what was that? i don't even know what to say about that.

Jul 26, 2005 2:51 PM | reply to me!

mitchtaylor

jones

There are these Ecuadorians who are on every touristy street corner and shopping mall in Canada (maybe the US too?) with their braids and colourful shirts playing their flutes to bad songs (like Abba and worse) with accompaniment piped out through their karaoke amps. They also sell their CDs. This looks exactly like that, except they are dressed in ceremonial North American dress -- maybe that appears as more authentic in France. Crazy.

Anyways, I think that authenticity disappeared a long time ago. Have you read Baudrillard's America?

Jul 24, 2005 9:30 AM | reply to me!

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