The past is DEAD – Long live SUN RA

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I have spent the weekend celebrating the 100 year of Sun Ra listening to his early albums from the fifties. This week I will study the albums from the sixties. Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth recommended the album Atlantis from 1969.

These are the liner notes.

The civilizations of the past have been used as the foundation of the civilization of today. Because of this, the world keeps looking toward the past for guidance. Too many people are following the past. In this new space age, this is dangerous. The past is DEAD and those, who are following the past are doomed to die and be like the past. It is no accident that those who die are said to have passed since those who have PASSED are PAST.



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