Een dag voor Now Rooz, de dag van het Nieuwe Licht, mazde´stisch nieuwjaar, gevierd door Koerden en in Iran en Afghanistan. Een dag ook voor de tweede verjaardag van de invasie van Irak.
Ooit zullen we misschien te horen krijgen of die dag moedwillig was uitgekozen door het Bushregime. In Nederland wordt de verjaardag van de invasie niet speciaal "gevierd" met een geplande grote demonstratie. Daarvoor wordt u naar Brussel verwezen.
Wij zullen zo veel mogelijk stilstaan bij deze dag door - jawel - vredesnummers ten gehore te brengen. Het origineel van War bijvoorbeeld. Maar Edwin Starr komt ook langs, op de plaat (we gedenken ook zijn tweede sterfverjaardag dezer dagen)...
Vaaghuyzen, Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 17, Amsterdam
Zaterdag 19 maart 16.00-20.00 uur
We had spread the text above (with a portrait of Edwin Starr) at a small scale around town and handed it out as a menu on Saturday. It was appreciated very much, and we got praise to a degree which makes me pinch myself: are we doing something right? Near-full house too!
1. Rockin' in the free world - Neil Young
2. We gotta have peace - Curtis Mayfield (the '80s version)
3. Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
4. Prince of peace - Galliano
5. Nuclear weapon - Tommy Cook & the Skatalites
6. One way - The Levellers
7. 19 - Paul Hardcastle
8. Rebel music - Rebel MC
9. March across the land - Linda Clifford
10. Girls - Moments & Whatnuts
11. Money don't matter tonight - Prince
12. Nana hey hey kiss him goodbye - Steam
13. Way out - The La's
Let's talk exit strategy...
14. Waiting for the great leap forward - Billy Bragg
15. Worlds apart - The Sinceros
16. Oooh I like it - The Creeps
17. Light my fire - The Doors
18. Jimmy Mack - Laura Nyro & Labelle
19. Shout and scream - Teddy Pendergrass
20. Just be good to me - SOS Band
21. Rescue me - Fontella Bass
22. Determination - The Ebonys
23. War - Edwin Starr
24. The happy organ - Dave 'Baby' Cortez
To put an omission to the Hammond orgy right.
25. Theme from 'Naked city' - Billy May Orch.
In commemoration of Tommy Vance.
26. All for you -Earl Vandyke Six
27. Your old stand by -Mary Wells
28. Think (about it) - Lyn Collins
29. Mr. Big Stuff - Lyn Collins & Walter Nita
30. Welcome - Steve Miller Band
31. The lonely soldier - Don Bryant
32. Simple song of freedom - Tim Hardin
33. Fearless heart - Steve Earle
34. Walking down Madison - Kirsty McColl
35. I ain't marching anymore -Phil Ochs
36. Save the children - Marvin Gaye
37. I can't make it alone - Lou Rawls
38. I can't get enough of you, baby - ? and the Mysterians
39. As long as the grass shall grow - Peter La Farge
40. The unknown soldier - The Doors
41. Political science - Randy Newman
42. Home is where the hatred is - Gil Scott-Heron
43. War- The Temptations
The original, as promised.
44. My sly Sadie - Paul Williams Set
45. Kejje nagaan - Het
46. Rock me again & again & again & again & again & again - Lyn Collins
47. Women's Lib - Lyn Collins
The somewhat embarassing fact that is was written by James Brown put aside for the occasion - commemorating Lyn C., who died March 13th.
48. We got to have peace - Curtis Mayfield
The original 1973 single
49. Let me down easy - Betty Lavette
When I played it on the radio for the first time twenty years ago I broke out in tears - fortunately I was alone in the intimacy of a late night self-op studio. Still difficult to keep up a stiff upper lip with this one. And by a horrible coincidence, it is played in Theo van Gogh's 0605 at the end of the movie with pictures of the burial of Pim Fortuijn. It turned out to be his own epitaph as well. A remarkable choice, Theo, requiescas in pace.
50. Si tu as besoin d'un ami -Richard Anthony
To this one I would say "choooon" - a cover of Julie Grant's Come to me, which brought the near-resident Frenchman of da house to the question: wat is dit?
51. La maison o¨ j'ai grandi - Franšoise Hardy
Awesome version of Adriano Celentano's/Verdelle Smith's 1966 San Remo entry
52. Walls come tumbling down - The Style Council
53. This may be the last time - The Nobody's
54. If you gotta make a fool of somebody - Maxine Brown
She is in the country at the moment, preparing for a concert - not even coming to Amsterdam...
55. This old heart of mine (is weak for you) - The Isley Brothers
After having couched-potatoed to the Fame Academy joining Red Nose Day for a week I had to play this one.
56. 634-5789 - Eddie Floyd
57. Got to get you off my mind - Solomon Burke
58. Blowin' in the wind - Sam Cooke
59. Christian's automobile - The Persuasions
60. Over and over - Thurston Harris
61. Give and take - Jimmy Cliff
62. Give peace a chance - The Everly Brothers
63. Simple song of freedom - Bobby Darin
64. The price of oil - Billy Bragg
65. Where have all the flowers gone - The Searchers
This one I thought a bit risquÚ - and to my surprise it led to jumping, thumbs up and "choooooon" - so I think we had brought the message across...
66. Al zamen -Kadhim al-Sahir
Iraqi singer - we were told later more music from 'that' part of the world would have been much appreciated. Next time...?
67. The James Bond Theme - John Barry Seven
After which we put on the album Tell us the truth and had a drink. It lasted until Jill Sobule War correspondent, then another jock took over.
Right back where we started from