Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Isaiah 2:4 remixed with rifles

"and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah, Chapter 2, v 4.)
though the idea is still potent the imagery may be a bit stale. don't worry, check out the work cesar lopez has been doing.
Street musician César López was playing in front of a Bogotá country club destroyed by a guerrilla car bomb when he noticed an army guard carrying his rifle the same way López plays his guitar. ''I saw that our body movements were the same,'' López said. ``He had his gun. I had my guitar. And BOF! It hit me.''The first escopetarra -- a combination of escopeta and guitarra, the Spanish words for rifle and guitar -- was born a few months later. ''We found the worst human invention, which is the gun, and the most beautiful, which could be a guitar,'' López said. ``And in the end . . . the gun dies and the guitar is born.''

so, friends, let us turn our rifles into guitars. [props to the first person to think of a clever alliterative english version.]


At 3/14/2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


i found your blog.

love you, my friend!

baruch stone

At 3/15/2006 , Blogger Ruby K said...

may our dreams become as Yosef's:

guitars gobbling guns,
saxophones swallowing swords,
dancing deluge the drums of war.

ps: what, no link to the riot act? nu?

At 3/23/2006 , Blogger ZT said...

the music of a massacre averted,
the jamming of genocide avoided,
take these tools of death,
and with every beat,
with every note,
make them declare life's beauty.

--riot act added--


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