Tuesday November 21, 2006: Tonight on WE'RE GONNA BE TIMELESS, our guest DJs will be Dave Somers and Mario Rivas...... Here's the briefing: "Soundtracks to Insurgencies"
As we've become cynics by the ruthless cunning and ironic commodification of revolutionary iconic imagery until the original gesture is rendered completely meaningless, we often need a return to the 'insurgent music' that unapologetically commands attention in its bold social message.
Tonight we will go directly to the source of insurgent artists of recent history that have invented, adapted or rediscovered a musical lexicon as a powerful cultural response to dangerous regimes or the excesses of capitalist imperialism. This music developed out of times of social upheaval and often directly by the people that experienced the brunt of it, this show will go to the founder of Inglan's political Dub, exiled artists of South America during respective military dictatorships and US funded dirty wars, to the most searingly political side of punk at the height of the the Reagan/Thatcher regime and America's neglected inner cities in its struggle for survival against the police state. You will hear from artists such as: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ruben Blades, Fela Kuti, Crass, the Pop Group, KRS-ONE and many more. This show will be brought to you in collaboration with guest DJs / SubComandantes Dave Somers and Mario Rivas. Tune In.
The revolution may still NOT be Televised, but it may now be on youtube (with the generous help and supervision of Google, Inc.)