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The 200 best protest songs of all time

Neil Durkin | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

It's a totally misleading title of course. This post should really be called something like "A List Of 200 Protest Songs That I've Been Able To Put To...

Don't Shoot the Piano Player, or the Guitar Playe, or the Tabla Player...

Neil Durkin | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

In Francois Truffaut's excellent 1960 film Shoot The Piano Player we see a classical pianist slumming it playing piano in a bar who then gets dragged ...

Dress Code: No T-Shirts (Unless You Want to Go to Jail)

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Over the years I reckon we've all had our run-ins with dress code authoritarianism. Requirements to wear suits ("lounge suits"). Being told you've got to wear a shirt with a collar. Or a tie. The need to turn up in "smart" attire. Or footwear that isn't a pair of trainers. Or trousers that aren't tracksuit bottoms. Tops that aren't football shirts ...

Pussy Riot: Not Sponsored by Nike or Coca-Cola

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

I was at a gig in south London last week when, so to speak, my day job popped up. One minute I was "chillaxing" (as I believe the kids and the prime minister like to say) to some genial indie rock, the next ... I'm listening to a longish poem about Russian authoritarianism.

Pussy Riot and the Legacy of Punk

Johan Kugelberg | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Johan Kugelberg

The riot girls taught us that young women inside a counter-culture movement don't necessarily get heard until they grab the microphone.