". . . 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, April 10, 2010

A Swoon, Travel Music, Postmamboism

While doing our big weekend grocery shopping today, for no reason at all, Vaquero bought me a pair of dangly Swarovski earrings that I'd been secretly lusting after for several weeks.

What he didn't do is buy a new guitar, which he was prepared to do.  However, he does have a new travel guitar anyway!   Magic.  Sort of.  Most significantly it's got a most durable hard shell travel case, so he can take it with him to Houston next week.

The Postmamboist Tee Shirt 01 has been re-manufactured.  Plus, we now have Postmamboism Tee Shirt 02!


Except, the 02 is not white on black, but black on white, for summer.

Now he's making the richest, sweetest, best pasta going, and salad, we're drinking a lovely chilled white Sicilian wine, while listening to Phil Schaap play jazz.

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