Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

3/11/94/

Keren,

Pierre here. Okay so I just received a letter from Mirek, my polish friend & I hope it’s not to late…

I have some infor concerning shows, markets, places…

here they are: the HC market in Warsaw take place in the HyBrydy club near the train station but he didn’t know the date & place…

The HC Market in KATOWICE (near Krakov) take place in MEGA CLUB at DWORCOWA street, next’ll be on the 20th of November & then 18th of December. it starts at 11.00 AM.HC/pk stuff + lots of people to meet!

Also a HC/pk show in KATOWICE near the station again & I don’t know the address again…

Shows… on 15th of Nov. OI POLLOI!! playing at Mega Club in KATOWICE (market HC place) & the 16th probably in KRAKOW + 9th o Nov. a anti-fascist Demonstration in KATOWICE…

okay sum up: 9th of Nov. :Anti fascist Demonstration in KATOWICE

15th “”           : Oi Polloi Show: Mega club “”

DWORCOWA st.

16th “”              “”         in KRAKOV (not sure)

20th””           : HC Market 11.00 AM in KATO. DWORCOWA st.

Next HC Market: 18th December (probably) some place.

+ HC/pk shop near the station (train station)

& HC Market in WARSAW HYBRYDY CLUB…. Date? Place? (near the main train station)

Also in Middle of Nov. Chambawamba… if you like it!?

ADDRESS: Mirek K

[….. near KRAKOW] POLAND

> he could help you & show you around & people… etc – if you go there, of course.

hope you’ll get this on time

that’s all for the Polish info.

if you see Mirek say him hello from me!

& thanx for the CD (he’ll understand)

____________________________

Part II!!

Okay so as I have to send you this info (that I hope you’ll get Before you leave) I’ll also enclosed this letter…

Here there’s not a lot of new things except that my new catalogue of distribution is out after some work ahh!

Also on Saturday I’ll go at a New Bomb Turks show in RENNES (!!) it should be funny (except the atmosphere which’ll be bad as always!)

University is going okay & it’s interesting so everything’s fine!

I have picture of ManliftingBanner… I’ll send you some photocopy next time just remind me if–

I also have some bands for my compilation tapes which is cool… if you know some HC-pk-SXE israeli Band could you ask them or give me addresses?

I also received quite a lot of new stuff which is cool!!

CONVERGE LP, Naked Aggression 7″CD & New CD, Screeching weasel/ Born Against split CD > very funny & great! Dead & gone 7″, subversion 7″, Halfman 7″, SXE comp 7″, I Spy/ Propaghandi 10″, posst regiment CD, Unbroken CD’s, RERAIN CD (SXE)… & more + should receive other soon… Citizen Arrest CD, Ricochet CD…

I can’t wait!

What else… hum we’ve been invited (me, my Brother + 2 friends) by one friend who is doing a Radio show (HC/SXE) in RENNES & also playing in the only HC Band from  RENNES (it’s like NYHC with mosh part) for a special SXE show & now we’re gonna go there (4 of us) to this show 1 time every month for a special SXE (his show is 1 time/week) Also I’m perhaps gonna start another radio show in RENNES (some place) ‘cos a friend of mine need help & ask me… so I’ll see…

& the two friend of us who come to the radio show was in a Band in another town Before & they’ve moved & want to start a new Band here in RENNES(!) Both are SXE & who know perhaps I’m gonna take part into it as a singer (Not so sure right now, we’ve to talk of it…) or a bassist…

So life could be better here then… I hope so-

What about your collective? Is it working well now?

Oh, could you see what’s going on with this guy… my Brother’s still waiting for news… please!

Also I still didn’t receive any tape from you… I’m afraid it’s been stolen by post office/ customs… or lost.

Well that’s all for now. Again hope you get this on time.

I’ll be waiting for your answer but I know you’ll be in Poland so it’s okay or then write from Poland!

hope to hear from you very, very soon –

Return stamps as always.

Let me know about this Israelian guy + Bands who could be interestedd by comp. tapes or contacts if you can –

have to go. take care

X Stay Straight X !

Pierre

Hey it’ll be faster to write here now I have my po Box in RENNES as I’m here all week long (my parent’s address is still okay but I’m only there on week ends & holidays!)

B. (Pierre) – please into Brackets… thanx.

BP______

_____ RENNES

FRANCE

Bye & enjoy poland & shows &…. etc-

(found in the same envelope as the letter in the previous post)

Hi Keren! ~

I’ve been pretty busy lately, which is why I’m just getting to returning a letter to you. Recently I’ve been looking for a job. I seems I’m busier when I’m not working, than when I am. My other job was so bad – I was working in a bug mall – lots of kids pretending to be skinheads – God, I live in such a backwoods shithole. Anyway my boss was totally taking advantage of me + one day it just got to me + I left. Just walked right off the job. Not the most mature, well-thought-out course of action, but… FUCK IT so now I drive round trying to find work. I hate Korporate Amerikkka… !

Your trip to Poland sounds great, in terms of the punk shop + all. However the tour of Maydannek – well, something you’ll never forget, eh? MOVING.

Two weeks ago I saw Nine Inch Nails in New York City (about 70 miles south east of me.) Excellent! Then the next night my brother + I went to a show of local bands. I was dead that weekend – zero sleep!

(P.S. my brother saw the photo of you + said OH MAN! WHO IS THAT!? He’s 18 in January.) Hey, you ought to write him: Ed S., same address as me. (The 2 of us have a post office box together.) My bro thinks you are beautiful. So no you are not ugly!

My boyfriend, Kenny, wants to marry me. Oh God. Christmas is in 4 days + I hope there is no engagement ring under the Christmas tree.

Take care, write soon, stay punk,

Ckris.

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Oh, the school trip to Poland. When I turned 16 my grandfather asked me what I want more: a new bass guitar or to join the school trip to Poland. Since I knew I could get a hold on a 2nd hand bass for cheap I chose the latter. Many middle-class, Jewish Israeli high school students go on a 1-week trip to Poland on the 11th or 12th grade. They visit sites of concentration camps, ignore any WWII issue that are not Jewish-centered, wave the flag, learn that the Poles hate “us” and return home all motivated to defend the Holy Land and prevent a second holocaust.

I jumped at the opportunity to travel abroad, have a week away from school and the parents and, most important of all, buy punk cassettes. My friend and comrade Moshe hooked me up with a girl, the teenage daughter of his grandparents’ friends who lived in Warsaw. She met me at the hotel in our free evening in Warsaw, when my group-mates went to the nearby market, under the supervision of the shin bet security guy. We skipped, took the tram to the wrong side of the Vistula River, to a shop in a grim communist-era housing project. This was the coolest and the largest concentration of punk I’ve seen up to that day. Old issues of Profane Existence, cassette releases of local and international punk and metal bands, lots and lots and lots of merch – patches, badges, shirts (bought 6! 2 t and one hooded anti-nazi shirts, an Oi Polloi shirt and 2-sided Discharge and MDC t-shirts; 2 years later Al Schvitz of MDC stopped me in Chinatown in San Francisco when he spotted that shirt! then I gave it to my ex boyfriend) and even Dead Kennedys thongs that I forgot buying out of excitement.

I hated the way I looked. Too big, to awkward, eyebrows too thick and hair too curly. But a girl from my group, then a settler, now a famous artist, took a good picture of me sitting on a grave in Warsaw’s Jewish cemetery. I duplicated that photo and sent it whenever anyone asked for my pic. 16 years later, I like my look but it’s still nice to read. Don’t think I wrote the brother, though. What for?