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Hester folk song politics (86* d) RE: folk song politics 13 Apr 03

Hmmm... thinking about the issue of folk music and politics, I can't help but remember the time when I lived in a graduate residence with a Green Christian, an International Socialist, and a Liberal disability rights activist (while I was a Democratic Socialist with faint anarchist sympathies).

Whenever I would play my Billy Bragg tapes, the Green Christian's centre-right pro-capitalist boyfriend would march through the kitchen wearing nothing but HER short pink terry bathrobe, singing along to "There's Power in a Union" at the top of his lungs. He loved that song! And most of Billy Bragg's stuff.

Folk music seems to cross political lines and make very strange bedfellows.

Cheers, Hester

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