That’s a long interview with Ronald Takaki conducted on (March 1st 2009).
I just learned about Ronald Takaki via my wife. He taught the first African-American history class in 1967 when he was 28, and defined the US as a multicultural nation. Thanks to him UC Berkeley now has a American Cultures Requirement, which if I understand correctly is now necessary for graduation on all courses at UC Berkeley. That’s impressive.
These kinds of studies should be requirements at all universities worldwide.
E.g. Italy is a nation of Italians and little is taught toward other cultures. It’s very fertile ground for the Berlusconi’s and other fascisms.
“In the 21st century, we will all be minorities.”
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“… a little bit of New Order. Where are the rest of them”
“In bed I hope”
“It’s a bit late for (?) really. Barney on the (?)”
“No, I think he’s getting drugged(?) tomorrow, so he has to go to bed early”
“he has to go to bed early. However we will be hearing a performance… you always kept music live, so these machines will be playing this live”
“they are actually alive, these machines”
“they are alive, these machines”
“all great friends of mine”
“we’re looking forward to this. Thank you Peter. This bit of New Order, because he’s sitting down he won’t be doing… you won’t be doing that will you” <mimics Hook’s stage antics> “fine, see you in a minute, Peter, thank you very much, I’ll go back to my seat over here.
A first tonight… moaned(?) about me having Joy Divison and New Order on every show I’ll do my long preserved reticence about putting on groups I’m involved with has vanished into the mysts. It’s with great pleasure that OSM now presents a performace by New Order, or a bit of New Order and some of their equipment.
When they were recording their latest album in Majorca last spring New Order’s manager Rob Gretton became particularly fond of a track whose working title was ‘The Happy One’. In truly cooperative New Order style, the group sabotaged its own(?) by recording no overdubs or vocals and not mixing it. But it must be heard. It may explain why the leading contender for that post Joy division name until they came up with New Order, was ‘The Witch Doctors of Zimbabwe’”.
This song is now dedicated to two Manchester City fans, to Mr Gretton himself and to one Frank Newton and his Awakated Faith(?) Banana. Mr Hook please…”
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