Compact archive August 19, 2008

IGGY & THE STOOGES in Prague

The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 to 1974, then reformed in 2003. The Stooges are often regarded as hugely influential in alternative rock, heavy metal and, especially, punk rock. Singer Iggy Pop and his often-outrageous onstage performances were often the main focus of attention.

Iggy Pop is an American rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. Although he has had only limited commercial success, Iggy Pop is considered an innovator of punk rock, garage rock, and other related styles. He is sometimes referred to by the nicknames “the Godfather of Punk” and “the Rock Iguana”, and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers.

Pop has had varying degrees of success in the course of his subsequent solo career. His best-known solo songs include “Lust for Life”, “I’m Bored”, “Real Wild Child”, the Top 40 hit “Candy” (with vocalist Kate Pierson of The B-52’s) and “The Passenger”.

Prague, AC Sparta Arena in Holesovice, 20th September 2007, Tickets at Ticketportal 700-1350 czk.

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The Emmons Family offered their story to Hollywood

The incredible story with a sorrowful ending, which experienced Katerina and Matt Emmons on the Olympics is now possible to be bought and filmed. First, happiness after Katerina gained two medals, than a shock and deja vu feeling. Newspapers first wrote about their lovestory, than about their story of sadness. Two completely different approaches during a few days.

Four years ago, Emmons sit at the commentor’s post and witnessed Matt hitting the other target on he left in the last shoot of 3×40, which meant he lost certain gold. At that time, they probably fell in love. Four years later in Peking she sit again on the commentator’s post and watched Matt, this time her husband, in the moment he hit his target though, but completely out of the middle, to the 4,4 mark, by which he lost certain gold again.

Vaclav Klaus was Complimented by Russia for his Critique of Georgia

The reason why I didn’t inform you about Vaclav Klaus support for the invading Russia was I am really ashamed and I hoped I could forget his quotes as fast as possible. Unfortunately, we live the reality where Klaus uses anything that media writes about for his own promotion simply by always standing at the opposite side than reason would suggest. Global warming? Klaus says it’s a nonsense. Passive smoking? According to Klaus it doesn’t harm anyone. The Internationally celebrated design of Czech National Library? Klaus did whatever he could to prevent it from building. And now, when the whole Czech nation pities the Georgia people for being in the same situation as we were in 1968 when Russia invaded us, Klaus thinks the Russians did the right thing.

According to Klaus, “…the responsibility of Georgia is unexceptionable and fatal.” Simply, he ignored Russian share on the conflict. Russian diplomats are pleased, “According to our opinion Klaus assess the situation objectively, however we do not agree with the stance of the Czech government” said the speaker of Russian embassy Fedorov for MF Dnes. It is the Czech government, who chose the side the rest of the free world is at – e.g. our foreign minister said Russia is responsible together with Georgia for the conflict. The vice-prime minister for European matters Vondra commented that Russia attempts to destabilize situation in Georgia since the 90’s. The ex-Foreign Minister Svoboda said for MF Dnes “I don’t think Georgia president is guilty and that Georgian actions are not possible to be put at the same level as Russian actions.” Positive critiques to Klaus statement came from Cuba as well.

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This Thursday is the USSR Occupation Anniversary

The notorious occupation, which pushed our development 20 years backwards and destroyed countless lives has its sad anniversary this Thursday 21st August. The day will be recommended within the 1968 Invasion Open-Air Exhibition at the Wenceslas Square – there is even an ancient USSR army tank prepared. What is it going to do? To drive to the Wenceslas Square, where it is to symbolically shoot at the building of the National Museum.

There is going to be a lot of other events, like the motion Auto*Mat bicycle ride through the city. They want to remind the courage of Prague citizens, who, 40 years ago, went to the streets to protest against the Warsaw pact forces (the picture by Koudelka above shows one demonstrator even riding on the tank). The path of the cyclo ride goes through places, “…where the Soviet occupants killed innocent civilians” said the organizer Michal Krivohlavek. They start from Jiriho z Podebrad at 6 pm.

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Prepare for traffic collapse in Prague this weekend

This weekend better take a walk. The Lanový most (Rope Bridge) which is an essential part of the Jizni Spojka which forms a southern by-pass road will be closed in both directions on Thursday 21st August on 11 pm. The cars should not return at it until Sunday-Monday night of 25th August.

All the complications started from the moved console. A regular check of the bridge, which daily carries about 100 000 cars, discovered the bridge has moved of about 5 cm. The repairing company shuts the traffic at the bridge, it will go through Svehlova and Prumyslova street.

Jizni spojka is a part of Prague beltway, which has been build for more than 20 years now.