Vaclav Havel R.I.P.!

sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,132 Posts
edited December 2011 in Strut Central
Give it up for the man! Very instrumental for freedom in Eastern Europe and a true music lover! Never forget!


  • RIP

  • minimini 858 Posts

  • leonleon 883 Posts

    A small cross-thread reference to the "what happened to NOT being...":

    "Zappa's influence in the prehistory leading up to this event is a bit of
    an enigma. Havel had long been a fan of Zappa's music and even credited
    his music as part of the inspiration for the anti-communist revolution. A
    Czech group, "The Plastic People of the Universe," became an underground
    sensation and the group was thrown behind bars for disturbing the peace.
    Under Russian rule, many kinds of music were banned outright. The music
    of Frank Zappa and the Velvet Underground were specifically blacklisted,
    and hence held a special signifigance both to the government and the
    revolutionary underground as representing freedom and independent
    thinking. Zappa was stigmatized into a kind of revolutionary hero,
    without him even knowing it."

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  • trzakhstantrzakhstan IA 198 Posts
    I remember when he came to Cedar Rapids. I wasn't there but I remember it.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
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