Song 4: Ship of fools, World Party

On the 19th of July 2022 the UK recorded the hottest temperatures since records began topping over 40°C in some areas of the country. Yet earlier this year on a Facebook discussion group, I laboured in vain against those who continue to deny the overwhelming data that indicates we are moving the earth’s atmosphere dangerously …

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Day 217: Don’t Dream it’s over, Crowded House

So at the 6 month point in Covid Island Discs we had a song by the band Split Enz called Six Months in a leaky boat. Neil and Tim Finn joined forces with Nick Seymore and Paul Hester to form the band Crowded House and this is one of their classics.

Day 188: True Faith, New Order

Yesterday I shared a hit from Joy Division. As mentioned in yesterday’s post, after Ian Curtis committed suicide the remaining band members formed the band New Order. This is probably their best known hit. Now I have lived more than half my life in Manchester, I guess bands that were home grown in Salford are …

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