26 aprilie. Ziua când am crezut că voi muri.

Poate că data nu-i atât de exactă, dar se referă la un lucru întâmplat atunci.

În urmă cu 31 de ani bubuia un reactor de la centrala nucleară de la Cernobil. Știrea a ajuns în România cam cu o zi jumătate, două întârziere, iar panica s-a instalat în jurul zilei de 1 mai. Tata a făcut rost de un contor Geiger-Muller și a măsurat tuturor vecinilor radiațiile din prelatele mașinilor. Țin minte că a plouat în zilele alea și toți erau panicați că prelatele lor sunt radioactive, cam de 20 de ori peste limita admisă. Așa că, le-au ars.

De 1 mai imaginea Bucurestiului era dezolantă… Pustiu, nimeni pe străzi (eram avertizați să stăm în case), doar la policlinicile de cartier niște cozi imense. Oamenii veniseră după iod. Am crezut că voi muri, singul regret era ca voi muri virgin. Cred că ăsta era regretul meu maxim la vremea aia.

Într-o săptămână Steaua câștiga Cupa Campionilor. Situatia revenise la normal (cel puțin pentru noi care eram copii), când am mers la cinema Favorit cu Bujie, colegul meu de clasă, și am văzut “Noi cei din linia întâi”. Am mancat, în sală, dintr-o pungă de 1 leu, cele mai mari și bune ridichi (cumpărate din piața Moghioroș). Erau cât un ou de găină.

Am strâns mai jos câteva piese care vorbesc despre razboi în general, despre bombe și despre puterea nucleară.

01. KRAFTWERK – Radioactivity

Cuvinte cheie: “Radioactivity, Is in the air for you and me, Radioactivity, Discovered by Madame Curie.”

02. DELPHIC – This Momentary

Cuvinte cheie: “You and me, what is said wasn’t never meant to hurt, Real stories always come off worse, Can we make the time to leave it behind and reshape, Remake our faith in what we see.”

03. ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – Enola Gay

Cuvinte cheie: “It’s 8:15, that’s the time that it’s always been, We got your message on the radio, condition’s normal and you’re coming home, Enola gay, is mother proud of little boy today, Oho, this kiss you give, it’s never ever gonna fade away.”

04. PRINCE – 1999

Cuvinte cheie: “I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray, But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day, The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere, Tryin’ to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care.”

05. DURAN DURAN – Planet Earth

Cuvinte cheie: “Look now, look all around, there’s no sign of life, Voices, another sound, can you hear me now? This is planet earth you’re looking at planet earth.”

06. KATE BUSH -Breathing

Cuvinte cheie: “We’ve lost our chance., We’re the first and the last, ooh, After the blast. Chips of Plutonium, Are twinkling in every lung.”

07. PETER GABRIEL – Games Without Frontier

Cuvinte cheie: “Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays with it, Whistling tunes we hid in the dunes by the seaside, If looks could kill, they probably will, In games without frontiers-war without tears.”

08. PETER GABRIEL – Red Rain

Cuvinte cheie: “Well I’ve seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town, They tell you that this rain can sting, and look down, There is no blood around, see no sign of pain, Hay ay ay no pain, Seeing no red at all, see no rain.”

09. ULTRAVOX – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Cuvinte cheie: “It’s late and I’m with my love alone, We drink to forget the coming storm, We love to the sound of our favourite song, Over and over, Dancing with tears in my eyes, Living out a memory of a love that died.”

10. STING – Russians

Cuvinte cheie: “In Europe and America there’s a growing feeling of hysteria. Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets. MIster Krushchev said, “We will bury you.” I don’t subscribe to this point of view.”

11. DAVID BOWIE – When The Wind Blows

Cuvinte cheie: “So long child, it’s awful dark, And I’ve never felt the sun, I dread to think of when, When the wind blows.”

12. THE STRANGLERS – Always The Sun

Cuvinte cheie: “How many times has the weatherman told you stories that made you laugh? You know it’s not unlike the Politicians and leaders, when they do things by half, Who gets the job, Of pushing the knob?, That sort of responsibility, you draw straws for it if you’re mad enough.”

13. PINK FLOYD – Two Suns In The Sunsets

Cuvinte cheie: “The sun is in the east, Even though the day is done. Two suns in the sunset, Hmm, Could be the human race is run.”

14. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – Two Tribes

Cuvinte cheie: “When two tribes go to war, One is all that you can score.”