This machine kills fascists

Woody Guthrie at 100

Saturday would have been Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday (thanks to Carl for blogging about this already). Woody Guthrie is one of my favourite singers, and surely one of the greatest ever songwriters as well as a great American radical. As a wordsmith, he is up there with Bob Dylan (whose whole oeuvre is un-imaginable without […]

The man whose machine killed fascists: Woody Guthrie is 100

Roger Ballenger is a State Senator whose district includes Okemah, from where Woody Guthrie hailed. He told the Ventura County Star of Guthrie that his: popularity rose, as many do, after he passed away … He would be seen as an extreme left political thinker, I’m sure The Republican Steve Kouplin went as far as to say: A lot of […]

Leviticus

History is Made at Night posted last week about the Luton anti-EDL demo, including this: Good to see Leviticus sound system at the start of ‘We are Luton’, playing some Bob Marley as usual! Leviticus is a successor to the Exodus Collective who famously put on massive free parties and festivals in Luton and surrounding […]

Vidal Sasson’s desert island discs

My comrade Jim Denham points us to the excellent musical  choices of the late Vidal Sassoon, style icon and, more importantly, street-fighting ant-fascist. Read obituaries here. You can listen to his extraordinary life story and listening choices on Desert Island Discs here. The music follows, with my comments in italics. Dinah Washington— What a Difference […]