It’s A Funny Old Game

Photograph of Jeremy Corby with hands clasped as if in prayer above an article written in cod St. James Bible style as if he was a prophet bringing hope

General Election 2017

6.22pm 6th June

Vital supplies at the ready.

Supplies for polling stations including signs and string

2.20pm 7th June

Ain’t no stopping us now…

Photo of door into Drill Hall with hand written signs proclaiming a closing down sale and that every ballot box must go!

2.26pm 7th June

Of course security is at the forefront of our minds so I have used the red and white tape.

Photo of red and white striped plastic tape strung between two similar coloured poles on weighted bases

8.18pm 7th June

Tweet by Polly Samson including a video of Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd singing Billy Bragg's 'Between The Wars' in support of Labour

Video to follow.

7.22am 8th June

Polling, Polling, Polling

Phot of The Barn in the Causeway Horsham in use as a polling station

10.12am 8th June

So, will Britons vote for what's best for them or what’s best for billionaire newspaper owners?

10.04pm 8th June

I may have to hold off my careful choice of apt but depressing post election tunes.

The Exit Poll taken immediately after polling closed showing the likelihood of a hung Parliament

No sleep tonight then.

10.11pm 8th June

Comment on Naomi Klein on the pound falling after the exit poll, 'Because capitalism hates hope'.

10.25pm 8th June

Tories may not be able to field a side for Brexit so we have to default and stay in.

10.27pm 8th June

Not counting my rabbits before they’re hutched though.

10.42pm 8th June

One thing we can call now. The pundits were crap again.

11.32pm 8th June

The big battle tonight is expected to be between the regional TV presenters trying to impress in a rare appearance on the national stage.

12.46am 9th June

Come on you reds!

1.26am 9th June

After the Labour victory in the Borough Robert Lindsey tweets the catch phrase of a character he played in the 1970s, 'Freedom For Tooting!'

4.06am 9th June

It’s taken time to regroup but pundits are now attacking Corbyn for not winning Election they said he’d lose 100+ seats

5.44am 9th June

The result of the election in Horsham with the expected Tory victory but strong gains for Labour as well as a UKIP collapse

The best Labour result in ‘Orsham since 1970. UKIP collapse.

9th June 6.54pm

The line dancing I can understand but as for the rest…

A list of the policies of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party's policies and how they relate to Islamic Sharia Law including the idea that Line Dancing Is A Sin

10th June 11.57am

In summation.

Photograph of Jeremy Corby with hands clasped as if in prayer above an article written in cod St. James Bible style as if he was a prophet bringing hope

From an article by Anthony Lane in the New Yorker

The Had Proper Lyrics Back In My Day

Screen capture of Billy Bragg playing Levi Stubbs' Tears on his green Burns Bison guitar through an orange Roland Cube amplifier

Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs' Tears

An article on the song Levi Stubbs’ Tears

With the money from her accident she bought herself a mobile home
So at least she could get some enjoyment from being alone.
No one could say she was left up on the shelf.
It’s you and me against the world kid,
She mumbled to herself.

She ran away from home in her mother’s best coat.
She was married before she was even entitled to vote.
And her husband was one of those blokes,
The sort that always laughs at his own jokes,
The sort that war takes away,
And when there wasn’t a war he left anyway.

When the world falls apart some things stay in place.
Levi Stubbs’ tears run down his face.

In this world of ups and downs
My dreams all fall through.
Things just don’t work out
No matter what I do.

Disappointment haunts me
Through each lonely day.
The world around I see
In only shades of gray.

Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Are here to make everything right that’s wrong.
Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
Are here to make it all okay with you.

And one dark night he came home from the sea
And put a hole in her body
Where no hole should be.
It hurt her more to see him walking out the door.
And though they stitched her back together
They left her heart in pieces on the floor.

When the world falls apart some things stay in place.
She takes off the Four Tops tape
And puts it back in its case.
When the world falls apart some things stay in place.
Levi Stubbs’ tears…

There Is Power In A Union

A screen capture of the Disc Union web page for the Gits album

The the Disk Union folks seem to think the Retrospeculative will sell out. I admire their confidence.

Screen capture of Disc Union Japanese Record Shop

They also mention us in the same breath as Orange Juice. I admire their taste.

Screen capture of Disc Union Japanese Record Shop

Filed under Neo Acoustic? The tag for that includes Andy Partridge and Post Modern Team – we'll take it.

Screen capture of the neo-acoustic tag at Lastfm.


A collage of six photographs of Janis Joplin performing in 1969

It’s not age that Hendrix, Jones, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain & Amy have in common – it’s drug abuse, sadly #27club. Billy Bragg