In the rush for the train, I forgot my SLR so I grabbed a few pics on my iPhone, please forgive the fuzziness. Click on the pic to see a gallery.
On Saturday, I travelled down to London to take part in the Troops Out demo (details here).
And amazing demo. It was so moving hearing both the families of dead soldiers and soldiers themselves speak. Soldiers like Lance Corporal Joe Glenton who was risking court martial for speaking out against what he thought was an illegal and immoral occupation.
When the relatives spoke of loved ones they’d lost in Afghanistan, the crowd became eerily quiet. It was horrible, heart-rending testimony of how Bush and Blair’s post-9/11 adventurism has ruined the lives of ordinary people. Whether we’re Afghans, Iraqis, Americans or Britons, none of us is safer, none of us is better off as a result of these new crusades. In fact, it’s probably increased the terror threat or ordinary Westerners.
The best new track tonight was ‘DQMOT’ by People Under The Stairs. Every album they release is full of gems and I really had a tough time picking one to play tonight. Amazing hip hop, just pure fun and wicked rapping!
The sharp-eyed Groinker might notice a bit more retro electro than I normally play. This is because I was still buzzing from watching the BBC’s ‘Synth Britannia.’ So, there is no one best old tune tonight – it’s every song that made my teenage electropop years fantastic. Thank you, synth kids. 🙂