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Volume 7 / 2004-2005


Index of volume 7
  Autumn 2004
English Exploitation films in the severe style (december 2004). In his Dead Trilogy, director George A. Romero revived the Zombies as a gruesome image, looking back at us from the mirror of our times. Here, Marco Maurizi analyses this image from an Adornian perspective.
  Summer 2004
English Locating Louis Simão in the Toronto Latin Music community (september 2004). Ontario hosts an active Latin Music scene. In this urban setting, authenticity clearly is at play. However, just as their audiences, the artists involved don't seem to care much for what constitutes authentic Latin music. Instead they are pushing the boundaries by focusing on the intertextuality of the music and the sonic gesture of the performance. In an ethnographic dialog with musicians like Louis Simão, David French and Rich Greenspoon, Andrew Scott looks deeper into this matter.
English Channel surfing: watching little, seeing lots (september 2004). Channel-surfing, so many have argued, enables the viewer to escape the incessant pressures of advertising and commercialism. On Thursday, January 23, 2003, Robert Nellis sat down during lunch hour with his channel-changer at hand to surf all the available television channels while taking notes on his laptop. The result is this research note which arrives at the opposite conclusion. The "channel-surfing text," Nellis shows, still remains amenable to the modernist concern of commercialization.
English Radio Caroline's future perspectives (august 2004). All in all, we now have published twenty-four chapters of the wet and wild history of Radio Caroline. They have shown that the offshore radio station surely has a rich past. But, does the station also have a future? In this final chapter Hans Knot doubts Caroline's future perspectives as the station's manager Peter Moore now openly starts asking the listeners for money to keep the station in the air.
Dutch Vroege elektronische muziek (august 2004). De elektronische muziek is inmiddels diep doorgedrongen in de hitparade, maar slechts weinig mensen weten waar het aanvankelijk ooit begon: in het Philips Natlab in Eindhoven waar Dick Raaijmakers en Ton Dissevelt hun eerste elektronische composities in elkaar zetten. Die vergeten geschiedenis wordt nu in volle glorie blootgelegd op de de 4CD-box Popular Electronics. Early Dutch electronic music from Philips Research Laboratories, 1956-1963 van Kees Tazelaar. Jelle Boonstra geeft blijk van zijn waardering in deze enthousiaste bespreking.
English The making of the young Paul Alexander (august 2004). In the late Spring of 1973 two stations, both calling themselves Radio Caroline, were airing their programmes: one in the English language with a Top-40 format, the other in Dutch with an easy-listening format. In those days, Hans Knot frequented the MV Mi Amigo and the Caroline offices at the Van Hoogendorpstraat and befriended many of the people working at these centres of radio-activity. Among them was a young lad by the name of Paul Alexander, or rather Paul Alexander Rusling, who desperately wanted to go out to the ship. Now over thirty years later, he wrote down his memories of those days.
English Reading photographs (july 2004). Photographs are never clear by themselves. In some way or another, they are only the shattered fragments of the broken mirror of reality and, as they show us their images, we are forced to reconstruct their meaning. Hans Durrer here reflects on the question of how to read photographs.
English In memory of Tony Allan (1949-2004) (july 2004). Anthony J. Smith, better known as Tony Allan, worked as a deejay for offshore stations as Radio Scotland, Radio Northsea International, the Voice of Peace, Radio Seagull and Radio Caroline. For some years now he had been suffering from throat cancer and he died on July, 9, 2004 at the age of 54. Hans Knot wrote this obituary.
Dutch In memoriam Tony Allan (1949-2004) (july 2004). Op 9 juli 2004 overleed Anthony J. Smith, beter bekend als Tony Allan. Allan begon zijn loopbaan als deejay als 17-jarige voor Radio Scotland en verwierf later grote bekendheid met zijn werk voor offshore-radiostations als Radio Northsea International, de Voice of Peace, Radio Seagull en Radio Caroline. Hans Knot herdenkt de sympathieke en eigenzinnig deejay.
English Listening to Radio Caroline (july 2004). When we started our series to commemorate the forty years of Radio Caroline, we asked the readers to write down their memories of the station in just a few lines. There proved to be a lot of people, cultivating little gems of the station's history. On this page Hans Knot presents a few exemplary ones.
English The dreams and doings of Allan Crawford (july 2004). During his research for his recent book on Radio North, Bob Preedy spoke to many people who wished to see a proper recognition of Allan Crawford's contribution to the story of UK offshore radio. Responding to these questions, the author here offers us some known and some unknown facts out of Allan Crawford's biography. This story was published earlier on in the Offshore Echos Magazine, 2004, but, thanks to its Editor Chris Edwards, now also is available as part of our series on the wet and wild history of Radio Caroline.
English Three men on a radio ship (july 2004). On 19th November 1991 storms built up across Europe and by the early hours of the next morning force ten storms were battering the Ross Revenge, and eventually the main anchoring system broke. In the early hours of November 20, 1991, the radio ship grounded on the Goodwin Sands. The next day the tug Dextrous managed to get lines on the ship and towed it back to the Eastern Docks at Dover, where repair work was carried out. Stuart Dobson was there and tells us all about this dangerous adventure.
English The Ross Revenge revisited (july 2004). At Eastern, 2004, forty years had passed since Radio Caroline's first transmissions from the MV Fredericia. To celebrate the occasion, John Patrick of the Caroline Organisation invited a lot of people for a festive party in the Riga Bar in Southend on Sea. Ad Roberts accepted the invitation and here tells about his trip to England.
English Dealing with the "Radio Caroline Dis-organisation" (july 2004). This chapter of our series on the Wet and Wild History of Radio Caroline has been written by Phil Mitchell, who not only worked for Radio Caroline on the MV Mi Amigo, but also did a lot of experience on land based pirate stations; not forgetting in international waters off the Israeli coast on the famous Voice of Peace, which was set up in the late 1960s from a former Groningen coaster, called the MV Cito by Peace-fighter Abe Nathan.
English Eighty pints of Birthday Beer (july 2004). Working on a pig farm was not the kind of work he was really enjoying and, as his interest in radio was huge, he decided to try his luck on international waters. Working for a whole range of offshore radio stations, our "Morning, lads" man hided himself behind a series of deejay names: Johnny Moss, Stephen Bishop and Johnny Lewis. Under that last name, the man who worked for Radio Caroline for no less than four decades, here shares some good and bad memories on the wet and wild history of Radio Caroline.
  Spring 2004
Dutch En Venus was haar naam ... (juni 2004). Op de ochtend van 8 juni 2004 schoof de planeet Venus voorlangs de zon. Ter gelegenheid van deze Venus-transitie liet de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen een aantal sprekers aan het woord over Venus in al haar verschijningsvormen. Ger Tillekens leverde een korte bijdrage over de betekenis van Venus in de popmuziek. Voor ons tijdschrift schreef hij deze uitgebreide versie.
English The Orbison way (april 2004). Earlier on René de Bruin catalogued the song career of Roy Orbison over the years from 1955 till 1965. Over that period Orbison released no less than a hundred songs. De Bruin now takes us through the MGM-years, adding yet another 156 songs to the Orbison songlist.
Dutch De vijfde druk van de Hörzu Radio Guide (april 2004). De Hörzu Radio Guide is alweer toe aan zijn vijfde, herziene druk. Ook de editie 2004/'05 werd weer uitgebracht door Siebel Verlag en samengesteld door Gerd Klawitter en Wolf Siebel, in samenwerking met een aantal andere auteurs met kennis van zaken op het gebied van radio in Duitsland. Hans Knot biedt een overzicht van dit omvangrijke werkstuk.
English Senders and frequencies, the German way (april 2004). The 576-pages book Sender und Frequenzen sure is the radio-bible for every DX'er who knows a little bit of the German language. Last december, Hans Knot found the edition 2004 in his PO Box. Here he discusses its contents, saying that even those who aren't masters of the German language, will profit by it.
Dutch Van "Kleutertje Luister" tot "De Zonnebloem" (april 2004). Toen de radio nog nieuw en de rolverdeling in de meeste gezinnen nog traditioneel was, waren er overdag veel speciale programma's te beluisteren, gericht op specifieke doelgroepen. Twee van die doelgroEepen waren de "zieke medemens" en het "kleine kind." De namen van sommige programma's, zoals "Kleutertje Luister" en "De Zonnebloem" zijn in het collectieve geheugen blijven hangen, terwijl andere intussen totaal zijn vergeten. Hans Knot maakt hier de herinnering aan een aantal van die programma's weer levend.
English The day of the great hurricane (april 2004). October 16, 1987, the Great Hurricane hit the southern half of the UK and, with it, also the radio ship MV Ross Revenge with its 300-foot aerial. At that time, Steve Conway was on board of the ship. For our Radio Caroline series, he takes us back to this hectic day.
English A parrot certainly adds to all the mayhem (april 2004). Over the four years Radio Caroline was on the air in the 1960's, a lot of deejays came and went. From the USA came Michael Pasternak, a.k.a. Emperor Rosko, son of producer Joe Pasternak. For our Radio Caroline series he here refreshes some of his memories.
English Never ever accept any cheques (april 2004). In the late 1970's a young guy from Naaldwijk did a lot of work for the Radio Delmare organisation. It was Leen Vingerling who not only figured as deejay Jan Olienoot but was often seen under dangerous circumstances supplying one of the former Delmare vessels. He even put a lot of his own money into the tendering to ensure that the station would continue its programs. In the 1980's, he helped tendering the MV Ross Revenge. And again his money was at stake.
English The Radio Detection Squad (april 2004). Herbert Visser belongs to that very small group of authors of our series on Radio Caroline who hasn't yet reached the age of 40. So he is younger than the station itself. Visser, though, knows all about it. He worked in the Netherlands for some illegal radio stations, the land-based pirates, and in the second part of the 1980's he joined Radio Monique, one of the many sister stations Radio Caroline has had over the past four decades.
English Listening to Radio Caroline (april 2004). The four decades of Radio Caroline's history can be divided into five periods, Rob Olthof argues. In this chapter of our Caroline series, he takes us through them all, sharing his experiences as a listener.
English Rockin' and rollin' with Radio Caroline North (april 2004). Just before Eastern, the postman put a nice book into the mailbox of Hans Knot. It proved to be a history of the offshore station Radio Caroline North, written by Robert Preedy. Hans Knot was quick in reading the book and now shows his appreciation.
Dutch Rockin' and rollin' met Radio Caroline North (april 2004). Nog juist vóór de paasdagen van 2004 vond Hans Knot in zijn brievenbus een nieuw boek van auteur Robert Preedy met als onderwerp Radio Caroline North, het offshore station dat in de ether was tussen maart 1964 en maart 1968. Hans Knot las het boek in een stuk uit en geeft hier zijn mening.
English An American in Europe (april 2004). Over the past four decades Radio Caroline hosted a lot of English-speaking guys from outside England. In the mid-1980's, for instance, John Ford took a trans-Atlantic flight to Heathrow to become another American in Europe doing radio programs from international waters. Almost twenty years later he wrote down his memories for our Radio Caroline series.
English On and off the air: the second half of 1978 (april 2004). In chapter 11 of our Radio Caroline series, author Hans Knot looks into the very first issue of the Freewave Media Magazine, dated July 1978, to see what this magazine had to say about the station at that time. As a bonus, we also learn some more about the Zeezenders 20 Convention, where the magazine was presented to the public. By bad luck, Radio Caroline itself was off the air at that time.
English "The Radio Caroline format has changed dramatically ..." (april 2004). After a full three years absence, in 1983 Radio Caroline again could be heard, now airing its programmes from the MV Ross Revenge. The ship was anchored only twelve miles away from the spot where the former Caroline ship did sink in March 1980. Though the name and location were the same, the programme format did change dramatically. For the worse and not for the better, as Hans Knot argues.
English Semantic shifts in Beatles' chord progressions (april 2004). The Beatles' chord transitions, Ger Tillekens (1998) argued, reflect their lyrics by referring to changing contexts of conversation. However, can and do listeners actually perceive chord transitions that way? Using an experimental design, Juul Mulder tried to answer this question. Here we reprint the results.
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