Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn vrij: Rattle the Chains / We’ll Never Turn Back * Mon. 25, Tue. 26 & Wed. 27 May [2015-20]

James J. Turner:

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new EP ** Mavis Staples: We’ll Never Turn Back

SCHEDULE & PLAY-LIST
MONDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET ; TUESDAYS 16:00 > 20:00 hrs CET; WEDESDAYS 12:00 > 16:00 hrs CET

MONDAYS: 16:00 hrs, TUESDAYS  12:00 and 16:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 12:00 hrs
NEW: MAVIS STAPLES: WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK  **  JAMES J. TURNER: new EP

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

MONDAYS: 18:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 14:00 and 18:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 14:00 hrs
FOUR DEAD IN OHIO

MONDAYS: 19:00 hrs, TUESDAYS 15:00 and 19:00 hrs, WEDNESDAYS 15:00 hrs
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

JAMES J. TURNER: RATTLING THE CHAINS & MAVIS STAPLES: WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK

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JAMES J. TURNER: RATTLE THE CHAINS
Liverpudlian singer-songwriter James J. Turner  has just released a new EP, comprising four new songs that are not available on any other release and won’t be on his forthcoming album either… .
As usual, his songs are in the folk-rock genre with a heavy emphasis on the lyrics – and rightly so, since Turner is a committed singer. “Rattling the Chains”  and “Heaven’s Inside You” almost speak for themselves, though I suggest you go and have a look at the Lyrics section of his website.

Radio 68 plays the entire EP, plus his 2014 single “Warching You”.

From www.jamesjturner.com:
James’s music also attracts many fans from the Pagan communities. In recent years James has deliberated to consciously follow a Druidic – Bardic path; he is a member of OBOD, who are the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. James’s music is therefore imbued with his empathy for the human struggle, complex spiritual landscapes, plus a deep concern for the environment, and as a result his music is regularly included on Pagan radio playlists and enjoyed by people of all spiritual faiths”.

Chorus from Rattle the Chains:
They oil the wheels so they can keep on spinning
They make the deals so they can keep on winning
Broken hearts and utopian dreams, all torn apart by self-serving schemes
A childhood spent trying to survive, steeped in horror but still alive
A boy aged five digs for food in the dirt, fully aware that no-one cares

WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK: MAVIS STAPLES
We’ll Never Turn Back, focuses on another kind of hope: the hope that the men and women who engaged in the civil rights struggles of the early ’60s brought to a hostile America and changed its laws — and some of its attitudes, but not nearly enough — forever. Staples has enlisted the help of the original vocalists of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Community, who were called the SNCC Freedom Singers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (no strangers to the struggle for basic human rights) in a couple of places (…) Source: http://www.allmusic.com/album/well-never-turn-back-mw0000478319

GUITAR ARMY
John Sinclair; author, poet, and activist, spent the sixties embracing the ideal of love and peace, and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. He was a jazz poet, founder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and manager of the MC5. With the release of the first MC5 album also came the declaration they had formed the White Panther Party, in support of the Black Panther Party and in opposition to the U.S. Government. The rerelease of his book Guitar Army”  came with a cd feat. MC5, John Sinclair, Allen Ginsberg, Up, excerpts from meetings and discussions of the White Panther Party, Bobby Seale, etc.

FOUR DEAD IN OHIO
CSN&Y Ohio b/w Cost of Freedom, American Dream, Military Madness * Buzzsaw LIP tv yv 45 yrs ago *  ROD STEWART: Street FIghting Man * ROLLING STONES: Street FIghting Man (Ya-Ya’s Out) * STEPPENOLF: Draft Register * THUNDERCLAP  NEWMAN: Something in the Air LP version * Anti Vietnam Montage * TOM PAXTON: Lyndon Johnson Told A Nation *  P.F. SLOAN: Eve of Destruction * THE MONKS: Monk Time * THE FUGS: Kill For PEace * GRAHAM NASH: Chicago * CNN TV 30th anniversary  pt1 *

Kent State University, Ohio, 4 May 1070: 67 bullets fired in 13 seconds killed four and wouded 9 students

De soldaten draaien zich 180° om en vuren zonder verwittiging in de menige studenten. Vier sterven ter plaatse, negen anderen worden gewond – waarvan één levenslang verlamd blijft. Kent State University,  4 mei, 45 jaar geleden. De dagen daarna zwelt het protest tegen de oorlog in Vietnam nog sterker aan en gaan de meeste universiteitscampussen dicht. Enkele weken later, vatten Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hun ongeloof en woede over deze moordpartij samen in het beklevende nummer “Ohio”. Als toppunt van cynisme, weigerden veel Amerikaanse AM-radiostations het nummer te draaien.

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

(written by Neil Young, fully copyrighted, reproduced for informatuon purposes)

Engraved on a plaque near the sidewalk north of the memorial are the names of the four students killed and nine wounded on May 4, 1970. The plaque reads, <b>”In loving memory of: Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder. Respectfully remembered: Alan Canfora, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Dean Kahler (paralyzed for life), Joseph Lewis, Donald McKenzie, James Russell, Robert Stamps and Douglas Wrentmore.”

Mijn column in De Wereld Morgen:
http://community.dewereldmorgen.be/blog/eddybonte/2015/05/12/hell-no-we-wont-go

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

PETER LAFARGE: The Ballad of Ira Hayes, Drums, White Girl, I’m An Indian (WAR PATH) ** JOHNNY CASH: Apache Tears, Vanishing Race (BITTER TEARS) ** COCHISE: Die Indianer sind noch fern ** THE FEARSOME BRAVE: Shamanic Chant no. 5; Yeha Noha ** GENE McDANIELS: Parasite, for Buffy (Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse) ** BUFFY ST. MARIE: interview, Indian Cowboy, Now the Buffalo’s Gone, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Up Where We Belong) ** JOHN TRUDELL: Religious vs Spiritual **

By the end of the 19th century, most North American peoples and tribes had been wiped out: their culture destroyed, their land confiscated, their environment industrialised. They were the Bad Guys. Anyone who has ever played cowboy and Indian knows the Indian must loose. Later, they were  confined to reservations. In the 60s, singer-songwriter Peter La Farge – of Indian descent –  reminded us of this forgotten homicide.
“During the early and mid-’60s, Peter La Farge occupied a special niche in contemporary folk music as the first politically aware Native American to attract serious attention. He was dead before the age of 34, but managed to make a vital and unique contribution to the early-’60s folk revival. It was around this same time that La Farge began concentrating more on music as well, especially song-writing, and he found his way to the folk music community in Greenwich Village. He was spending time with the likes of the young Bob Dyan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Van Ronk and veteran political minstrel Pete Seeger. He  was unusual — a Native American in the beat Mecca of lower Manhattan — and his songs were welcomed for the power of his words and his message”. (Source: www.artistdirect.com)
Radio 68 plays La Farge, Johnny Cash (whose album “Bitter Tears” is in defence of the Native Americans and features many of La Farge’s songs), Buffy Sainte-Marie (of Indian descent as well), Gene McDaniels, German band Cochise. Interviews with Buffy Sainte-Marie and John Trudell.

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