Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Remember Charlie Hebdo, Mon. 02, Tue. 03 Jan. [2017-01]

NEW SHOW: 7 Jan. 2015: REMEMBER CHARLIE HEBDO ** HERHALING / REPEATED:  Charlie Hebdo chante Noël ** EASY RIDER, the soundtrack ** Love Nature (Rhythm Rising) + Lay Off (7:84 Theatre Co.) ** [Jan. 02 & 03, 2017-01]

12 noon  and 16:000 hrs CET (11 a.m. and  3 p.m. UK time) NEW SHOW: REMEMBER CHARLIE HEBDO: Hans Teeuwen, Youp van ’t Hek, Tom Lehrer, Phil Ochs, Larry Saunders, The Last Poets, Bernard Maris *  PEACE / VREDE: Melanie,  The Holmes Bros.,  CSN&Y


14:00 and 18:00 hrs CET (1 p.m. / 5 p.m. UK time) REPEATED *  HERHALING EASY RIDER : the entire soundtrack +  7:84 Theatre Co.: Lay Off  

15:00 and 19:00 hrs CET (2 p.m. / 6 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING RHYTHM RISING: Love Nature +  Children of The Morning, Derroll Adams, Die Gedanken sind Frei , Armand, Jaco Abel 


 Maandag & dinsdag  ** Mondays & Tuesdays CET Brussels
12:00 > 20:00 hrs
GMT London
11 a.m. > 07 p.m.
Remember Charlie Hebdo 12:00 + 16:00 11 a.m. + 3 p.m.
Charlie Hebdo Chante Noël 13:00 + 17:00 12 noon + 4 p.m.
Easy Rider (the soundtrack) 14:00  + 18:00 1 p.m. + 5 p.m.
Love Nature (Rhythm Rising) + Lay Off 15:00  + 19:00 2 p.m. + 6 p.m.
Ends 20::00 hrs Ends 07:00 p.m.



PARIS, 7 Jan. 2015: Remember  The Charlie Hebdo Attack * Vergeten we de aanval op Charlie Hebdo nooit **  In deel 1 van dit programma; brengen we  humor, satire en kritiek. De kritische gedachte is wellicht de belangrijkste culturele bijdrage van het Westen. Een samenleving die humor, satire en kritiek verbiedt, is een verknechte samenleving. ** In deel 2 draaien we enkele vredesliederen, omdat de juiste reactie niet een spiraal van geweld en repressie kan zijn, maar een harder streven naar vrede.


« (…) En fait, ce n’est pas vraiment des chants de noël massacrés par l’équipe de Charlie comme je l’avais pensé au début (ce qui aurait pu être particulièrement savoureux) mais c’est plutôt l’équipe de Charlie qui s’est fait plaisir en poussant la chansonnette. Du coup, on trouve un peu de tout sur ce cd de 10 titres et notamment les piliers de Charlie comme Philippe Val, Wolinski, Charb, Cavanna et Cabu pour n’en citer que quelques uns (Tiens par contre on ne trouve nulle trace de Siné, ah oui c’est vrai il est parti faire un hebdomadaire subversif pour les 10-12 ans). Alors premier scoop, l’équipe de Charlie adore Charles Trenet puisque Philipe Val reprend “Il y avait des arbres” et Cabu, accompagné de Mano Solo (excusez du peu) reprend “La java du diable”, un titre que personnellement je ne connaissais pas et qui s’avère magnifique. Alors oui Charles Trenet ce n’est pas très rebelle mais merde Charles c’était la joie de vivre et on n’en a besoin. Sinon, Wolinski rend hommage au cul des cubaines, Charb s’essaye au rap avec “Christmas dans ton ass”, sympathique sans être transcendant, Maris livre un cantique en hommage au CAC 40 (ça c’est une bonne idée) et Cavanna ne se foule pas en se contentant de réciter un conte de noël. Enfin, tout ce joli monde finit par un chant collectif chaotique intitulé “C’est noël” (…). »


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.

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)


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.

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


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.

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