". . . 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

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Postmamboism Has Arrived in Manchester

The Food, Music and Justice blog has gone Postmamboist!

The blog's blog is here.

Apparently the blog's creators are working to make a New Orleans - Manchester connection.

No trackback buttons on the site. It looks to be a subscription kind of thing for music and videos.

Heh. Last night it was Big Sam's Funky Nation at Sullivan Hall. New Orleans and NYC, baby.  A friend was in town who is on the music faculty at Williams & Mary College. She got good and warm. Can't get real like that in Williamsburg. Heh


K. said...

Big Sam is great! We drove down to Portland a couple of years ago just to see him. Peace, Love, and Understanding is one of my favorite CDs.

Foxessa said...

They play Sullivan Hall regularly.

Big Sam's lost about 50 lbs., by the way.

Love, c.