". . . 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 13, 2009

"Tom McDermott -- New Orleans Duets"

New Orleans musician and amigo, Tom McDermott, has just dropped a new joint, a project he did just for fun and for love, over an extended period -- it began prior to Katrina and only recently was completed.

It's got every style of New Orleans music you can think of, including the bamboula from the days of Gottschalk, and even tango, with some voodoo and anything else, except hiphop.


Renegade Eye said...

Dropped a new joint? That's excessive hipness.

Sounds really great.

Foxessa said...

You forget I live among musicians, for whom this isn't excessive anything. It is how they talk.

K. said...

Offbeat had a good review of this CD. Combined with your recommendation, that's gold. I've really been enjoying Eric Lindell's Gulf Coast Highway.