re-writing history…herstory?

When I posted last night about the day’s book/music finds, ‘Switched On Bach’ was on my list. Now I know Walter Carlos had “sexual reassignment surgery” in 1972 and became Wendy Carlos. Several records with Walter’s name were issued after that until 1979 when the name switched to Wendy. I have an issue with Walter’s pre-Wendy recordings being released now showing Wendy as the artist. ‘She’ didn’t exist then. I have four vinyl records in my collection as proof regardless what is printed on re-issued CDs. I disagree with going back and rewriting the past. (John Mellencamp’s early records are still printed showing the artist as ‘John Cougar’) I have the same issue with NASCAR and it is yet another reason I’m not a fan. No driver prior to this season has ever won the ‘Nextel Cup’. Previously it was the Winston ‘this’ and Winston ‘that’ and there are thousands of photographs and miles of videotape/film to prove it. But the media and NASCAR sure try to convince you otherwise.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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