Friday 11 November 2016

Love Action's Friday Fix - 11.November.2016

Love Action's Friday Fix - 11.November.2016
This week revealed the results of the US Presidential Election... People around the world were watching this election like hawks to see if one of the tallest glass ceilings was about to be broken, or if a reality TV star with no political experience known for flip-flopping, racism and accusations sexual assault was about to be awarded the highest position in US Government. As Wednesday began to wake, the world stood agape at the result, with many delighted at the shake-up of power, and many more scared about the future and the uncertainty that a leader such as this would mean for the wellbeing of the entire planet. It's probably clear from my writing that I was one of those heartbroken people, an American ex-pat living in Ireland, but still affected and connected to the US on several levels. I worry about the safety and well-being of those who are marginalised, or who come from a minority racial or religious background. I worry about people who become ill, or women who are simply trying to look after their health. I worry about the planet, and our precarious balance with the environment. I am sad. I am angry. So I play music... to help deal with both the melancholy, but also to inspire the activism that is needed now more than ever. We can't let this election silence us, now is the best time to shout loud and clear that our values haven't changed and we intend of fighting the barriers that seem to constantly appear in our way. 

On the show this month:
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
I'm So Bored With The USA - The Clash
Oh Bondage! Up Yours! - XRay Spex
A Different Kind Of Tension - Buzzcocks
State of Emergency - Stiff Little Fingers
Not Great Men - Gang of Four
Bad Day - REM
Don't Worry About The Government - Talking Heads
State Of The Nation - New Order
America Is Not The World - Morrissey
Winter In America - Gil Scott Heron
This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths
What's A Girl To Do? - Bat For Lashes
New Dawn Fades - Joy Division

Mad World - Gary Jules
Hurt - Johnny Cash

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