Hope Show 57

“The world Feels Lost and Broken Down Tonight”

1. Billy Bragg – Power in A Union
2. Avail – Tuning
3. Roughneck Riot – Ignorance Is Easy
4. Rvivr – The Seam
5. Hard Skin – Another Terrace Anthem
6. Christy Moore – Companeros
7. Benjamin Zephaniah – Things We Say
8. Carla Bozulich – Don’t Follow Me
9. Joe Solo – Hang on in there brother
10. Big Ray – Lost and Broken
11. Bedford Falls – Slowdancing
12. 7 Day Conspiracy – Berkshire Hunt
13. Holiday – They Said We Could Have Everything In The Argos Catalogue
14. Accidente – Morire Solidado
15. The Offenders – Fight Back
17. Winnebago Deal – Scene of the Crime
16. Dikembe – Librarians Kill For That Kind of Quiet
17. Phoenix Foundation – Don’t Be Fooled By My Smile
18. Goober Patrol – Man Of The People
19. Billy Bragg – Tomorrow’s Going to be a better Day

It is with some sadness that I do this show. The world lost many of its people this week but two in particular stuck a chord with me. Bob crowe and Tony Benn. Two people who believed that the world could be made into a better place and that the 1% who own the wealth could be moved.

As a 16 year old in 1984 I was hugely influenced by th miners strike in Britain and watched with horror when I saw pictures of how strikers where dealt with by police. I was brought up in a Catholic household and there was 11 commandments we were told to live by. Number 1 – Never, ever cross a picket line. Punk rock, Flux and Crass came along and I started to formulate some opinions on the world around me. I looked for a better way and throughout the hundreds of times I heard Tony Benn speak I don’t remember saying or thinking “you’re wrong there TOny”.

So I’ve picked songs that mean something to me tonight. Enjoy