Krimplezing

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Overview of the development of pop culture in Parkstad, Limburg in The Netherlands from 50s to now, without the video's.

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Krimplezing

  1. 1. KR!MPLEZING van femina tot en unitas sheltur: popular music in parkstad theo ploeg 01092011vrijdag 2 september 11
  2. 2. five years ago there was no cultural springvrijdag 2 september 11
  3. 3. ‘tales from the dowside’ (2007), Patrick Bisschopsvrijdag 2 september 11
  4. 4. back in 2007... • highest youth unemployment in The Netherlands • no sense of purpose or place • third generation stil yerns for the past • or moves elsewhere to study or work • pop culture isn’t visible (underground)vrijdag 2 september 11
  5. 5. where did that come from?vrijdag 2 september 11
  6. 6. 1960svrijdag 2 september 11
  7. 7. the mining industryvrijdag 2 september 11
  8. 8. the churchvrijdag 2 september 11
  9. 9. marching bandsvrijdag 2 september 11
  10. 10. Hollandvrijdag 2 september 11
  11. 11. Detroit, 1960-70svrijdag 2 september 11
  12. 12. MC5: white technology meets black masculinityvrijdag 2 september 11
  13. 13. “Rock and roll, the music holds the community together. The reason is simple: there isn’t anything else here.... Life in Detroit is profoundly anti-intellectual. Our institutions are industrial and businesslike, not cultural or intellectual.” Robert Duncan in Creem (1970)vrijdag 2 september 11
  14. 14. “The history of Detroit...is also a history of humiliations; it is a history of humiliation. What I mean by this is summed up inthe famous dictum attributed to Henry Ford: ‘history is bunk’. Fordism was all about that: the creation of a material plentitude so vast that people would quit worrying about thepast, and history would cease to matter. Detroit’s humiliation of history seemed an exhilarating idea, so long as the good times lasted, but when they ran out, it left both the city and the people in it painfully undefended and up for grabs.” Jerry Herron, Detroit Wayne University (1993)vrijdag 2 september 11
  15. 15. ‘tales from the dowside’ (2007), Patrick Bisschopsvrijdag 2 september 11
  16. 16. in Detroit people had rock, in Oostelijke Mijnstreek they had nothingvrijdag 2 september 11
  17. 17. no past, no future, no rock and rollvrijdag 2 september 11
  18. 18. ‘Hello Josephine’, The Scorpions (1964)vrijdag 2 september 11
  19. 19. Salvatore Adamo (Schlager, the European soul music)vrijdag 2 september 11
  20. 20. (real) rock came with the AFCENTvrijdag 2 september 11
  21. 21. and AWACSvrijdag 2 september 11
  22. 22. AFCENT and pop culture • thousands of Canadians and Americans brought their pop culture to the region • like big cars, weird bikes and ghettoblasters • radio: CFNB (and BFBS) • music, albums, tapes, disco and hip hop • and....vrijdag 2 september 11
  23. 23. “I was born in the Willemstraat. As a seventeen year old I saw someone smoke heroine in disco Shangri-La. I didn’t want it but it was easy to get. It was introduced by the American soldiers. Thirty years ago Heerlen was, in a way, metropolitain. More than Utrecht, where I moved to study.” writer Hans Dupont in newspaper Limburgs Dagbladvrijdag 2 september 11
  24. 24. Luxor, Hoensbroek (1979)vrijdag 2 september 11
  25. 25. Sheltur, Brunssumvrijdag 2 september 11
  26. 26. Femina, Heerlenvrijdag 2 september 11
  27. 27. Peppermill, Heerlenvrijdag 2 september 11
  28. 28. important places, but...vrijdag 2 september 11
  29. 29. lack of healthy music culture • fragile music scenes • mostly music consumption, not making • proud of bringing bands to the region, not of the own music scene • too small for national impactvrijdag 2 september 11
  30. 30. 1990s, 2000s: after pop culturevrijdag 2 september 11
  31. 31. 1990s • pop culture becomes mainstream, but in Oostelijke Mijnstreek it goes underground • there is no pop culture, only musicvrijdag 2 september 11
  32. 32. Heerlen, the Dutch Seattlevrijdag 2 september 11
  33. 33. hardcore: Born From Painvrijdag 2 september 11
  34. 34. hip hop: Het Verzet (True Villan)vrijdag 2 september 11
  35. 35. dubstep/drum’n’bass: Raadselvrijdag 2 september 11
  36. 36. the have a lot in common... • ‘proud’ of ‘their’ roots and past • poorly educated • loud, raw, energetic, ‘old school’ • lack of connection with mainstream culture • ina way resisting the alternative mainstreamvrijdag 2 september 11
  37. 37. ‘tales from the dowside’ (2007), Patrick Bisschopsvrijdag 2 september 11
  38. 38. what vibrant alternative pop culture needs...vrijdag 2 september 11
  39. 39. a lot... • visibility • unity • (some) intellect • institutions •a futurevrijdag 2 september 11
  40. 40. example?vrijdag 2 september 11
  41. 41. Incubate festival, Tilburgvrijdag 2 september 11
  42. 42. so?vrijdag 2 september 11
  43. 43. we have to connect • mainstream and underground • high and low • left and rightvrijdag 2 september 11
  44. 44. and... • explore the past • to be able to (re)write the future • thus to become proud of the pop culture we havevrijdag 2 september 11
  45. 45. exploring the past?vrijdag 2 september 11
  46. 46. vrijdag 2 september 11
  47. 47. thanks for your attentionvrijdag 2 september 11

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