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Sunday, December 11, 2005

New rioting in France 


And no, this doesn't have to do with Islam. The religion of "Understand This Groove" is to blame:


More than 500 people rioted for 12 hours in the centre of Rennes, the capital of Brittany, to protest at the banning of a rave party....

The party, on the fringe of the Transmusicales rock festival, had been authorised by the mayor of Rennes, who provided a field on the edge of the city. The all-night, open-air dance and music event had been banned on Tuesday by Bernadette Malgorn, the prefect - or senior national government administrator - for Brittany. She complained the likely number of teufeurs, or ravers, was a threat to public safety....

On this occasion, the rioters were mostly middle-class and from universities in Rennes and other parts of France.

The socialist mayor of Rennes, Edmond Hervé, accused the prefect of provoking the violence. "The ban was a mistake and we've suffered the consequences," he said. The field was safe and hosted a rave three years ago, he said....



Ah, but I pick up enough French from this to recall my favorite Men Without Hats lyric:


A quelques dizaines de minutes du rendez-vous attendu avec la résurrection de Gang Of Four, petit point sur quelques choses vues et entendues en ce dernier soir de Trans :


But I think I got the band name wrong. I always thought they were just the Gang of Four, but this list of band names indicates that the group must have done a "Boingo"-like shortening back in the day:


Philip Glass Tiger
Sugar Ray Charles Aznavour
Kool and the Gang of Four Tops
Rare Earth, Wind & Firefall
Crowded Housemartins
The The Who
Blind Faith Hill
Great Big Sea W. McCall



From Mannheim, no doubt.


Anne Murray Head East
The Soul Brothers Sixpence None The Richer
U2 Can Breathe Free



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