". . . 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

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How I Spent My Summer Vacation In "The Austin Chronicle"

Review of How I Spent My Summer Vacation and an interview with Lissa Hattersley. The interview, in my humble opinion, gives far too much time to her brother, rather than bringing out Lissa's informed and interesting experiences and opinions on what it is to be a woman without a powerful, wealthy, male backer trying to make music on her own terms.

Interview by Margaret Moser here.

Review by Roul Hernandez here.

1 comment:

K. said...

Margaret Moser has been writing for the Chonicle since it started back in the 80s. Dunno about that review, although I'm glad he liked the CD. It sure is a good one.

I'll link to these on Citizen K.