Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij : Mon. 11 & Tue. 12 September ** Easy Rider [2017-34]

NEW SHOW: EASY RIDER, the soundtrack ** HERHALING / REPEATED:   Love Nature (Rhythm Rising), Lay Off (7:84 Theatre Co.) ** CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS versus Mother Teresa: The Missionary Position ** LEEN PERSIJN: Alles is te koop + Barry McGuire, P.F. Sloan, Adrian Mitchell, David Peel & The Lower East Side  **   [Dec. 19 & 20 2016-51]

** This is the last episode of Free Speech * Dit zijn de laatste uitzendingen van De Gedachten zijn Vrij ** 

THE PLAYLISTS
12 noon  and 16:000 hrs CET (11 a.m. and  3 p.m. UK time)
NEW SHOW: EASY RIDER : the entire soundtrack +  7:84 Theatre Co.: Lay Off

13:00 and 17:00 hrs CET (12 noon  / 4 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING *
RHYTHM RISING: Love Nature +  
Children of The Morning, Derroll Adams, Die Gedanken sind Frei , Armand, Jaco Abel 

14:00 and 18:00 hrs CET (1 p.m. / 5 p.m. UK time) REPEATED *  HERHALING *
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS vs Mother Teresa:  THE MISSIONARY POSITION + BILLY JENKINS, ANDY TWYMAN, HAN TEEUWEN, ALAIN VERDIER, GENE McDANIELS, JOHN WATTS, LEON ROSSELSON

15:00 and 19:00 hrs CET (2 p.m. / 6 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
LEEN PERSIJN: Alles is te koop + BARRY McGUIRE  P.F.  SLOAN + DAVID PEEL & THE LOWER EAST SIDE .

THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER

 Maandag & dinsdag  ** Mondays & Tuesdays CET Brussels
12:00 > 20:00 hrs
GMT London
11 a.m. > 07 p.m.
Easy Rider (the soundtrack) 12:00 + 16:00 11 a.m. + 3 p.m.
Love Nature (Rhythm Rising) + Lay Off 13:00 + 17:00 12 noon + 4 p.m.
Christopher Hitchens 14:00  + 18:00 1 p.m. + 5 p.m.
Leen Persijn: Alles is te koop 15:00  + 19:00 2 p.m. + 6 p.m.
Ends 20::00 hrs Ends 07:00 p.m.

ACHTERGRONDINFO ** MORE INFORMATION

EASY RIDER

Easy Rider (1969) is an ode to freedom. In the USA of 1969, this freedom was represented by two bikers  (Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper) on the way to where the road takes them. They’re not true hippies, because they ride Harley Davidson bikes. They’re not  Hell’s Angels because they are entirely non-violent. They are on the road to freedom, carving that rad and that freedom as they go along. A young lawyer (Jack Nicholson) accompanies them  for a time, serving as an echo of “straight” citizens, though he’s not very straight himself. True to the sign of the times, freedom is represented by expanding the mind through drugs, in this case innocent joints.
At the end of the film, both bikers are shot by white trash who are afraid of what these hippie bikers stand for: freedom.

RADIO 68 PLAYS
EASY RIDER:  1) the released original soundtrack with Roger McGuinn, Steppenwolf, The Holy Modal Rounders, Fraternity Of Man, Smith, JImi Hendrix, The Electric Prunes, The Byrds  2) + 2 songs from the movie not included on that soundtrack Little Eva (Let’s Turkey Trot), The Electric Flag (Flash, Bam, Pow  3) + movie dialogue on Freedom between Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda & and Dennis Hopper4) soundtrack of end of film (shooting of the 2 bikers) 5) + Fairport Convention’s version of Ballad of The Easy Rider (Unhalfbricking, 1969)

RADIO 68 SHOWS
VIDEO: END OF “EASY RIDER” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjYAEtO-Ohk

The “Freedom” dialogue of Easy Rider

George Hanson (Jack Nicholson): You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.
Billy (Dennis Hopper): Man, everybody got chicken, that’s what happened. Hey, we can’t even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we’re gonna cut their throat or somethin’. They’re scared, man.
George Hanson: They’re not scared of you. They’re scared of what you represent to ’em.
Billy: Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.
George Hanson: Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.
Billy: What the hell is wrong with freedom? That’s what it’s all about.
George Hanson: Oh, yeah, that’s right. That’s what’s it’s all about, all right. But talkin’ about it and bein’ it, that’s two different things. I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don’t ever tell anybody that they’re not free, ’cause then they’re gonna get real busy killin’ and maimin’ to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they’re gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.

 

RHYTHM RISING: LOVE NATURE + 7:84 Theatre Co.: Lay Off 

For over 20 years Rhythm Rising  (formed in Camden, London, 1994) has been writing, recording and playing music live, for audiences who appreciate quality lively upbeat music, that has a steady beat for the dancers and a message of hope and social justice for people that care.

Before long the band began doing live gigs, the most notable ones being Glastonbury Festival (on a number of occasions), The Respect Festival, Plymouth Live and at SAS festivals in Cornwall. Meanwhile the band built a solid reputation as an exciting live act at many music venues and festivals across the whole of the UK.

CONTACT:  Steve Laffy Tel. 07968 155450 Email. steve.laffy@mac.com http://www.rhythmrising.co.uk/rhythmrising.co.uk/Album_Love_Nature.html

LYRICS  to ‘Change’ (excerpt, ©‘ Change’ by Steve Laffy & Jason Flinter)

I think there’s something happening, I can feel it in the air
All around the world, it seems to come from everywhere
Distant voices calling out, can we hear it, do we care
It’s time to show we need to grow, and then we know we’re getting there

Chorus

We’ve waited so long, long time coming
Change the way we look at things, and things will start to change
We’ve got to belong, before becoming
The people of the world who say, it’s time to be the change

LAY OFF by Theatre 7:84 Co. (excerpts from the LP)

7:84, een voorspelling

De Schot John McGrath noemde zijn theatergezelschap “7:84”, een wat ongewone benaming. Maar met een duidelijke verklaring: 7% van de Britse bevolking bezat 84% van de rijkdom. “Bezat”, want het gezelschap werd begin de jaren zeventig opgericht. Vandaag zouden we het kunnen omdopen tot “1:54”, want in het Verenigd Koninkrijk bezit de rijkste bovenlaag van 1%  evenveel als de 54% onderaan de ladder. Of “10:45”, want  vandaag bezit 10% der Britten 45% van alle rijkdom. Het toneelstuk “Lay Off” waarmee John McGrath en zijn 7:84 Theatre Co. in de jaren zeventig  door het V.K. toerden, is dus brandend actueel.

Lees mijn recensie hier: http://community.dewereldmorgen.be/blog/eddybonte/2016/01/03/784-een-voorspelling

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: THE MISSIONARY POSITION

christopher-hitchens-missionary-image“Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens’s meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa’s reputation be judged by her actions-not the other way around. With characteristic elan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative of the wealthy who long opposed measures to end poverty, and fraternized, for financial gain, with tyrants and white-collar criminals throughout the World”.  (source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43372.The_Missionary_Position)

Radio 68 plays excerpts from the 2c read by Simon Prebble and released by  www.hachetteaudio.com * MUSIC by  BILLY JENKINS, ANDY TWYMAN, HAN TEEUWEN, ALAIN VERDIER, GENE McDANIELS, JOHN WATTS, LEON ROSSELSON.

ALLES IS TE KOOP! 
Het klopt wel om de Vlaamse zangeres en actrice Leen Persijn te associëren met het zachtere, frêle poëtische genre en niet met barricades, maar het klopt ook dat ze in 1984  een LP uitbracht met liederen van de Engelse singer-songwriter Leon Rosselson. En laat Rosselson (° 1934) nu bekend staan voor zijn scherpe satire en maatschappijkritiek. Persijn gaf haar LP de titel “Alles is te koop” mee, naar de vertaling van “We Sell Everything”.

leen-persijn-allesistekoop-hoes-lowres“Alles is te koop” is Leon Rosselson op zijn best. Hij roept niet op tot sociale strijd, hij bezingt geen vrijheidsbeweging in een derdewereldland, verkondigt geen politieke waarheden. Hij gebruikt enkel het beeld van de deur-tot-deur verkoper om de kern van ons systeem bloot te liggen: maak de wensen wijs dat er iets ontbreekt in hun leven en verkoop dan het product dat die leemte zogezegd zal opvullen. Zonder scrupules. De klant is geen koning, de klant is clown. Verkopen om te verkopen, is de boodschap. En dus produceren om te produceren, want we werken om te werken… Zolang de machine maar draait.  De zingeving komt niet aan bod. Integendeel, de verkoper verkoopt alles en zijn tegendeel: schuilkelders en kernkoppen, de toekomst en pakjes simpel leven uit vervlogen tijd, zakjes rustigheid en dozen viriliteit, scharreleitjes en DDT, sinterklaas en porno… Uitputting van grondstoffen? Uitbuiting van de werkende mens? We willen het niet weten.

LEES MIJN BLOG OVER “ALLES IS TE KOOP” : http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/blogs/eddyb/2014/02/23/leen-persijn-alles-te-koop

 

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