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Re: [microsound] [Fwd: [AfroFuturism] Arundhati Roy: Confronting Empire] [OT]

Regardless of what you think of DJ Spooky as a musician, he is a fantastiv
writer.  The liner notes for dead dreamer and even under the influence are
quite interesting.  Not something you say about liner notes all that

----- Original Message -----
From: "dbuchwald" <dagmar.buchwald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "microsound" <microsound@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 12:33 PM
Subject: [microsound] [Fwd: [AfroFuturism] Arundhati Roy: Confronting
Empire] [OT]

> "When George Bush says "you're either with us, or you are with the
> terrorists" we can say "No thank you." We can let him know that the
> people of the world do not need to choose between a Malevolent Mickey
> Mouse and the Mad Mullahs.
> Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to
> it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our
> music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our
> sheer relentlessness - and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories
> that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe.
> The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are
> selling - their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their
> weapons, their notion of inevitability.
> Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we
> need them.
> Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I
> can hear her breathing."
> Here is the whole article as posted by Paul D. Miller/DJ SpooKy in the
afrofuturism mailing list.  Might be of interest to some people in this
list, too:


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