Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dellamanistan #GeographyFail

Great piece on the Dellas in Synthesis Weekly, with a tremendous #GeographyFail (emphasis mine):
There aren’t many bands that visit Chico not long after making a 43-day jaunt through Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Hell, there aren’t many bands who’ve even heard of most of those places. But the U.S. State Department thought that five prodigiously talented young women, steeped in knowledge of and skill in playing deeply American music, might just be good representatives for our country in that volatile region of the world. So, Della Mae  hit the bumpy roads south and east of eastern Europe, pickin’ and singin’, conducting music programs for children, playing concerts for audiences who were hearing their kind of music for the first time, and collaborating with local musicians to merge very diverse musical cultures.

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
-Ambrose Bierce

Time to invade Absurdistan....

And RIP Della Mae Frodge.

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