Pirate Radio and Rejected

The part in the Alternative Media Handbook that I got most interested in was the part about pirate radio. The way that they just ignored whatever rules there were and started to broadcast their own radio station is to me fantastic. I am especially talking about the offshore pirate radio stations that went out to sea and with basically none to stop them. This does obviously remind me of the movie “The Boat that Rocked”. The movie follows a pirate radio, offshore crew, of rockers. They are so passionate about what they do that they wouldn’t even stop when the law came after them. “Radio Rock has an implacable enemy in government minister Sir Alistair Dormandy, (KENNETH BRANAGH) who vows to shut it down.” The movie is to me kind of inspiring giving the fact that following and somewhat succeed with your passion can make you happier than anything else.

Something that I had no idée about is that fact that it is still possible to create your own pirate radio station. The movie takes place in the 1960s and I sort of took for granted that the law would have find a way to control these stations. The fact that people still are able to get their messages through via radio is highly interesting.

The Rejected version that I chose to post does not really have that much of a meaning, but I wanted to find a singing version of the clip. First I tried to find a clip where the Swedish Christmas carols where the main thing (it is actually absolutely hilarious how they used that song). Then I came across this version of “I am an banana” that is very creative and kind of funny.





One comment

  1. Max, that “I Am a Banana” song comes from Parry Gripp’s album “For Those About to Shop, We Salute You,” which is all ad jingles for imaginary (usually quite silly) products. I’m not sure which came first, Gripp’s album or the Herzfeld video.

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