Arthur Bueno on Thu, 18 Nov 1999 22:32:21 +0100

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Re: Syndicate: public loudspeaker systems... telephone listening

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 12:10:29 +0100
From: Ana Peraica <>
Subject: Re: Syndicate: public loudspeaker systems... telephone listening
>Hi, Michael,
> wrote:
>> Ana:
>> > Michael, what bad memories you have from my town...
>> Well, I'm not *traumatized* or anything -- actually I have many great
>> memories of Split, I just didn't write any of them down and
>> send them off to the list because the subject was --what was the
>> subject again? -- oh yeah, PA systems.
>Just reminded me... what about telephone listening?
>Or something like that. So
>> that electronic ventriloque came to mind.
>>  > So, that is what I wrote in my last e-mail. It is a St.Domnio
>> > procession, which was forbiden during socialism, so they had to go only
>> > around a Diocletian mausoleum which has two entrances and is
>> > paradoxically a cathedral of a bishop which was prosecuted by Emperors
>> > will. Sound system is actually old and was used by small rock bends
>> > which didn t have any space so priest gave them some in chatedral,
>> > supplying them with part of the equipment.
>> I'm amazed that I was actually "sampling" a procession -- I had such
>> a clear image of a political pulpet, at the front of some kind
>> of church-and-state, in my mind.
>Church and state? Well Pope had to come twice to solve those problems...
>It is about property division /denationalisation process of enormous
>church properties and finantial engineering of gouverment can not
>Church was indeed used to consolidate people in war, and in some
>propaganda /more Croatians f.e./, but since new bishop in Zagreb started
>to speak about pauperisation of people and related issues, they are not
>so well. So, for last years they are criticising mostly.
>> I mean, it didn't even occur to me to connect your description and
>> what I heard in Split that night.
>I didn t even thought that... I just wanted to write what was it about.
>BtW, there was someone else mentining Split, related to Tito`s death.
>Yes, they announced on the soundsystem of the stadion, and all people
>started to cry.
>But strange thing is at the same time ex-trainer of Hajduk /local
>footbal team/ Ankovic died in Germany, he was removed for political
>reasons from trainer position.
>> > Soundsystem is spread around the main squares in Palace. It is used
>> > by the church during the procession.
>> Sure gave me the creeps.
>But it is funny, we asked them for using for ArtCoustic/Soundure, with
>the performance Watercarries, to release sampled sounds of water /as
>washing ears, eter, world.../ and they allowed...
>> > So, it is true, but I am not sure where you saw those nationalist
>> > as it is finally the only town in Croatia which suceed not to have
>> > nationalistic HDZ ruling it, but a social-liberal party?
>> Actually, all I saw was the poster I mentioned; it was about the same
>> size as football goal posts, and impossible to miss if you were
>> arriving by boat.
>I don t know for that poster, sorry...
>> > greetings
>> Cheers.
>> Plus I love Hvar. I connect Split to Hvar, which works to
>> Split's advantage.
>Hvar is great... but I can not say more as I would sound like an
>touristic agency.
>> And b.t.w. I think it's great that Split voted against HDZ. What's
>> the word on F.T., anyway? And who comes next? Any ideas?
>F.T. is in hospital, and as my friend says *we are waithing for.....
>he-he.. new elections*. But, seems as police is very active last days in
>bars /Split and Zagreb/.... I can not hear too much as telephone lines
>strangely break on some topics.
>But there is new joke...
>- Do you with who is F.T going to spend a New Years Eve?
>- With Gojko Susak.
>See Feral Tribune /the best satirical newspaper art piece related to
>politics, it is published in Split, as well. They do great
>fotomontages... And that make them constantly on the court with F.T and
>his dear family/, some analysts speak on military actions...
>url is
>if you need translation... no problem.

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