La Resistance!

There’s some songs I love which I don’t really know the words to.

One such song is today’s pick, which a brief t’internet search tells me are these:

“Though this world’s essentially an absurd place to be living in, it doesn’t call for bubble withdrawal

I’ve been told it’s a fact of life, men have to kill one another

Well I say there are still things worth fighting for: La resistance!”

It’s not your typical One Direction (or whoever is the current flavour of the month is) lyric, is it?

Whilst I’ve been stubbonly not commenting on recent political events (you all know what I think, I’m not going to change anybody’s mind here, so I choose not to bang on), I can’t ignore that Tory (Remain) MP Anna Soubry (amongst others) was recently cajoled and confronted by a group of right-wing (Leave) gammons as she tried to attend a television interview and then go to work. The group, clad in yellow hi-vis jackets, bombarded her with insults, shouting that she was a Nazi.

Putting aside the irony of them calling her a Nazi for a moment, this was totally unacceptable, of course, and I’d be saying the same thing were it a left wing group who had hassled her, or anyone else. The fact that I’m bothering to defend a Tory MP should tell you enough.

But allegiances beside, there’s an interesting point here: the gang, and subsequent protestors, have worn their yellow hi-vis jackets seemingly as an homage to, or to display unity with, the recent working class gilete-jaune French protestors.

That’s France, who are part of the EU.

Nice of these pro-Leave, anti-EU idiots to point out a further similarity with our brothers and sisters in the EU…..

Time for a tune from that notoriously tolerant bequiffed chap we all used to like, but now feel rather conflicted about:

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Morrissey – I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris

And, for balance, the song I quoted earlier:

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Stereolab – French Disko

More soon.

Ba Ba Ba Ba-Ba Ba Ba Ba

Previously thought dead series reactivation alert!

I have nothing much to say about this very over-looked single, with it’s references to gin and an oh-so-bonkers skewiff tune, sounding like We Are Scientists on a night out with Art Brut, gloriously featuring some Ba Ba Ba’s for you all to enjoy, other than it is utterly brilliant.

Listen and love:

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Let’s Wrestle – We Are the Men You’ll Grow To Love Soon

You’re welcome.

More soon.