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Friday, 26 December 2014

GONG - I SEE YOU

Revolution, the new book by British comedian-turned activist Russell Brand, covers a lot of ground that will be familiar to committed activists. What might be more surprising is his pushing of the power of meditation to bring about change, as he urges people worldwide to tune into the oneness that unites all humanity. A similar sentiment could be found on I See You, the new album by psychedelic rock veterans Gong. "This Revolution" opined: "This revolution will not sit on your hard drive, or be seen on CCTV, or viewed on MTV. This revolution cannot be identified, located, imprisoned or locked up.

This revolution will replace all those greedy capitalists who so fucked up. This revolution is from the source of our own thinking, our stories, our dreams, our poetry. This revolution has already begun - inside us, invisibly, invincibly, irrevocably." The band's sole founding member, Australian Daevid Allen, took part in the Paris Uprising of 1968, the spirit of which resurfaced on the album in the song "Occupy". Sadly, Gong said the album might also be Allen's swansong, as he is battling illness. Let's hope he makes it to 2017, which would mark the band's half-century. http://bit.ly/13eVbcz
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