he wrote about Bo Diddley is even more interesting. Wonder if we can place it somewhere.

Love, C.