I wanted to do things my way
Ivo Hucl was born on the 26th of January 1961 in Pilsen. He discovered rock music in his teens, when he studied at secondary school, he organized evenings where people listened to music and organized concerts (for instance of a music band Psí vojáci). State Security started to take interest in him, he got in touch with the underground movement and the group of people around The Plastic People of the Universe. He distributed forbidden literature and magazines; he published a collection of poems via samizdat. He signed several petitions, took part in organization of actions in Pilsen in 1989. He travelled, focused on spiritual growth and took an interest in Eastern philosophy after the Velvet Revolution. He runs Bezejmenná Tea Room in Šťáhlavice in the area of Pilsen where he organizes cultural events. He has written several books.