Monday, June 29, 2009

Ballade vom Brieftraeger William L. Moore

German singer-songwriter and former East German dissident Wolf Biermann wrote a beautiful song called The Ballad of Postman William L. Moore. The narrative poem tells the story of postal worker William L. Moore who held his individual protest against racial segregation in the USA in 1963. In the song he is claimed to march southwards with a sign saying "Black and White - Unite! Unite!" before he is murdered after seven days.

Wikipedia entries on William L. Moore (in German and English)

A part of Manfred Krug's interpretation of this song can be found on youtube:

Addendum 02/07/09: The full lyrics can be found here (in German)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Canario Cordillera - Javi on the Blogroll

"...el camino es la vida misma"
A new member on the blogroll is Javi's Canario Cordillera, which tells you in textually (Spanish) and visually of his travels along the Andes. Great guy, great photos, great adventures!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What's Currently Freezing my Scientist Heart

Chapter 12, The Barbarism of "Specialisation", in José Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses (or: Der Aufstand der Massen) .
Check out the (ugly) pdf version (p. 56 ff).

Addendum 24/06/09: Or read here a nicer .pdf version.