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An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. How can you be an artist and not reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.

Nina Simone

Liar, Liar!
Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:49

Liar, Liar!

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Captain SKA's "Liar, Liar" was officially released on 26 May, in an attempt to get the BBC and other radio stations to play it over the airways. Please download and share, share, share!!!!All money spent on downloads of the track between 26th May and 8th June 2017 will be split…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:19

Music and Marxism: Part Two

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Mark Abel continues his analysis of how Marxists should appreciate and evaluate music. In the first part of this article, I argued that critique was at the heart of any application of Marxist theory, and that therefore a Marxist musicology must be a critical, rather than a disinterested (or complacent)…
Saturday, 19 March 2016 20:00

Cold old fire

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'Cold Old Fire' by Lynched, a Dublin-based folk group, was written after the financial crisis in Ireland that would end up sending 80,000 people a year overseas. 'The Button Factory' refers to the main Dublin dole office. See also Poets, Presidents and Politics. We always sing, even when were losing'Cos…
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