rocking republic

Algy perched rather precariously on a sloping ledge beside a strange rock pool and peered into the murky depths. Today was a day of significant political activity in certain parts of what humans called the “western” world, and Algy was wondering what the outcomes might be. As he gazed at the tangled masses of seaweed overshadowed by hard, slippery rocks, he was reminded of a thought expressed by an ancient Greek human being, many, many years ago…

Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils - nor the human race, as I believe - and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day.

[Algy is quoting from Book V of Plato’s The Republic, written around 360 B.C.]

Love doesn’t lead to the Dark side. Passion can lead to rage and fear, and can be controlled… But passion is not the same thing as love. Controlling your passions while being in love, that’s what they should teach you to beware. But love itself will save you…not condemn you.
—  Jolee Bindo
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Rock On The Range (Day 3) @ Mapfre Stadium (Columbus, OH) on May 21, 2017

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Moving Holiday (1992 - 1994) [play]

Shoegazers from Czech Republic

Moving Holiday was a Czech shoegazer band founded in fall of 1992 by Tomáš Svašek (guitar, voice), Ondřej Faber (drums) and Honza Dědek (bass). Later came Vojtěch Probošt (bass, guitar). As main influences Svašek pointed out the music of Revolver, Chapterhouse, Ride, Boo Radleys or …xyz album by Moose.
More gigs with Nova Mob and czech bands Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa and Sebastians, appearance on TV.
Band has tried to send promos to MTV and contact labels in UK. Greg Ackell of Drop Nineteens is in touch with band and offered collaboration at debut release. Band is contacted by BMG. In October they played as support for Slowdive (after seven live gigs) with positive echo in musical reviews. At the end of year band hit 3rd position in journalist‘s survey focused on indie scene. The band split up before the release of their first album.

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Hayley Williams oramge hair at Rock For People, Czech Republic, july 2011

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