Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Some Have A Dream and the Dream Goes On And On ** Mon. 23, Tue. 24 Jan. 2017 [2017-04]

* HERHALING / REPEATED:  MIEK EN ROEL ZINGEN TOM PAXTON  ** Topic “Songs Of Resistance”, Eric Burdon & The Animals ** REMEMBER CHARLIE HEBDO **  [Jan. 23 & 24, 2017-04]

12 noon  and 16:000 hrs CET (11 a.m. and  3 p.m. UK time) NEW SHOW:  SOME HAVE A DREAM Martin Luther King, Internationale Nieuwe Scène, Gil Scott-Heron, Ton Steine Scherben, Phil Ochs, Victor Jara.  

13:00 and 17:00 hrs CET (12 noon  / 4 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING *
MIEK EN ROEL ZINGEN TOM PAXTON, volledige LP, 1972 + Tom Paxton,  Gene Clark, John B. Sebastian,  Graham Bond, Adrian Mitchell ** RADIO 68 DRAAIT DE VOLLEGE LP, die  bij ons weten niet eens op cd verkrijgbaar is. Zie 

14:00 and 18:00 hrs CET (1 p.m. / 5 p.m. UK time) REPEATED *  HERHALING
LEGENDARY & NEW SONGS OF RESISTANCE on Topic Records (2cd Voice and Vision) + Eric Burdon & The Animals “New York 1963 – America 1968”.

15:00 and 19:00 hrs CET (2 p.m. / 6 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
: 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



 Maandag & dinsdag  ** Mondays & Tuesdays CET Brussels
12:00 > 20:00 hrs
GMT London
11 a.m. > 07 p.m.
Some Have A Dream 12:00 + 16:00 11 a.m. + 3 p.m.
Miek en Roel zingen Tom Paxton 13:00 + 17:00 12 noon + 4 p.m.
Topic Songs Of Resistance, Eric Burdon 14:00  + 18:00 1 p.m. + 5 p.m.
Remember Charlie Hebdo 15:00  + 19:00 2 p.m. + 6 p.m.
Ends 20::00 hrs Ends 07:00 p.m.



Radio 68’s first ever Free Speech show of Jan. 22, 2012 repeated *  Herhaling van de allereerste “De Gedachten zijn Vrij “ op Radio 68 van 22 Januari 2012

The  very first track of the very first “Free Speech” show, was Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream, followed by Flemish theatre collective INS’s “Mistero Buffo” about the exploitation of the working class, Phil Och’s rather sombre look on change, Gil Scott-Heron’s  appeal to join  the struggle rather than watching tv (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”), a  pessimistic “The Dream Is  Over” by German anarchist band “Ton Steine Scherben” and finally Victor Jara’s more romantic tunes.  Martin Luther King was assassinated. Victor Jara was tortured and murdered.
The Dream Goes on because Some Have A Dream.

MIEK EN ROEL ZINGEN TOM PAXTON, volledige LP, 1972 + Tom Paxton,  Gene Clark, John B. Sebastian,  Graham Bond, Adrian Mitchell **
CREDITS: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Anthony Griffiths , Guido Van Hellemont , Roel, Roland  **  Ronald Sigo Bass –  Jacques Albin   ** Drums, Percussion – Marcel De Cauwer  **    Dulcimer – Roel,  Engineer – Jos Clauwers ** Fiddle – Philippe de Chaffoy ** Flute, Saxophone [Cornysax] – Philippe Malfait **  Piano – Willy Mortier **  Producer – Roland Verlooven ** Steel Guitar – Arthur Huysveld **  Vocals – Miek, Roel.

RADIO 68 DRAAIT DE VOLLEGE LP, die  bij ons weten niet eens op cd verkrijgbaar is. Zie 

“Wij willen ze niet te eten geven, de folk- en countryartiesten die nummers van Paxton hebben gecoverd. Dat gaat van Pete Seeger, Judy Collins en Bob Dylan tot Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton en The Pogues. Hier heeft vooral de kleinkunstwereld veel aan hem te danken. Zo is Wat Heb Je Vandaag Op School Geleerd? van De Elegasten uit 1969 eigenlijk zijn What Did You Learn In School Today?  (…) Miek en Roel brachten in 1972 zelfs een elpee uit met alleen maar werk van de jarige van vandaag:  Miek en Roel zingen Tom Paxton. Sommige songs waren door Roel Van Bambost vertaald, andere door Miel Appelmans. Van die plaat zijn vooral Ik Geef Je De Morgen en Zij Is Ver Van Hier bekend. Eerder had het duo al vertalingen van Tom Paxton opgenomen voor de elpees Miek en Roel uit 1971 en Je Kan Nooit Weten, hun debuut uit 1967 met Roland Van Campenhout. Daar was Koop Een Geweer bij, het schampere Buy A Gun For Your Son over onverantwoord speelgoed en wapenwaanzin”.  Bron:

TOPIC: VOICE and VISION:  legendary and new voices of resistance on Topic Records

“Reconnecting with its roots in the Workers’ movement, Topic has collaborated with the General Federation of Trade Unions in ‘Voice & Vision’, a new double-CD set of songs of resistance, democracy and peace. This fabulous collection gathers together legendary Topic artists such as Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Norma Waterson, Pete Seeger, Louis Killen, Anne Briggs and Martin Carthy, alongside newer voices like Fran Morter and Adam Rees, Kiti Theobald, Jack Forbes, and 17-year old Piers Haslam. A collection of songs that form a history of dissent, collaboration and the collective drive for what is right and just, ‘Voice & Vision’ is a stunning set of music and words that speak across generations and boundaries of the basic human right to dignity.
“A triumphantly topical vision of solidarity….released by Topic Records and the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU), and both partners are to be congratulated for having the vision to reaffirm the power of song and the role that it has, does and will play in the fight for a better future.”  ★★★★★ The Morning Star” (Source:

Eric Burdon & The Animals: “New York 1963 – America 1968”

Eric Burdon & the Animals were nearing the end of their string, at least in the line-up in which they’d come into the world in late 1966, when they recorded Every One of Us in May of 1968, just after the release of their second album, The Twain Shall Meet. The group had seen some success, especially in America, with the singles “When I Was Young,” “San Franciscan Nights” and “Sky Pilot” over the previous 18 months, but had done considerably less well with their albums. Every One of Us lacked a hit single to help drive its sales, but it was still a good psychedelic blues album, filled with excellent musicianship by Burdon (lead vocals), Vic Briggs (guitar, bass), John Weider (guitar, celeste), Danny McCulloch (bass,12-string, vocals), and Barry Jenkins (drums, percussion), with new member Zoot Money (credited, for contractual reasons, as George Bruno) on keyboards and vocals. (…) And then there is “New York 1963 — America 1968,” an 18-minute conceptual track with a centre spoken word section featuring not a group member, but a black engineer named Cliff, who recalls his experience as a fighter pilot during World War II, and tells of poverty then and now. (…) In fairness, it must also be said that Burdon’s mixing of politics and music, social criticism and art, however inappropriate as pop music for a mass audience, was out in front of most of the competition during this period, in terms of boldness and reach, if not grasp. (Source: Bruce Eder on


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.



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