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Thread #80023   Message #1455972
Posted By: Dave'sWife
09-Apr-05 - 02:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Solidarity Forever
Subject: RE: Origins: Composer: solidarity Forever
another song about Solidarity in Poland:

"Saturdays in Silesia," by Rational Youth
Canadians will probably be the only ones who remember this song from the album "Cold War Night Life". This 1982 tune was inspired by the famous Lech Walesa-led strike at the Gdansk Shipyard in Poland. Many of you may remember the popular t-shirts of the time with "Solidarity" printed on them.
From THIS page about Cold War songs

Found this odd reference to the fact that Lech Welesa hangs out in internet chatrooms!
Click here for nice interview with Lech Walesa
Check out this Quote:
>I am a person interested in the development of technology. I use many different gadgets connected with computers; I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites -- of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!< Lech Welesa (or Walesa depending upon your spelling preference)

Maybe he'll come to the Mudcat!!