Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: David Blue [Mon. 28, Tue. 29 March, 2016-13]

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NEW * NIEUW:  DAVID BLUE, plus Eric Andersen, The Youngbloods, Bob Dylan, The Eagles **  *  REPEATED / HERHALING: ROGER DE NEEF en de NOORD-AMERIKAANSE INDIANEN  ** TOM RAPP (Pearls Before Swine), The Fugs, Bob Dylan ** Deep Throat and more sex songs **  
There is no freedom without freedom of speech: always, everywhere and for everyone. Anything less is a violation of it.  

MONDAYS  & TUESDAYS 12:00 > 20:00 hrs CET or 11 a.m. > 7 p.m. GMT (UK)
Free Speech consists of four 60-minute shows.  A new show is added each week. It is followed by three previous shows. 
12 noon  and 16:000 hrs CET (11 a.m. and  3 p.m. UK time) NEW SHOW: DAVID BLUE: David Blue’s album (Elektra, 1966), plus friends and associates Eric Andersen, The Youngbloods, Bob Dylan, The Eagles   

13:00 and 17:00 hrs CET (12 noon  / 4 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
Exclusieve voorleessessie en exclusief gesprek met Roger De Neef. De dichter leest de integrale cyclus “De kleine chirurgie (Ballade van Wounded Knee)” en becommentarieert achtergrond, ontstaan en betekenis ervan. Met bijzondere dank aan Roger en Constance.

14:00 and 18:00 hrs CET (1 p.m. / 5 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
TOM RAPP: Stardancer, 1972 ** TOM RAPP: Sunforest, 1973 **  Pearls Before Swine (One Nation Underground) ** AND ALSO: AREA CODE 615 ** THE CRYAN’ SHAMES ** THE FUGS: ** BOB DYLAN **

15:00 and 19:00 hrs CET (2 p.m. / 6 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
 DEEP THROAT (original soundtrack) en more sex songs by THE ROLLING STONES * THE BEATLES * From the musical HAIR *  IKE & TINA TURNER * BIRKIN & GAINSBOURG * CHUCK BERRY + a poem by ALLEN GINSBERG ** WATCH CHUCK BERRY here:



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David Blue  – born David Cohen, 1941 – first played in the  short-lived Union Jook Band alongside Debbie Green ad one Eric Andersen  – the latter to become a solo artist in his own right. Paul Arnoldi would do a stint with them, Arnoldi being  the author of ‘A One Note Man’ covered by The Youngbloods on their  first LP. David Blue soon moved to the Greenwich village and become a close friend of Dylan’s.  And an admirer, to the extent that his first LP sounds a lot like Dylan even if all the songs are David Blue originals. Criticised and rejected because it sounds too much like Dylan (and Blue looks too much like Dylan), it remains a fine piece of work by a young artist trying to find his own voice. Also, it is a fine example of how the Greenwich scene would sound like way back in 1966.
Blue released more albums but would never reach star status, even though The Eagles coverd his “Outlaw Man” He died of a heart attack in 1982 and is now all but forgotten. To our knowledge, his albums are not readily available.

RADIO 68 PLAYS: Eric Andersen, The Youngbloods, The Eagles, Bob Dylan  and the entire fist LP “David Blue”, Elektra, 1966.
CHECK OUT the book “American Troubadours” by Mark Brend.
Review by Richie Unterberger here:


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Begin 1974, publiceerde Roger De Neef “De kleine chirurgie” in het Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift.  Deze kleine cyclus van tien korte gedichten, draagt als ondertitel “Ballade van Wounded Knee”: het is een poëtische en tegelijk diepe aanklacht tegen de genocide op de Noord-Amrikaanse Indianen en bij uitbreiding tegen elke uitroeiing van een volk of een cultuur. De aanleiding? Als redacteur van het nieuwsagentschap Belga, volgde Roger de Neef het conflict van Wounded Knee op de voet. Ter herinnering: op 27 februari 1973, werd het dorp Wounded Knee bezet door honderden leden van de American Indian Movement, die er een Oglala Sioux vrijstaat uitriepen. Die plek was niet toevallig gekozen: in 1890 werd hier de laatste veldslag tussen Indianen en het Amerikaanse leger uitgevochten, met een bloedbad onder de Indianen als gevolg.
De Neef was met het thema bekend dankzij het kunstwerk “Het Concilie van Wounded Knee” van zijn vriend Camiel Van Breedam.  Een niet meer te reconstrueren interactie tussen beide vrienden, resulteerde uiteindelijk in Van Breedams monumentale kunstwerk “De laatste dag, als het heidens oog vol is”.  “De laatste dag” werd in 1970 door de dichter en zijn echtgenote Constance, geschonken aan de Universiteit Gent. Het staat nog altijd opgesteld in het Universiteitsforum.

Deze uitzending brengt de hoogtepunten uit een exclusief gesprek en een exclusieve voorleessessie voor Radio 68. Roger De Neef leest de voltallige cyclus “De kleine chirurgie” en becommentarieert de achtergrond, het ontstaan en de betekenis ervan. Met muziek en woord van Johnny Trudell, The Fearsome Brave, Johnny Cash, Peter LaFarge, Cochise, Redbone en Buffy Sainte Marie.
Met bijzondere dank aan Roger en Constance.

De cyclus verscheen opnieuw in “De laatste dag. Verhalen over een kunstwerk” (red. Yves T’Sjoen en Els Van Damme), Uitgeverij P, 2014, waarin ook bijdragen zijn opgenomen van Marc Boone, René Vermeir, Rik Pinxten, Freddy Mortier, Yves T’Sjoen en Claire  Van Damme. Daarnaast bestaat een bibliofiele uitgave met een onuitgegeven film van Julien Vandevelde, een onuitgegeven en handgeschreven gedicht van De Neef en artefacten van Van Breedam (Universiteit Gent).   (EB)

TOM RAPP (Pearls Before Swine)

Tom Rapp Stardancer

The word ‘underscore’ comes to mind when I hear Pearls Before Swine. Here lies a wooden expression lightly fused with jazz tempo, but solidified exoterically with remarkable poetry, the ultimate impression of Tom Rapp.

Tom got it together quite early when he recruited high school friends Wayne Harley (banjo, mandolin), Lane Lederer (bass, guitar) & Roger Crissinger (piano, organ) as Pearls Before Swine. A folk nurtured disciple, Tom was strongly influenced by a group of beat poets called The Fugs which gave rise to Pearl Before Swine’s EP styled 1967 debut One Nation Underground that reflected mysticism, solitary love and protest. The controversial “Miss Morse”, spelled out an obscenity in code while the opening “Another Time” was sheer angelic tears. Largely an experimental album with varied sounds, the real strength of the album was its hippy sincerity (“Drop Out”) and un- pretentious avant -garde message.

Rapp stated that “Stardance”r was the first album since the first Pearls album One Nation Underground over which he had full control. The fierce anti-war song “Fourth Day of July”, with its references to “the broken children of Vietnam”, was widely played in “underground” circles of the time. The light-hearted “Summer of ’55” contains some of Rapp’s cleverest aphorisms, such as “When the day breaks / the pieces fall on you”.  Two of his other songs, “Stardancer” and “For The Dead In Space”, reflect on themes of loss against a background of space travel and can be seen as reworkings of Like most of the Pearls Before Swine albums, the sleeve design used classic art works, in this case the painting “Descent of the Rebel Angels” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder on the front sleeve, and a William Morris background design on the reverse”.


RADIO 68 PLAYS tracks from “Stardancer” (1972), and “Sunforest” (1973) and “One Nation Underground” (1967), plus artists that influenced him: Bob Dylan (especially the LP Freewheelin’) and The Fugs). We also included songs by Area Code, a  band Rapp worked with on several  of his Reprise albums and a song by The Cryan’ Shames as Jim Fairs of that band worked with Rapp too.



With the release of Deep Throat: Part I, 1972 marked the year America’s right and left ate popcorn and dug porn without shame. Deep Throat’s rumoured mob ties, the infamous Linda Lovelace, and a $600 million gross would change the world forever. And the music? Relax, this is not boom-chick-a-boom-boom played on a Casio keyboard. Like Linda, experience an undeniable innocence, with a dirty brew of easy-listening porno funk. Originally released as a cinema-only souvenir, this ultra-rare soundtrack stands as one of America’s cultural turning points, finally restored in all its seedy glory.

In the early 1970’s, the U.S. government seized all film reels and master tapes forDeep Throat: Part I. Therefore all musicians and writers are unknown. In early 2004, a number of long-lost reels were discovered, giving fans a deeper glimpse into the legend of Deep Throat. After a detailed restoration by John Golden Mastering, sonic imperfections still do apply, but definite aural improvements have been made, including the conversion from mono to stereo and a considerable decrease in hiss and distortion.

SOURCE: Light in te Attic website * Music: Light in the Attic Records 
RADIO 68 PLAYS several tracks from the original soundtrack plus songs about sex by Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones,  The Beatles, Ike & Tina  Turner + a poem by Allen Ginsberg + tracks from ‘Hair’



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