". . . 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, October 23, 2010

This NYC Visit Is Much More Pleasant Than the Previous

Probably because it's a shorter stay (so I didn't have to carry so much back-and-forth -- though this time we did also have V's two (2!) laptops, the guitar and the guitar stool) el V's performance at Lincoln Center.  Also because we made money.  A lot because el V finally has his glasses replaced!  Most of all because it's non-stop friends.

Tonight it's Chucho Vald├ęz at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  In fact, this visit has been pretty much non-stop Lincoln Center.

We'll head back to C'town tomorrow night.


T. Clear said...

Chucho! Wow! I bet he was great. The duet album is one of my faves.

Foxessa said...

He was great.

It was in the Allen Room, where some years back Vaquero received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for the year's best book writing about music for Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo.

It's floor to ceiling windows behind the stage, looking down to Columbus Circle. It's very 70's video artish ....

Love, C.

K. said...

What T. said!

Eleanor said...

I saw your comment. Many thanks! I've just started reading your blog and thinking, what an interesting life!

Foxessa said...

Eleanor! What an honor to see your name attached to a comment here, I cannot express.

You -- and Patrick -- have committed two lives to doing really important work, in more than one area.

Not to mention how filled with fascinating and thought-provoking content your fictions are, and what a great pleasure they are to read.

Love, C.