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A detailed documentary chronicling the 40-year history of John Lydon’s band, Public Image Limited, makes its debut in North American theaters this evening (although there was an advance screening last night, with Lydon in attendance).
And next month, PiL will hit the road in North America—full tour dates are available on the official website.
On 14 September 2018, Sony Music will release “Planet Jarre”, a collection celebrating the career of electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. Featuring 41 tracks curated, remastered, and ‘retouched’ by Jarre himself, “Planet Jarre” is organized in four playlists: Soundscapes, Themes, Sequences, and Explorations & Early Works.
“Planet Jarre” is available on standard CD, deluxe CD, vinyl, and a box set that includes the deluxe CD, cassettes, and a download card featuring 12 tracks mixed in 5.1 surround sound.
A series of short videos was produced to promote the release:
To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised against injustice, ignorance, and lust, the inquisition yet would serve the law, and guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who dare, must speak and speak again to right the wrongs of many. Speech, thank God, no vested power in this great day and land can gag or throttle.
Press and voice may cry loud disapproval of existing ills; may criticize oppression and condemn the lawlessness of wealth-protecting laws that let the children and child bearers toil to purchase ease for idle millionaires.
Therefore I do protest against the boast of independence in this mighty land.
Call no chain strong, which holds one rusted link.
Call no land free, that holds one fettered slave.
Until the manacled slim wrists of babes are loosed to toss in childish sport and glee, until the mother bears no burden, save the precious one beneath her heart, until God’s soil is rescued from the clutch of greed and given back to labor, let no man call this the land of freedom.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Poems Of Problems, 1914
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
SWITCH OFF. WAKE UP. FIGHT BACK.