Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Songs of Repression and Freedom [2015-10], March 16, 17 and 18)
Songs of Repression and Freedom: Roy Bailey, Children of the Morning, CSN&Y, The New Inspiration, Phil Ochs, etc. *
MONDAY 16:00 – 20:00 hrs
1600 hrs New show: Songs of Repression and Freedom * 1700 hrs The World is My Country: Pacifist Poetry and Song * 180 hrs: Easy Rider: the soundtrack and more * 1900 hrs: Eric Andersen, Rod McKuen, Charles Ducal * Show ends at 20:00 hrs.
TUESDAY 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
12:00 hrs: New show: Songs of Repression and Freedom * 13:00 hrs The World is My Country: Pacifist Poetry and Song * 1400 hrs: Easy Rider: the soundtrack and more * 1500 hrs: Eric Andersen, Rod McKuen, Charles Ducal **
TUESDAY 16:00 – 20:00 hrs: see Monday
WEDNESDAY:1200 – 16:00 hrs: see Tuesday
FIRST HOUR (NEW) * EERSTE UUR (NIEUW)
Monday 1600 hrs * Tuesday 1200 and 1600 hrs * Wednesday 1200 hrs
SONGS OF REPRESSION AND FREEDOM with THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY ** 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 reads: “Reproduction of Repression” (From “Dialectics of Liberation) ** THE SUBTERRANEANS: Psycho-brainwashing blues **
ROY BAILEY: Freedom, Peacefully, LP, side B
2 SECOND HOUR * TWEEDE UUR
Monday 1700 hrs * Tuesday 1300 and 1700 hrs * Wednesday 1300 hrs
THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY: PACIFISM and WWI, pt. 1
Excerpts from the poetry evening at The Poetry Café, London, 28 November 2014:.
Fourth Friday is a poetry and music event held at the Poetry Cafe , London, on the fourth Friday of every month (except August and December). The event features booked poets, singers, songwriters and musicians, known and not so known, as well as voices from the floor. Fourth Friday is hosted by Hylda Sims. Hylda is a poet, novelist and songwriter with a track record for organizing live poetry and music events at the Poetry Cafe and elsewhere. Fourth Friday is in its tenth successful year.
On 28 November 2014, the evening’s theme was World War I and Pacifism.
In part one, Radio 68 presents:
Jenny Lewis, Hylda Sims, Dan Kennedy;
floor poets Angela Kirby, Jenny Johnson, The Bard of Solace & Eve Pearce;
Emily Johns, co-editor of Peace News;
live music by Leon Rosselson.
Additional anti-war songs are by Graham Nash (WW1), David Ferrard (Russia-Chechnya) and Children of the Morning (Vietnam).
Part 2 will feature Jenny Lewis, Adnan Al-Sayegh, Alan Brownjohn, Dan Kennedy, Leon Rosselson + floor poets Eddy Bonte, Alfred Todd, and more. Music: Leon Rosselson
3 DERDE UUR * THIRD HOUR
Monday 1800 hrs * Tuesday 1400 and 1800 hrs * Wednesday 1400 hrs.
RADIO 68 SAYS: 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 road 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. SEE VIDEO LINK below
RADIO 68 PLAYS
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)
RADIO 68 SHOWS
VIDEO: END OF “EASY RIDER” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjYAEtO-Ohk
RADIO 68 REMEMBERS: 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.
Billy: Well, it don’t make ’em runnin’ scared.
George Hanson: No, it makes ’em dangerous. Buh, neh! Neh! Neh! Neh! Swamp!
“This film should be shown in every American History class in the United States. It not only showed the beauty of the country of which we reside, but it also spoke about the people that reside in it. You know the old saying, ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people’, well after watching this film, it is a very true statement. We are afraid of what is different. We are a culture that is afraid of change, yet seek it so badly. We are a society of hypocrites, androids, and ignorants. We thrive on the fact that we are the best country in the world, yet somebody shows any disassociation of routine, we are the first to question and get angry. I would dare say that we have moved so far from the 60s that I cannot see why our parents do not cry every day. Their generations was a free-spirited, mind challenging culture that explored all possibilities no matter the cost. The experience was all they needed as a reward.
Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064276/reviews (2004)
4 FOURTH HOUR * VIERDE UUR
Monday 1900 hrs * Tuesday 1500 and 1900 hrs * Wednesday 1500 hrs.
ERIC ANDERSEN: BEAT AVENUE
“The 26-minute title track (Beat Avenue) is, in Eric’s words, “part of an ongoing personal ritual of trying to break and burst the borders of the usual safe singer-songwriting approaches.” The song, which Eric has worked on for the past fifteen years, is a hypnotic, cinematic account of a watershed day in world history – November 22, 1963. Combining spoken and half-sung vocals, programmed musical atmospherics, and real instruments, “Beat Avenue” recounts the day, night and immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination as experienced by the then-20-year-old Andersen, who had hitchhiked to San Francisco to meet and mingle with his Beat Movement heroes.”
Lyrics excerpt © Eric Andersen:
So I headed for the Haight
for a poetry read that night
went up with my singin poet friend
David Meltzer and his wife, Tina,
David was a moonlight City Light book clerk
and was heard to say-
the mystery is the ordinary
and the ordinary
is the mystery
and there ain’t no such thing
climbed those creaky stairs
and sat in blackened room
dull light strung over little stage
Allen Ginsberg just returned
from Buddha’s jukebox
Calcutta and Saigon
he’dd been diamond sutra’d
Banged and cocked
now he was on Columbus Ave.
swathed in smilin white
but tonight the air was sick and bruised
he was dressed in black (…)
END OF SHOW SHOW LASTS FOUR HOURS * EINDE VAN DE UITZENDING + DE UITZENDING DUURT VIER UUR