Trang Bang 1972

I am reading Fire Road by Kim Phuc. When she was nine, U.S.-backed military napalmed her South Vietnamese town by mistake. She was taking refuge in a CaoDai religious temple at the time of the attack. Her clothing was burned off of her body and she was terribly injured. Kim survived after multiple operations and was then made into a propaganda tool by the new Vietnamese government. While studying in Cuba, she got married and then defected to Canada. Since then she has had two sons and started her own foundation. An amazing and inspiring woman. I have seen the picture so many times but never knew the full story behind it.

Inform Thyself, Sinner

Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix)
You jump in front of my car when you,
you know all the time
Ninety miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive
You tell me it’s alright, you don’t mind a little pain
You say you just want me to take you for a ride
You’re just like crosstown traffic
So hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic
I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic
All you do is slow me down
And I’m tryin’ to get on the other side of town
I’m not the only soul who’s accused of hit and run
Tire tracks all across your back
I can see you had your fun
But darlin’ can’t you see my signals turn from green to red
And with you I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead
You’re just like crosstown traffic
So hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic
I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic
All you do is slow me down
And I got better things on the other side of town
Yeah! yeah!
Crosstown traffic
Look out
Look out baby
Coming through
Crosstown traffic
Yeah! look out crosstown traffic yeah look out
Look out look out baby crosstown traffic
Yeah, look out
What’s that in the street?
Crosstown traffic
Yeah, look out
Crosstown traffic
Yeah look out