". . . 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, September 15, 2009

Someone Who Knows, On Multiple Levels, Weighs In On Los Libros

The Hound Blog: Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It!

It is the most fun to read what authentically knowledgable people, who aren't professional reviewers, but may well be professional something else when it comes to music and places and history, think about these books.

The Hound is equally at home in NYC as NO, and knows his music in the way only a guy who owns bars/lounges, programs juke boxes, and has done music radio can.

BTW, SeƱor K?  I think you'd like the Hound's blog, and those that he recommends.

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