Funny how we got to show # 74, and it coincides with the day that we’re supposed to go down and exercise our democratic right. There are many issues with the interpretation of a great idea like democracy into what it currently resembles. The matter is dealt with in much greater detail here – but my man, Gil Scott Heron addressed some of them in B movie which features on this show. The X factor smiling leering faces with platitudes for slogans like ‘Keeping it real’ are really incongruous with the principles of democracy. The people were working that out a long time ago, and in 1980 Reagan got elected with 26% of the vote – listen to B Movie.
But in 74 – Richard Nixon resigned after Watergate. Dr. Groove doesn’t care who you vote for, but if you’re political life is confined to scratching a scrap of paper every 4/5 years, then is it any wonder we have such a ‘right shower’ running the place in the interests of the few.
- Simple Minds – Theme for Great Cities
- Ednah Holt – Serious, Sirius Space Party (Club Mix)
- The The – This is the Day
- Sosuma Yakota – Tobiume
- The JB’s – You can have your Watergate
- Gil Scott Heron – “B” Movie
- House of Funk – Afrique
- Kiki – Run with Me
- Blake Baxter – Where is the Love – from the Album True People – a detroit compilation
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