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Then the world would be a better,and more enlightened place than it is today.
Roger
 





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From: B. George <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, April 15, 2010 11:44:27 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The trials of trying to give away a record collection

 
Emanuel Boundzeki Dongala wrote a wonderfal short story called "Jazz and Palm Wine".  In it, the earth is invaded from Outer Space and the advance ships land in Zaire.  Aliens conquer the world.  Spacemen explore the various cultures and societies on this planet and decide, quite rightly, that the only things of value are palm wine, a West African intoxicant, and Jazz.  The tipsy, hip and benign rulers make Sun Ra the president of the United States and John Coltrane the Pope.  "A Love Supreme" replaces the "Gloria" in the liturgy.