". . . 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

Friday, October 28, 2016

E-mailing When Very Very Very Tired

Which Himself was last night after a long long long day at the theater:

here's a nice piece about the show in the amsterdam news today and we got a pick in the times. 
we had a music rehearsal and everything is working . . . 
so, the drill for friday: 
be at symphony space at 1. we'll wear clothes, but makeup and hair can wait until after the run-through.

And here I am, really really really planning to train it up to Symphony Space today in the nude. Dang!

OTOH -- seeing one's book's title in the same slug line as the name Zora Neale Hurston is kinda a kick!  :)

Project Americana looks at American culture, history, and politics through the eyes of leading figures in music, literature, comedy, and more. Thought-provoking, insightful, and oftentimes celebratory, this project sets out to honor America’s deep artistic heritage and to draw connections between the past and where we are today.

The Live Musical Reading Event tonight of The American Slave Coast is part of Symphony Space's Americana series.

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