Free Speech – De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Jim Carroll’s Basketball Diaries [Mon. 27, Tue. 28, Wed. 29 July, 2015-28]

NEW: THE BASKETBALL DIARIES (OST) ** AND ALSO: MISTERO BUFFO, volledige LP; LOTTA CONTINUA: strijdliederen **  GRACE PETRIE: If you pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys   **  John Lennon: Sometime in New York City ** 

SCHEDULE:MONDAYS: 16:00 hrs, TUESDAYS  12:00 and 16:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 12:00 hrs


JIM CARROLL Basketball novel

MONDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET ; TUESDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET; WEDESDAYS 12:00 > 16:00 hrs CET

Original Sound Track of the film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, featuring music by Jim Carroll (with Pearl Jam), P.J. Harvey, The Doors, The Posies, Soundgarden, Green Apple Quick Step, etc.

THE BASKETBALL DIARIES (original sound track)
Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll’s epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim’s life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach (“Swifty”) who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin — all of these begin to encroach on young Jim’s dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother’s mounting concern for her son. He can’t go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim “picked up a game” now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.
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JIM CARROLL 1949 – 2009
In 1978, Carroll published The Basketball Diaries, an autobiographical book concerning his life as a teenager in New York City’s hard drug culture. “Diaries” is an edited collection of the diaries he kept between the ages of 12 and 16, detailing his sexual experiences, high school basketball career, and his addiction to heroin, which began when he was 13.  (…)After working as a musician, Carroll returned to writing full-time in the mid-1980s and began to appear regularly on the spoken-word circuit. Starting in 1991, Carroll performed readings from his then-in-progress first novel, The Petting Zoo. (…)  In 1978, after he moved to California to get a fresh start since overcoming his heroin addiction, Carroll formed The Jim Carroll Band, a new wave / punk band with encouragement from  Patti Slith, ith whom he once shared an apartment in New York City, along with  Robert Maplethorpe.  (Wikipedia)

MONDAYS: 17:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 13:00 and 17:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 13:00 hrs: 

MISTERO BUFFO door de Internationale Nieuwe Scène, volledige LP ** LOTTA CONTINUA: strijdliederen 


Mistero Buffo affiche

p 16 november 1972 werd “Mistero Buffo” gecreëerd in het kleine zaaltje van de Muntschouwburg. Het was een vrije productie die tot stand was gekomen onder impuls van Muntdirecteur Huysman. Het enorme succes gaf in februari 1973 aanleiding tot de vorming van de Internationale Nieuwe Scène, die prompt met “Mistero buffo” zowat overal in het binnenland en zelfs hier en daar in het buitenland voorstellingen gingen geven.



Grace Petrie on stage in London, photo © Eddy Bonte
Grace Petrie on stage in London, photo © Eddy Bonte

MONDAYS: 18:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 14:00 and 18:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 14:00 hrs

GRACE PETRIE: If you pay Peanuts, You Get Monkeys  ** THEE FACTION + THEE FACTION feat.  with Attila The Stockbroker and Judy Dyble (first singer with Pentangle who has developed an impressive solo career)Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today.Grace’s young career boasts four  studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named “one to watch” in the Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. Source: http://gracepetrie.comRADIO 68 PLAYS excerpts from her performance at the 100 Club on 22 April 2015, at a rally against the Tories.Facebook
Protest music: steel in the hour of  chaos

MONDAYS: 19:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 15:00 and 19:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 15:00 hrs
John Lennon: Sometime in New York City (1972)

The political Beatle supported a wide variety of causes, such as the underground press and the peace movement in general, but also revolutionary forces like the IRA or Black Panther. After a number of highly committed and immensely popular stand-alone songs (e.g. ‘Give Peace A Chance’), John Lennon eventually released a collection of committed songs as the double LP ‘Sometime in New York City’ (1972), tackling progressive topics such as oppression (‘Woman is the Nigger of the World’), but also drawing our attention to the struggle of particular people by paying tribute to American activists who had been jailed  – Angela Davis because her communist ideas were seen as threatening and  poet-activist John Sinclair of the White Panther Party who got ten years for the possession of… two joints.
Rejected by many as too overtly political and below standard in terms of song-writing,  to me ‘Sometime in New York City’ still stands as a fine example of how a famous artist can actually make a difference and show without ambiguity which side he’s on. Too easily written off as ‘naïve’, Lennon at least had the courage to speak his mind, while inspiring millions of young people around the world who were striving for a better world – a world of peace and more equality.

RADIO 68 PLAYS disc 1 +  John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: Give Peace  A Chance (Live At Toronto) * Angela Davis about Revolution * Allen Ginsberg: Prayer for John Sinclair * IRA Rebel Song: Fuck the British Army *

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