". . . 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 30, 2011

In Baltimore, Tomorrow

From el V:

Attention Baltimoreans!

Ned Sublette + Madison Smartt Bell, Sunday night (May Day! May Day!) at 7 pm, Cyclops Books + Music, 30 West North Ave. at Maryland (next to
Windup Space and catty-corner from Joe2.)

I will be reading from "The Year Before the Flood" and singing songs
from the forthcoming album "Kiss You Down South."


T. Clear said...

Singing! I didn't know you sang! Sounds like a grand time will be had. xo

Foxessa said...

Not me, but el Vaquero, of course, does the singing.

And sing very well, he did too!

Love, C.