Amy Speace “Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne” (Proper Records, 2019)

It isn’t until Amy Speace delivers the lines “Men and Women on all sides / trying hard to change your mind / there’s no way around the crowd / got to walk right through that line / don’t listen while they shout and pray / ‘cos they don’t know you anyway” that it becomes clear what ‘Ginger Ale and Lorna Doones‘ is about. And that the woman singing a pro-choice song was pregnant with her first child when she added “no-one gets here on a good day” really only goes to double underscore what the song is about. Choice. A choice which Amy Speace is making clear is getting harder to make in the USA of 2019. Continue reading “Amy Speace “Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne” (Proper Records, 2019)”