It’s probably been a year since my last post. Don’t know if I’ll ever start posting regularly on this blog, but I’ve started a new one to coincide with my dissertation project. It’s meant to be an archive of Chicanas and Chicanos in punk. Have a look if that sounds interesting to you.
“This blog was started with a specific purpose - to get as many video submissions as we can of people reading passages from the books that Arizona is banning, mostly Chicano history. We believe this action is an attempt at cultural genocide and robs students in Arizona knowledge of history and literature.
Books like The House on Mango Street, The Circuit, Like Water for Chocolate and other works are part of the large list thatcan’t be read, talked about, cited by teachers or used in the schools. How ridiculous is that? Stand with us and show Arizona that this is NOT ok! Send us a video of yourself reading a passage from a book on the list. Tell us what you think about this, write a guest post, send us a quote or a poem - whatever you want to help tell Arizona that they can’t just eradicate the culture and contributions of a whole ethnic group.”
No history is illegal! Visit Banning History to see video submissions and use your voice to help fight censorship.
I don’t know anything about these dudes other than that they covered Hounds of Love in its entirety. But only if “in its entirety” is understood in the very technical sense that the album Hounds of Love is divided into two suites: Hounds of Love on side 1, and The Ninth Wave on side 2. Anyway, it’s this dude’s opinion that side 1 is the best single side of any album ever, so I respect their decision.