It Matters Not What You Think, But How You Think? 3.
Blog on the run...17.14 'Call The Midwife' is my next glorious hour, last on Series 10. Ravin' Sat, Sax 'n A3, Big Up xx
June 12, 2021
1. Black Uhuru - Darkness - Island /2. Yellowman - Operation Radication - Pama /3. Freddie McGregor - Big Ship, Disco 45, June 12, 1982. Go all three, please.
>>> David and Julie bring the call. The calling upon us? Astounding wisdom on judgment, on to facts, facts, and more... 21st Century Eu*genics. Stopped at, "spent, 191 billion dollars...", (by, whom, guess-you-what?) <<<
Me: Go above the man with the mic. White shirt, looking to the left. A staged/all-come-together photo. Not, trendy. 'Bronx meets Downtown', part two. Ritzy, NY. NY. 1982.
Proceeded a comment at the family lunch reunion with, whether you agree with his views or not, and, "...not a fan" of The Smiths. Have danced about to him/them. Some girls, like-a-lot. Came to say that I'd got into a couple of his recent numbers.
Silent response/ Move on.
A few days later. Seventeen-year-olds in the park, who haven't a clue, and any fussing. One had 'Morrissey' screenprinted on her bag. Bright-coloured hair and a Nirvana T.Shirt, the gal offered the same silence.
Older, 50s, hip, but so "Right-Wing" and race-sensitive to despise the Moss.
Give him his due: Not keen to play/put up Days Of Decision, even bigger, punch and re-appropriated in the 2020s than Phil Ochs, fifty-some, years ago.
After several listens to Days of Decision and also reading the sleeve notes written by Sonny Ochs (Phil’s sister) I was interested to know more of Phil Ochs. Of course, it’s easy to do research online these days but like a music lover prefers vinyl to an MP3 file, an avid reader will take a book over a computer screen every time. ‘Death of a Rebel’ by Marc Eliot, I quickly discovered is the definitive account of the life and times of Phil Ochs. A few days later, the postman handed me a copy of the book in question, which the seller had described as being in ‘acceptable condition’. I can confirm that Death of A Rebel is not only acceptable, it is fascinating; it’s a crazy ride with a tragic ending which I won’t spoil for you.
I will. He kills himself. Recent, (not-naming), commentator, un-packing the CIA' 60s; Phil is seen as tragic but somehow complicit in swallowing ideologies and practices, Rockefeller Foundation, prescribed?
Fell for..., in our retro. read on the string-pullers and off-radar State sponsorship. Peace and Love 60s culture cancelled, the family, the root cause, of the troubles we're in, and the branches we're on. Difficult in music-loving...
A look at root-causes and the '60s conspiracy on pop' and the... Canyon?
Looking back, it was 1985. Natter in a cafe, a large concrete block, jutting out over Aylesbury Market (pic. below). With theatre and screenplays (see below), m'mate, Bob (Farquhar).
Miss-remembering, and (had), '...missed, the Smiths'. Must have been a current rave about.
OH, THE SHADOWS OF DOUBT ARE IN MANY A MIND /LOOKIN' FOR AN ANSWER THEY'RE NEVER GONNA FIND /BUT THEY'D BETTER DECIDE 'CAUSE THEY'RE RUNNIN' OUT OF TIME /FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /OH, THE GAMES OF STALLING YOU CANNOT AFFORD /DARK IS THE DANGER THAT'S KNOCKING ON THE DOOR /AND THE FAR-REACHING ROCKETS SAY YOU CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE /FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /IN THE FACE OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEY'RE GONNA WIN /THERE'S A STRENGTH THAT'S GREATER THAN THE POWER OD THE WIND /AND YOU CAN'T STAND AROUND WHEN THE ICE IS GROWING THIN /FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /I'VE SEEN YOUR HEADS HINDING 'NEATH THE BLANKETS OF FEAR /WHEN THE PATHS THEY ARE PLAIN AND THE CHOICES ARE CLEAR /BUT WITH EACH PASSING DAY, BOYS, THE COST IS MORE DEAR /FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /THERE'S MANY A CROSS THAT BURNS IN THE NIGHT /AND THE FINGERS OF THE FIRE ARE POINTING AS THEY BITE /OH YOU CAN'T LET THE SMOKE KEEP ON BLINDING ALL YOUR SIGHT /FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /NOW THE MOBS OF ANGER ARE ROAMIN' THE STREET /FROM THE ROOFTOPS THEY ARE AIMIN' AT THE POLICE ON THE BEAT /AND IN CITY AFTER CITY YOU KNOW THEY WILL REPEAT /FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /THERE'S BEEN WARNIN'S OF FIRE, WARNIN'S OF FLOOD /NOW THERE'S THE WARNIN' OF THE BULLET AND THE BLOOD /FROM THE THREE BODIES BURIED IN THE MISSISSIPPI MUD /SAYIN' THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION /THERE'S A CHANGE IN THE WIND, AND A SPLIT IN THE ROAD /YOU CAN DO WHAT'S RIGHT OR YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD /AND THE PRIZE OF THE VICTORY WILL BELONG TO THE BOLD /YES, THESE ARE THE DAYS OF DECISION
June 12, 1982
Pre-release 45/ 1. Ringo - Pain A Back - MC /2. John Holt - Sweetie Come Brush Me - Volcano /3. Junior Murvin - Load Shedding - GGs /4. Junior Byles - Don't Be Surprised - Morwells /5. Sammy Dread - I Won't Cry - Roots Tradition /6. white label - Ackee Monkey - Hit Bound /7. Dennis Brown - Why Fools - Yvonne's Special /8. Yellowman - How You Keep A Dance - GGs /9. Abbyssinnians - Declaration Of Rights - Clinch /10. Leroy Sibbles - Rock Steady Party - Gorgon
Disco 45 / 1. Black Uhuru - Darkness - Island /2. Yellowman - Operation Radication - Pama /3. Freddie McGregor - Big Ship - Greensleeves /4. Black Slate - Rasta Reggae - Slate /5. Erroll Bellot - Is That Alright Girl - S&G /6. Anthony Johnson/Toyan - Don't Let Me Down - Music Lovers /7. Sister Nancy - One Two - Techniques /8. Carlton Livingstone - Chalice In Hand - Power House /9. Tipper Ranking - Rosemarie - Redman /10. Tamlins - Hold On - Plantation
Albums/ 1. Scientist - Scientist Wins The World Cup - Greensleeves /2. Sammy Dread - Road Block - J&L /3. Bim Sherman - Across The Red Sea - On-U Sound /4. Roots Radics - Live At Channel One - Third World /5. Burning Spear - Far Over - EMI /6. Dennis Brown - Love Has Found Its Way - A&M /7. Mikey Dread - Swalk - DATC /8. Hugh Mundell - Mundell - Greensleeves /9. Various - Music Works Sho'case - Music Works /10. Film Soundtrack - Countryman - Island