GUEST SPOT #54 - Show Of Hands - 'Arrogance Ignorance And Greed'
It's Monday, it's guest spot day and so we welcome back Grumpys Shed, and yes he's still in the shed although he has ventured out recently
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“We saw Show of Hands in Cardiff last week and, apart from being overwhelmed by their brilliant musicality, we were also really impressed by the ‘poetry’ of the lyrics. This was modern folk with a commentary on all aspects of modern life from the closures of the Cornish tin mines to a moving song about the damage caused by Katrina to New Orleans a few years ago. As a ‘Grumpy old Man’ myself they speak my language in a number of songs, not least ‘Communication’ which basically decries the fact that we now seem to talk only by pressing the ‘return’ button and not speaking to each other. Show of Hands are a form of modern protest group but without the intensity of others – where for me the enjoyment is lost. I was drawn to the attached video at the time of the Government’s ‘Autumn Statement’ in which it would appear that the way back from the financial crisis of a few years ago seems to be as long as ever. For those with the inclination it’s worth looking on You Tube for the video of this song being played live on the Andrew Marr Show with William Hague as the guest – real irony I think !”
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