July 10– GEORGES BATAILLE
Radical French philosopher of the exuberant irrational.
JULY 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Bahamas: Independence Day.
*Ancient Greece: New Robe for Athena Day. Procession headed by model ship on wheels with her robe flying like a sail from the mast, followed by herdsmen with animals for sacrifice, musicians, slaves with trays of gifts, chariots and horsemen. At the Acropolis, sacrifices were made and robe was draped over Athena’s shoulders.
ALSO ON JULY 10 IN HISTORY…
1875 — Black educator Mary Macleod Bethune born, Mayesville, South Carolina.
1888 — Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico born, Volos, Greece.
1917 — Emma Goldman sentenced to two years for aiding draft resisters.
1962 — Philosopher of transgression Georges Bataille dies, Paris, France.
1987 — Musical producer John Hammond, Jr. dies, New York City.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
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July 10, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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About Jay Babcock
I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.