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Friday, July 19, 2013

#721: 1968, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Summertime

July 19, 2013

Song six in our summer heatwave themed ‘week‘. We’ve already had one version of Summertime, a couple of years ago by Paul Robeson. Personally, I think the greatest version is the Louis Armstrong–Ella Fitzgerald classic 1957 recording, and the Billie Holiday 1936 version is pretty special too. But what makes this hippy era recasting of […]

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Who would be in your fantasy cabinet?

July 19, 2013

Politics is a dull old business these days. We have a bunch of humanoid politicians who offer absolutely nothing in the way of enlightenment, radical alternative policies, and charm. Bland, sanitised, machine politicians who deliver policy through talking in false rhetorical generalisations, sound bites delivered in threes, avoiding the questions set to them, and surrounded […]

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