2017 was a tumultuous year, Brexit and Trump providing an endless spectacle of rancour and discord, right wingers on the march, reason stifled by media barons (aside from those accused of printing “fake news”). Billy Bragg, a voice of conscience since day one, pondered, “What’s a singer -songwriter to do when events keep challenging the way we see the world?” His answer was to write these six songs, released as recorded over the year and now handily gathered together. Continue reading “Billy Bragg “Bridges Not Walls” (Cooking Vinyl, 2017)”
It should, of course, be Sandy Denny – but in the absence of a suitable video this lovely version by Judy Collins will have to fill those aching, sobering, moments of the New Year. Make all the resolutions you want – time is inexorable and can’t be taken back. Happy 2018 everyone!