Free Speech, De Gedachten zijn Vrij * Mike Sponza, David McWilliams * Mon. 08, Tue. 09 May [2017-16]

NIEUW / NEW:  Mike Sponza (Ergo Sum) David McWilliams (Lord Offally) *** REPEATED  HERHALING:  IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, SHOOT THEM ** Give Ireland Back to the Irish ** A  Forgotten Genocide Peter LaFarge, Johnny Cash, The Fearsome Brave ** **  [2017-16]

THE PLAYLISTS
1 NEW SHOW: MIKE SPONZA feat. Dana Gillespie & Ian Siegal * DAVID McWILLIAMS  
AND ALSO: Miller Anderson, The Uglys, Banner Theatre, The Doors, John Lennon
REPEATED SHOWS
2 IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, SHOOT THEM: Songs of Represson
with  THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY  BAND ** THE BEACH BOYS ** PHIL OCHS **  GIL SCOTT-HERON ** THE NEW INSPRATION ** CHILDREN OF THE MORNING * * SAVAGE ROSE **  CSN&Y  ** WATTS PROPHETS ** MIEK en ROEL **  HERBERT MARCUSE: Dialectics of Liberation: Reproduction of Repression  ** THE SUBTERRANEANS **
3  GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH with JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO, PAUL McCARTNEY  / WINGS **  BRENDAN BEHAN ** BOBBY SANDS ** U2 **  BERNADETTE DEVLIN ** BERNADETTE  Mc ALISKEY  ** THE DUBLINERS  ** THIN LIZZY ** VAN MORRISON ** The Official IRA Song
4 A FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE: Peter LaFarge (album  On The Warpath), Johnny Cash (LP Bitter Tears), The Fearsome Brave (cd Sacred Spirit)

THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER

 Maandag & dinsdag  ** Mondays & Tuesdays CET Brussels
12:00 > 20:00 hrs
GMT London
11 a.m. > 07 p.m.
 NEW SHOW: Mike Sponza, David McWilliams 12:00 + 16:00 11 a.m. + 3 p.m.
If You Can’t Beat Them,  SHOOT Them 13:00 + 17:00 12 noon + 4 p.m.
Give Ireland Back to the Irish 14:00  + 18:00 1 p.m. + 5 p.m.
Forgotten Genocide  15:00 + 19:00  2 p.m. + 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACHTERGRONDINFO ** MORE INFORMATION

MIKE SPONZA: ERGO SUM (Epops, 2016) feat. Dana Gillespie & Ian Siegal

Mike Sponza komt origineel uit de hoek: hij houdt van de Romeinse Klassieken en gebruikt hun  geschriften als liedjestekst. Zo bezorgt hij de verzen van Catullus, Juvenalis, Horatius en Martialis een tweede leven, in het Engels wel te verstaan. Waarom? Omdat ze levenswijsheden over de menselijke passies zouden bevatten die tot op vandaag gelden. Maar daar loert natuurlijk het gevaar. Door die passies als onveranderlijk voor te stellen, verworden ze tot clichés en kalenderspreuken à la “hij die van één roemer wijn kan genieten is rijker dan de bezitter van een wijnkelder”. De Romeinse literaire filosofie is bijzonder relativistisch en in hoge mate fatalistisch, wat dus aansluit bij onze tijdgeest. De hamvraag luidt natuurlijk hoe je zoiets in blues verpakt, in eigen nummers nog wel? Daartoe deed hij een beroep op Ian Siegal (veel) en Dana Gillespie (een weinig), die beiden ook present geven op deze plaat. De opnames en de productie vonden plaats in Abbey Road, daar valt niet op af te dingen. Sponza wil al die verschillende passies vatten in verschillende stijlen. “Penelope” neigt naar country, “Prisoner of Jealousy” klinkt als Otis Redding, “See How the Man” wordt funky. Het verband tussen een welbepaalde passie en een stijl, ontbreekt echter.  (…)

DAVID McWILLAMS: LORD OFFALY (1972, cd reissue 2016, Esoteric Records )

“(…)it can be thought difficult to consider David a folk songwriter in the purely traditional sense – but then neither was he in the mould of his contemporaries who discussed weighty political matters or wild emotional peaks and troughs, however desperate or troubled his characters were. This may also be why his ballad “Lord Offaly”, which (naturally) forms the cornerstone of the album, at first feels less overtly dramatic than it might have been given the often violent nature of the story – indeed, as the sleeve notes observe, David’s calming approach only serves to heighten the drama. The brooding musical backdrop, with its masterly, ominous drumming, casts a truly magical spell”. (Source: David Kidman fatea-records.co.uk).

LORD OFFALY (the title track) tells the tale of Thomas Fitzgerald aka Silken Thomas,the 10th Earl of Kildare,who was put to death in 1537 after leading a rebellion against the rule of King Henry VIII:

“I am the lord of Offaly
Silken Thomas is my name
no sword for Henry will I hold
my heritage I claim
to trust no more in foreign kings
whose word I treat with scorn” (© David McWilliams, citation for informational purposes only) .

IF YOU CAN’t BEAT THEM, SHOOT THEM: Songs of Represson
REPRESSION
If you can’t beat them, shoot them like stray dogs. Even if they’ve never pulled a gun at anyone: Martin Luther King, Bob Kennedy, Rudi Dutschke, innocent students at Kent State University, Ohio, innocent black farmers and workers in Alabama,  young white students pleading for equality between black and white in the South. Nowadays, think Erdogan
And if they do talk about violence against your violence, murder them. Malcolm X.  Think Erdogan again.
If there’s too many to shoot, brainwash them so they can repress and censor themselves. Re-read Herbert Marcuse’s “One-dimensional Man” about the interiorisation of repression and repressive structures. Or R.D. Laing’s essays and Ken Loach’s related films about violence-reproduction within the family.
Meanwhile, listen to Marcuse and a bunch of fine artists about repression  (EB)

GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH
Both Paul McCartney and  John Lennon were very clear about the Irish “question” and the “troubles”:  Ireland belongs to the Irish and there’s no way occupation and repression can be justified.  Much later, U2  sang about Bloody Sunday.
This Radio 68 special is here to remind you of an armed struggle in Western Europe, a struggle which hasn’t been entirely settled. So much effort was mobilised to unite East and West Germany (ring ring goes the cash register), so much effort has gone into avoiding the unity of the Irish. Listen to voices from Ireland in defence of what’s theirs: their land, their language, their culture.

FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE

The Indian singer-songwriter Peter LaFarge recorded Johnny Cash’s The Ballad of Ira Hayes and Johnny Cash in turn recorded several Peter LaFarge compositions for his album “Bitter Tears”. In fact, when Johnny Cash discovered he was partly of Indian descent, he decided to record an album’s worth of songs in praise of the Indian culture, libelling against their treatment. Together, LaFarge and Cash have recorded some of the finest folk and blues songs about this HIDDEN and SILENCED GENOCIDE.
Plus a few tracks from “Sacred Spirit. Chants and Dances of the Native Americans”, by The Fearsome Brave.

 

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