Sunday, January 31, 2010

Musical Interlude

Kasabian - Club Foot

This song is dedicated to Czech student Jan Palach, who committed suicide in political protest by self-immolation in January 1969.
Excerpt from Radio CZ article:

""Although Jan Palach is now just a symbol to most Czechs, Jiří Návrátil actually knew him personally. He remembers Palach as an idealistic young man who was an enthusiastic supporter of the Prague Spring and the idea of creating “socialism with a human face”, which the leaders of that era advocated.

“I have to say he was a very, fine, nice and intelligent young man. It was the beginning of 1968. We were all full of hope. That was naturally very naïve of us, because it is not possible to make a better communism. But this generation from the 1960s was of the opinion that it is possible to do something with this stupid idea.”

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