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Published on Jan 1, 2010

Lou Reed and Vaclav Havel about Velvet Underground and Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic

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Danle winsky
"The idea of a creative person being the president is really such a wonderful idea ..."
John Blattner
R.I.P. LOU REED 1942-2013
Two wonderful people in the same room. The embodiment that art can challenge and change society. Both Havel and Reed mean a lot to people here in the Czech Republic, and thanks to things like youtube, and readily more accessible than ever before. 
@chinesepiano It is just about what Velver Underground means to us (Czech Republic citizens) because in 1889, we overthrow the communist totalism in our country. Because the citizens, unarmed, in peace, themself overthrow this regime, it is known world-wide as the Velvet Revolution.
It's interesting to see this now. It's hard to believe how much Central Europe has changed in the past 20 years, and how much progress it has made. Even for somebody in my generation, who was still too young to remember the Velvet Revolution, I find it's message of rebellion against oppression ever more inspiring today. I hope there will be more people like Vaclav Havel, who are willing to fight and persevere against a system that no longer works for it's people. 
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