Thursday, December 3, 2009
Easy Rider . . .
"First time I read Emma Goldman wasn't in a book. I was sixteen, hiking near the Nevada border . The quote was painted on a wall in red. When I saw those words it was like someone ripped them from the inside of my head.
'Anarchism... stands for liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from shackles and restraint of government. It stands for social order based on the free grouping of individuals.'
The concept was pure, simple, true, it inspired me, led a rebellious fire, but ultimately I learned the lesson that Goldman, Prudot and the others learned. That true freedom requires sacrifice and pain. Most human beings only think they want freedom. In truth they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism, the only freedom man really wants, is the freedom to become comfortable."
Fooking deep or wot? That's an excerpt from the latest telly series that is causing ripples with its ratings - Sons of Anarchy. Its nay real surprise that this show is getting a lot of hype given that it is brought to ye by the writer of The Shield & the producer of The Sopranos - two heavy fooking hitters in recent TV history.
Creators of the show have been leaning towards The Bard fer inspiration, no less, with plots & characters being borrowed from Macbeth & Hamlet. And in this series, the main players are members of Sam Crow - Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original - whose main source of income is from its gun running activities.
Friction arises when VP (Charlie Hunnam) starts to question the methods & leadership of El Presidente (HellBoy himself - Ron Perlman). The fact that the SOA are at war with Meth-dealing Nazis & a rival Chicano biker gang adds to the spice. Throw in a black gang who controls the heroin trade & you've got a combustible mixture.
Already, the first season has all the markings of a great series with the second season garnering rave reviews & the network already ordering a third installment. A worthwhile investment the next time you visit yer friendly neighbourhood pirated DVD emporium.