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Because Friday night is Music Night

The show must go on, and it will, until the EU’s mandatory orders on the sharing of music kicks in. (ISIS and the Taliban will look on and learn from Brussels on that.)

I don’t always listen to Sabbath, but when I do the whole village listens too. This weekend they’ll doing a lot of that.  A good weekend to patriots everywhere. As always, share your fav sounds down below, but none of that Euro crap. Like all music soon, that’s verboten.

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  1. One good rock tune deserves another:

    Euro crap? Yeah, like you wouldn’t give her great hits a go:

  2. Sabrina has her knockers, true. If only the continentals could simply stick to producing good looking chicks then we can get along fine. People need to stick to what they’re good at.

  3. There is an amazing tie-in between Black Sabbath and ABBA. From the album Never Say Die is the track Air Dance. Now, before you play it, as linked below (it’s a wonderful track which shows how great and talented the best rock musicians are) either play or recall the ABBA track Dancing Queen – because this is the Dancing Queen 30 years later…….as one of the comments to the link wrote perceptively.


    She sits in silence, in her midnight world Her faded pictures, of her dancing girls Her, distant dreamer, on the seas of time Her happy memories, dancing through her mind In days of romance She was the queen of dance She’d dance the night away And as the seasons turn the days to years She holds her pictures, hears the silent cheers The days grow lonely for the dancing queen And now she dances only in her dreams In days of romance She was the queen of dance She’d dance the night away, away, away, away ^^

  4. When it comes to music, these days I have no all-time favourites as such; I tend to just flit around from band to band as the mood takes me, holding a sort of “there’s room for all sorts” approach. (Having said that though, I’ve never warmed to heavy metal all that much, and I simply don’t feel inclined to give Black Sabbath a listen right now. No offence or anything, I’m just not in the mood. Ask me next year and they could be my favourite band!)
    Currently I’ve been listening to early Ultravox (with John Foxx on vocals) – their reggae-tinted single “Dangerous Rhythm” is going down well, lovely bass and keyboards, and I’ve also been revisiting the Ska/crossover band “The Beat”. I was never much into ska in 1979/80, but The Beat created a music that was hard to pin down into a genre, yet was full of luscious intricate melodies and rhythms, propelled by Dave Wakeling’s understated guitar. They passed over my head as a youth but now I really like them…this week!

  5. William Byrd was a Catholic composer during the reign of Elizabeth the First, like Thomas Tallis. Elizabeth had established the Church of England in 1558 but she was well aware that many around her remained with the old faith. She famously said that she did “not want a window into men’s souls”, and as a result Byrd continued to write music for the old faith.

    This is a great example. It’s a funeral hymn which I first heard sung at a Catholic funeral a few years ago, haunting you might say:

  6. Paul, yes, I only learned of Rodger Charlery’s death after clicking on some Youtube vids this week, and I was slightly spooked at the fact that I had suddenly decided to re-listen to The Beat just as he passed away. They were a really good band. RIP, Mr Charlery.

  7. share your fav sounds down below, but none of that Euro crap.

    Eh? What’s my hatred of the EU got to do with my love of music? Text me, and the tune that will play on my mob is none other than Kraftwerk, from their 1977 LP “Trans Europe Express”. I Love Europe, & totally love the idea of European integration! Just not the communist, statist, freedom-hating EU. I Hate that with all my being. So my mob will ring out with “Europe Endless” by Kraftwerk when you text me. Please don’t confuse that with a love of the maggot-stench of the EU.

  8. Watch the Austrians play their pretend national anthem, and then follow it with their real one, in the middle of Vienna:

  9. The Kaiserhymne was the de facto national anthem of Austria from the late 18th century until the end of the First World War. The tune was then borrowed by Hoffmann von Fallersleben in the mid 19th century for the Deutschlandlied. So it isn’t so much the Austrians playing the German national anthem as the Germans using the Austrian national anthem for their anthem.

  10. An irony is that the German national anthem before the First World War was Heil dir im Siegerkranz, which is set to the tune of God Save the Queen (King).

  11. Here is the anthem being played in Venice in 1850 or so as Franz-Josef arrives in Saint Marks Square:

  12. Here’s the greatest anthem of all, both music and lyrics.
    Played here and sung on the street by the people of Nuremberg.

    O Joy,
    Your magic sure will one day bind
    What fickle whim may now divide.
    All men will that day be brothers
    Where you gentle wing is spread.


    Oh, it has to relate to Britain? Well, Beethoven was in England once.

  13. O Joy,
    Your magic sure will one day bind
    What fickle whim may now divide.
    All men will that day be brothers
    Where you gentle wing is spread.

    We can see, of course, Beethoven’s admiration for the nascent British Empire. He knew the value of a proper union, governed by a superior class.

  14. Beethoven’s admiration for the nascent British Empire

    He recognised it as the greatest gift to an undeserving world then?

  15. True enough. It did help get England through to the quarter finals of the 2018 World Cup right enough.

  16. 11 Englishmen won the World Cup.

    An enriched “England” team hasn’t done so but it probably knicked all the towels. You can’t deny what they’re like.

    The lesson is clear.

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