PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

Art and Music

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CLASSICAL MUSIC – ELITIST OR ELATING ?

From revolution to irrelevance: how classical music lost its audience   Posted on 2nd January 2009 Simon Behrman For the best part of 50 years it has been common to ask

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“I NEVER DIED” SAYS HE

RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR – PAUL ROBESON https://youtu.be/rzD50gqKSQU LAZY BONES – PAUL ROBESON  https://youtu.be/h-cCgQIpxVo CARRY ME BACK – PAUL ROBESON https://youtu.be/OHQDDjZfkTI ST LOUIS BLUES – PAUL ROBESON https://youtu.be/bSUoP0w24fo

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ANNA RUSSELL – RED – HOT MAMMA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1XG2aD3x6c Anna Russell (born Anna Claudia Russell-Brown; 27 December 1911 – 18 October 2006) was an English–Canadian singer and comedian. She gave many concerts in which she sang and played comic musical sketches

Music Selection

Music on Rightsandwrongs – The 1950’s Register and play

1950’s Revisited Oh Carol – Neil Sedaka {youtube}e72tG80LmsU{/youtube} Lollipop – Chordettes {youtube}3rYoRaxgOE0{/youtube} Lets Dance – Chris Montez {youtube}iNLXxDMxe18{/youtube} Good Golly Miss Mooly – Little Richard {youtube}C5VkTcmQxD8{/youtube} Telstar – The Tornados

Music Selection

CLASSIC FM RELAX MORE Track Listings

Their selection – not mine CLASSIC FM RELAX MORE Track Listings Disc: 1   1. Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (3rd movement)   2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in

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He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother

A Song For Jeremy and Momentum to adopt as their Own   The Radical 8th Nov 2018   With the complements of the Hollies   Out with the Stuffiness in

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HOW RAGTIME GOT IT’S NAME AND FAME ?

https://youtu.be/pMAtL7n_-rc   Thanks to it’s novel use in the soundtrack of “The Sting”, RAGTIME music is THE new sound of the moment.   Well, not so new, of course for

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CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY

A woman is a sometime thing  Gershwin: Porgy and Bess  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldPuFA0PG8k   Lyrics   What, that chile ain`t asleep yet? Give him to me. I`ll fix him for you. (Jake

CULTURE from the MORNING STAR

Arts Ahead: 6 June 2018   Bread and Roses at Oldman Coliseum   OLDHAM THEATREBread and RosesColiseumJune 22-July 7 Ian Kershaw’s new play, full of songs and comedy, tells the

Capitalist Exploitation

William Brown – Folk Song

  William Brown   https://youtu.be/sx0hbnFRLY0   Chorus: Keep that wheel a turning (x3) And do a little more each way   1. A nice young man was William Brown, He

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CLASSIC FM – BUT NOT CLASSICAL

  “The Worlds Greatest Music” is a Gross Exaggeration The Radical 2nd Feb. 2018   It claims “classical composers, musicians and their works”.   Classical music has a lighter, clearer

The Internationale

The Internationale “Интернационал” – Russian Version   https://youtu.be/t8EMx7Y16Vo   Originally composed by Pierre de Geyter in 1888, it has been the standard for most socialist and left wing movements with

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Thinking of Summer and Warmer times

    The Wheat Fields is a series of dozens of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, borne out of his religious studies and sermons, connection to nature, appreciation of manual laborers and desire

“Sons and Daughters”

  A message from Jake Painter, Captain Ska   “On behalf of the whole band I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who’s supported us this year, and

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Mining Art Gallery – It’s up North lad

  Aucklandproject.org     Yes – It’s up North in Viking Country for a change So come after breakfast lad  As those ex- Viking Miners  get very hungry by midday They

Horn Fair Songs

Horn Fair   Ashley Hutchings noted in his songbook A Little Music: This song has been sung at the Ebernoe, Sussex, Horn Fair [which is held annually on St. James’s Day,

There is Only One Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg: ‘It’s my duty to make people go away feeling they’re not alone’   The singer-songwriter on his new book – Roots, Radicals and Rockers – the political power

Classical or Classic FM – A World Short of Music

  Classy, Challenging, Ceilidh, Chantry,College, Country,Common,Complimentary and  Complete Works   classical music serious music following long-established principles rather than a folk, jazz, or popular tradition.   (more specifically) music written

BBC 4 and Gershwin’s Summertime

We watched the recording of Gershwins opera , Porgy and Bess and the ?2500 variations on Summertime,…   The Radical 26th July 2016…     the song written by Du

The Ballad of Barbara Allen

“Barbara Allen” is a traditional Scottish ballad; it later travelled to America both orally and in print, where it became a popular folk song.   Wikipedia   Ethnomusicologists Steve Roud

“Here’s To You Sweet England”

 https://youtu.be/9lt0cAKQk04   The Spinners Song by Postcards of Life     -the Radical’s Choice –   Because It Does Not Mention “God”

Calling “Time” on Life ?

Old Rosin the Beau From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Old Rosin the Beau”“Rosin the Bow”   Song by (various)The ClancysPete Seeger(& others)   Genre Irish waltz Length 4, 5, or

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  Furry Dance   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   The Furry Dance (pronounced to rhyme with “hurry”), also known as The Flora (or incorrectly as the Floral Dance or

The Bottle Tops ?

If  you like beer, you’ll like this.   If you don’t like beer, you’ll like this.                                                                                        https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/NkbZlautuUc?rel=0

The Yankee Doodle Boy

In 2004, the American Film Institute recognized this version of “Yankee Doodle Boy” on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Songs list as part of the AFI 100 Years… series, placing

Paul Robeson the Multilinguist

Paul Robeson spoke in excess of 20 languages, 12 of which he was fluent or near fluent in. Some of the languages he spoke were Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Gaelic.