Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Two Aural Pieces


Pun Plamondon Interviewed by Dylan Hock

The Glacier

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mmmThese recordings were made in a large workspace at Pun's ranch. The floor was bare plywood (if memory serves) and we sat at Pun's workbench surrounded by tools. Any movement of our feet against the floor resulted in scuffled noise from time to time (not to mention a generator that went off somewhere in the middle, and a cameo by Pun's wife.) Thanks to Pun for his patience and generous time that day.

Pun Plamondon
( is a turtle clan member of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa. He is a master storyteller, traditional dancer, author and playwright. In 1965 he was a union organizer. In 1968 he co-founded, along with John Sinclair, the White Panther Party. By 1969 he was indicted for bombing a clandestine CIA office in Ann Arbor. He fled underground and was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list. After his capture his trial revealed illegal warrentless wiretaps. The wiretap issue landed in the US Supreme Court where he won a unanimous decision against the Nixon administrations' widespread use of illegal wiretaps against political opposition. With the Supreme Court decision Nixon was forced to order the Watergate break-in to extract illegal listening devices. Ultimately the break-in brought down Nixon and his gang of crooks.

See Dylan Hock's bio with his work.


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