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September 1, 2008

Response to "Requiem" Dawei Xu

I didn't agree much with the message given in the video "Requiem" by Dawei Xu. Certainly no one can disagree that industrialization and advancement destroys the customs and traditions of a city or cultural. However, I believe that the "death knoll" type music was a little over the top. It is said the the history and culture of the street was dug up with the cobblestone street; however, it is important to realize that the traditions being torn up are not traditions throughout man-kind, but just over a few generations. The cobblestone road replace the traditions before it, just as the highway that was just built will be replaced in a hundred-years by the traditions of the future.