'Stay Free,' The Clash in Hong Kong (audio) with contemporary HK images from John Razalo
- Published on: 12/4/2019
- The song lyrics have no relation to the images. I'll explain below.
'Stay Free' by The Clash 衝擊合唱團, performed live at Academic Community Hall 大學會堂, Hong Kong Baptist University 香港浸會大學 (HKBU), Kowloon, Hong Kong, 25 February 1982.
VIDEO and IMAGES
Contemporary (2019) work by John Razalo 尹若望.
John is a Hong Kong-based (Pinoy American?) photographer/director/producer.
Lyrics and image mismatch
The song was by a youthful Mick Jones 米克·瓊斯 to his school friends who'd been imprisoned (for petty crimes) and released. London in the mid-late 70s wasn't a place to make it in the job market.
Hong Kong youth who're leading the protests aren't thieving anything. Many of them are highly compensated professionals in IT, finance, marketing, etc. If they're detained by the popo, it's for political reasons. So, Stay Free would have a different meaning.
Why put them together? I dunno. I just felt it and made this in one sitting. Maybe it was the line, "[We] never took no shit from no one. We weren't fools."
The problem with CCP/PRC culture is that they demand obedience to their bullshit. So, 拒絕盲從 逆權抗命!
On another recent video, I put the audio and video together with more congruity.
- Stay Free The Clash Hong Kong Academic Community Hall AC Hall Hong Kong Baptist University Kowloon John Razalo alliesfoundry Allies Foundry Mick Jones London Hong Kong Protests Human rights 拒絕盲從 逆權抗命 大學會堂 HKBU 香港浸會大學 衝擊合唱團 米克·瓊斯 尹若望