Pick of the Political Pops: “Coronavirus Explained”

Obviously this is no time for levity so we are suspending our usual nark-fest of political tirades and piss-taking. Instead we have found this video which is one of the clearest and simplest explanations we have seen thus far (and unlike some seems legitimate). Stay safe. [Editor’s note: The video is from the always excellent ‘Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell’ series but do watch it until the end or you’ll give yourself nightmares]

Pick of the Political Pops: Richard Cheese “Down with The Sickness”

So how’s it going? You OK? Got enough supplies to self-isolate? Keeping abreast of developments? How’s the official response working for you? You being treated OK? Got any worries or concerns? How’s your bruised head after that twat in the supermarket batted you over the head for that last packet of paracetamol? Hopefully you’ve at least got enough toilet roll to get you through…? Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Richard Cheese “Down with The Sickness””

Pick of the Political Pops: Townes Van Zandt “Waiting Round To Die”

This week down in the bunker we have been ruminating on the possibility that we are in some sort of ‘end of days’ scenario. Every time we put on our cathode ray 14” black and white TV there seems to be another news broadcast which looks like it’s been lifted more or less directly from a Hollywood disaster movie and we are constantly thankful that the door to the bunker is three inches thick and has innumerable locks. Lots of places are taking all sorts of precautions in this regard – Donny John had told the Europeans to do one (except the Brits presumably on the basis that someone told him we are no longer Europeans), The Italians have told everybody to not do one – i.e. stay in your homes until further notice. The Irish and many others have told school kids and other students to be neither seen nor heard and we UKers have been panic buying toilet roll. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Townes Van Zandt “Waiting Round To Die””

Pick of the Political Pops: George Jones “What’s Money?”

This week down in The Bunker in Americana-UK Towers much hilarity was caused when we watched on our Radio Rentals small screen cathode ray tube TV (look it up kids) a statement from The House of Commons from bus driver’s son Say “Jid” Jay “Hawk”. In it he lambasted his former boss, TV personality’s son Boz The Turk, and took aim at the decision to put bus driver junior back in his box for daring to consider that he should have a modicum of freedom to spend (or not spend) the nation’s money as he saw fit. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: George Jones “What’s Money?””

Pick of the Political Pops: Bob Dylan “It’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

This week the great and the good, the mediocre and the medium and the poor and the poorest of the residents of Americana-UK Towers (actually they were all great and good but we like to be inclusive) went on a jolly to the windswept north of the country in order to conduct The Annual General Meeting. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Bob Dylan “It’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall””

Pick of the Political Pops: Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians “The President”

So for the past couple of weeks we have been considering notions of ‘democracy’ and in this latest instalment of ‘PPP’ we are going to further postulate on the idea of ‘rule’ (cracy) by the ‘people’ (demos). This time we are struck by vagaries of the US presidential election system and just exactly how that thing works. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians “The President””

Pick of the Political Pops: Drive By Truckers “Surrender Under Protest”

This week – once again – we are riffing on the broad theme of ‘democracy’ and how it manifests itself. We thought that this time around we’d look at how it’s done in America since we have a passing interest in things American (the clue is in the title). Now, we thought we knew a bit about their process here in the UK (the clue is in the title) but it really does bear closer examination if only to marvel at the intricacies of the thing. The “Youknaghted Staytes of Uhmerica” (said in our best/worst drawl) is a republic. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Drive By Truckers “Surrender Under Protest””

Pick of the Political Pops: Ralph McTell “England”

Well that, in a sense, is that. As you read this piece you will either be preparing for the party of your lives or hiding in your metaphorical beds hoping it will all just be a bad dream and you will be free of the torment when you wake up. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Ralph McTell “England””

Pick of the Political Pops: Richmond Fontaine “Post To Wire”

So we’ve all pretty much had our fill of elections and the debates surrounding them I guess. Our own election for the position of Editor went flawlessly as usual whilst the UK General Election just went (at least from one side of the barricades). So we’re supposing that unless you have a stake in it the Reds leadership election is probably passing you by. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Richmond Fontaine “Post To Wire””

Pick of the Political Pops: Ned Miller “From A Jack To A King”

So after hibernating over the ‘festive’ period we here at Americana-UK Towers are back up and running and ready for anything. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that most of my colleagues have already returned to the fray but I offered to take out the empties from down here in The Bunker and there were an awful lot of them. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Ned Miller “From A Jack To A King””