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Re: [microsound] [Fwd: [AfroFuturism] Arundhati Roy: ConfrontingEmpire] [OT]

where's the link for the spooky essay... also, if you're into the concept of
afrofuturism try kodwo eschun's 'more brilliant than the sun: adventures in sonic
fiction.' beautifully written, in a high tech poetic prose... one of my
favourites, although i'm sure i spelled his last name correctly - lent the book to
a friend...


Ben wrote:

> I can't argue with you about the fact that this post was off-topic (and
> was labled as such) but if you actually read the attached article and
> still think that it's empty-headed rambling, then you are a class-a
> moron. I love music and sound and spend a great deal of my time playing
> around with them. But I am certainly not fool enough to think that this
> self-indulgent distraction is of any significane in the grand scope. The
> alarming rate at which this planet is being sucked dry,  at which
> power-brokers are manipulating society and law to their own benefit and
> the stunningly transparent farce--with respect to Iraq--which is being
> carried out on the world stage are grave matters which should be of
> interest to ANY mailing list in any language in any part of the world.
> It's not as if the OT post was about stamp collecting, fer chrissakes.
> I urge you to read the article attached to the parent again and think
> hard about what it says. If you still seek idle chit chat about
> self-indlugent electronic meanderings, then I wish you all the best...
> may you enjoy your listening as the world crumbles around you.
> b
> And actually, there is generally very little discussion about music on
> this list...
> dtaylor@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >Can we yack about music on this list, instead of posting our empty headed
> >ramblings like the one below?
> >
> >
> >on 2/2/03 12:33 PM, dbuchwald at dagmar.buchwald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>"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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