Founded by Chimurenga in 2008, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live radio studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, as well as an ongoing, internet based radio station. Copyright of all material broadcast and published is held by PASS and the individual artists and authors.
You are listening to great New York poet/actor (and my friend), Chris Brandt, orating the famous War is a Racket essay by Marine Corps decorated hero General Smedley Butler.
I brought Chris into the studios of the Pacifica Foundation’s radio outlet in New York, WBAI-FM.
He recorded General Butler’s words; i then mixed his excellent reading of Butler’s word with a loop i created by isolating the scratchiness and pops of a vinyl record.
What you are listening to is that results.
Like all creative efforts i first thank the words of Smedley Butler.
Those words inspired Chris to do this fine reading.
Chris told me it was rather easy as the facts were so accurate.