Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Free Download: The Civil Wars

Free Download

Live at Eddie’s Attic is a full length recording from 2009 that can be downloaded for free from The Civil Wars’ site. We played their Leonard Cohen cover on our last show. The sound quality is superb, every song is amazing and it is highly recommended!

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Good news from KSA!

  • For the first time in history, Saudi women have taken seats on The Saudi Consultative Council
  • The group of 30 women, comprised of  university graduates, human rights activists and two princesses took their seats in the same room as their 130 male colleagues
  • This is revolutionary development in a country where women are still banned from driving and must be escorted by a male guardian
  • King Abdullah has stated that he is committed to women’s rights but believes this must be a gradual process
  • In 2011, he granted women the right to vote and in 2015 women  may run as candidates in the next local election
  • And while I am certain there are many who will criticise his methodology, in my opinion it is an effective way to elicit change in a fundamentalist culture without further jeopardizing the safety of the women

Cedric: AW7 Presenter & Sound Engineer

cedric

Nationality: French

Cedric has been very shy about supplying a photo, so this will serve in the interim. Any resemblance to the actual Cedric is purely coincidental!

Apologies

Apologies to listeners that emailed in questions for the Valgeir Sigurðsson interview last Saturday. Unfortunately, Valgeir did not make it to the station but we may do a Skype interview in the future.

clothes for one euro!

clothes for one euro!

Everything at Think Twice Vintage in Leuven is currently one euro!

Leuven Entertainment Listings 23 February – 1 March

  • The Artefact festival continues and runs until Sunday. If you haven’t yet seen a show, visit their site for further details and get your arse down there!

http://www.artefact-festival.be//language/en

Saturday (23)

  • Calexico play a sold out show tonight at Het Depot.

Sunday (24)

  • Radio Scorpio has Lazy Sunday at OPEK which runs from 2-6 and is free every Sunday.
  • The Beginning hosts a quiz night at 630pm.
  • There`s  Jazz on Sunday, a free weekly event at 9pm at Stuk.

Monday (25)

  • Radio Scorpio has CULT at OPEK which runs from 8-10 and is free every Monday.
  • Voodoo Twinz, a boogie blues band from Liege play the Blue Cat at 9pm. Free.

Tuesday (26)

  • There’s a piano based performance entitled The More Feminine at The Lemmens Institute. 8pm

Wednesday (27)

  • Maya’s Moving Castle plays a free show as part of the ongoing Café Depot series. 8pm.
  • Viktor Lazlo performs her 20 favourite Billie Holiday Songs at 30cc. 8pm €8- 20.
  • This is one I’m really looking forward to. Old Tire Swingers perform a free bluegrass show at café Libertad as part of the Colora festival.

Thursday (28)

  • There’s a percussion and saxophone based concert at 8pm at The Lemmens Institute.
  • Isbells play a folk pop show at Het Depot at 8pm. €14- 19.
  • Oddlaner plays an electronic music night from 10pm at Apero.

Friday (1)

  • The Leuven Beer Therapy Club is hosting a free  new wave night at M- Café. 8:30pm.
  • U-Boat and Overspill play a prog rock show at Sojo’s in Kessel Lo which apparently has the late starting time of midnight.

The Get Out of Town Gig of the Week

Friday (1)

  • Sympathy for the Vinyl Party 8pm Free
  • A night of Electro!

The Wax Club: Boulevard Anspachlaan 66, Brussels

Cinema Zed

  • Django Unchained continues
  • All About Eve, the classic from 1950 starring Bette Davis
  •  Unfair World is in Greek with English subtitles. It is a dark comedy about a police officer who decides to pardon criminals if they have committed a crime due to necessity.

http://www.cinemazed.be/schema/index.asp (English link not working)

The Right to Rock

  • Three teenage girls in India who formed the rock band Pragaash (meaning Light) 3 months ago, have already disbanded following threats of violence on social media
  • This follows public condemnation from a local cleric who stated that that this behaviour was against Islam and suggested such behaviour contributed to the rising sexual assaults in India
  • The girls are from Kashmir which is the only state in India to have a Muslim majority
  • Previously, Kashmir, which has a long tradition of female singing and music-making, was known for its folksy, tolerant religious culture but insurgencies throughout the 1990s resulted in thousands of deaths and dominance of right wing ideology
  • The members have received support from the elected chief ministers who have ordered police to trace the posted threats

Valgeir Sigurðsson – Erased Duet

Valgeir is performing as part of the Artefact festival and will be in studio this Saturday for an interview. We’re super excited! Readers/listeners can email in questions for Valgeir.

Good news for gay rights advocates in Europe

  • Gay marriage should soon be legal in France and parts of the UK
  • France’s National Assembly has approved a controversial bill that would legalize gay marriage.
  • What is causing the controversy is not the gay marriage component but the fact  the bill would also legalize gay adoption and protests have recently been held in Paris as a result
  • British legislators have approved gay marriage in England and Wales despite fierce opposition from members of the Conservative party, with half of the PM`s Conservative legislators refusing to back him on this issue

In chronological order, the other countries that have federally legalized same-sex marriage are:

Netherlands – 2001
Belgium – 2003
Canada and Spain – 2005
South Africa – 2006
Norway – 2008
Sweden – 2009
Argentina, Portugal and Iceland – 2010
Brazil – 2011
Denmark – 2012

Corona Virus

  • A third patient in Britain has contracted a new SARS-like virus, becoming the second confirmed British case in a week
  • Sadly, one person died in the UK yesterday as a result of the virus
  • The Corona virus was identified by the World Health Organisation in September 2012
  • The first documented case was a Qatari male who had recently visited Saudi Arabia.
  • So far, 11 people have contracted the virus and 6 have died
  • Most of the infected lived or had recently visited the Middle East
  • The WHO has stated there is currently no need for travel restrictions or special screening