". . . 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, February 24, 2009

Antoinette K-Doe -- RIP

This morning, this Mardi Gras morning, Antoinette K-doe, of the Mother-in-Law Lounge, the Mother of the Baby Dolls, the heart and soul of WWOZ, died of a massive heart attack.

There is going to be a massive jazz funeral, you bet.

But I just can't believe it. And I just hate that this is true. Like so many, I loved her.



Rally of the Dolls

Separated by a generation — and now, by 2,000 miles — friends Antoinette K-Doe and Miriam Batiste Reed have teamed Up to bring the Baby Doll tradition back to Mardi Gras.

By Noah Bonaparte Pais

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