"Voices Of The Dead" - Ten Distinct Voice Records (Michaelmas 2018)
The population of the Earth is over 7 billion in 2018 but, if we use 12,000 years ago as our arbitrary marker - the start of the neolithic age - the age of the homo sapiens, we estimate there have been over 50 billion human beings with around 14% still alive today, remarkably.
We’re still very much at the sharp end of human population, here in the 21st century, and given we could only record (let alone film) people over the past 100 years, the rest of our species must fade or be preserved as caricatures, grotesque versions of their living breathing source. Art and literature is a precious cargo, certainly, but it’s a different dialogue to firsthand record. These “Voices of the Dead” lists are simple scattergun selections from the vaults of the dead. We’ve tried to stick to significant diverse individuals who’re worth your time and deserve to be part of collective active recall.
Ten “Voices of the Dead” in no particular order:
Christopher Hitchens https://youtu.be/P-OcOJC27iQ
Francis Bacon https://youtu.be/MgrO5za0lSY
Dick Gregory https://youtu.be/GNFAwvBt_Dg
John Lennon https://youtu.be/OtsPXB-mrds
Jacob Brunowski https://youtu.be/DFgnGUL78MU
Margaret Thatcher https://youtu.be/f8W5Zy-gagU
Allan Watts https://youtu.be/-JIp9_IIV3s
Malcolm X https://youtu.be/_LXiSPpfM54
Sylvia Plath https://youtu.be/ZPFQOtGSr4o?t=40
Charles Bukowski https://youtu.be/h32g3g7r4Q8