The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The right Brand

This may not be about Oaxaca and Mexico, but it is sure about Oaxaca and Mexico.  Amazing and and so right.


Anonymous said...

Russell Brand just went up a few notches for me. I had no idea he could expound like that. His points were well thought out.

When i saw your lead-in I could not imagine how you could connect Russell Brand to Oaxaca and Mexico but now I see and agree.

Thank you for putting this up.


Anonymous said... Joan and Chris, what IS the particular connection to Mexico and Oaxaca? Russell's comments seem a universal condemnation applicable to just about any nation on this planet.

Christopher Stowens said...

Anon... you are right that Brand's comments could apply to many places in the world. However, the disparity between rich and poor, the entitled and the invisible is more pronounced here so his words resonated powerfully with me. Of course, the same inequities clearly exist in the UK and El Norte. Maybe it is that La Lucha is such a part of this country's history. People keep trying to make inroads, but the rich, powerful and corrupt always seems to win the day.