Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spotted: Vivas en su Jardín by Dedé Mirabal

Where: N-train
Who was reading: A black woman with excellent posture and a rectangle patterned dress. She was prim and orderly, yet there was a sweetness about her, much like the Malvina Reynolds tune "Little boxes".
Apropos of which, can you guess which of the following bands did not cover that song? 
A. The Shins
B. The Decemberists
C. Bright Eyes
D. Death Cab for Cutie
E. Linkin Park
First person to answer correctly gets a copy of my new favorite book about the Subway.
Anyway, stumbling back towards the point... the book is an autobiographical account of three sisters known as "las mariposas" who actively opposed the Rafael Leónidas Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Though only one sister lived to tell the tale, the movement of which they were part succeeded in taking down Trujillo's oppressive regime. 
All in all, a gratifying vindication of the "pueblo unido" protest chant.


  1. Bright Eyes didn't cover Little Boxes.

  2. I was also going to say Bright Eyes merely because if they had, I'd probably know about it. The other bands, not so much.