Sunday, September 30, 2012
TVV IS 6 TODAY....AND THIS IS THE 2,000TH POSTING!
I've been thinking about this one for a while. In the end, I've gone for a bit of rare(ish) music, that was made available on vinyl, and which manages to link three of my favourite singers/bands/performers. I suppose it sort of fits the TVV template....
When the single came out, the PR blurb informed the world:-
British rocker Billy Bragg has renamed himself Johnny Clash for the release of a new charity single inspired by late country icon Johnny Cash and legendary punk band The Clash.
All proceeds from Old Clash Fight Song, released on 20 August 2007, will benefit Bragg's Jail Doors organisation, which takes its name from a 1978 The Clash B-side. The charity aims to reduce re-offending among British prisoners by offering an outlet through taking up music lessons. Bragg has promised to donate £1 from each copy of the seven-inch single, which will be available on his official website.
Speaking about his admiration for The Clash's late frontman, and renowned activist, Joe Strummer, Bragg says, "Time and time again you find that it's old Clash fans who are leading the charge. "Although we may have hung up our leather jackets, those of us who were touched by the fire of punk have held onto our anti-fascist ideals. "The death of Joe Strummer in 2002 brought a lot of us together again to celebrate Joe's life and we were amazed to find that many of us were involved in activism in one way of another - union organisers, environmental campaigners, documentary filmmakers."
I'll be honest....it's not the greatest bit of music ever made. But it's one that takes me back many a year to when the Bard of Barking started off and the reason for starting TVV all those years ago was mainly to trigger off memories of times past, so these seem appropriate:-
mp3 : Johnny Clash - Old Clash Fan Fight Song
mp3 : Johnny Clash - The Big Lie
The stats say 2,000 postings and over 11,000 comments on goodness knows how many songs - certainly too many to count up!!
There's loads of people out to be thanked...but like the songs featured, far too many to count up....cos the thanks go to every single person who has dropped by occasionally, regularly or faithfully each and every posting.
Here's to a few more years, starting with post 2,001 and tomorrow.