bardiphouka: (come on canada)
Do not win. Especially if they lose the support of the non Rich that provide their riches and protect them. In 1919 the city of Winnipeg held a six week general strike to protest low wages and bad working conditions. With, I believe, one exception, every union in the city joined. This included the police, although the strike committee asked the police to stay on the job to prevent martial law. Eventually they were to a man fired and replaced by 'specials' and by NW Mounties.

This song is by Mike Ford, former member of Moxy Fruvous, who now makes a living writing history songs about Canada and presenting them in Canadian schools.

Nick Cave

Jun. 1st, 2012 04:40 am
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Could probably make a takeaway menu frightening?


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and yet with a universality.


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as soon as this is over perhaps



Sometimes

May. 29th, 2012 04:29 am
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Songs,and their writers, are about filling holes.



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that the true story songs do not sit in borders.


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who laughs so freely, she writes the saddest stories.

back then

May. 26th, 2012 10:44 am
bardiphouka: (bardi and jon)
we told each other stories


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Some songs are timeless and some just never loose their need to be sung



bardiphouka: (bardi and jon)
because they...well because they were..


Often

May. 23rd, 2012 04:29 am
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The power of stories lies in their universality.


bardiphouka: (bardi and jon)
are meant just to be listened to

bardiphouka: (bardi and jon)
A fine songwriter on his own, still tis fine to hear him with the trads.


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He is still a giant.



bardiphouka: (bardi and jon)
Actually a threesome morning because this clip is two songs, recorded a bit before their 70th birthdays.


Odd

May. 18th, 2012 05:04 am
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How lately when I hear this song it is more that I am being sung to than singing. Murray,btw, is one of those singers who never got the recognition that he deserved.

bardiphouka: (bardi and jon)
Hatred is Universal, but so are Compassion and Understanding. It is up to each of us which we spread. Lovely, lovely lady and a great guitarist.



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