Imi amintesc clar prima din cele 3-4 intilniri tete-a-tete din viata mea cu Kirk: plecasem din Clujul studentesc pentru una din vizitele mele periodice la Bucale sau Temesvar, in 1990 (sau sa fi fost 1991?). La Bucale, vestile erau excitante! Ca orice s-a intimplat in anu ala dupa revolutie.
The 1990s was THE decade to be a Romanian rock band.
After the Communist regime was crushed and dictator Ceausescu executed in December 1989, a sense of exhilaration penetrated deep to the bone of each Romanian, in absolutely all domains of every day life: economy, social interaction, arts. Rock music included. Being a rock musician in the 1980s was a big deal, because under communists it was a symbol of the sought-after liberty. That liberty was there now.
Survolaj was a band based in the city of Timisoara, where the Revolution began in mid-December 1989. They were together from circa 1988, and already recognized locally and at the most important rock fest allowed under communists, Buzau Rock Fest.
Members of the band were in the streets during the Revolution, their life on the line.
I went to see Roger Waters’ world premiere of “The Wall 2014″ last night at the beautiful Elgin Theatre on Yonge Street in Toronto, not far from where the guy in front of me bought this original vinyl in 1979:
Read below a few impressions and listen to the whole Q&A session with Roger Waters in Toronto, Saturday 06 September 2014:
Trebuie ca fac ceva bine, din moment ce oameni minunati ma incredinteaza cu munculita lor, desavirsita cu migala de sclav, si in care isi pun sufletul la bataie.
Un prieten din Toronto mi-a trimis recent niste demo-uri cu trupa lui rock, bulversant de frumoase.
Altul, din Montreal, m-a rugat sa-i comentez primul film de lung metraj (un documentar), abia lansat.
Dora Lovejoy – o prietena draga, tot din Toronto (pe care o puteti asculta intr-o inregistrare din 2010 aici) – m-a luat ca din oala cind mi-a lasat recent in Inbox o poezie “proaspat scoasa de la presa”. N-am gustat placerea asta – de a fi aproape de un poet cind naste – de vreo 20 de ani.
If you can still place any belief in the notion that we know everything about the things that impact our daily lives, let’s think again. We know less and less about the food we eat, about the cars we drive, or about the houses we live in.
And, as ubiquitous as it may be, we know practically nothing about software, the lifeblood of our ever expanding computing universe.
The Staxx Brothers – the best brothers in entertainment since Blues Brothers – just launched (August 14, 2104 on YouTube) the first single of their next album. The single is titled “Black & Mild” and the album “Hot Chocolate”.
Of course, nowadays a new single is more than a single, it’s a story.