Radio Free Amsterdam at The Dolphins

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Trip End Jun 22, 2006

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Monday, March 20, 2006

It's a very pleasant mid-March Monday morning in Amsterdam and I've been listening to the new Radio Free Amsterdam shows Henk Botwinik posted last night:

[1] The new episode (#78) of the John Sinclair Radio Show recorded yesterday at The Dolphins;

[2] The first episode of Alternative Amsterdam, recorded last Tuesday night at the New Beatnix Generation show at de Kring with Henk at the controls and Sascha hosting.

[3] Episode #17 of ImageMakers hosted by Paul Resnick at the New Beatnix Generation art show opening at Galerie Chiellerie on Friday, March 17th. Here is the information on the opening:

Chiellerie Gallery, Raamgracht 58
1011 KK Amsterdam + 31 (0) 20 320 9448
HOURS: Tue - Sun 14.00 - 18.00
OPENINGS Fridays 17.00 - 22.00 hrs


Aanstaande vrijdag 17 Maart wordt in de Chiellerie AMRO-CON ('Amsterdam -Rotterdam Connected') gepresenteert AMRO-CON is een initiatief van de New Beatnix Generation ( De makers van Elf, LFTFLD en Tablet) uit Amsterdam en het Rotterdamse Stereo Collectief .De bedoeling is om regelmatig Culturele evenementen te organiseren in Amsterdam en Rotterdam waarbij kunstenaars uit deze beide steden samen werken.Aan de presentatie wordt door een groot aantal kunstenaars meegewerkt uit Amsterdam zijn dit Abner Preis, Dennis van Doorn, John Studulski, Robert Duyf ,Emile de Cock, Jaap Bosman , Tijl Akkermans . De Rotterdam kunstenaars waarvan werk is te zien zijn : Tijmen Visser, Tjalling Visser, Maurice Verburgh , Dutch Dolls, Arjen de jong, Ingrid de Lugt ,en het vormgevers Collectief Transister .Verder zijn er optredens van de Oops -a-Daisies,Color of Sin, Peter de Groot (Krakatau), en een aantal door MC Alvredex gerselecteerde Amsterdamse Dichters.Uiteraard zullen er ook weer verscheidene Side acts zijn, Zoals Jee Wee de Silent Dj met zijn Oesterbar.

Will Dawson and I also recorded an episode of the John Sinclair Show as a "Joint Production" with the "Porcupine" show hosted by a character named Matthieu at the studios of DFM (Dutch Free Media, or, DeForMation) on the Kinkerstraat last Wednesday night, but we're still waiting for Matthieu to turn over a copy of the recording so we can post it on our site.

Now that Adam Brook has decided to stay in Holland another week, he's going to work as Executive Producer of my show and try to sell a few episodes before he leaves so Henk and I can look forward to dining with some regularity.

If there's anyone reading this who'd like to sponsor some programming on Radio Free Amsterdam, let me know and we'll hook it up. Our basic sponsorship rate is 200 euros for one program, 2 shows for 300, 3 for 400 or 4 (one a week for a month) for 500 euros. We're going to try to sign up a number of weekly shows from a variety of venues and continue to expand our podcast programming at Sponsors will be named frequently on each show and may post the program on their own websites as well.

Since my website where I usually post the program description and playlist is still down, I'm going to paste in #78 right here and you can listen to the show at or, better yet, subscribe to our podcast there and you'll get the program delivered to your hard drive every Monday from now on.

John Sinclair Radio Show #78
at The Dolphins, Amsterdam
Sunday, March 19, 2006 @ 6:30 - 7:30 pm [20-0608]

For our first Amsterdam show of the Spring and our first broadcast from my new home, The Dolphins, at Kerkstraat 39 just off the Leidseplein, Henk Botwinik was back at the controls and Adam Brook served as Executive Producer and principal guest, joining the Mexico City photographer Oscar Fuentes and music from Dr. John & the Lower 911, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Deacon John, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Louis Armstrong, Ingrid Lucia, the Forgotten Souls Brass Band, Bob Dylan, and the Clarksdale Blues Scholars, plus a 'live' reading of my poem for the late great Stevenson Palfi titled "my melancholy baby."

Listen to the show (.mp3)

Playlist #78

[01] Opening Music: Dr. John & the Lower 911: Wade
[02] John Sinclair Intro, Opening Comments with Adam Brook & Opening Tokes
[03] Kermit Ruffins: Drop Me Off in New Orleans
[04] Deacon John: Going Back to New Orleans
[05] Comments & Conversation with Adam Brook
[06] Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton: I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
[07] Louis Armstrong: Black and Blue
[08] John Sinclair: my melancholy baby ('live')
[09] Conversation with photographer Oscar Fuentes
[10] Ingrid Lucia: Hello Sunshine
[11] Forgotten Souls Brass Band: It Ain't My Fault
[12] Comments & Conversation with Adam Brook
[13] Bob Dylan: Pledging My Time
[14] Closing Comments & Outro
[15] Closing Music: John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Louisiana Blues

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & Engineered by Henk Botwinik at The Dolphins, Amsterdam
Executive Producer: Adam Brook
Special thanks to Jaimi, Radouane & the staff of The Dolphins

(P) 2006 John Sinclair. All Rights Reserved.

Podcasted @ on March 20, 2006

Here is the text of the memorial poem for Stevenson Palfi from the recording made on the radio show last night that'll be played at the memorial gathering for Stevenson in New Orleans this coming Saturday:

from thelonious: a book of monk


"my melancholy baby"

for stevenson palfi

in the awful aftermath
of hurricane katrina,
amid the wreckage
of his city,

his neighborhood,
his home,
his painstaking work
& his life itself,

looking forward to nothing
but increasing pain
& suffering beyond measure
as far as he could see,

the relentless public indifference
to the fruits of his labors,
the bitter impossibility
of completing his allen toussaint film

already 15 years in the making,
songwriter: unknown,
pieced together in fits
& starts, when he could wheedle

enough bread for a shoot
or get a print made
or edit something together
so he could see it-money

he had to beg for
from people at arts agencies
who couldn't stand him
& tried to ruin his life,

or people who dug his work
but never gave him enough cash
to make it all happen
the way it was supposed to,

this beautiful cat
with a big heart
& huge imagination, & a mind
that never stopped working,

the creator of "piano players
rarely ever play together"
starring professor longhair
& tuts washington

& the great toussaint,
documenter of emmanuel sayles
& papa john creach
& jabbo "junebug" jones,

employer of my daughter celia
& treasured friend & accomplice
ever since that day in 1982
when me & harry duncans

banged on his front door
on banks street
& begged him
to let us see "piano players"

& he showed it to us-
& that's the way i'll re-
member him, a guy who gave
& gave of what he had,

smiling through the pain
that wracked his body
& his heart, in love
with his work

& his daughter nell
& the music we love-
always & forever,
brother stevenson palfi,

always in love with the music

--st. philip street
new orleans
december 30, 2005 /
february 22, 2006

(C) 2006 john sinclair. all rights reserved.
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