Here comes the future and you can’t run from it …

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“Start your own revolution and cut out the middle man.” Billy Bragg, Waiting for the Great Leap Forward. Image: Su Leslie 2015.

Reducing my 30-odd year love affair with the music of English singer-songwriter, Billy Bragg to a single song for Sarah’s 30 Days, 30 Songs has proved so difficult that it’s taken until Day 24 for me to stop dithering and make a selection.

The final, upbeat, track from an album of powerfully sad and angry songs. I will always associate this with the one time I’ve seen Billy Bragg play live — at the Auckland Town Hall in about 1989.

Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs. You can see her latest choice here.

17 thoughts on “Here comes the future and you can’t run from it …

  1. It is sooo hard choosing just 1 song, isn’t it? I feel so bad for not knowing him though his voice sounds very familiar. Do you know if his songs were used for films sometimes? I really love the one you picked for today and this way I can push feeling bad aside now and start feeling excited because I can discover his music now! 😄

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