Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Like every other European city, Marseille has a bandstand in the middle of it. These things are made of wrought iron and have been around for decades. Historically, this is where Europeans have gone to listen to traditional music and found fascist organizations. I wonder if anyone’s ever studied the connection between fascism and oompah music. At the very least, they both seem to appeal to a certain drunken mentality. For much of Europe, the late 40s was like waking up with a very bad hangover.

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