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"Rockin' the Wall" (film by LS) to Premiere at March on D.C.
self ^ | 7/25/2010 | LS

Posted on 07/25/2010 5:16:28 AM PDT by LS

Our documentary film, "Rockin' the Wall," how rock ripped the Iron Curtain, will premiere in Washington, D.C. at the "March on DC" sponsored by the Tea Party and other affiliated movements, Thursday September 9, 7:00 (and there will be a matinee on Friday, September 10, 1:00) at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel. I will briefly introduce both showings, and will have a short speaking spot at the Mall on September 11.

The film features interviews with 60s-70s rock and rollers from both sides of the Iron Curtain, particularly those who played near or behind the Iron Curtain, including members of the Doors, Vanilla Fudge, Quiet Riot, Yellowjackets, Mother's Finest, Hungarian star rocker and student leader Leslie Mandoki, legendary record producer Shadow Morton ("Inna-Gadda-Da-Vita," the "Shangri-las"), plus "witnesses" who lived under Soviet and European communism who discuss the power of music to keep their hopes alive and to subvert the system. We also have interviews with a historian who took a group of students there in 1986; with a Romanian black-market record dealer; a Hollywood score-writer; legal counsel for Voice of America in the Reagan Administration; and many, many others. The film has a powerful and rockin' soundtrack of original music and music of the day, including original new songs by Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Mother's Finest, and a young killer group called Mays Gone, as well as tunes you'll instantly recognize.

The trailer is available for viewing here: www.rockinthewall.com

and our sequel, already in pre-production, is "Other Walls to Fall" where we explore the penetration of rock into Korea, China, and Islamic countries.

As always, I'll also have books to sell and/or autograph.

If you can make the March on DC, please plan to attend one of the movie showings. It will be the event of the year. (Last year, "Generation Zero" was the premiered film, and it went viral).


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: coldwar; communism; music; rockinthewall

1 posted on 07/25/2010 5:16:30 AM PDT by LS
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To: LS

Good luck.


2 posted on 07/25/2010 5:25:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: LS
Link: Rockin' The Wall
3 posted on 07/25/2010 5:28:59 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LS
Sounds great! I have your book on American History (great, by the way! - A Patriot's History of the United States). Can't wait to buy this movie!
4 posted on 07/25/2010 5:43:59 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: LS

Wow, you’ve been busy.

One of my favorites was a little late to the scene but The Scorpions had a great song about the collapse of the iron curtain called “Wind of Change”

>>The wind of change blows straight
Into the face of time
Like a stormwind that will ring
The freedom bell for peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say<<


5 posted on 07/25/2010 5:48:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: LS

Way to go!


6 posted on 07/25/2010 5:50:52 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: LS
Oh, very cool!

plus "witnesses" who lived under Soviet and European communism who discuss the power of music to keep their hopes alive and to subvert the system.

That's going to be very interesting to hear -- all the best to you with this one, LS.

7 posted on 07/25/2010 5:52:12 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: LS

Rock ripped the wall? Bullshite.


8 posted on 07/25/2010 6:02:17 AM PDT by jla
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To: LS

I hope it’s a hit!


9 posted on 07/25/2010 6:11:47 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: jla; All

” Rock ripped the wall? Bullshite.”

Ah! Sunday morning cheer from the veritable cesspool of verbiage....

Go suck an egg.


10 posted on 07/25/2010 6:15:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: jla

Rock focused a lot of attention on the iron curtain from people who really held no political views. I held no real political views at the time but was very aware of the iron curtain and the oppresion it held.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 6:19:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: LS; trooprally; BufordP

Wish I could be there!


12 posted on 07/25/2010 6:22:27 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks. I saw some raw cuts a month ago, but my exec producer says it is so powerful it brings you to tears. The final scenes are terrific.


13 posted on 07/25/2010 7:26:47 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: jla

Always like how people dismiss things before they’ve ever read them or seen them.


14 posted on 07/25/2010 7:27:14 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: kristinn

Kristinn, can you circulate this in all your groups?


15 posted on 07/25/2010 7:27:41 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

I’ll be sure to get it out to the Glenn Beck TV threads.


16 posted on 07/25/2010 7:48:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: LS

There’s certainly a case to be made. Looking forward to this.


17 posted on 07/25/2010 7:52:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: LS

Sure.


18 posted on 07/25/2010 8:24:48 AM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: LS

“And away we go!” Good luck!!


19 posted on 07/25/2010 8:55:09 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: LS
Always like how people dismiss things before they’ve ever read them or seen them.

I've read extensively on the matter, as well as being fortunate to be living during the period. You can exaggerate all you wish but the fact is that three-chord repetition-leather pants wearing-rockers played (excuse the pun) no significant factor in the wall's collapse.
Thoughg I'm sure that you'll go on G. Beck's show and assert this, ignoring the actual reasons.

20 posted on 07/25/2010 9:09:57 AM PDT by jla
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To: LS; zimfam007

Glad this is finished, Larry!


21 posted on 07/25/2010 9:25:16 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: LS

“Inna-Gadda-Da-Vita” .. the long version lasted almost as long as the “Iron Curtain” did.

Good Luck!


22 posted on 07/25/2010 9:49:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: jla
Hmm. I think I've "read extensively" (on this particular subject, perhaps more than you?). I also was "living during the period." When you get testimony from Reagan-era appointees who worked on VOA who had actual CIA data about the impact of western music (a topic we mine in depth in the film---which you haven't seen) and similar evidence from Soviet and E. German bureaucrats, not to mention statements from Gorbachev to Leslie Mandoki that rock was critical (course, can't trust him, he's a commie), then you might think twice before calling it exaggeration.

Then again, you've not read the book nor seen the film. You just "know." I think that's sort of what the "global warming" people argue---they just "know."

23 posted on 07/25/2010 12:48:56 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

We’ve got an awful lot of armcahir commandos here who know nothing of what they speak...I was alive during that era and fascinated by the whole samizdat/black market movement and I remember reading over and over what our Rock N Roll were doing to win the hearts and minds of the oppressed.

I look forward to seeing this film, Larry!

See ya’,

Ed


24 posted on 07/25/2010 2:15:19 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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DC Chapter ping


25 posted on 07/25/2010 2:22:19 PM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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To: LS

bttt


26 posted on 07/25/2010 2:30:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: BufordP

Thanks for the ping.


27 posted on 07/25/2010 2:35:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: LS

... another brick in the wall...


28 posted on 07/25/2010 2:38:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: LS

Being familiar with many Polish acts from the 80s, I am very anxious to see this.


29 posted on 07/25/2010 2:39:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sir_Ed

Thanks. We couldn’t begin to include in the film all the people we interviewed. Alice Cooper’s producer said people came up to Alice with tears in their eyes thanking him for his music that, quote, “was our lifeline” during the 1980s. Very, very few of these people knew much-—if anything-—about Reagan or Thatcher or even the Pope, but they heard music through short waves, through Radio Free Europe and VOA, and through a massive underground smuggling culture.


30 posted on 07/25/2010 3:10:25 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Excellent! Rock on!

I was stationed in Augsburg, Germany when Pink Floyd played at the Berlin Wall.


31 posted on 07/25/2010 3:12:59 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: big'ol_freeper

LOL. Floyd would have had them all mellowed out and thinking their Kalashnikovs were giant flower-pods.


32 posted on 07/25/2010 3:56:52 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: BufordP

I saw LS on C-SPAN recently addressing the Eagle Forum. He did a great job. Looks like a great film.


33 posted on 07/25/2010 5:18:09 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: LS

Saw your Eagle Forum presentation on C-SPAN. Nice job, sir!


34 posted on 07/25/2010 5:21:10 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Bigg Red

Thanks. They didn’t give me much time and I forgot my “stick” with my images, so I had to wing it!


35 posted on 07/26/2010 4:15:21 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Well, if that was winging it you wang it masterfully. “Wang” is the past tense of “wing”, I suppose. :)


36 posted on 07/26/2010 12:13:14 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: LS

Bump!


37 posted on 07/28/2010 3:03:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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