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    Throwaway songs

    Bill Oddie used to write a song a week for I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, some of them were gems. Only a couple out of over a hundred get mentioned any more. The same thing's happening to Mitch Benn's contributions to the Now Show. This was one of a couple he sang today - punchy, relevant and worth noting.
    There's a land far away, where men are truly free
    With no government on their backs, they walk in liberty
    And they stand upon their own two feet, and live just how they please
    Til they get killed in some tribal conflict, or die of a curable disease
    It's Somalia, Somalia, land of libertarian dreams
    Somalia, Somalia, just ignore the screams
    Of the victims of warlords and pirates and gangs
    And gunfire and shelling, explosions and bangs
    It's the way of the future, you know
    And it's where everyone who thinks all governments are bad and unnecessary ought to go

    Mitch Benn, 2nd July 2010, The Now Show, Radio 4.


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    Re: Throwaway songs

    I have just for the first time in my life listened to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYFUe71rz1w and not only is the keyboard player instantly recognizable, so also is the vocalist when he finally comes in two thirds of the way through...
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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    Re: Throwaway songs

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    so also is the vocalist
    Before, I might add, his first bar is over.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
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    Re: Throwaway songs

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I have just for the first time in my life listened to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYFUe71rz1w and not only is the keyboard player instantly recognizable, so also is the vocalist when he finally comes in two thirds of the way through...
    Wasn't he just. The keyboard was parodying his own playing but young William was playing it straight down the line.

    Thinking of others who have performed the same role, Jake Thackray and Doc Cox spring to mind.

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