June 4 in music trivia

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June 4 in music trivia

Postby bonuela » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:24 pm

Today is the 20th anniversary of Tiananman Sqaure.

For absolutely no prize at all. Who can name the EP song that mentions this tragedy?
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Re: June 4 in music trivia

Postby KarenZ » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:52 pm

I know! I know! I know! :)

There's one line in that song that always gives me goosebumps and makes me cry. And it's not "Maria's Beautiful Mess" (the other EP song that makes me cry.) :)

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Re: June 4 in music trivia

Postby KarenZ » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:53 pm

BTW, Bonnie. I mailed your prize from last week's trivia on Monday.....so check your mailbox today..... :)

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Re: June 4 in music trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:39 pm

Having strolled through Tienamin Square a few times mid 80's about 8 months prior to the tanks rolling in to squash the demonstrations I too was brought to tears watching the story unfold on tv and have to admit certain goosebumps every time Ellis gets to the line of the song that mentions the tanks in Tienamin. The song of course is 'Did Gallileo Pray?

More hyjinx witnessed today from Tienamin Square as reporters from this country are on the ground thre trying to file reports on this the 20th anniversary of the event. Government officials dressed in plain clothes circled around tv crews holding up newspapers and raising open parasol umbrellas so as to block the cameraman from actually getting his reporter on tape -- and thus world wide television. Very strange sight to see...all these years later! :shock:

Thanks for the timely trivia today, Bonnie.... 8)
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Re: June 4 in music trivia

Postby Sue Ellen » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:49 am

NPR's Morning Edition had a great piece on this topic on Wednesday morning. The piece provided a substantial history of the events that took place in Tiananmen Square over the two month period of protest, and explored the lives and reflections of three student leaders from that period. Click here to read/listen to the story. Thanks for the reminder Bonnie of how events from around the world are relevant and impactful in our lives.
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