". . . 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, July 1, 2010

Have Plane Tix

To New Orleans. Laptop acquisition to follow asap.

We'll be in New Orleans 11 days. We are staying in TR's house, which is a short distance from Piety Street Studios. He's going out of town. I will care for Mz KittyKat Empress of the Universe. One strongly doubts that she approves of this, but at this moment she doesn't know, nor shall she until it is too late.

But this means I can cook instead of eating out all the time. I shall have much room to workout. I will hump  a vast history each of Virginia, South Carolina and Maryland.

PG's coming down to do some recording of his own during this period. This may be the last chance for musicians who need to see and hear New Orleans as it still precariously is. The end may have arrived, though it will be slow rather than fast dynamite. NO's ass is hanging in the water now that the Wetlands are really destroyed.

I wonder if we'll need to evacuate -- will there be another hurricane during that period?


K. said...

Possible good news for once: Scientists and environmentalists are voicing cautious optimism that the wetlands are holding their own and may escape this yet. Of course, a hurricane could render that moot in a hurry.

Foxessa said...

It will take very little.

And we're talking decades ....

Love, c.

Foxessa said...

In the meantime so many pronounce on what is what with Louisiana wetlands and the Gulf Coast, without ever setting foot there.

In the meantime so many pronounce on what is whqat with Louisiana wetlands and the Gulf Coast who are really BP plants who are feeding their misinformation into the media.

I trust nothing that is fuel injected into the media.

Love, C.

K. said...

I wish I could find the article so that I could research the sources. However, I didn't detect any suspicious sounding names (like Committee for Smart Wetlands), and the report was definitely from Louisiana wetlands. It didn't claim that the wetlands weren't in trouble or that the situation couldn't change in a hurry, only that it was too soon to give up on them.

Mother Nature will win eventually if she has to kill every last one of us in the bargain.