“We nearly lost Detroit” – Not one of Gil Scott Heron’s most popular tracks – not poetry, not jazz ,not not floating flute solos but full of some wise words about the environmental and social effects of putting nuclear power stations near to large cities.
Wonder what he thought about the Fukushima meltdown when he had written this track over 30 years earlier.
Now, how far away is Oldbury power station from Bristol ….um, not that far. I wonder if Homer would like the view from the River Severn?
I think this must be the only song I know with a west country accent on it apart from tunes by the wurzels – unless you know of more?
Now that the NHS, schools and much more has moved over from the public sector to the quasi private sector Gary Clail’s toastings don’t seem quite so far fetched to my mind. We may not have privatised the air – yet … but with carbon trading between countries, we’re kind of close.
Where’s a radical music making builder when you need one?
Richard Long – the other great artist from Bristol ( …apart from Banksy) uses words and walking in a form, if it were possible, even more compact than a Zen Koan. Simple words: place names, spatial positions, time datum all combine to create artistic beauty.
Severnwalk by Richard Long
The journey to Wardour encompasses winding roads and dappled verges, a prelude of the magical castle and grotto that awaits the traveller. Another visit beckons before too long
Exotic, original and ...colourful
The mighty Colourbox deliver an iconic blast of drum machine and sci fi spliced music to take you to a far flung stellar system. Click the cover to hear and see more. I don’t know the manga cartoon but love the music. Colourbox also gave the world the best never heard unoffical offical world cup theme in 19986 . Just Google it.
Just stumbled on this Keith Leblanc and Malcom X track whilst looking for OnuSound updates. Makes me wonder what the track would sound like if it had been created now. Click the image and listen.
Title of this track says it all
It’s amazing what you can find at your feet. Even old iron has a beauty of it’s own