Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pontiacs through Bandcamp

It's Pontiacs! ... from Chile!

I've actually made two posts about Chilean artists: a Facebook trio of current psych bands, and the earlier prog of Jaivas.

"Ain't Working For a Lifetime" from Kidnapped by Natives (2010)

Some more jammin' Hippies en Sudamérica! There's plenty on Bandcamp, including this free one:

Pontiacs always remind me of Tom Waits' "The Pontiac" monologue.

Chile always reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut's anecdote about Nelson Algren: "Algren shook [José] Donoso (Yáñez)’s hand, but said nothing to him until we reached the bottom. He at last thought of something to say to a Chilean novelist: 'It must be nice,' he said, 'to come from a country that long and narrow'."

But apparently...
Pontiac's War or Pontiac's Rebellion was a war that was launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country who were dissatisfied with British postwar policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War (1754–1763). Warriors from numerous tribes joined the uprising in an effort to drive British soldiers and settlers out of the region. The war is named after the Ottawa leader Pontiac, the most prominent of many native leaders in the conflict.

Pontiacs??? Great Lakes?? ... amirite?

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