". . . 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, August 8, 2015

Playing Arthur Russell

El V leaves here tonight with a passel of fine musicians, to play Arthur Russell music, directed by Peter Gordon, over there in England and Scandinavia.

Here's the itinerary:

August 10th, Visions Festival. 
Venue: Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT, UK. Doors 19:30.

August 11th. 

Travel: Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime St. 1121 - 1321.

Venue: Kazimier, 4-5 Wolstenholme Sq. Liverpool L1 4JJ, UK. Doors 19:00

August 12th -- Day Off. Flight from Manchester To Oslo. 2005 - 2305.

August 13th
Venue: Oya Festivalen, Toyenparken, Oslo, Norway.

August 14th. 

Travel: Flight from Oslo to Helsinki. 0910 - 1135.

Flow Festival, Parrukatu, 00540 Helsinki, Finland.

Myself, I will remain here, recovering from the bone graft and molar extraction, hanging out with Austin amiga, who will arrive here on Tuesday, to play the Lone Star Reunion at B.B. King's, with her family band, Greezy Wheels. The person who did this violence to my person was so good my recovery is swift. I may even be able to have a beer or two again by next Thursday night when the music happens.  Beer goes with my stompin' cowboy boots, yanno. 

The weather here btw is wonderful.

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