Terrible news from Britain this morning, The so-called #Brexit really feels like the beginning of the end of something great. The European Union, with all its flaws, is still a great idea I strongly believe in; it has brought stability and possibility to European peoples in a way no conventional nation-state could before. To see it disintegrate at the hands of ignorant, populist, racist, xenophobic right-wingers like Farage or obnoxious, power-hungry opportunists like Boris Johnson is tough.
In the midst of all this terribleness comes the release of this fun video for “Love Forty Down” by Frank Turner. The skinny English country singer has written songs that are more political or better commentary for this fuck up, but the clip is a good 2 and a half minutes of respite feat. a tennis match against Jason Isbell.
If you need more dissent and despair sung in an English accent today, I can also recommend this spotify playlist by Frank Turner’s label Xtra Mile.
‘Most People’ is Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s contribution to a upcoming charity compilation Refugee that will benefit the Malta’s Migrant Offshore Aid Station. It’s also Will Oldham’s contribution to the whole refugee debate, in a sense. Refugee, a project by Scottish folk singer Robin Adams, will be released on June 3rd via BRAINFOG RECORDS.
Noise and Resistance is a documentary by Francesca Araiza Andrade and Julia Ostertag about anti-racist, anti-sextist, anti-capitalist, punk and/or DIY-subcultures across Europe. Looks really interesting.
Zebra Kino in Konstanz shows it on Thursday 6.10. & Saturday, 8.10.2011 at 28 pm and Friday, 7.10. & Monday, 10.10.2011 at 10:15 pm.