". . . 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, April 21, 2016

Prince -1958 - 2016

We were just talking of the Minneapolis musician who changed his name so much, whose music I've always liked and el Vaquero never has -- one of the not so many places where our tastes don't coincide.  We were talking of him with Ye Editor who is in town for today and took us to lunch.  Ye Editor also likes Prince's music.

We all went separate directions after lunch, with separate destinations.  I didn't even quite get to our door after my errands when ye phone demanded my attention.  It was Himself, with the news that Prince had died.

So far the cause of death has not been announced.

Supposedly he had been sick with something flu-like for some weeks. This AM he was found unconscious in his home music studio's elevator.  He was only 57.

He was a studio rat, and that's a very unhealthy lifestyle. but -- WTF!

1 comment:

Foxessa said...

Here's an additional reason I liked and respected this artist: